Only nature in its perfection can prove that magic exists, and it thrills and bewitches us throughout every corner of Xel-Ha. The place where the waters are born is a tropical scenario of astonishing beauty, now officially acknowledged as a Natural Wonder of Mexico, where a turquoise lagoon, a gentle flowing river, and the exuberant jungle meet by the sea.
Xel-Ha is an aquatic paradise unique in the world. With a mask and snorkel you can swim amongst hundreds of multicoloured fish that have made the river and inlet their home.
The emerald-green jungle surrounding the river and lagoon creates an exotic landscape unimaginable anywhere else in the world. You can explore this Natural Wonder on foot, bicycle or train, and admire a variety of plants and animals in their natural habitat.
Xel-Ha is a universe dedicated to ecology and to the preservation of native flora and fauna. The park houses a turtle camp, its own dolphin lagoon, a family of manatees in the inlet, and an apiary; all these areas promote species’ preservation, with the intention of safe-keeping and achieving a better understanding of the region.
It is only a few minutes away from the mysterious Mayan ruins of Tulum; its location makes it ideal for visiting both places the same day. It is located 24 miles south of Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya.