How far is Xcaret from Cancun? The distance between the city of Cancun and Xcaret Natural Theme Park is 76.2 km and this represents an approximate travel time of 1 hour. Meanwhile, the distance from Cancun Airport to Xcaret Natural Park is 63.4 km.
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A little about Xcaret
Xcaret really needs no introduction, as its name has such a worldwide weight, that I would even dare to say that it is a great reference of Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
Xcaret is a park surrounded by the nature of the Mayan Jungle, combined with the beauty of the Caribbean Sea, subway rivers and completely mixed with history, culture and the honor of our ancestors.
Xcaret is a park that invites each one of its members to know and enjoy Mexico, from the food, to the different shows and traditional dances that are waiting to be discovered by you.
Where Xcaret is located
Xcaret is located at the exit of Playa del Carmen, in fact about 5 minutes or less and very close to it we have its siblings, which are Xplor, Xenses and Rio Secreto. So if you are staying in Playa del Carmen, you will have the opportunity to be close and enjoy each of them.
How to get to Xcaret from Cancun
Xcaret is a park that you and your family have to know and if you are thinking of going, you have to know something very, very important: The park has entrance and exit hours.
What does this mean? That you can’t just get up at 11 am and say you want to go to Xcaret, considering the time it takes to get there and depending on your means of transportation.
Well, you could be arriving at Xcaret at 2 pm and guess what? The park closes at 6 pm. So, in order to go from Cancun to Xcaret it will be necessary to have an idea of the time it can take each of the available means of transportation and here we tell you.
The service we recommend to travel the 76.2 km distance from Xcaret to Cancun is a private transfer service. These services particularly know the schedules, so from the moment you book they will tell you at what time they will pick you up at your hotel.
It can be a single trip or a round trip, we recommend a round trip, this way when you leave the park you can rest comfortably and if you want to know the prices and rates click here.
Vans or colectivos are another means of transportation available to go from Cancun to Xcaret, but you must remember that in this case, you have to look for the ADO terminal, because in front of the terminal, there is the Playa Express terminal from where you can take a van.
The vans leave every 30 minutes and cost 45 Mexican pesos. The trip can take up to 1 hour, as it makes several stops along the way and does not leave you at Xcaret, it leaves you at 5th avenue, from where you have the option of taking a cab or another van to Tulum and get off at Xcaret. Quite an odyssey!
Another option is to take the bus from the ADO terminal, but they have very strict schedules to Xcaret, so it is a good idea to find out and measure your time.
Our last option is to take a cab, but consider that the cost can be up to 150 USD per trip and it only has capacity for 4 people.
As you can see, there are several ways to go to Xcaret from Cancun and the most advisable is to use a private transportation service. Believe me, it will save you a lot of hassle.