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best time or day of the week to go to Xel Ha?

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best time or day of the week to go to Xel Ha?

We are going to Akumal with a family group in April. Interested in a day at Xel Ha. Is there a day that's best (weekday versus weekend? Monday versus Friday? etc)

We have rented a house in Akumal. Any day trips or activities anyone might recommend? A day sail or cenote trip? Any outfitters anyone might recommend?

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1. Re: best time or day of the week to go to Xel Ha?

I'm not really sure. I've only been there during the week.

My guess is that it is busy every day.

However.. if you really want to avoid the crowds, get there right after it opens.. Most of the huge tour buses from Cancun and Playa don't show up for a few hours after that.

Same with staying right up till they close, the huge crowds leave about 1-2 hours before closing.

With all that said, I have never had a problem finding a shady spot to sit and relax, even in the busiest part of the day. I had to wait a few minutes to get a drink a few times tho.

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2. Re: best time or day of the week to go to Xel Ha?

Greetings! We've had perfect luck with getting there just as they open also so that you can pick a good spot for your chairs for the day.

Also, as far as the day of the week - we've twice had superb luck on Saturdays because in general, that's a huge "transition day" as many folks take their holidays from Saturday to Saturday and are coming/going from their resorts/airport.

Have fun ... our favorite place in the whole area.

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3. Re: best time or day of the week to go to Xel Ha?

We, too have heard that Saturday and Sunday are the best days as the majority of people are coming and going on the weekends, so don't go those days. Not sure if it's true or not. We are going to try the Xcaret on Saturday the 17th, so after that, I guess we'll know! Have a blast!

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