Ha is just an hour away from Cancun, and is one of several
eco parks nearby and can best be described as the worlds
best natural aquarium.
'where the water is born' Xel Ha is approximately 75 miles
south of Cancun and within 8 miles of the ancient Mayan
ruins of Tulum. A natural aquarium there is lots to see
and do, snorkeling at Xel Ha is as safe as it gets and
wildlife is abundant. Here you can swim with the dolphins,
scuba dive or take a walk along the myriad of paths through
the mangrove forests or maybe take a trip along the underground
river. Cross the floating bridge and feed the fish to
see why this place is raved about. A beautiful ecological
park that still manages to retain sustainability.
range of Xel Ha tour options:
often asked question is should I go to Xel Ha or Xcaret
instead? My advice would be that Xcaret is probably larger
with a wider variety of things to do and see and more
suitable for kids. Xel Ha is a more beautiful setting
and perhaps a more laid back leisurely place. Although,
for the adventurous, there are still many activities to
take part in.
addition to diving and snorkeling you can also explore
the magical underwater world via snuba or sea trek. Snuba
is where a fixed line connects you to an oxygen tank which
floats on the surface and you breathe via an easy to sue
regulator. Sea trek is where you wear a dive helmet and
do not need a regulator - both are great options for the
non diver that wants a little more than snorkeling.
April to November green and loggerhead turtles lay their
eggs, the eggs are recovered by Xel Ha staff and taken
to the Turtle Camp where they are cared for. Once hatched
the turtles are released to the sea at night to avoid
predators. Visitors may participate in hatchling releases
on specified evenings.