Xplor By Xcaret

Last Updated Jun 26, 2024

The moment I heard about Xplor Park I couldn't contain my excitement. It seemed like the perfect playground for anyone craving an unforgettable adventure. Hidden in the heart of the Mayan jungle, Xplor promised a day filled with thrills and exploration. And I wasn’t disappointed.

With tales of zip lines, underground rivers, and jungle expeditions you should get ready for an adventure unlike any other. Xplor has much more in store for you than you could have ever imagined.

Let me tell you more about the wonders of Xplor Park so that you can make up your mind yourself.


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What to Expect at Xplor

Xplor Park, like all the other parks from the Xcaret group, offers an array of thrilling activities that promise adventure and excitement for visitors of all ages. Have a look at what awaits you once you cross the gates. If you plan on traveling with kids, pay attention to the age and height restrictions I added at the end of each activity description.


In Xplor, you can experience the thrill of soaring through the skies on Xplor's renowned zip lines, making it the most visited zip-line park in the world. With two circuits featuring seven zip lines each, you'll explore the jungle of Playa del Carmen from exhilarating heights. Prepare to get wet as you enjoy a waterslide and two refreshing water landings along the way.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Age Restrictions: 5 years of age or older (minimum height 3.6 ft or 1 m).

Underground Rafts

Just imagine navigating through ancient rock formations aboard fun rafts in the underground rivers of Xplor. You will have to paddle with your hands amidst stalactites and stalagmites, marveling at the natural wonders created over 65 million years ago. You can embark on this adventure individually or with a partner.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Age Restrictions: 5 years of age or older (minimum height of 3.6 ft or 1 m).


Would you dare an unforgettable descent down a giant waterslide, the only 5-in-1 of its kind in the world? Experience four different types of descents, including a thrilling journey through a vortex and zigzag sliding until reaching the wave pool. This newest attraction at Xplor promises endless excitement at Toboganxote.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Age Restrictions: 5 years of age or older (minimum height 4.2 ft or 1.30 m).


Amphibious Vehicles (ATVs)

Conquer the jungle terrain aboard Xplor's amphibious vehicles, exploring two circuits of 3 miles each. Splash through hanging bridges, narrow roads, and flooded caverns as you take in the spectacular views of the jungle. Perfect for adventurers of all ages, these vehicles offer a thrilling jungle tour surrounded by nature.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Age Restrictions: 5 years of age or older (minimum height 3.6 ft or 1.1 m).

Xplor ATV

Underground Stalactite Rivers

In the underground rivers of Xplor, you can swim, float, and submerge surrounded by ancient rock formations. Admire the breathtaking scenery of stalactites and stalagmites as you navigate through cool waters. Experience the wonder of cave swimming in Playa del Carmen and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature's creations.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Age Restrictions: 5 years of age or older (minimum height 3.3 ft or 1 m).

Underground Stalactite Rivers

Hammock Splash

Combine adventure and relaxation as you experience the Hammock Splash, a unique activity at Xplor. Zip-line into refreshing cenotes and relax in hammocks amidst the jungle surroundings. Perfect for those seeking a lighter adventure or a taste of traditional Riviera Maya relaxation. This activity is ideal for younger kids.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Age Restrictions: 5 years of age or older (minimum height 3.3 ft or 1 m).

Hammock Splash

Underground Expedition

This is another underground expedition through spectacular caverns and rivers at Xplor. Choose between a contemplative or adventurous path as you navigate through ancient landscapes. Explore 800 yards of different sceneries, encountering surprises along the way and experiencing the thrill of underground exploration.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Age Restrictions: 5 years of age or older (minimum height 3.3 ft or 1 m).

All the above activities are included in your admission!

Practical Information

Before embarking on your Xplor adventure, there are a few things to keep in mind. The park provides all necessary equipment, including helmets, harnesses, and snorkel gear, so you can focus on enjoying the experience.

Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes suitable for outdoor activities. And don't forget to pack a swimsuit and towel, as you're bound to get wet during your underground river expedition. Any sunscreen or mosquito repellent should be environmentally friendly.

The regular entrance ticket to Xplor without any discounts is $142.99 USD for an adult (12+ years) and $107.24 USD for children (5-11 years). It includes all the activities, a buffet lunch, unlimited snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages (oatmeal cookies, fruit, smoothies, and flavored fresh waters).

If you want to save on tickets, buy them on the park's website in advance. If you buy the tickets 7-20 days before your visit you will get a 10% discount, and if you do it at least 21 days before your visit, you save 15%.

If you purchase tickets to three or more parks, you will get 20% off the prices.

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Getting to Xplor Park

Xplor Park is conveniently located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, just a stone's throw away from Playa del Carmen. Situated close to the Xcaret and Xenses parks, Xplor offers easy access to travelers from Cancun , Playa del Carmen, and Tulum.

Location: México, Carretera Chetumal - Puerto Juárez Km 240, locales 1 & 2, módulo B, Playa del Quintana Roo, Mexico, 77780

If you’re driving your rental car, it’s a very straight way, no matter what your departure point is.

From Cancun to Xplor

Distance: 24 mi (56 km) south of the Cancun International Airport.

Travel Time: Approximately 55 minutes, depending on the departing point.

From Playa del Carmen to XPlor

Distance: 4 mi (6 km) from Playa del Carmen towards Tulum.
Travel Time: Approximately 12 minutes.

From Tulum to Xplor

Distance: 24 mi (55 km) north of Tulum, towards Playa del Carmen .
Travel Time: Around 45 minutes.

For your convenience, you can also add round-trip transportation from your hotel at the time of your purchase if you prefer not to drive.

Xplor Zip lines

The Best Time to Visit Xplor Park

Although the Riviera Maya enjoys a tropical climate, with warm temperatures and high humidity year-round, there are distinct seasons that can influence your visit to Xplor Park.

The high season in the Riviera Maya coincides with the region's dry season, with sunny days and comfortable temperatures ideal for outdoor activities. This period, spanning from November to April, is considered the best time to visit Xplor Park. With clear skies and minimal rainfall, you can fully enjoy all the park's attractions without worrying about the weather. However, get ready for bigger crowds!

From May to October, the Riviera Maya experiences its wet season, characterized by higher temperatures and increased humidity. While rainfall is more common during these months, it typically occurs in short, intense bursts, leaving plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure. Visiting Xplor Park during the low season has its advantages, including fewer crowds and in general cheaper prices in the area. Additionally, the lush vegetation and vibrant colors of the jungle are at their peak during this time, creating a stunning backdrop for your adventures.

I would say that the best time to visit Xplor Park depends on your personal preferences and priorities but you may be sure you will have an unforgettable adventure no matter the time of your visit.


Ready to Embark on Your Adventure?

Xplor Park offers an unforgettable journey through the natural wonders of the Mayan jungle, filled with excitement and discovery.

Don't miss your chance to experience the thrill of Xplor for yourself and book your tickets in advance to enjoy early discounts. The jungle awaits – are you ready to answer the call of adventure?

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