Member Rating 5 out of 5 by willowdell on December 22, 2006

We opted for the non-inclusive trip to this park. We figured that $20 more per person was not worth it for us. We ate a big breakfast in the condo before going and brought plenty of water. They say that you cannot bring your own food into the park, but we brought fruit and crackers in our bag and then placed it in one of the lockers. It was entirely sufficient for us and saved us $40! We wanted to explore the park anyway, not spend valuable time eating in a restaurant which we could do anywhere.

The bus trip was interesting, it was about 1.5 hrs once we got on the right bus. The tour bus picked us up at the resort, then dumped us off at a market, where we were supposed to shop for 45 minutes until they rounded us up and we finally took off. We were a bit annoyed at this part. The bus guide gave us directions in both Spanish and English, and it was fun to hear the long Spanish explanation and then just a few words of English. We wondered if he was telling us all the same things!

Once we got there, we were amazed by the natural beauty of the park. The owners of this park (by the way, it is a privately-owned property) have obviously gone to great means to maintain the grounds. The snorkeling was outstanding, and we saw lots of variety and quantity. There are fun rope swings and other stuff for the little boys in all of us. The nature paths and local flora and fauna were outstanding. We can't say enough about this park. It was well worth the non-inclusive money.

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park
Km 240 Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juárez local 1 y 2 módulo B
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
+52 (998) 883-3293


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