Xel-Há Park

Get caught up in the beauty of its multicolored waters, fly without wings and discover this paradise sculpted by Mother Nature.

Xel-Há is a marvel of nature on the Caribbean coast, with a magnificent inlet for snorkeling and the discovery of marine life. There are tours that will reveal the secrets of the rain forest and the mangrove swamp, as well as excellent restaurants that will contribute to an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Xel-Há by the Numbers

Beginning of Operations under Experiencias Xcaret: November 1994 Project Begun: 250,000 years ago.Area: 70 hectares of land and 14 hectares of water.

Number of Visits per Year: 750,000

Meaning of the Word Xel-Há: Where water is born.

Distance from Playa del Carmen: 45 kilometers south of Playa del Carmen and 15 kilometers north of Tulum.

Direct Employees: 600

Indirect Employees: 2,400

Percentage of Waste Recycled Annually: 80%

Carbon Footprint: 0.5 tons of CO2 per visitor per year.

Web Site: www.xelha.com

Activities: Nature park with all-inclusive services consisting of unlimited food and drink; ideal for snorkeling and enjoying aquatic activities in inlets and rivers with the whole family.

Location: On the Mayan Riviera, 45 km south of Playa del Carmen and 15 km north of Tulum.

History: Xel-Há opened in 1995 and has received approximately 650,000 visitors a year since then.

Xel-Há Park, also known as the natural wonder of Mexico, is surrounded by a landscape containing rivers, inlets and rain forest trails. Activities here are mainly aquatic, the most well-known of which is snorkeling. A wide variety of marine life inhabits its waters. Visitors may also participate in biking and zip line activities. Admission also includes unlimited food and drink in its four restaurants.

As a nature park, Xel-Há promotes love for and interaction with nature through special events such as the Honey Bee ceremony and the ceremony of the Chacah Garden, as well as the Xel-Há Triathlon. Because of the triathlon’s importance, Xel-Há has been selected by the Mexican Triathlon Federation as the seat of its National Category Championship.

Among the distinctions Parque Xel-Há has received are EarthCheck’s Gold International Certification for Sustainable Tourism – the first park in the world to be awarded the gold category in 2014 – the Socially Responsible Business Award, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and the Award for Best Business Practices for the Preservation and Conservation of a Threatened Species: the Pink Snail.