Xcaret Underground River (Río en Xcaret)

Xcaret Underground River


Location: Quintana Roo  Map


Description of Xcarnet Underground River

Xcaret area was first settled by the Mayans and experienced its height of power in the Late Post Classic period between 1400 and 1517 then the Spaniards reached the shores of the Yucatan peninsula. Mayans swam in the waters of the cenote to purify their bodies before setting on a trip to Cozumel where they worshiped Ixchel, goddess of fertility. Besides visiting ruins you can take a swim through an Xcarnet underground river. Life vests are provided and there are six exits where you can stop and rest. Underground river has many sinkholes from a collapsed roof. With beautiful surroundings and spectacular nature it makes you feel like a paradise.


You must bring printed proof of your purchase.
Wear a swimsuit, water shoes, and comfortable clothing. Additionally, bring an extra change of clothes and a towel.
Only sunblock and sunscreen containing titanium oxide and zinc oxide are allowed in the park. Otherwise, at the entrance you will find an Information Booth where you can exchange your sunscreen for a free sample of a biodegradable product. Your sunscreen will be returned to you upon departure.
Remember to bring cash or a credit card to purchase souvenirs, get the photos of your visit, or enjoy an Optional Activity.

Important Information
Xcaret park is open 365 days a year from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Free admission for children 4 years old and under. Children 5 to 11 get half off the adult ticket price. n ID is mandatory in both cases.
Children under 12 years of age and over 4.5 ft tall must show an ID to verify their age as well.
Snorkeling gear rental costs $10.99 USD (requires a refundable deposit of $25 USD).
Transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya is included if you add it at the moment of purchase.
Reservations cancelled more than 2 days prior to your booking date are subject to a 10% charge for administrative fees; cancellations made between 0 and 2 days prior to your booking date, or in the case of no-shows or not using your coupon, are nonrefundable. Any change on your booking date is subject to an adjustment in the price.
It is not possible to make date changes the same day of your visit.