Travel: Xel-Ha Water Park


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
  • phone/camera
  • waterproof phone case

Don’t bring

  • towels
  • snorkel gear
  • lifejackets
  • food/snacks
  • 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.

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