Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN
I VISIT THESE PARKS?
A: Xcaret is the easiest one to visit on a cruise
stop, as it is only 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen.
Punta Venado is nearby, and also a very good choice.
Xel Ha is a bit further away, about 45 minutes south of
town, so you'll have less time there. The others are
really too far away to consider for a cruise stop.
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST PARK FOR
FAMILIES WITH KIDS?
A: Our recommendation would be Xcaret. There
is so much to do there it's almost unreal. Many animals
to see and fun things for kids.
Q: DO I NEED TO USE BIODEGRADABLE
A: Yes. All water activities in Playa del Carmen
require that you use only biodegradable sunscreen.
See our biodegradable sunblock page for more information.
Q: WHICH IS BETTER - XCARET
OR XEL HA?
A: Depends on who you ask. Xel Ha is not as
crowded or as big, and has better snorkeling. It also
has an all-inclusive package which Xcaret does not.
Xcaret is bigger, more crowded on cruise days, and more
expensive, but has a fun night show and more activities
and attractions than Xel Ha.