Everything You Need To Know About Spending The Day At Xel-Ha

Xel Ha, Yucatan

Xel-Ha is an eco-rich aquatic theme park just 30 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen and it truly does have something for everyone. The biggest challenge to Xel-Ha is fitting everything into one day but we certainly did our best. If you plan to visit Xel-Ha this post will help you make the most of your time there without feeling rushed or like you missed out on something.

What is Xel-Ha?

Xel-Ha is Mayan for “mix of waters” and is the name of the Go To Post!!!

How To Find A Rental Apartment In Playa Del Carmen


It turned out to be more challenging than we thought to find a short term home in Playa Del Carmen but as with most things persistence and creativity eventually paid off.

When we started our travel life six months ago our first long term stay was Puerto Vallarta. We had booked our first week there at an all-inclusive for a family vacation but beyond that we were pretty much winging it. Go To Post!!!

Valladolid, Mexico – A Great Home Base For Ethereal Cenotes and Ancient Chichen Itza


Valladolid is an old Colonial town, nearly 500 years old in fact, and it is situated almost exactly halfway between Merida and Cancun. It’s much quieter and smaller than Merida and is not a huge tourist destination itself but it makes for a very pleasant and convenient home base for visiting Chichen Itza and some of mystical cenotes in the area. For us it was a perfect spot to Go To Post!!!

Falling In Love With Merida, Mexico

Merida, Mexico

Even in the pre-dawn dimness and with eyes blurred from sleep we knew we were going to like the “White City” as Merida is known. As our taxi drove through the quiet streets from the bus station to Centro Historico we were impressed by what we could see of the lovely architecture lining the avenues. I could barely contain my excitement when the driver pulled up in front of a beautiful sandstone faced Spanish Colonial Go To Post!!!