Take a twirl on Xcaret’s scenic tower to see the Riviera Maya

xcarets scenic tower

Xcaret’s Scenic Tower

When you go to Xcaret park you have many things to check out. One of the high points of any tour is Xcaret’s scenic tower. Here you can see the full Riviera Maya and all of Xcaret.

This rotating scenic tower will show you the sights from 80 meters (262 Ft). You can see Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen, Xplor park and the Port of Calica very well. This is just one of the included activities at Xcaret park.

xcaret's scenic tower
Xcaret looks small from the scenic tower but is much bigger on the ground.

Visiting Xcaret and going on the scenic tower

One of the many things to do at Xcaret is visit the scenic tower. We recommend doing this earlier in the day. We even suggest doing the park in a clockwise direction to see everything. If you do this, you will start near the entrance and then visit the Hacienda. After that you can walk over to the grand theater and take the scenic tower.

The other good time to go is around 6:00pm. This way you are already near to the theater for the grand show. Xcaret’s scenic tower closes at 6:45, so don’t wait too long before going.

The wait is usually not long for the scenic tower. Once the doors open everyone circles around in the rotating tower and takes a seat facing outward. While you are on the ride there are announcements in English and Spanish about what you are seeing. This tower is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.

How to go for free to the Cancun scenic tower

If you have been to any of Xcaret’s parks you will get a bracelet for entry. If you keep this bracelet on, you can get a free ride on the scenic tower in Cancun. This tower is in the Hotel Zone at km4. The scenic tower is open from 9:00am-9:00pm.

To gain free entrance must be wearing your bracelet from any Xcaret park or tour. The normal price is $15 USD.

If you are thinking about going to Xcaret, click the link below for the best available prices. 

Have you been to Xcaret’s scenic tower or the one in Cancun? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

xcarets scenic towerThe view looking out over Xcaret from the scenic tower.

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  1. Thanks for sharing. We are going to Xcaret this weekend and will have to check this tower out.

  2. Beautiful view! I gotta check this out when I come to Mexico. I am staying in Cancun so maybe I can visit both towers.

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