Monday, March 27, 2023

Grupo Xcaret opens Xavage adventure park in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Grupo Xcaret, the leaders in offering thrilling, eco-friendly experiences in Riviera Maya, announces the grand opening of Xavage, a new adventure park that will make its highly anticipated debut April 15. With an investment of US$78 million that transformed 57 acres in Riviera Maya, Xavage invites those who want to unleash their wild side and explore the jungles of the area within a variety of settings. Xavage will be open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., offering numerous animal-named activities for the whole family to enjoy, including: 

  • Barracuda: An exhilarating whitewater rafting along almost 2,000 ft. of artificial rapids.
  • Puma: An extreme route on ATV rock crawlers through an obstacle course.
  • Dragonfly: A high-speed jetboat ride piloted by an expert captain with unpredictable twists and turns.
  • Hawk: A 1,500-foot horizontal zipline circuit set high above at 65 feet in the air.
  • Howler Monkey: A rope circuit between treetops that tests strength, balance and coordination.
  • Crocodile: A kayaking tour that takes explorers along Cancun’s unique canals.

“It is with great pleasure that we expand the Grupo Xcaret family with yet another nature-driven development that will entice adventure-seeking travelers to visit our destination within a destination,” said Marcos Constandse, VP of Finance and Business Administration at Grupo Xcaret. “We are continuously evolving and adapting to traveler’s demands and preferences, and knew we needed to cater to repeat visitors and those searching for outdoor excitement unlike any other. Grupo Xcaret continues to grow, in 2017 we opened Hotel Xcaret Mexico and in 2020 we will open La Casa de la Playa, the most luxurious boutique hotel in the Americas” he added. 

The Xavage project began in 2013 with thorough topography studies to determine the best way to use and enhance the land’s attractions while being respectful of its ecosystem, with park construction beginning in 2017. The park will offer the only whitewater rapids in Cancun and Riviera Maya, bringing adventure excursions to a whole new level. Other park facilities include a buffet-style restaurant, six shops, rest areas with hammocks and longe chairs, dressing rooms and lockers. 

Located only 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) away from the Cancun International Airport, and generating 362 direct jobs, Grupo Xcaret has gone to great lengths to provide the safest and most breathtaking activities in the regions. All employees have received extensive training and lifeguards, guides and captains are certified in emergency response. In addition, visitors are required to wear a helmet during all activities, a life jacket in any water activity, a harness for any air activity and a seatbelt while operating vehicles. 

Xavage is part of the unique ALL-FUN INCLUSIVE® for guests staying at Hotel Xcaret Mexico that offers completely complimentary access to nine nature parks and tours as part of the rate benefits, as well as free airport transfers, wi-fi, food & beverage, and more. For visitors not staying at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, admission prices vary depending on the selected level of adventure, and range from $55.99 to $135.99 for adults, and $28 to $68 for children.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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