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Can anyone comment on Xcaret...worth the money? Full day needed? etc.

Also, how long of a drive is it from Dreams Riviera Cancun to Xcaret?

I see on their website the admission is $60sih...is it cheaper to book through the hotel when you arrive?

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you have to spend the day there to see everything....we took private bus there, and was quite expensive...it is beautiful....it took probably 90 minutes to get there...

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I was not impressed with it. I liked Xelha better. I thought the snorkeling at Xcaret was terrible, and the area for snorkeling was small.

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Xel Ha is more of a water-based park with great snorkeling. Xcaret is more land-based, and Xplor is more of an adventure/theme park.

Xcaret has cenotes you can float in, a butterfly enclosure, animals like jaguars and manatees, and a recreation of a Mayan village where costumed crafters sell things. There's a really fascinating "tour of the afterworld" where a guide takes you through the caves and fully-costumed performers recreate several rituals all around you (that was my favorite part.)

There's a stunning beach there, but there was so much to see that we didn't get to spend as much time as we'd have liked relaxing on it.

The night show is very well done. The first half is pre-Columbian, and they play the Mayan ball game with a flaming ball. Very cool. After that, there's about an hour and a half of folk dances from each Mexican state, which I think gets pretty tedious.

I definitely think the park is worth the cost, and you need a full day (or even more) to see everything there. I doubt if it's less to book through the hotels, but that does give you more flexibility in choosing your day to visit.

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They recommend a day, or a day and a half for Xcaret.. If you only have a day then you can get round in a day. If you wanted to do a second day you can get a reduced ticket. We felt it would have been less rushed to get the second day.

The night show is awesome and not to be missed. All live music and large scale acting performance

Edited: 10 February 2011, 20:23
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Here are more pics for Xcaret. & other things in & about cancun. I highly rec Xcaret.



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