Xcaret is an awesome eco theme park. We went snorkeling through some caves, and then again in a beautiful inlet, both times amongst beautiful and unique fish. As you walk through the park, you pass viewing points to see animals like wild boar, flamingos, spider monkeys, dolphins, and giant sea turtles. Iguanas roam freely and the plush plants line the walking paths. This place really impressed us, clean bathrooms everywhere, good signs and helpful staff, a world of activities and shows. The organization and careful planning ensures no waiting for anything (bathroom or activity) which makes it almost unreal for a theme park.

We opted for the Plus Package which includes locker rental, snorkeling gear rental, towels, buffet lunch, and extra beverage tickets. We highly recommend the Plus Package because it’s well worth the extra $30 (everything would cost a lot more purchased separately). We chose to have lunch at the seafood buffet (one of three choices) where we had the most amazing view.

scenery (2)

I didn’t expect much from the food at a theme park, but it was actually pretty decent, with quite a variety. Beverages were included. (Don’t you hate when buffets charge you extra for beverages?) We enjoyed most of the ceviches and salads, but weren’t too fond of the hot seafood, mostly over-cooked getting drier and drier sitting on steam tables.

salads 2 hot seafood

There was a huge cheese section.

cheeses cheeses 2

Lon tried the cream shrimp soup (one of three choices) which was tasty but the air was too hot to be drinking soup. Lon added some dried guajillos and tortilla strips.

shrimp soup

The best part was their stir fry station where you chose whatever you wanted and they make it for you. They had chicken, beef, calamari, and fish, with tons of vegetables, including cactus, one of my favorite discoveries on this trip.

stir fry choices

They managed to cook the stir fry perfectly so we got it twice.

stir frry 2

Desserts were also plentiful, with traditional Mexican as well as American style sweets. I really liked the Pepitas candy and the Tamarind.


Lon loved the Bananas in Cream.

bananas and cream

The cakes were just ok, and rather sweet (sorry for the rapidly snapped, blurry pics).

dessert plate

It’s not a place I would go to just for food, but considering you’re there for the fun, it’s really not bad. The view is killer and you will be full!
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