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What are Xel Ha ticket prices like? Everything you need to know

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Xel-Ha , Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Xel Ha prices for entrance

Xel Ha is one of the most popular attractions in the Riviera Maya. The beautiful photos of Xel Ha and idea of swimming in the turquoise water with tropical fish convince many people to go there. So how much are Xel Ha prices and can you afford it on your vacation? How can you get discounted tickets to Xel Ha? We tell you here.

Xel Ha prices for tickets include breakfast buffet and lunch buffet, open bar all day, snorkeling, equipment and lockers. Basically all the things you need for your day are in the ticket price.

Here is a breakdown of Xel Ha Prices:

Note: These are the regular price but see below to see how you can get a discount.

  • Children under 5 get in for free (must have id for proof of children’s age).
  • Children 5-11 years old are $44.00 USD. (must have id for proof of children’s age).
  • Adults $89.00 USD.

Not included in general admission are the optional activities. One of the fun things that we like to do a Xel Ha are the zip-bikes. On this activity your peddle bikes through the treetops on a suspended bike on a cable. You can read more about the Xel Ha zip-bikes here including our video.

How to get discounts on your tickets to Xel Ha

When you are on vacation you want to enjoy things and go on tours but you also want to get the best deals.

The best way to save money on going to Xel Ha is buying your tickets online ahead of time. You can buy your tickets in advance and get:

  • 10% off if you book 7-20 days in advance.
  • 15% off if you book 21 days or more in advance.

So if you book in advance of at least 21 days you can get an adult ticket for $75.65 USD. That means for a family of four with older children, you can save a total of $53.40 USD. That is a great savings on your trip to Xel Ha!

You will get the best price on your tickets if you click one of the links below.
Xel-Ha is the perfect spot to dive and snorkel among hundreds of tropical fish in a natural environment. Buy on-line now and get up to 15% off.

Is it good to buy your tickets in advance?

You might ask “What about the weather?”. If you buy ticket in advance and the weather looks bad what can you do? Well, you can change your date to use your ticket up to 24 hours before the before your visit. You can choose another day of your vacation or use the up to a year from the date of purchase.

So you can go ahead and buy online and save money and not have to worry about the weather. The links on this page take you directly to Xel Ha site so you can save!

Xel Ha prices

This is a beautiful day at Xel Ha park. All this space for you to discover.

 

What is Xel Ha like?

Xel Ha water park is a large inlet that is connected to the Caribbean Sea. It is a snorkel park where you can enjoy an all day exploration of the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya. There is so much to see in this park, it will keep you occupied all day.

You can snorkel around, float in rafts, bike through the woods, walk the nature trails and just swing in a hammock if you like. There is also the new observation tower nd mega waterslides to enjoy!

For more about Xel Ha you can see our article on how to make the most of your day there.

Optional add-ons for your entrance price for Xel Ha

Besides spending the day at Xel Ha and doing the snorkeling and activities included in general admission, you can also take part in some exciting optional activities. The optional activities can range from thrill seeking to nature loving adventures.

One optional activity is the zip-bikes at Xel Ha. These are one of a kind bikes that go on a cable through the treetops. You will go on a circuit through the trees, across a cenote and in a cave. This gives you a great up close view of the natural area. You can read more about the zip-bikes and see our video here.

If you like speed and fun, you should check our the Adenalina speedboat. This 30 minute tour from Xel Ha will power you are the ocean and do 360 turns and speeds up to 56mph. You can read more about the Adenalina speedboat here.

Xel-Ha ticket prices

How is Xel Ha different from Xplor and Xcaret?

The three largest parks you can visit when coming to the Riviera Maya are Xcaret, Xplor and Xel Ha. They are all owned by the same company. Many people wonder what the difference is between the three and what is best for you. Here is a brief description of the other two parks.

What is Xcaret Park like?

Xcaret is the largest of the parks and highlights Mexican culture, history and the natural beauty of the area. This park is for all ages and the best one for families with young children.

In Xcaret you can tour a Mexican Hacienda, go up in a rotating tower, visit a recreated Mayan village and see examples of ancient Mayan temples.

For animals you can see many types of colorful birds, jaguars, an aquarium, and animal enclosures with tapirs, monkeys, deer, jaguars, sharks, and sea turtles. In addition to the afore mentioned animals there is also a butterfly enclose you can walk through and a bird aviary.

Xcaret is a beach front park and there are places to swim and relax on the beach. There are also three underground rivers that wind their through the park that you can swim in.

During the day there are small shows throughout the park for you to enjoy. At the end of the day there is a grand show in a huge theater. This show is two hours long and highlights traditional dances from around Mexico and tells some of the history of the area.

For more about Xcaret Park you can read our article here. You can also read our article about Xel Ha vs Xcaret where we go into further comparison of the parks.

What is Xplor Park like?

Xplor is an active park with zip lines, swimming and driving jeeps in the jungle. This park is for active people. You will be walking, climbing ladders and having fun outside at this park. This park is open during the day from about 9:00am-6:00pm.

Xplor is not really good for young children because there are height restrictions for children. This park is good for older adults along as you are able to participate in the activities.

Conclusion

We hope you get to enjoy one of these parks when on vacation in the Riviera Maya. We have been many times to each one and enjoy all of them very much. Make sure you take advantage of buying tickets online so you can save up to 15% off your families trip.

For more on Xplor see our article here.

Xel Ha Prices

Float or snorkel? It is your choice at Xel Ha park.

18 Comments on What are Xel Ha ticket prices like? Everything you need to know

  1. We are going to Xel Ha and see the best prices for tickets are online. Good tips for buying ahead of time to get a discount.

  2. Klause Maskell // September 1, 2016 at 12:03 AM // Reply

    Great article, just what I wanted to find. We want to go to Xel Ha for snorkel. We think we will buy tickets online so we get discount.

  3. T. Ebenstein // October 29, 2016 at 3:34 AM // Reply

    Thanks for all the info on Xel ha. We got our discounted tickets and are looking forward to going for the first time! We will let you know how it was.

  4. I am turning 39 and looking forward to visiting the Riviera Maya and Xel Ha. Thanks for all the tips for our trip.

  5. We missed Xel Ha last year because the weather was not that good during our time and there was so much to do. We made it this year and your tips were spot on.

  6. Thanks for the tips. We are coming this September and Xel Ha is on our list of places to visit. We only have a week so otherwise we would do two parks but we think it will be too much to pack in. Deffinetly comeing longer next time.

  7. I found the prices to be worth it! Very good value at the parks. I love the all day access. I usualy go to one or two parks in my times there in the Riviera Maya.

  8. I am not sure why these are called parks but I guess they are not theme parks as well. I guess the price is worth it? Is this a standard price for Mexico?

    • Dear Rose Anne
      There are many different types of tours and activities in Mexico. The quality of Xel Ha is worth the price. All food and drink is included so imagine if you went out to eat two times in a day or three. That could easily be $30-$40 USD right there. The park is beautiful and makes a memorable day of snorkeling and swimming.

  9. I know you say the best prices for tickets are with the official website of xel Ha but I see on 5th Avenue people offering deal. It is cheaper to buy tickets on the street?

    • Hello Tina
      You can buy tickets for Xel Ha at stands but the prices are the same. What they offer is cheaper transportation from what Xel Ha offers. The transportation is from other independent providers and the quality of which is unknown. You might think transportation is transportation but if they make a lot of stops at hotels picking people up and only have a set schedule, you have no flexibility in your day. In our article we give you several options for making your own way to Xel Ha.

  10. First off I want to say how helpful this website has been for me. I love all the off the beaten path stuff to do and the videos. I will be going to Xel Ha and will book tickets here.

  11. Catherine Whitfield // December 22, 2018 at 11:05 AM // Reply

    I totally loved Xel Ha. So worth the entrance price. The food was great and the full day expereince was one of our best days we have had on vacation in a long time. The park is beautiful and just like the video you have. We want to go back next year also!

  12. It’s going to be so much fun to go there! I cannot wait. Only 5 more days!

  13. We went to Xel Ha today. It was supposed to be raining by it cleared up and we got a good day of swiming in. We also ate a lot at the restaurant. It was well worth the price!

  14. Thank you for your help on booking tickets to Xel Ha. I am glad to save a little off the entrance tickets. I am looking forward to going with my family. It will be our first time to the Riviera Maya.

    • Hello

      We love helping our readers find the things they want to see and so on their visits. We hope you have a great time here!

  15. Thanks for all the god tips. We have bought our tickets in advance and it really saved our family some money! Now we have an extra night out for dinner money! Thanks again.

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