Xel-Ha Pictures

Xel-Ha (pronounced Shell-Ha) is a water theme park. The park is located on the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula near Tulum on the Riviera Maya.

The park consists of a freshwater snorkling area, a river area used for tubing, dolphin swimming, caves, a cenote and other water activities like Snuba (like SCUBA but no tank - just a hose connected to a regulator).

The river is freshwater and flows to the Caribbean, mixing into a brackish portion that has fresh water on top and salt water below. The snorking is pretty good, but there is no coral in the freshwater area.

There are paths through the jungle, cliffs to jump off of into the river, and lots and lots of Iguanas.

Entrance sign in lodge house Local artwork done in metal Snorkling area
Entrance sign in lodge house Local artwork done in metal Snorkling area
Dining area near snorkling park More of the park Tracie playing around
Dining area near snorkling park More of the park Tracie playing around
Sea water meets freshwater Rest area near the sea Bridge near Snuba area
Sea water meets freshwater Rest area near the sea Bridge near Snuba area
Guide holds an Iguana
Guide holds an Iguana