insider Staff Picks

Want to make the most of your vacation on the Riviera Maya? Tap the Reef Resorts staff for insider tips on the hottest things to see and do. Whether you're a fan of history, outdoor adventure, sport fishing or spa days, our team has the inside scoop on the experiences that will make your stay extraordinary.


A Forgotten World

September 12, 2016

Though many come to Playa del Carmen for the relaxing beaches and great weather, many others come to unveil the secrets of the Maya, a people the area belonged to long ago. Though the ruins above ground are commonly talked about, there’s a whole world of ruins below the surface just waiting to be explored. Xel-Há Park, located forty minutes from The Reef at Coco Beach, offers the opportunity to do just that.

An all-inclusive day trip to Xel-Há will include unlimited snorkeling and gear, a traditional Maya buffet, an open bar, and admission to Adventure Park, a complete experience with zip-lines and cenotes to conquer. The undersea environment of Xel-Há’s cove and river will wow even the most experienced snorkeler, as the ruins provide a unique home to angelfish, stingrays, and turtles that live there. Whether you explore the land or the sea at Xel-Há, know your experience will be an unforgettable one.