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9 BEST Playa del Carmen Zipline Tours [2024]

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. 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 jungle, swoop over mesmerizing cenotes, and experience 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, and 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 go over the top zipline experiences in Playa del Carmen that will have you swinging, laughing, and creating lasting memories. Strap in, folks – we’re about to take off on a high-flying adventure!

I personally use (and trust) Viator to book tours around the world. I especially recommend it because of its excellent cancellation policy. You can cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund.

When you book directly on the park’s website, there is usually no total refund available. For this reason I always recommend booking through a tour platform like the ones mentioned above!

Limited time? These are the ultimate zipline tours 👇

BEST ZIPLINE TOURPriority Access: Xplor Adventure Park
ZIPLINE TOUR AT NIGHTXplor Fuego Nighttime Adventure
ZIPLINE + CENOTESTour Cenotes Oasis Maya by Xcaret
ZIPLINE + MAYAN RUINSTulum Xtreme from Riviera Maya

The BEST Zipline in Playa del Carmen: Xplor

The Xplor Adventure Park is part of Xcaret Group. This is a set of theme parks with dozens of attractions and adventure opportunities in the water, the jungle, and up in the air. Xplor is undoubtedly the best Playa del Carmen zip line park – in fact, its circuit is often considered the best zip line in the world!

At Xplor you can swim in subterranean rivers, drive amphibious vehicles, and go rafting through stalactite caves. Of course, you’ll also get to fly over the treetops in one of their many zipline courses!

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

Refuel with an all-you-can-eat buffet and enjoy refreshing beverages from an open bar. This hassle-free adventure includes hotel transport from Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya. So let the adrenaline-fueled fun begin!

👉 Why is this the best tour? Xplor is the best place to zip line near Playa del Carmen not only for the great number of circuits (14 different ziplines!) but also because they have the highest zipline in the area.

You can go 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.

Read what the reviews say 👇

My tour guide was so helpful and sweet! All the employees at the park were super willing to help and provide guidance when necessary. The food and drinks were great. The attractions were insanely fun!! I loved them all; zip lines, the expedition, amphibious vehicle ride. I will definitely be back!”

Tenesha_W – Read more reviews

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

▶️ If you’d rather go to the park on your own, you can buy the Xplor Admission Ticket directly on the park’s website. It includes all activities and lunch, plus free parking. ➥ BUY THE TICKET HERE

Ziplining in Playa del Carmen at Night: Xplor Fuego

▶️ If you want to add an extra dose of adventure, try the Xplor Fuego Nighttime Adventure + Transport *Official Product*. You’ll get to visit Xplor after dark, when the jungle comes alive with the sounds of wildlife.

This tour from Playa del Carmen gives you full access to the park’s activities. You’ll have priority admission to zip line through the treetops while gazing at the stars. An all-you-can-eat buffet dinner is also included.

📝 This tour includes: Round transportation, priority access, all activities, equipment, and dinner. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ If you’d prefer to drive yourself to the park, you can buy the Xplor Fuego Admission Ticket on the park’s website. It includes all the activities, dinner, and free parking. ➥ BUY THE TICKET 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. One of them is a fabulous zipline coaster, but there’s also the Aquazip (prepare to get soaked!) and Superman. Fun is guaranteed!

▶️ The Selvatica Adventure Park: Ziplines and Cenote Tour from Riviera Maya gives you access to all 10 ziplines. It then takes you deeper into the jungle to enjoy a refreshing swim at a private cenote. Lunch is also included.

📝 This tour also includes: Access to all the ziplines, cenote swim, and lunch. You can add transportation for an extra fee (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. These include ziplining, of course! But you’ll also try the bungee swing, parachute jump, rollercoaster, and ATVs.  

📝 This tour includes: Direct access to all activities, lunch, and a snack. Round transportation comes at an extra cost (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.

Think ziplines, 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.

▶️ Check out this Priority Access: Xavage Day Trip from Playa del Carmen. It enables you to skip the lines and head straight to the attractions. You’ll get to try all the activities at Xavage and indulge 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 like never before!

📝 This zipline Playa del Carmen tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, priority access, all activities, snacks, soda, and lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Would you rather drive to Xavage in your own car? If that’s the case, you can buy the Xavage Admission on the park’s website in advance. You’ll have access to all the activities, lunch, and free parking. ➥ BUY YOUR TICKET 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. There you’ll kayak through underground caverns, swim in subterranean rivers, and float on inner tubes. Needless to say, you’ll also enjoy some of the best Riviera Maya’s ziplines!

Snorkel in four different cenotes to discover their unique flora and the fish that inhabit them. All the while, your guide will keep you entertained with Mayan folktales about the mythical guardians that protect these sacred sinkholes. 

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, a local guide, all activities, snacks, drinks, and gourmet picnic lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Tulum Ruins + Zipline from Playa del Carmen

 No trip to the Yucatan Peninsula is complete without visiting at least one Mayan archeological site. So why not combine a visit to the most picturesque ruins in Mexico with a zipline adventure?

▶️ The Tulum Xtreme from Riviera Maya combines culture and adventures in a single tour. First, you’ll head to Tulum to learn about its rich history and visit the impressive Mayan ruins.

Then head deep into the Mayan jungle for all sorts of outdoor activities. You’ll try 7 speedy ziplines on 5 different styles, rappel, and cool off in an underground cenote. You’ll then refuel with a buffet lunch.

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

Snorkel + Zipline from Playa del Carmen

The area around Playa del Carmen is teeming with aquatic life in the sea, the rivers, and cenotes hidden in the rainforests.

The Caribbean Sea and stunning coral reefs offer world-class snorkel opportunities. Then, you’ll venture into the jungle, there are very unique ecosystems to be explored.

▶️ On this Full-Day Snorkel Extreme Adventure Tour from Riviera Maya, you’ll get to snorkel in the turquoise Caribbean waters. Then, explore an underground river system, and rappel down to the jungle floor. As expected, you’ll also zipline over the jungle canopy!

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pickup and drop-off, insurance, all activities, equipment, lunch, and drinks. ➥ 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 in Cancun with ATV, Cenote, Ziplines, Lunch and Transfer 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: All activities, equipment, lunch, purified water, 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:
Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Nighttime Xplor Fuego Adventure Park Ticket
Tulum Xtreme from Riviera Maya

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, and Xavage.

How long are the ziplines at Xplor?

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

Where are the tallest zip lines in Riviera Maya?

You’ll find the highest zipline at Xplor Adventure Park.

  • 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.