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9 BEST Playa del Carmen Zipline Tours [2023]

Looking for the best Playa del Carmen zipline tours? There are plenty of zipline parks in the Riviera Maya, so you’ll be spoiled for options! Check out the best tours and activities.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico’s tropical paradise, isn’t just known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters; it’s also a prime spot to get your adrenaline pumping on some of the best zipline tours and activities.

If you’re ready to soar above the lush jungle, swoop over mesmerizing cenotes, and experience exhilarating bird’s-eye views of the Riviera Maya, you’ve come to the right place. Few things can compare to the exhilaration of flying over the treetops!

There are many zip lines in this area, so I’ve done some research for you so you can choose the best day trip from Playa del Carmen.

Plus, I’ve personally gone on two zipline tours in Playa del Carmen… all for research purposes, of course! It was such hard work 😉

In this article, we’ll zip through the top zipline experiences in Playa del Carmen that will have you swinging, laughing, and creating unforgettable memories. Strap in, folks – we’re about to take off on a high-flying adventure!

I personally use (and trust) Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours around the world, and I especially recommend them because of their excellent cancellation policy. You can cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund, which is very convenient in case your travel plans change for any reason.

When you book directly on the park’s website, there is usually no refund available – which is why I always recommend booking through a tour platform like the ones mentioned above!

The BEST Zipline in Playa del Carmen: Xplor & Xplor Fuego

The Xplor Adventure Park is part of Xcaret, a set of theme parks with dozens of attractions and adventure opportunities in the water, the jungle, and up in the air. Xplor is no doubt the best Playa del Carmen zip line park – in fact, it’s often considered the best zipline in the world!

At Xplor you can swim in subterranean rivers, drive amphibious vehicles through the jungle, go rafting through stalactite caves, and, of course, fly over the treetops in one of their many zipline courses!

👉 Why is this the best tour? Xplor is the best place to zipline near Playa del Carmen not only for the great number of circuits 814 different ziplines!) but also because they have the highest zipline in the area, which will get you flying 49 meters above the ground! I personally had a blast visiting this park, and would certainly go back on my next trip to Mexico.

▶️ Get ready for a full day of heart-pumping excitement with the Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Transportation ticket. Zipline through the jungle canopy, dive into caverns and sinkholes, raft through ancient rock formations, and drive amphibious vehicles on wild off-road trails.

Refuel with an all-you-can-eat buffet and enjoy refreshing beverages from an open bar. This hassle-free, all-inclusive adventure includes hotel transport from different locations in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, entrance fees, and lunch—so let the adrenaline-fueled fun begin!

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pickup and drop off, all-you-can-eat buffet lunch, beverages, use of lockers, priority access, and equipment for all the activities. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ If you want to add an extra dose of adventure, try visiting the park at nighttime, when the jungle comes alive with the sounds of wildlife. The Nighttime Experience at Xplor Adventure Park from Playa del Carmen gives you full access to the park with priority admission so you can zipline through the treetops while gazing at the stars. 

📝 This tour includes: Round transportation from your hotel, equipment for all the activities, and all-you-can-eat buffet, use of a locker, priority access. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Zipline at Selvatica, an Adventure Park in Riviera Maya

Selvatica is another great park to go on a Mayan Riviera zipline adventure. It has many options with different levels of difficulty, so it’s great for the whole family, including young children.

Selvatica has 10 zip lines of different heights and distances, including a zipline coaster, and an Aquazip (prepare to get soaked!). Fun guaranteed.

▶️ The Selvatica Ziplines and Cenote Tour gives you full access to all the 10 ziplines and then takes you even deeper into the jungle to enjoy a refreshing swim at a private cenote.  

📝 This tour also includes: Access to all the ziplines, swimming at the cenote, and lunch. Please note that transportation from and to your hotel comes with an extra cost (10-20 USD per person). ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ If you want a more extreme adventure in this eco-park in Playa del Carmen, check out the Selvatica Park Ziplines, Cenote, and ATV Tour. This ‘Gimme All’ adventure package includes full access to all Selvatica adventures, such as ziplining, bungee swinging, parachute jumping, rollercoaster, self-drive ATVs, and more! 

📝 This tour includes: Access to all activities at Selvatica, lunch, and snack. Round transportation from your hotel in Playa del Carmen is available for an extra fee (10-20 USD per person). ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Zipline Adventure at Xavage

Xavage is a thrilling adventure park situated north of Playa del Carmen, which offers plenty of exciting activities. From ziplines to rope courses, kayak circuits, jet boating, ATV rides, and rafting, the park boasts attractions for people of all ages and guarantees a full day of excitement.

▶️ This Priority Access: Xavage Day Trip from Playa del Carmen offers priority access to the park, enabling you to skip the lines and head straight to the attractions. You’ll get to enjoy a whole day of adventures, trying all the activities at Xavage and indulging in the extensive buffet on offer.

But what about the ziplines? You’ll be happy to know that Xavage boasts the longest horizontal zipline in the Riviera Maya. Experience the feeling of flying!

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, snacks, soda, lunch, priority access, and gear for the activities. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Playa del Carmen Zipline + Cenotes

Cenotes make a good combination with anything, including trips to zip line Playa del Carmen’s jungle. If you know me, you’ll know I’m obsessed with cenotes, and I’m not the only one. Mexico’s sinkholes have stolen hearts around the globe and they’re a great way to cool off during a day of adventure.

Check out how you can combine 4 different cenotes (!) with some of the best ziplining in Playa del Carmen.

▶️ The Tour Cenotes Oasis Maya by Xcaret will take you on a full-day guided eco-adventure through the Mayan jungle, where you’ll get to kayak through underground caverns, snorkel in subterranean aquatic habitats, float on inner tubes, and, of course, enjoy some of the best Riviera Maya’s ziplines.

You’ll get to snorkel in four different cenotes to discover their unique flora and fish, and listen as your guide tells you Mayan folktales about the mythical guardians that protect these sacred sinkholes. 

📝 This tour includes: Local bilingual guide, snacks, drinks, a gourmet picnic lunch, and round-trip hotel transportation, hotel pick up and drop off. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Tulum Ruins + Zipline from Playa del Carmen

 No trip to Yucatan is complete without visiting at least one Mayan archeological site. So why not combine a visit to the most picturesque ruins in Mexico with an adventure to zipline around Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, and kill two birds with one stone?

▶️ This Full-day Tour to Tulum and Jungle Maya Native Park combines culture and adventures in nature in a single tour. First, you’ll head to Tulum to learn about its rich history and visit the impressive ruins.

Then you’ll head into the jungle, where you’ll get to rappel into a cenote, explore an underground river, experience a Mayan ceremony with a shaman, and of course, glide over the lush rainforest on a zipline course. 

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, locker, lunch, and equipment for all the activities. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Snorkel + Zipline from Playa del Carmen

The area around Playa del Carmen is teeming with aquatic life both in the sea and in the rivers and cenotes hidden in the rainforests. The Caribbean Sea and the coral reef that extends along the coast offer world-class snorkel opportunities, and then, when you venture into the jungle, there are very unique ecosystems to be explored.

▶️ On this Full-Day Snorkel Extreme Adventure Tour, you’ll get to snorkel in the turquoise Caribbean waters, explore an underground river system, rappel down to the jungle floor, and zipline over the jungle canopy in an adventure-filled day to remember. 

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned van, buffet lunch and drinks, insurance, and all necessary equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Horseback Riding + Zipline Tour from Playa del Carmen

Pay attention because this is a very unique combo that you won’t see very often! If you like horses, then this is a great chance to enjoy them in a very unique setting.

The Horseback Riding + ATV, Cenote and Ziplines takes you on an adrenaline-filled adventure. You’ll fly on 4 different ziplines and ride an ATV through the muddy jungle trails. Then, go horseback riding beneath the trees to start slowing down, and finish the day in pure relaxation by swimming in a peaceful cenote. 

📝 This tour includes: ATV ride, entrance to a cenote, horseback riding, 4 ziplines, all necessary equipment to practice the activities safely, lunch, purified water (bring a bottle to refill!), and roundtrip transportation. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Playa del Carmen Zipline FAQs

What are the best zipline tours in Playa del Carmen?

After having tried a few ziplines, in our opinion these are the best zipline tours in Playa del Carmen:
Xplor Park All-inclusive Ticket
Nighttime Xplor Fuego Adventure Park Ticket
Full-day Tour to Tulum and Jungle Maya Native Park

Where can I go ziplining at an adventure park in Playa del Carmen?

There are many zip lines in Playa del Carmen, so you’ve got plenty of choices! You can go ziplining in Xplor, Selvatica, Xavage, and Emotions Native Park.

How long are the ziplines at Xplor?

The Xplor zipline system covers a total of 2.4 miles (3.8 kilometers).

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.

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