Activities in Xpu Ha

Sandwiched between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Xpu-Ha has become a nice mixture of the two destinations as tourism has creeped into town.  There are just a small number of resorts here, so for the most part it remains uncrowded, but the activities that are available here speak to that of a much busier destination.  Fishing is a top choice, but other watersports are popular as well, you can play mini golf with the family, and you can plan a visit to the town's newest eco-park which is 10 acres of forest, wetlands, and ruins. 


Xpu Ha Diving

Dive sites around Xpu-Ha benifit from the nearby Belize Barrier Reef which brings in a vast population of large and small fish, colorful coral, and many other kinds of marine life. Additionally, the area is known for some drift dives, which will allow you to ride the same currents that fish and seaturtles use.

There are 3 dive operators and at least 7 good dive sites to choose from. Go to this extended discussion dedicated to diving in this area if you'd like more details.


Xpu-Ha is a fishing destination for the self-sufficient only. Additionally, unless you have your own vessel, your fishing here will likely be limited to shore fishing.

If you like to fish you might be happy to know there are several charter fishing services that operate from this area. Visit this page concerning nearby fishing options if you need additional specifics.


Like to play golf? Xpu Ha isn't overloaded with golf greens, but there is one golf course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Riviera Maya Golf Club. To reach our page about golf courses throughout Riviera Maya, go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

The following table lists more information about firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities Near Xpu Ha
Name Phone Location
Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran (984) 803-4774 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha
Blue Mystic Tour -- 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha
Fat Cat Sailboat (984) 116-3040 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha
Robinson Crusoe Tour -- 6.2 mi. South West of Central Xpu Ha
Yucatan F1 -- 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha

If you'd like to learn about local marinas and charter options use this link.


If there are some shopping fanatics in your group, they're not completely out of luck -- more than 10 retail stores are located in this area. To find out about opportunities for shopping near Xpu Ha, click this link.


Aktun Chen Cave System

Sightseeing is also a popular activity for visitors to Xpu Ha. Make your way to this page which is all about area sightseeing attractions if you want additional details.

Information about a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing can be seen in the following chart:

Sightseeing Services Near Xpu Ha
Name Location
Jungle Jim's Atv Tour 6.6 mi. South West of Central Xpu Ha
Rancho Punta Venado (Horse & Atv & Snorkeling) 8.8 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha
Santa Cruz Bike Tour 6.3 mi. South West of Central Xpu Ha


If you enjoy looking at fish you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Xpu Ha. To find out about other snorkeling opportunities, see this page.


Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to discover there are several in the area. Read this extended discussion which is all about nearby spas if you need additional information.


Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Xpu Ha
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha 7 check
Barcelo Maya Beach 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha 7 check
Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach 1.7 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha 7 check

For example, Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.


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