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What are the 7 best excursions in the Riviera Maya?

Best excursions in the Riviera maya

If you visit the Riviera Maya, you will surely be attracted to the idea of relaxing by the sea and we cannot blame you… Although, if you really want to come back refreshed and full of new anecdotes, there are certain activities that you cannot miss. Read on to plan those vacations, step by step, with the best excursions in the Riviera Maya.

Best excursions in the Riviera maya

Lighthouse Mirador Xel-Há

This activity, one of the best excursions in the Riviera Maya, was inaugurated only in 2017 and has quickly gained popularity among lovers of speed. Yes, these four spiral slides are located 40 m high above the turquoise Caribbean and end in a very fun landing. You can choose which one to launch for, and legend has it that if you want an extra adventure boost, you must choose the target. Although the pool where you fall measures only 1.20 m, it is essential to know how to swim.

In addition, this activity is included in your all-inclusive ticket to Xel-Há. You cannot miss the opportunity to visit a Natural Wonder famous for its open spaces and unlimited snorkeling.

Xcaret Mexico show

The famous Xcaret natural park is perfect to spend a day with the family, but have they told you about its emotional end? Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil anything for you, but what awaits you at Xcaret México Espectacular is an impressive avalanche of talent. A narration of Mexican culture in the voice of regional singers and in the precise dance steps of the different states of the Republic.

Our best recommendation for the best excursions of the Riviera Maya, would be to save energy, arrive on time and if we have the opportunity to buy the pairing dinner to elevate this show even more.

Hamacuatizaje: Xplor

Few things excite us as much in the Mexican southeast as hammocks. Many can talk about them in relation to napping and rest, but few associate it with extreme activities. This is a unique opportunity to have the most original dive ever. The best thing is that thanks to the use of helmets and other safety, this activity is suitable even for the little ones. We recommend that you check the activity traffic light located in the center of Xplor, as it is the best way to optimize your time. Nobody wants to miss out on delicious grilled food.

Zipline at night: Xplor Fuego

Xplor is the most visited zip line park in the world and its constant innovation has a lot to do with it. Between torches and a ring of fire, this park manages to transform itself with the help of flames. Gliding through the darkness of the rainforest can be a more than liberating experience, totally unrepeatable! Many visitors prefer Xplor Fuego for its quirky atmosphere and attractive colors, but you should definitely have both experiences, even once. If you get along with the dark, this should be on your list of the best excursions in the Riviera Maya.

Kayaking in cenotes: Xenotes

Activities in communion with nature can sometimes have a great impact. The kayak is the perfect combination of contemplation and activation of the body. So sign up! Comfortable clothing is mandatory, as you will be in constant motion and the fun does not stop with the Xenotes guides.

We recommend that you prepare for a day of disconnection … Sometimes getting a signal is difficult, but you will be very busy discovering all the charm of ancient cenotes. Other surprises that await you on the tour: rappelling, zip lines, slides and snorkeling. The use of a vest is mandatory during the day, but it is definitely part of the adventurous outfit. Ready for adventure on one of the best excursions in the Riviera Maya?

Playing tag on a trajinera: Xoximilco Cancun

The complete tour lasts approximately 3 hours. (including traditional food and desserts), which may seem like little, but nobody knows how to get the most out of seconds like the Xoximilco Cancun team. Since your safety comes first, acquiring round trip transportation is a great option, but if you are staying in Cancun, a taxi is not a bad idea either.

A very difficult ritual to explain to the rest of the world, but of course we will try it: imagine being part of a floating party, aboard a trajinera, with an open bar and live music. Throughout the evening, you will have many invitations to participate in the Mexican games organized by the compadres. The touches are definitely favorites. It is not painful as you might think, but a challenge that requires a lot of courage and that guarantees laughter on board.

Trajineras de Xochimilco

Original memories: Xenses

Whoever said that a photograph is worth a thousand words, surely bought the package of photos during their visit to Xenses. This is the favorite park of lovers of short but impressive tours. You can spend hours capturing the best optical illusions with your friends or exploring confusing and completely off the beaten path scenarios.

Vacation in The Riviera maya

Whether party, adventure or nature is your thing, the Riviera Maya never disappoints. There are many options for planning the vacation of your dreams, but scheduling them in advance is one that always pays off big. Don’t forget to take advantage of the parks’ online advance purchase discounts, which in addition to securing your spot, is loaded with a joyous “almost done!” Feeling.

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