LET YOURSELF BE CAPTIVATED BY THE BEAUTY OF ITS WATERS AND MULTICOLORED FISH. FLY WITHOUT WINGS AND DISCOVER THIS PARADISE BUILT BY MOTHER NATURE.
Xel-Há is a natural wonder facing the Caribbean Sea, with a magnificent cove for snorkeling and discovering marine life; with extraordinary tours to discover the secrets of the jungle and the mangrove swamp; and excellent restaurants to live a great gastronomic experience.
Xel-Há in numbers:
Start of operation by Experienceias Xcaret: November 1994
Beginning of the project: Approximately 250,000 years ago
Extension: 70 hectares of land and 14 of water
Total visits per year: 750,000
Meaning of the word “Xel-Há”: Where water is born
Direct jobs: 600 jobs
Indirect jobs: 2,400 jobs
Percentage of waste recycled annually: 80%
Carbon footprint: 0.5 tons of CO2 per visitor per year
Official Website: www.xelha.com
Activities: Natural park with an all-inclusive service -consists of unlimited food and drinks- ideal for snorkeling and enjoying water activities in a cove and rivers with the whole family.
Location: In Riviera Maya, 45 km south of Playa del Carmen and 15 km north of Tulum.
Xel-Há opened its doors in 1995, receiving from that date an approximate of 650,000 visitors a year.
The park, also known as the Natural Wonder of Riviera Maya, is located in a landscape framed by rivers, a cove, and jungle trails. The activities here are mainly aquatic, the most famous being snorkeling, due to the wide variety of marine fauna that inhabits its waters. Visitors can also go on bike rides or go zip-lining. Admission also includes unlimited food and drinks at any of its four restaurants.
As a natural park, Xel-Há promotes love and interaction with nature, through special events such as the Melipona Bee ceremonies and the Chacahs Garden; as well as the Xel-Há Triathlon, which due to its importance has already been chosen by the Mexican Triathlon Federation as the venue for the National Category Championship.
Among the recognitions that the Xel-Há park has received is the International Certification for Sustainable Tourism EarthCheck Gold, being the first park in the world to obtain this category in 2014, the Socially Responsible Company Distinction, the Certificate of Excellence for Trip Advisor and the Award for Best Business Practices for the Preservation and Conservation of a Threatened Species: the Queen Conch Snail.