I had high expectations when booking this all day excursion, especially with price of admission being equal or close to Disney land, all and all at the end of the day it was completely worth it. My first time at an eco-park it was probably the coolest expericnce I’ve had, how many times can you say you’ve snorkeled through an underground river for more than 45 mins straight, if that wasn’t enough I also found 10 pesos while diving through the river. The park had it all exotic animals like jaguar, tapirs etc. There’s no way to completely enjoy the park in one day without feeling rush rush and who wants that on their vacation, we started with a off shore private snorkeling trip. During the snorkeling trip, we were treated with seeing a starfish and a few turturles, the waves were a bit rougher, yet the visibility was good.
We took a tour bus out to the park it was about an hour or so away, the Rain was pouring the entire time and got us worry but the tour guide prompted us with it just "liquid sunshine". The bus stop a few times to pick up people which I found strange considering we already paid a good sum for the tour.
If you forget eco friendly sunscreen or water proof camera don't fret, they usually have some on the bus and although it cost more you're paying for the convience. Upon arrival the guide gave us a good rundown of the place and even provided us with top 10 list of things to do at the park.
We wasted no time and book the snorkeling trip, it was around $45 per son but worth it, you get a private boat ride out to a secluded location and a diver escorted us to the wildlife under the sea including a very fast turtle, that swam vigorously. I try chasing it for 5 mins but look around and decided to rejoin my group. If you have a waterproof camera this is the perfect time to snap under water shots.
Our Tickets came with meals so we made over way back to the center of the park for a nice festive mexican buffet, with live music! The mariachi even took request from the audience, best of all we had front row seats, literally. The food was only okay, wasn't expecting much but it was hearty meal with a lot protein to choose from.
The dinner show was spectacular, and it displayed the origins of Mexican people and celebrated with wonder songs, a true musical, the dinner was good also. It's amazing to see so much action without all the hollywood stunts or special effects, I enjoyed the mayan ball court match, both side score once, and even included a flaming ball at one point.