There are several things that motivate your choice when you pick a travel destination. Perhaps it is a place you visit yearly with your family, or maybe it is the place where you found love, other times we are drawn to adventure and in our region adventure is always present.
Around these parts it is not hard to find breathtaking natural beauty, world class restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. It is therefore no surprise that many choose Cancun and the Riviera Maya as their favourite holiday destination. Those with an adventurous spirit will be pleased to know that there are also plenty of places to get your adrenaline pumping. So here for you we list some of the best adventure parks our area has to offer.
Xcaret is the most popular theme park in Quitana Roo state and one of the most visited in all of Mexico. Its natural beauty and manmade attractions draw thousands of tourists each day. Here you will find pools, rivers, and sea, mixed with a plethora of wildlife, and an assortment of aquatic activities; add to this touches of Mexican culture and what you get is a truly exciting day out.
At the end of the beautiful Cancun hotel zone and close to Riviera Cancun Golf Club you will find the aquatic park Wet’n Wild. Its water slides, wave pool, lazy river and other fun activities will make sure you have an enjoyable time. And with food and drink included in the entry price you don’t have to worry about carrying lots of extra money with you.
This multi-award winning theme park is without doubt one of the best in Quintana Roo. Selvatica – located close to Puerto Morelos – boasts the fastest zip-line in North America. Flying head first over the wilderness, taking a refreshing swim in a cenote, and navigating through the jungle in a buggy are just some of the adventurous activities that will leave you wanting more.
Garrafón is located on the laidback island of Isla Mujeres, about a 30 minute ferry ride from Cancun’s hotel zone. Its zip-lines offer you one of the most spectacular views in all of Mexico; that of the many blue tones of its Caribbean Sea. If swimming with dolphins is on your list of things to do then Garrafón is the perfect place to do it.
Aquatic activities are the principal focus of Xel-Há, which boasts a beautiful bay full of fish where you can snorkel to your hearts content. Scuba diving, sea trekking, or simply taking a relaxing journey down a river in an inflatable doughnut; these are just some of the activities on offer.
So there you have it, just a few of the parks we think are well worth a visit. Your travel representatives or the tour operators in the Oasis hotel you’re staying at can help give you more information about these and many other fun places to visit. Or why not contact our sister company Caribe Maya on Facebook for some fantastic deals to some of the best attractions in our region.