AAA Editor Notes
Xplor is 7 km (4 mi.) s. on Mex. 307 to Km marker 282; take the exit signed “Xplor/Xcaret” and follow signs. This eco-adventure park caters to families with a variety of safe, well-organized outdoor activities. Two zipline circuits have a total of 14 lines and towers of varying heights up to 147 feet, along with a waterslide plunge. A 6.2-mile-long ATV trail runs through the jungle as well as a couple of underground tunnels.
Visitors can steer a hand paddle raft along an underground river and cave system and through a grotto with clear, cool water and amazing rock formations. Hammock Splash is a mini zipline featuring a hammock chair instead of a harness and ends with a cooling dunk in a cenote. You can also drive an amphibious vehicle along jungle-lined trails, across a suspended bridge and through a subterranean cavern.
The all-inclusive experience includes a buffet lunch with unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, and there are smoothie and snack stations in the park. Helmets, safety equipment and lockers are provided; water-resistant shoes can be purchased at park shops. Bring towels, a bathing suit, an extra pair of shorts, appropriate footwear and a waterproof camera.
Note: Arrive early, as lines at the entrance can be long and slow, and put the ziplines first on your agenda, since they're the most popular activity and lines can again be long. Some zipline towers require quite a bit of climbing. The ATV trails are dusty during the dry season (roughly November through May). Children under 6 are not permitted to participate in the Hammock Splash activity. Ages 0-4 are not permitted in the park. Those with certain health conditions should heed posted warnings.
Recreational activities are permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 5 hours minimum.