XEL-HÀ is a true paradise for nature lovers and an amazing natural aquarium. It is located in the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, and since 1995 it is a model for sustainable tourism development, with unique family attractions.
The ancient Mayas baptized this wonderful site with the name Xel-Há, which in the Mayan language means “where the water is born”.
Due to its privileged location, during pre-Hispanic times Xel-Há served as an inner port, trading center, place of pilgrimage and shelter for sailors, as well as being a food reserve during bad weather.
According to legend, Mayan gods joined together their wisdom, illusions and love for beauty to create a place that would bring together the best of nature, and that place was called Xel-Há. Once created, the gods were so pleased with this heavenly place that they decided to permit the entry of all mortals. To take care of it and the elements that surround it, the gods appointed three guardians: Huh, the Iguana, Guardian of the Land, Chuc Kay, the Pelican, Guardian of the Air, and Kay Op, the Parrotfish, Guardian of the Water. It is said that these guardians still protect and care for the Park and everyone who comes to visit.
This Natural Wonder is an unparalleled place of beauty. Swim and snorkel among tropical fish that have made the inlet of Xel-Há their home. Discover the jungle trails of this paradise by foot, bicycle or mini train. Admire different species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat during your tour. Enjoy an unforgettable experience in an All Inclusive Park. Indulge your taste buds with traditional Mexican dishes in any of the four restaurants or enjoy popular flavored drinks or a refreshing cocktail here at Xel-Há.
Unlimited snorkeling in the inlet with the use of snorkeling gear and a free snorkel.
River floating on inner tubes.
Scenic Lighthouse with 360° views at 131 ft (40 m) high and a fun descent.
Breakfast Buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Snacks and lunch buffets from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Domestic open bar and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.
World of Adventure: zip-lines, five-meter-high jumps and different rope games.
Hikes through jungle paths.
Cenotes and coves.
The Meliponary and Nursery.
Special activities for kids at the Children’s Playground.
Rest areas with lounge chairs and hammocks.
Life jackets, inner tubes and bicycles.
Restrooms, changing rooms, showers, lockers and a towel.
Other services (WiFi, ATMs)
•Roundtrip Transportation(Hotel Lobby pick up)
All the pictures of your experience at a special price! By including your Photo Pass before your visit you receive an exclusive price. For more information and details, click here.
Remember to bring the printed proof of purchase.
If the Tour is with transportation, confirm the time and place of your pickup.
Wear a swimsuit, water shoes and comfortable clothing.
Bring an extra change of clothes and a towel.
Help us preserve and care for our ecosystem! To avoid affecting the natural balance of the ecosystem, only the use of sunblock and sunscreen containing titanium oxide and zinc oxide is allowed in the Park. If your products don’t meet this requirement, at the Park entrance you will find an Information Booth where you can exchange your sunscreen for a free sample of a biodegradable product. Your sunscreen will be returned to you upon departure.
Bring credit card or cash to buy souvenirs, get Optional Activities or acquire the photos from your visit.