Xel-Ha water park is an awesome water adventure park. It’s full of so many different activities – zip-lining over water, lazy rivers, and the hugest waterslide I’ve ever seen.
Not to mention the snorkeling – it’s so vast and you’ll for sure see some beautiful fish.
There are a few things you’ll want to bring with you, and other items you can leave at home since they’re a part of the all inclusive service.
- bathing suit
- eco sunscreen
- water shoes
- waterproof phone case
- snorkel gear
- young children
So – on the note of young children, it’s far too much for them. The activities are geared towards adults or older children. The youngest child we saw was probably 8 years old.
No need to bring towels or snorkel gear, they’re free with your admission. And, you can get as many towels as you like. Plus, there are about 5 different restaurants, all included, so don’t bring any food.
The first thing we did was the lazy river. We biked up the path and then had a long peaceful ride down the crystal blue river.
After that we jumped out and did the ropes – so much fun. One tricky part, though, it’s hard when you’re back-to-back with someone who is taller. Bryce was right behind me and I kept feeling all stretched out since he’s about 6 inches taller than me. Bryce had a great time laughing at me struggling – yet I never fell off!
After a few activities we had some breakfast, then off to the slide!
They won’t let you take your camera/phone up the slide. Not even if you want to just walk up for pictures. It’s a safety thing. Worth the trek up the 10 stories of stairs. So many stairs.
All in all, Xel-Ha water park is the place to spend a great day. We got there right at 8:30am when they opened and left shortly after 4pm. Oh, and we even took the Colectivo to get there. It’s easy and worth saving the $50 on a taxi.