Xel-Ha – The World’s Largest Natural Aquatic Park



Xel-Há is a 22 acre natural aquatic park in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Visiting Xel-Há as a cruise ship excursion, as my friend and I did, is not a good idea. Knowing all of the wonderful activities I missed really hurts! I think you could spend two or three days here to really have the time to explore everything. One full day for sure, minimum.

Me in a Mayan Cave at Xel-Ha

Me in a Mayan Cave

Xel-Há is an all-inclusive park where most of the activities, including meals, snacks and pops are included in the entrance fee. You can snorkel the whole day away and see a lot of tropical fish…and don’t worry about intruders like sharks in the park, the inlet is roped off near the ocean. Enjoy the lazy river on an inner tube or try your cliff jumping skills. There is a cave you can swim into and cenotes you can see, or take a walk through the lush jungle. The list of activities goes on and on.

Me at Xel-Ha

Me at Xel-Ha

There are extra activities that you can purchase including: dolphin, manatee, or stingray encounters, zip-biking (a combination of zip-lining and biking), you can try to snuba or Sea Trek, enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa or Tamaxcal, which is an ancient steam bath. If you love water activities, this is the place for you and the whole family.

The lump loves the worry inside the resident food.

2 thoughts on “Xel-Ha – The World’s Largest Natural Aquatic Park

    1. The Travel Wench Post author

      Can’t get much better than that can it? It was beautiful, and nice to know the sharks weren’t included too! My friend and I swam by the roped off area. Next time I will spend more time and explore more that the park has to offer!


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