Enjoy magic Mexico aboard colorful and well-lit trajineras; delight your palate and enjoy an authentic Mexican fiesta in the canals of Cancún.
A nighttime run through beautiful canals on picturesque and lively trajineras: a fun and original way to celebrate with friends and family at an authentic Mexican fiesta, to enjoy the country’s varied cuisine and listen to its music.
Opening Date: December 2013.
Project Begun: January 2013.
Area: 57 hectares (36% rainforest, 28% canals, 35% roads and service areas)
Length of canals: 7.5 kilometers
Length Navigable in Trajineras: 2.5 km
Visitors Expected the First Year: 86,000
Reforestation project at Xoximilco: 100,000 native plants sown
Distance from Cancún: 5 Kilometers
Employees during Construction: 520
Direct Employees: 200
Indirect Employees: 800
Initial Investment: 222,000,000 (MXN) Mexican pesos
Web site: www.xoximilco.com
Activities: An authentic Mexican fiesta aboard a decorated trajinera. Includes food and drink service.
Location: 5 minutes from Cancún International Airport and 35 minutes from Playa del Carmen on the Cancún – Chetumal highway.
History: Xoximilco Park pays tribute to the traditional Xochimilco in Mexico City. Visitors float down 2.5 km of canals on board colorful trajineras. The trip includes a dinner of Mexican delicacies, a free tequila bar, Mexican beer, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and traditional live music.
The experience takes place in a joyful environment, with 20 visitors per trajinera, who will also have the special attention of a guide.
The park was built on an abandoned 57-hectare site that was previously used for digging out sascab, a material used for road-filling. It was given new life when 36% of its area was covered with rainforest and 28% by canals, as well as 35% being reconditioned for roads and service areas.