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People zip lining at Xavage Park in Cancun
Credit: Courtesy of Xavage Park

Cancun's most thrilling park is welcoming outdoor adventure seekers again. Xavage park features adrenaline-pumping activities, including zip lining, rafting, and kayaking, as well as water activities for visitors of all ages.

The attraction, which is part of Grupo Xcaret, reopened its doors on Dec. 20, 2021 after closing in March 2020 because of the pandemic. In addition to the return of its six trademark activities, there's also a new pool surrounded by lounge chairs and hammocks, as well as a new international buffet with salads, pastas, ceviches, burgers, meats, and desserts, plus a new snack bar called Xnack, which has pizza, cookies, vegetables, smoothies, and juices.

Among the activities are zip lining along the longest flight in Cancun — almost a half-mile long and more than 68 feet high — and piloting a monster truck around 15 obstacles on a course. There's also a challenging ropes course with more than 4,000 hanging elements over four different heights, with one stretching 118 feet into the sky.

Those with a love of boating have three choices. There's rafting on the area's longest human-made river rapids circuit with International Rafting Federation certified guides, high-speed jet boating with a naval captain, and kayaking on three different routes.

Every activity also has a kid-friendly way to experience it, as the young ones can co-pilot the monster trucks, try the first level of the ropes course, or paddle in pairs on the kayaks. There's also a children's area, which includes waterslides, a wading pool, and water jets.

The basic admission allows guests to try the ropes course and kayaking, as well as access the children's splash zone for $54 per adult (age 12 and older) and $27 per child (ages 5 to 11). The all-inclusive admission includes access to every activity (including whitewater rafting, the monster truck obstacle course, zip lining, and jet boating) for $135 per adult and $68 per child. All guests get access to the snack bar and international buffet. Those staying at nearby Hotel Xcaret in Playa del Carmen gain free entry to Xavage.

The amusement park is open Mondays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and is located in the Benito Juarez municipality in Quintana Roo, just a five-minute drive from the Cancun International Airport, a 25-minute drive from most Cancun resorts, and 35 minutes from Playa del Carmen.

While Mexico is currently welcoming all international travelers who just need to register ahead of time on its Mexico Vuela Seguro platform, the U.S State Department currently has a Level 4 "Do Not Travel" advisory to Mexico, recently renewed on Jan. 31.