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XEL-HA  ECOTOURISM PARK

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Xel-Ha is nature as no one has ever felt it before, a place to share in celebrating the biological parade of the Riviera Maya. The Natural Wonder and its open-sea aquarium offer a myriad of land and water activities, ecological attractions, world-class restaurants, and countless more unimaginable experiences.

Dazzle your senses. Feel the thrills of adventure and caresses of paradise.

Xel-Ha is the Eden of the ancient Mayan deities, destined to be a heaven on earth from the moment it was conceived. The gods combined all that was best of themselves, their dreams and wisdom, that which was most perfect and pure, and brought it into existence in the place where the waters are born. After delegating guardianship of the heavens, seas, and land to three animal-deities, this pristine natural jewel was presented to mankind.

Up until today, Xel-Ha continues to obey the wishes of the gods – that this paradise be shared in all its dazzling natural beauty, its pure, crystalline waters, its luscious rainforest, the rich beating of its heart of Life.

ACTIVITIES:
The crystalline coolness is beckoning to be immersed in. Vast stretches of tropical forest are whispering their secrets for anyone to discover. And hundreds of astounding creatures are waiting to welcome visitors in an environment of unbelievable natural beauty. So whether on a bicycle through the jungle, jumping off cliffs into the limpid blue, making friends with dolphins, or walking through stingrays on the bottom of the sea – the experiences Xel-Ha has to offer, the mind will never be able to forget.

WATER ACTIVITIES:
The Xel-Ha Inlet is an aquarium free of walls and glass panes, without man-made lights or feeding mechanisms, which every visitor should be allowed to explore with equal freedom. And so Xel-Ha has been designed to accommodate everyone, from first time swimmers to expert snorkelers. With over 70 species that have chosen this earthly paradise as their ideal habitat, plunging into the dizzying myriad of colorful fish is the experience of a lifetime. All dreams of meeting fascinating creatures in the flesh – dolphins, stingrays, turtles, all in their genuine niche – are about to come true at the Natural Aquarium

  • Swim with Dolphins: There is a creature in Xel-Ha with the natural instinct to assist an injured diver by pushing him to the surface. They have been known to surf for the pure fun of it. They are capable of learning to use tools to protect themselves, of cooperating with fishermen for food, of calculating numerical values and they give each other names. At Xel-Ha, dolphins enjoy the freedom of a lagoon adapted to their comfort and specific needs. A group of specialized trainers provide an optimal environment for both dolphins and people, by constant care and empathy towards the aquatic friends. The six dolphins are the apple of the eye in Xel-Ha. The dolphin programs are a worldwide success. Xel-Ha presents two modes in the dolphin program: Interax, a chance to get to know these wonderful creatures through contact and games, and Primax, a longer program that features several additional activities including the well-known "foot-push."

  • Sea Trek: A pleasant half-hour walk remarkable for its leisurely step, marvelous scenery, deep breaths (an occasional sigh of wonder) and the fact one is walking on the seabed the entire time. Sea Trek is so unexpectedly easy that the only thought minutes after plunging in is the glistening armor of jackfish, the slow grace in the flights of stingrays and the hundred shades of blue in the surrounding universe. Stingray City lies at the mouth of the Xel-Ha inlet; a colony of these docile and friendly creatures have chosen the park as their home and are always well-disposed to astonish and interact with visitors. Guided by professional divers, the park assures that the crossing of Stingray City will be an utterly unforgettable experience. With the aid of a technologically advanced helmet fashioned after deep-sea diving equipment, Sea trek requires no previous training, diving or otherwise. On the other hand, the experts will be close at hand at all times during the activity, aiding every need and satisfying every curiosity concerning the magical, aquatic world.

  • Snuba: From ancient times, mankind has aspired to achieve the freedom of other species, to plunge into the endless blue, to breathe water, to revel infinitely in the spinning rainbows of tropical submarine adventure. All dreams of limitlessly exploring that which covers 75 per cent of the surface of the planet are about to come true in Xel-Ha. Snuba is a door to aquatic liberation, beckoning the visitors to transcend marine limitations and share in the myriad of fish in Xel-Ha. A sophisticated combination of scuba and snorkel equipment will allow one to take the next step into freedom.

  • Kayaks: There are areas in Xel-Ha yet untouched, unexplored save by a precious few divers and scientific investigators. Xel-Ha is a part of the enormous anchialine system of the Yucatan Peninsula, surface manifestation of the meteor impact that caused the extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. This system is formed by a series of interconnected lagoons, underwater caves and rivers, many reaching hundreds of meters in depth and many thousands in length. A practically unexplored, profound underwater cave system rests below the Black Lagoon of Xel-Ha. This lagoon measures approximately 110 meters long and 30 meters wide at its broadest. Vessels are available for individual and twin navigation. No experience necessary, no additional fee, no limits to the adventure. Only strapping on a lifejacket and paddling enthusiasm is needed to explore the mysteries of an eon-aged monument.

  • Snorkel: Xel-Ha is a unique location in all facets of underwater exploration. Only the fjords bordering the Arctic Ocean share the specific characteristics caused by the simultaneous phenomena of halocline and thermocline, witnessed in Xel-Ha. Warm, dense, salty water from the sea, which cannot immediately combine with cool freshwater of lesser density, produces this visual effect reminiscent of a mirage. Whilst swimming, a separate layer of liquid can be seen on the surface, like water on oil, but this is in fact freshwater floating above seawater of greater density. Xel-Ha houses over 70 recorded species of freshwater and seawater fish, including yellowtails, parrotfish, surgeonfish, jackfish, sergeant majors, grunts, snappers, bonefish, stingrays, chubs, doctor fish, and an occasional barracuda. The endangered queen conch inhabits Xel-Ha under careful monitoring and protection. Temporary visitors to the inlet include sea turtles and manatees. Xel-Ha has six snorkel equipment distribution centers located around the inlet, and lifejackets at almost every pier. There is no cost for these services.

LAND ACTIVITIES:
Of the 200 acres of nature that make up Xel-Ha, almost 150 of these are lush tropical forest. The rich vegetation (over 220 recorded species of plants, many in constant cultivation at the Plant Nursery as part of Xel-Ha’s reforestation program) holds as marvelous an abundance of life as the waters do below. Through the fragrant trails on foot, bicycles, or motor vehicles, one will discover amazing biological luxury, scenery stunning to all the senses, mammals, reptiles, birds, and plenty of places to stop along the way and surrender to the beauty of nature.

  • Jungle Train: If one wishes to reach the beginning of Xel-Ha’s river from the main service area, it is difficult to find a more charismatic approach. A five-minute walk will take visitors from the service area to a small thatch-roofed bus depot, to which a small thatch-roofed bus arrives every few minutes. These vehicles are not only feats of engineering, but works of art, as well. Surely no one has every traveled in such a colorful frame before. The Jungle Train runs both ways, from the depot to the river and back, in brief minutes. It is the fastest, most refreshing, and relaxed way to reach the river, if one wishes to save strengths. Also, it can be useful for visitors approaching the river from the trail through the cenotes as a quicker and less tiring resort on their way back to the main service area.

  • Bicycles: Slightly hidden past the Jungle Train depot lies another fascinating alternative to reach the river’s starting point, the bicycle trail through the Land of Huh. About a kilometer in length, a healthy pace should travel the route in ten to fifteen minutes. However, a slower pace is encouraged. Feeding troughs are placed in the jungle, only a few paces from the bicycle path, and a zoological enthusiast with patience and quietness can be enormously rewarded. Coatis, porcupines, and tzereques approach the path (sometimes shyly, sometimes not) to feed, and may surprise even the hastiest of cyclists. Mountain bicycles are available for adults and children, with adjustable seats, fishnet bags for personal belongings, and pedal breaks (important.) These require no rental fee, and can be taken to travel either from the depot to the river, or vice versa.

  • Path of Consciousness: The Path of Consciousness flows through the bosom of Xel-Ha’s forest, infusing the minds of trekkers with the same tranquility and awe that inspired many philosophers to write about nature and the environment through the ages. The organic esthetic of the sculptures by Martha and David Gerstein reflects Xel-Ha's landscape, while the number system is Mayan heritage and the inscribed lettering is in Spanish. These quotes have been translated in the Path's booklet for the enjoyment of all. The park hopes that the Path of Consciousness will suffuse the visitor’s souls with wonder, minds with perspective, and hearts with natural purpose.

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES:
Entering Xel-Ha is an invitation to live life at its very fullest. Adventure is unsurpassable here; the color of everyday existence will pale at the comparison. Nature thrills the senses with sensations, rushes, and awe. This is the place to dive deeper, to jump higher, to run faster, to breathe freely at last. Whether feeling the wind on one’s face on the Floating Bridge, painstakingly balancing the length of Trepachanga, or crashing into the waters below from the Cliff of Courage, Xel-Ha will leave the nerves tingling and the soul aching for more.

  • Floating Bridge: At the mouth of Xel-Ha Inlet lies an exhilarating experience, a combined feat of nature and engineering, the Floating Bridge. Built to unite the main service area to the jungle paths that lead to the river, the bridge consists of interconnected buoyant sections resting upon the water, thus separating the inlet from the open Caribbean Sea. Even on an idyllic day, crossing the Floating Bridge can be a tremendous achievement. The irregular motion of the waves will make the Bridge lurch to and fro, resulting in an awkward (and most amusing!) staggering gait for everyone (except experienced seamen, perhaps.) A careful equilibrium is vital to reach the middle point of the bridge, one of the best places for fish-watching in Xel-Ha. The underside of the bridge acts as a shelter to many of the larger open sea varieties, schools and specimens of astonishing size are found in this vicinity.

  • Trepachanga: Visitors who consider themselves deft, balanced, and with agile hands and feet will face a thrilling challenge in Xel-Ha. Two-thirds of the way down Xel-Ha River, there are two platforms constructed more than 50 yards apart from each other, bridged only by parallel ropes that hover above the river below. Crossing is a feat that requires equilibrium, flexibility, coordination, strength, and ultimately, resisting the urge to plunge into the cool waters below. Snorkel equipment and fins can be left upon any of the platforms. Trepachanga can also be reached a short dip away from the footpath to the river, in case anyone is seeking a more direct access.

  • The River: The Yucatan Peninsula possesses several geographic idiosyncrasies which disallow the formation of superficial rivers. Continental water flux is regulated by a complex system of underground waterways traveling to and fro between the peninsula and the sea, Xel-Ha represents one of this system’s most important outlets. From the depths of underground caves, through the mangrove forest, cool freshwater flows into the Xel-Ha Inlet, where it mixes with the warmer seawater. This river, two-thirds of a mile long before reaching the Inlet, is one of the best visual examples of halocline and thermocline phenomena in the world. Xel-Ha River is an excellent place to snorkel, simultaneously harboring a number of freshwater and marine fish. There are several platforms along the way to pause and bask in the astonishing surroundings. For those who prefer a more relaxed voyage downstream, enjoying the beautiful natural scenarios from above the water, single and double inner tubes are available at no cost at the river’s starting point.

  • Cliff of Courage: Yet another thrilling challenge for the fearless and adventure-craving. Along the banks of the Xel-Ha River, accessible both from the water and from the footpath, are the Cliffs of Courage, from which dauntless visitors show off their diving skills or simply dare to leap off, crashing into the emerald and sapphire waters below. Both drops are approximately 15 feet high, and both have wooden stairways to aid adventure addicts in climbing up out of the water and jumping back in over and over again. Additionally, the first cliff (from the river towards the inlet) also features the Rock Climb, in which grooves in the rock face provide an exciting ascent, building up the thrill of the next exhilarating jump.

  • Children's Playground: Adventure is boundless in Xel-Ha, and all the little visitors will soon find out that this is the just the place to have fun. Xel-Ha has built a special place for the youngest explorers of the Natural Wonder, keeping in mind the important balance between safety, amusement, and education that every child merits. Children’s World is found not far from Xel-Ha’s main service area, and includes a wading pool, a playground area complete with swings, slides, rope ladders, a rope maze, and a wooden playhouse for hours of fun. Children with an interest in learning about this natural wonder and its guardians can also let their imagination fly with painting and drawing activities hosted by Xel-Ha staff. Very close by, as a suggestion for tired parents, is an exquisitely peaceful hammock resting area.

  • Mo's Flight: Deep in the jungle paths of Xel-Ha lays several freshwater pools, fed by underground currents that gradually flow out into the Xel-Ha River. Ixchel’s Gulf is a magical example, hosting adventure in a bewitching scenario of cool crystalline waters and immodestly green vegetation. From a raised rock that oversees the gulf, a rope swing emulates the flight of the legendary macaw guardian, Mo. A leap off this rock sends one skimming over the deliciously cool, blue surface of the pool, until splashing into waters below. Mo’s Flight is less than a ten-minute walk from the river’s starting point, or a twenty minute walk from the south side of the Floating Bridge.

ATTRACTIONS:
While the exhilaration of adventure may make hearts race, eyes widen, and thrill the senses, it is the smaller things in nature, contemplated at a leisurely pace, that enrich the soul and steal those proverbial sighs of wonder. Xel-Ha has an endless array of life, landmarks, mysteries, and monuments, each with a fascinating story to tell. Every detail looked into in this magical world, has a million worlds wrought into it, wrapped around it, connected by the endless strings of an infinite web of life.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:
Life, as a road, should be traveled at a pace that allows appreciation. Perception must be finely tuned to absorb the richness of detail, the miracles of life, the Wonder of Nature. Xel-Ha is bursting with colors you never imagined possible. A carnival of toucans, macaws, orchids, 75 species of dazzling tropical fish, trees an immodest green, cenotes a gemstone blue. Discover another underwater universe, one weird and wonderful with graceful, gliding rays, darting blurs of surgeon fish, massive schools of glistening silver, wrapping around you like aquatic amour in the Sun. Xel-Ha is here to open the eyes, to thrill the senses and to nourish the soul.

  • Inlet: The Xel-Ha Inlet differs from most in not being a mere entrance leading inland from the sea, but also a confluence of underground waterways flowing seawards. The white sands and bright waters of the Riviera Maya, of which Xel-Ha is a formidable example, are due to the disintegrated particles of coral reefs over millions of years. Xel-Ha Inlet houses over 70 recorded species of freshwater and seawater fish, including yellowtails, parrotfish, surgeonfish, jackfish, sergeant majors, grunts, snappers, bonefish, stingrays, chubs, doctor fish, and an occasional barracuda. The endangered queen conch inhabits the waters under careful monitoring and protection. Temporary visitors to the inlet include sea turtles and manatees.

  • El Dorado Cavern: A small sidetrack from the jungle paths leads to El Dorado Cavern, which possesses a unique limestone formation, testament to the immensely ancient geological forces that shaped the Peninsula. At one time in its history, the whole of the Yucatan Peninsula was thought to be coral formations, completely submerged in the sea. El Dorado supports this theory, its walls being studded with fossils of ancient mollusks and other prehistoric specimens. A beautiful blue-green pool lies underfoot, hinting through the minimal crack towards the abyss; at the interconnection of underground waterways underlie Xel-Ha.

  • Ixchel's Gulf: Ixchel was the jaguar goddess of fertility, birth, and medicine in ancient Mayan mythology. Along the jungle paths leading to the River, one can find Ixchel’s Gulf, a gem-colored freshwater pool whose cool embrace welcomes visitors seeking a more intimate swimming location. Carved out by underground waterways over thousands of years, Ixchel’s Gulf winds its way into a small, narrow canyon till an exit is reached on the far bank. As one emerges from this side, it is possible to contemplate the bizarre roots of a Chechem, thrust into the wall of rock, that have been long considered a manifestation of the giant Iguana Guardian, Huh, climbing down the Gulf.

  • Mayan Cave: Exactly opposite Chula Vista restaurant, on the other side of the Inlet, lays a sanctuary of ocean whispers, of acoustic ripples clapping into a delving deep in the rocks of Xel-Ha Inlet. This is the Mayan Cave, a magical refuge for the mind and soul, a play of light and sound unlike anything in the Riviera Maya. Several crevasses in the roof flood the cave in sunlight, refracted off the crystalline waters and illuminating the interior magnificently. This is the ultimate haven of mystical tranquility and reflection.

  • Chaac Mangal: Mangrove vegetation is remarkable for its uncanny versatility in the harsh conditions and high salt content of locations close to the sea. While the Xel-Ha River provides a steady flow of freshwater, these mangrove communities, also known as mangals, must cope with such factors as low oxygen levels, scarce nutrients, high tides, as well as regulating salt intake. Their capacity to adapt has given them their whimsical designs, wonderful to view from above, and bewitching to behold underwater. A fine perspective of this mangrove forest can be reached on a brief detour from the footpath towards the River, leading to a small platform engulfed in this marvelously adaptive vegetation.

  • Cenotes: 65 million years ago, a meteor that struck the Yucatan peninsula was one of the primordial reasons for the extinction of dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous. The center of impact appears to have been near the modern town of Chicxulub, at the northern tip of the peninsula, though the shock-waves caused disruptions throughout the geological structure of the region. The peninsula’s surface is mostly made up of limestone, which eroded through the ages to form the immense network of caves and underground waterways that lend Yucatan an extraordinary geology. Cenotes are the superficial exhibitions of these waterways, sinkholes of freshwater filtered through their underground passages. Xel-Ha has outlets of several subterranean rivers within its boundaries, and two of the most important can be reached through the jungle paths towards the river. Cenote Paraso and Cenote Aventura are protected areas for several endangered species of fish, and birds, and off limits to swimmers as fragile habitats. They are, however, unsurpassable locations for birdwatchers and amongst the richest places in local fauna.

ECOLOGICAL ATTRACTIONS:
At Xel-Ha, accommodations and facilities for visitors have always been built with the uttermost care for nature and the environment. Adhering to the awareness that it was nature what inspired Xel-Ha’s founders to achieve what it is today, the philosophy constantly strives to co-exist harmoniously with the environment, making a daily effort to leave a better world for the children and for all life on earth. Therefore, the ecological attractions refer to those places around Xel-Ha that, whilst part of the projects for the natural benefit in themselves, also attempt to share this philosophy and to spread the awareness and concern to all the visitors.

  • Chacah Garden: Mayan legend tells of the two greatest warrior princes of all time, brothers of enormous strength and skill but of completely different nature. The younger, Kinich was kind and merciful and beloved by all, while the elder Tizic was sullen, drawing his strength from the hate and anger nursed in his heart. They both tragically fell in love with the beautiful Nicte-Ha, and despite her protests, declared a battle to the death for her favor. The earth was torn and the heavens went into hiding during their battle, longer and more hideous than any the world had ever seen, until both brothers died in each other's arms. In the afterlife, they begged the gods for forgiveness, and a chance to return to the world of the living and see their beloved Nicte-Ha once more. Tizic was reborn as the Chechen tree, which seeps black poison from its branches and burns any who come near. Kinich was reborn as the Chacah, whose soothing nectar neutralizes Chechen's venom. They solemnly watch over Nicte-Ha, who having died of grief, was mercifully restored to life as a beautiful white flower. The Chacah Garden was designed to commemorate the movie, radio, television, literature, and sports celebrity visits to Xel-Ha, inviting them to plant a Chacah seedling and leave a brief manifest for posterity, engraved in stone.

  • Mayan Wall: The ancient Mayan metropolis of Xel-Ha appears to have had its most important development between the 1st and 6th century A.D., as a vital port city to the Mayan sea-faring network around the Caribbean. After a profound decline in its activity during several centuries, Xel-Ha reached new levels of significance around the 12th century A.D.; it was around this time the rampart protecting this port was built. Xel-Ha was a city of great importance as a commercial port until the arrival of the Spaniards in the 15th century. Along the footpath towards the beginning of the Xel-Ha River, there is a detour towards the vestiges of the ancient wall that protected the port. Though the magnificence of ancient civilization has been overcome by the patient hand of nature, it echoes in Xel-Ha nonetheless, for the awe of future generations.

  • Apiary: Central America and Australia are the only two regions in the world to house Meliponini, a variety of honey-producing, sting less bees. Ancient Mayan civilization revered this bee, as a symbol for the Bee God Ah Muzen Cab. These bees were, and still are, treated by native Mayan families as pets. The ancient method of enclosing a wild hive into a portable log is still in use today. Meliponini are, however, rapidly declining in population due to deforestation reducing their habitat and the increase in Africanized bee-farming, which produces much more honey. The beauty of the sacred honey-harvesting ritual is quickly disappearing with it. Xel-Ha celebrates a traditional honey-harvest twice a year, cleaning its hives and collecting honey during the full moon in June and December. This beautiful ceremony is conducted by a Mayan priest, with musical performers, traditional altars, and is ultimately celebrated with a feast.

  • Plant Nursery: Xel-Ha houses over 270 species of plants, many of which are endangered by the constant clearing of forests for urban development and overexploitation for the valuable resources they represent. Xel-Ha has strict relocation policies for any vegetation removed to make way for facilities, and environmental impact is carefully gauged to preserve the natural wonder for many future generations. The Plant Nursery is an open-air botanical garden in which an enormous variety of exotic and indigenous vegetation is tended to. Once a certain plant reaches a competitive size, it is relocated within the vast jungle areas of Xel-Ha. A free guided tour of the nursery leaves everyday from the Information Module near the Inlet.

LEISURE ATTRACTIONS:
Perhaps vacation is the perfect opportunity to unwind to the sound of waves, to the smell of the sea and warm sun filtered through the shade of tropical trees. Or perhaps one can feel the warm, patient urge to lie down and watch a sunset after an exhilarating day and a fabulous meal. In either case, Xel-Ha has a great deal to offer for those seeking relaxation and harmony in a spectacular setting. Nothing matches nature, water, sun, sky, and the luscious, fragrant green, for the ultimate feeling of purification and well-being.

  • Xpa: A holistic experience awaits the visitors at Xel-Ha. For all those who long for purification, liberation, well-being, far away from the harrowing grey spread of city life, for all desires of absolute peace, harmony, and renewal, Xpa holds the key. The latest progress in aromatherapy and physiotherapy blends perfectly with age-old Mayan wisdom. Treatments in Xpa are the ultimate combination of technique and all-natural ingredients to achieve health and renewal in mind, body, and soul. All this in an absolutely unsurpassable setting, rowboats take the visitors to secluded platforms around the inlet, nothing but the breeze and rippling of the waves to take it all away.

  • Bay of Caprices: If relaxation is a whim, this hallowed spot surpasses luxury. A short walk from the jungle paths off the Floating Bridge, this small bay is one of many of Xel-Ha’s hidden secrets. Amidst a silent, magnificent explosion of colors and light, dipping one’s feet amongst the fish in warm Caribbean waters, listening to the music of water and wind, as the caresses of the breeze linger on the skin. These secluded locations are purposely difficult to find, often barely the size for a couple of deckchairs. Which is exactly the reason one should seek them out. Exploring off the beaten track, taking detours, getting lost, will often result in the greatest of rewards, the most breathtaking of moments.

  • The Beach: The Riviera Maya boasts one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the world, and Xel-Ha is no exception. Near the entrance to Xel-Ha lies an eastward path, past the Black Lagoon, which eventually leads to the powdery white sands and crisp lapping of the seashore. Hammocks and deckchairs are spread about this area for comfort and relaxation with a supreme view. Moreover, Xel-Ha’s beach is enormously significant for another reason; it represents one of the most important nesting areas in the region for loggerheads and green sea turtles, two species in grave danger of extinction. Xel-Ha protects an annual average of 35,000 eggs, and releases more than 20,000 hatchlings a year.

  • Hammock Island: Directly in front of Jardn Corona, and with an excellent view of the dolphin’s frolic in their pools, Hammock Island is an ideal spot to unwind and indulge one’s every tropical whim. Fabulous cocktails are served scarce feet away, at Jardn Corona’s circular bar, can be sipped at supreme leisure. Hammocks have been adopted by Mayans from ages ago, and are still very much in use today. The lack of gravity eases the body into the most comfortable position possible, while the soft rocking can bring peace to even the most restless of souls. But hammock-lying holds its secrets! One must be sure to read the recommendations placed around the hammock areas to begin mastering the art of suspended relaxation.

  • Stores: Xel-Ha wishes to make absolutely sure that the visitors will not leave without every need and wish granted. Within the natural wonder, the presence of over a dozen stores, boutiques, and sales stalls offers an endless variety of articles. Shop for anything from snacks, soft drinks, and chips. Souvenirs of every shape and size, including typical Mexican liquors (tequila, mescal, xtabentum), craftsmanship, and vintage Mexican art can be found at Sian-Kan and Rincon Mexicano. Clothing for ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls, bathing suits, and aquatic equipment are highlights of Kanab and Natura. Don’t hesitate to ask the staff regarding any item you cannot find. All brought together to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. And of course, an unimaginable array of memories can be sought after and discovered at the stores, for the delight of family and friends back home.

RESTAURANTS:
Flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the world await the visitor’s palates at the natural wonder. Xel-Ha is passionate about hospitality. Allow yourself to be endlessly pampered in any of the five restaurants and the versatile bars. Feast on fresh fruit, seafood just brought in from the sea, unending salad bars, or the most exquisite recipes from Mexico and around the world.

  • Chula Vista, the largest restaurant, serves international buffet with options from all over the globe
  • La Cocina del Pueblo offers delicacies from several different regions of Mexico
  • A Mexican-style canteen and grill beckons from Jardn Corona
  • Snacks and fast food can be found at Mexico Lindo and La Terraza


You might wish you had a watch to stop time; too many flavors, textures, smells and cocktails to choose from.

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