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11 BEST Cancun Adventure Parks & Theme Parks

Looking for the best Cancun adventure parks to get your adrenaline pumping? There are some incredible options for adventurers, and here you’ll find the very best ones! 

The Riviera Maya is known for its incredible natural wonders and lush vegetation. This makes it the perfect setting for adventurous jungle activities. Ziplining above the trees, rafting on whitewater rapids, or trying the world’s only jungle rollercoaster are just a few of them.

And what about riding ATVs in Cancun? These adventure parks offer all kinds of thrilling adventures!

In this post you’ll find the very best Cancun Adventure Parks. Discover where they are, what activities you can try there, and also the greatest tours to visit them.

Including transportation from your hotel and lunch, they’re the hassle-free way of planning a fun day trip. Start reading and let the adventure begin!

I personally use Viator and Get Your Guide when booking tours, as both platforms offer a great cancellation policy. If for any reason your travel plans chance, you can cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund.

Limited time? These are the best parks 👇

MOST ADRENALINE-INDUCINGXavage
NIGHT ADVENTURE PARKXplor Fuego
AQUATIC ADVENTURE PARKXel-Ha
MOST FAMILY-FRIENDLYVentura Park
MEXICAN PARTYXoximilco

Xplor 

A girl with an orange helmet driving an all-terrain vehicle in one of the best Cancun Adventure parks

Located about an hour from Cancun, Xplor is one of the best theme parks out there. The perfect playground for adrenaline junkies, it offers all sorts of activities.

And I mean all! From rafting through stalactite-filled caves, to driving amphibious vehicles through flooded caverns and jungle roads.

You’ll also swim in subterranean rivers, hike on nature trails, and glide on the highest zipline in the peninsula, that’s 49 meters. Did I mention it’s the most visited zip line park in the world?

Xplor also features hammock rides that end with a splash, and it’s launching a fabulous 5-in-1 waterslide.

Rest areas, a buffet lunch with drinks, showers, changing rooms, and lockers are available. You can also buy their packages to combine even more adventures!

▶️ With the Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off you’ll get a full-day admission. Enjoy all the park’s activities at your own pace, from splashing in a beautiful cenote to ATVing and river rafting.  

In this Xplor excursion from Cancun you’ll be served an all-you-can-eat buffet with beverages. You’ll also get to use the changing facilities and lockers to protect your valuables.

On top of all that, you’ll enjoy the convenience of roundtrip transfers from your hotel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ If you plan to head to Xplor from Cancun on your own, you can buy your All-Inclusive Ticket Entry in advance.

Besides granting you access to all the activities, the entrance includes a buffet lunch and unlimited drinks. Free parking is also part of the deal. ➥ BUY YOUR TICKET HERE

Xcaret

Xcaret Park is another incredibly popular attraction in the Yucatan Peninsula. Located just south of Playa del Carmen, it’s easily reachable from Cancun and Tulum as well.

This adventure wonderland combines an archaeological site with an aquatic and a theme park. Therefore, it offers a myriad of delightful activities for people of all ages!

The lush Mayan jungle, underground rivers, cenotes, and the shimmering Caribbean Sea are a few of the settings where Xcaret’s activities take place. Besides, it’s an Eco-park that promotes sustainable tourism, which you know I love to support.

There are over 50 activities to enjoy. Among them are ziplining, river rafting, visiting Mayan ruins, ATVing, snorkeling, and tubing.

Every evening there’s a magnificent show called Mexico Espectacular, and the children will have a play zone just for them.

▶️ The Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip+ Night Show+ Transportation *Official Product* is the best way to visit in my opinion. You’ll enjoy round-trip transfers, and be granted access to the +40 activities at the park.

Go swimming in caverns, zipline through the jungle canopy, hike, look out for the wildlife, snorkel, and visit ancient ruins. Among many other things, of course!

Refuel with a buffet lunch, and be mesmerized by the stunning show Mexico Espectacular. You’ll learn about the country’s history and be entertained at the same time. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Would you rather make the trip on your own? Then you can get the Xcaret Admission, which includes access to all its activities, as well as tickets for the night show. You’ll also be able to use the lounge areas and changing facilities, and get free parking. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Selvatica

A woman ziplining above the trees in a Cancun Adventure Park
Image by Selvatica

Selvatica is one of the most popular adventure parks in Cancun. It offers activities to keep you entertained and filled with adrenaline all day long. It also features kid-friendly adventures, so it’s a great trip destination for the whole family.  

The drive to Selvatica Park from Cancun takes less than an hour, another reason why it’s soo convenient!

At the park, you’ll get to enjoy 10 incredibly fun ziplines that are unique to Selvatica. There’s the Aquazip, which gets you literally soaked, a thrilling zipline coaster, and a Superman course.

There are also bungee swings, a ride through the Madness track in amphibious vehicles, and cenotes to swim in.

You can choose different packages, depending on what activities you’d rather enjoy or how long you’ve got. A delicious Mexican lunch will keep you going between activities. There are comfortable rest areas and changing rooms on-site as well.

▶️ With the Selvatica Park Ziplines, Cenote, and ATV Tour from Cancun you’ll spend an exhilarating day in the jungle. Trying everything from the zipline circuits to the ropes course and bungee swing, the entertainment is guaranteed to last for hours.

You’ll also have access to the blood-pumping Tarzania, a zipline coaster, and the world’s only Jungle Rollercoaster. Drive an ATV or RZR buggy through an off-road circuit, and swim in beautiful cenotes.

A typical Mexican lunch of Chicken Fajitas will be available, along with snacks and a door-to-door shuttle. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ As an alternative you can choose the Selvatica Adventure Park: Ziplines and Cenote Tour from Cancun. It offers a different package, featuring other activities you can enjoy at Selvatica from Cancun, Mexico. It’s also perfect for those with limited time.

You’ll also get to enjoy lunch and benefit from the door-to-door shuttle on this half-day adventure. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Xavage

A group of five people white water rafting in one of the best Cancun adventure parks
Image by Xavage

Xavage is one of the most exciting amusement parks in Cancun, Mexico. It’s the only one to feature canals where you can go kayaking, and it’s also home to the longest horizontal zipline in the area.

Plus, there are thrilling high-speed jet boat excursions, a rope circuit, and the only whitewater rapids in the Peninsula.

While the activities at Xavage can be extreme, the park has in-store entertainment for the whole family. The Splash Zone boasts children’s waterslides and pools, a perfect place for the little ones to roam free.

If you’re on the other team, however, the way to get your blood pumping includes a Monster Truck and a 15-obstacle circuit. You’ll need to refuel at one point, and that’s why a buffet lunch is included in all the packages, even in the most basic ones.

▶️ The Priority Access: Xavage with Transportation *Official Product* offers a memorable day trip. You’ll have the chance to experience the park’s most spectacular activities, from Jet Boating to ATV riding through rugged paths.

You have an All-Inclusive option and a Basic Admission. Both include an extensive buffet with unlimited food and beverages, and transfers from your hotel. It’s an astounding Cancun adventure park tour! ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ If you’d rather explore Xavage Park on your own, you can buy the Xavage Entrance Ticket in advance. Choose between the Basic and the All-Inclusive admissions. A buffet lunch and drinks will be included, as well as free parking. ➥ GET YOUR ADMISSION HERE

Xenotes

Do you notice a pattern here? Most Cancun theme parks are part of the Xcaret Group, which is why all their names start with an X. And Xenotes is their take on Cenotes, the region’s most gorgeous natural attractions.

Xenotes Tour is just the day trip you need to explore the peninsula’s sinkholes with an expert. You’ll have the opportunity to hear stories about the folklore and myths that surround cenotes. Plus, learn about their geology, and have a blast splashing in them.

Cliff jumping, kayaking, rappeling into the water, and other fun activities are also part of the deal. Plus, you’ll be exploring open, semi-open, and cavern cenotes!

▶️ You can join this Tour Cenotes Oasis Maya by Xcaret from Cancun to experience it. The activity includes hotel roundtrip transportation, so there’s nothing for you to stress about.

You’ll be taken to Xenotes Oasis Maya, and head into the jungle to discover beautiful sinkholes. Swim, jump into, kayak, and zipline into the fresh waters for an entire day. Learn about the different types of cenotes from your guide, and enjoy cookies and chocolate after each adventure.

Plus, you’ll get to indulge in a light breakfast and a gourmet picnic lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Xplor Fuego

A woman ziplining through fire at Xplor Fuego, one of the best Cancun Adventure Parks
Image by Xplor Fuego

Xplor Fuego near Cancun is one of the most unique adventures in the Yucatan Peninsula. Set in Xplor Adventure Park, it offers access to its most thrilling attractions with a very special plus: you’ll be enjoying them at night. 

All the same activities are included. From adrenaline-pumping zipline circuits to ATVing through various terrains. You’ll go rafting through caves, and swim in subterranean rivers while surrounded by the sounds of wildlife.

Experience the park like never before with the ground-breaking Xplor Fuego experience. It’s truly one of the ultimate Mexico theme parks.

▶️ The Xplor Fuego Nighttime Adventure + Transport *Official Product* offers transfers to Xplor Park from Cancun, and gives you priority entrance. You’ll make use of dressing rooms and lockers to change and keep your belongings, and then get free reign of the park’s activities.

Glide through the treetops under a blanket of stars, drive an ATV in the dark, and swim in an underground river to your heart’s content.

This Xplor tour from Cancun includes an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner and beverages so you can refuel in between activities. At the end of the night, you’ll be taken directly to your hotel for a much-needed rest. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ If you prefer to visit the park on your own you can buy your tickets online. The Xplor Fuego Admission includes access to all activities, as well as the use of dressing rooms, and a buffet dinner with beverages. ➥ GET YOUR ADMISSION HERE

Extreme Adventure Eco Park

Extreme Adventure is an ecological park located in Puerto Morelos, only 15 minutes from Cancun. It offers thrilling ATV rides, great zipline circuits, and snorkeling trips to the Mesoamerican Reef Barrier, the second-largest reef barrier in the world!

The park also boasts a cenote where visitors can swim and cool off after their adventures. 

▶️ This ATV, Ziplines and Cenote Tour at Extreme Adventure Eco Park Cancun grants you entrance to the park with transportation from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya, and guided access to all the activities.

You’ll get to glide through the treetops in the zipline circuit and cross over hanging bridges. Take in the incredible views of the forest canopy, and follow your guide through rugged trails. You’ll also drive an ATV through the jungle! 

To finish your day of adventures, you’ll get to swim in the park’s cenote, cliff-jumping or ziplining into it. Light snacks are included in the tour, and to remember the fantastic trip you can buy the pictures that were taken during the activities. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Xel-Ha

One of the most striking Cancun parks is Xel-Ha. It’s a natural aquarium and a spectacular destination for nature lovers. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the drive from Cancun takes just over 1.5 hours, and it’s a very worthy day trip from the city.

It boasts an insanely spectacular lagoon with turquoise, clear waters where the sea and the river meet. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the main activities at Xel-Ha are snorkeling and swimming!

Snuba – a variation of scuba diving – and Sea Trekking are other popular adventures. That’s besides hiking on jungle trails, cooling off in cenotes, and river tubing.

▶️ Book the Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip with Transportation for a 10-hour Riviera Maya adventure. The tour will give you plenty of time to relax on Xel-Ha’s hidden beach, go snorkeling in the lagoon, swim in cenotes, and explore caves.

A delicious lunch of traditional cuisine, burgers, and seafood is included, as well as the use of lockers, towels, and equipment. You’ll be picked up and dropped off at your hotel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ You can also buy the Xel-Ha Admission and make your way to the theme park in your own vehicle. You’ll have access to all the activities and equipment, as well as a scrumptious breakfast or lunch, an open bar, and free parking. ➥ BUY YOUR TICKET HERE

Xenses

Xenses is a very unique park in Cancun. It’s designed to stimulate all the senses, featuring 15 different themed areas with immersive installations, and over 50 scenarios.

You’ll walk through the various activities, getting to use your senses of smell, touch, taste, hearing, and sight on a one-of-a-kind journey. But don’t expect a boring sensory experience…you’re in a Mexican attraction, after all!

The activities at Xenses include floating in a salt river, ziplining, testing your balance, and going down slides. Among many (many!) others.

▶️ The Priority Access: XENSES with Transportation Official Product includes pick-up and drop-off, and admission to the park. You’ll get to explore its various themed areas, make use of the amenities, and stimulate your senses on a full day from Cancun. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ If you have your own vehicle, you can simply buy the Xenses Admission. It will give you access to all the activities at this adventure park Cancun, as well as use of the showers and lockers, and it includes free parking. ➥ BUY YOUR TICKET HERE

Ventura Park

Ventura Park is a family park in Cancun, a success due to the great number of kid-friendly activities. It features an incredibly fun zipline course and hanging aerial bridges designed for the little ones. There’s plenty of excitement for adults as well!

A bungee swing, heli jumps, a zipline-meets-rollercoaster adventure, waterslides, go-karts, virtual reality games…you’ll find it all in one place. The best part? It’s located in the Cancun Hotel Zone!

▶️ You can join the fun with this Ventura Park Ticket. You’ll have access to all the activities for a whole day, including the equipment and safety gear. Plus, a tasty lunch is included to keep your energy high. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Xoximilco

Another amazing park in Cancun is Xoximilco. This is where you’ll find the best Mexican parties, festive gondola rides along the canals, and delicious local cuisine. Mariachi music, a friendly host, and an open bar are the cherry on top!

Parties at Xoximilco are for everyone. They’re family-friendly and great for solo travelers, couples, and groups.

Show your moves as you dance to Latin music, take part in games, savor a scrumptious dinner, and keep the beer bottles coming your way.

▶️ Book this Xochimilco Park: Ticket with Transportation to enjoy a hassle-free, memorable evening in the Riviera Maya. It includes transfers from your hotel (in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or Riviera Maya).

You’ll enjoy an open bar with unlimited beer and tequila, food, and have a bilingual guide. This Cancun adventure tour also gives you priority access! ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Do you have a designated driver and would rather go on your own? Then get the Xoximilco Admission directly. It includes dinner, drinks from the open bar, a gondola ride, a host, and free parking. ➥ BUY YOUR TICKET HERE

Cancun Adventure Parks FAQ

Does Cancun have an amusement park?

There are so many amazing amusement parks in and around Cancun! Xcaret, Xplor, Xavage, and Selvatica are arguably the most popular ones, and you are guaranteed to have a phenomenal time in any of them.

What are the best Cancun Adventure Park tours?

If you look forward to visiting the region’s adventure parks with a tour – a very convenient option! – these are my recommended ones:
Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip+ Night Show+ Transportation
Selvatica Park Ziplines, Cenote, and ATV Tour from Cancun
Xplor Fuego Nighttime Adventure + Transport

  • Virginia Bello

    Virginia is a writer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She left her career as a TV Producer to gain more freedom and never looked back. She's been traveling the world full-time ever since! Virginia has traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia. You can currently find her gallivanting through Southeast Asia.