A true Hidden Wonder

Nowadays it is necessary to be connected 24/7, but it does not hurt to get away from the routine and explore new horizons from time to time. Just sit for a moment to read or listen to music. Even something as simple as talking with a relative or going for a walk can help you enter a state of relaxation, to disconnect from the daily stress. There is nothing better than going into one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Xel-Há offers one of the best experiences in the heart of the Riviera Maya.

About an hour and 30 minutes from Cancun, this astounding park has attractions and activities for all audiences. In other words, Xel-Há is a unique experience, only in the beautiful Mexican Caribbean.


Signboard at the park entrance

Relaxation in the park

Xel-Há offers attractions for kids and grown-ups. If you want to relax for a while, visit the Hammock Island along with a delicious piña colada and a book to read, or enjoy the different restaurants. But the top relaxing activities at the park are:

Snorkeling in the cove

A perk and what makes the difference at Xel-Há is the cove. Unlike the sea, it has calm waters, and you might feel safer because there are lifeguards all over the place. Once you dip into its crystal clear waters and feel surrounded by nature, you will let your problems go away.


Snorkeling in the Xel-Há cove

Walking trails at Xel-Há Park

Just by walking through the trails at the park gives you a sense of tranquility and peace. The greens predominate around, and you can even watch some of the animal species in the area. You can also read different messages carved in stones placed by the jungle trails.


Trails of Xel-Há

Visit the Xpa

Each massage integrates balance and relaxation rituals inspired by ancient Mayan treatments. The Xpa is amidst nature, which contributes to being even more relaxing and different from the traditional Spas. The therapists provide an excellent service, and at the end of each session, you can enjoy a glass of wine. Xpa treatments combine physiotherapeutic techniques with natural benefits for those who seek peace away from daily life stress.


Xpá Xel-Há

Hammock Jungle

As mentioned above, it is one of the best and easygoing attractions at the park. At this area, you can almost find a hammock available at every time. Just relax and breathe some fresh air.


Girl drinking a Piña Colada in the Jungle of the Hammocks

Different restaurants within Xel-Há

Xel-Há offers several restaurants with different specialties. The food is delicious and prepared with many local ingredients. You can find seafood, salads, fruits, etc. and you can enjoy it with a refreshing drink, a beer or try a piña colada or a mojito. There are also some tasty desserts as well.


Xel-Há restaurant dishes

After my visit to this wonderful park, I have realized that the experience can be very relaxing after all. Some would think that despite having so many attractions, including a few a bit extreme, it could not be a park to rest.

A perk that helps to relax at Xel-Há is the musical element. You can appreciate the sounds of nature around the park, but also there are some Mayan tunes at several places within the park. From time to time, there is a marimba performance with musicians giving a tropical touch to the ambiance.


Members of the Xel-Há Crew playing marimba

At this place, so green and natural, with beautiful landscapes wherever you look, it is easier to disconnect from routine and remember your cell phone only to take a picture. Following, I share with you some of my favorite photos from my visit.