Xel-Ha Tours

Xel Ha Tour

Xel Ha Tour

Xel Ha Tour

Xel Ha Tour

Xel Ha Tour

Xel Ha Tour

Xel Ha Tour

 

Xel 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.

Meaning '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.

Full range of Xel Ha tour options:

An 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.

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.

From 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.

See our sister site Tulum Tours for details and pictures of Tulum.

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