Adventures

ADVENTURES

Explore the Yucatan Peninsula during your SUNDARA trip. All Adventures will be available to purchase via the Guest Dashboard.

ATV & ZIPLINES

Tear it up off the beaten trail with a guided ATV tour through some of Mexico’s most picturesque backcountry. Take a 30-minute drive through the enchanting jungle to a freshwater sinkhole (also known as a “cenote”), where you can zip line and go for a dip into the water. From here, you’ll cruise on out for another 45 minutes to another zip line circuit! We’ll bring that unforgettable day to a close with a late lunch buffet of fantastic local cuisine, including grilled chicken, rice, beans, a salad bar, corn chips and hot sauces. Es muy bueno!

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Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 11 AM
  • Approximate return time – 5 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 4 out of 5
  • Expect moderate to light hiking. All participants must be able to swim, and be capable of handling a motorized vehicle over long distances.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 20 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel

Catamaran Catamaya

Explore the dazzling depths of the Caribbean on the snorkeling adventure of a lifetime! Sail from Puerto Aventuras to the second largest coral reef system in the world on a luxury 65-foot catamaran. Swim among hundreds of tropical fish species, turtles, whale sharks, and fabulous coral reefs on this guided snorkeling adventure. While you swim, a meal will be prepared on board. Enjoy an exquisite lobster or New York strip steak with a full open bar including mixed drinks, beer, margaritas, soda and purified water.

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Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 9 AM
  • Approximate return time – 3 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 1 out of 5
  • Honestly, you’ll spend most of the day kicking back aboard our luxury catamaran, but you must have the ability to swim/snorkel freely if you wish to participate in that portion of the adventure.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 15 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is the capital of the ancient Maya empire. Its majestic buildings date back to 435 and 455 BC. At this site, declared as one of the 7 Wonders of the World, you can visit magnificent temples such as the Kukulkan Pyramid and the Pok ta Pok ball game court. The Pyramid of Kukulkan is the most impressive temple in Chichen Itza. It’s renowned for the number of tombs beneath its endless 91 steps.

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Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 8 AM
  • Approximate return time – 5 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 1 out of 5
  • You can expect moderate to light hiking.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 2 hours 20 minutes

Packing List

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable Shoes

Jungle Maya

If our adventures have got the explorer in you all fired up, you don’t want to miss the ultimate Jungle Maya tour. Discover the breathtaking Sistema Sac-Actun, the world’s longest underground river! Visit this historic natural landmark and participate in thrilling local activities – snorkel in the Nohoch Nah Chich cavern, explore the rainforest on an all-terrain Mercedes Benz Unimog, swim in cenotes, and even fly over the jungle on exciting zip lines!

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Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 7:30 AM
  • Approximate return time – 2:30PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 4 out of 5
  • Expect moderate to light hiking, driving in off-road vehicles over uneven terrain, and ziplining . You must have the ability to swim/ snorkel in open water

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 25 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Comfortable Shoes

Paradise Lagoon

Explore two incredible cenotes as you swim in one of the oldest subterranean river systems in the world. After resurfacing, you’ll be taken to a beautiful lagoon, where the fresh subterranean waters mix with the warm, tropical water from the Caribbean, creating a one of a kind snorkeling experience for everyone involved. Following your tour of the Paradise Lagoon, guests will receive an authentic catered lunch that’s sure to hit the spot after a long day in the water.

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Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 8:30 AM
  • Approximate return time – 2:30 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 2 out of 5
  • All participants must be able to swim and be capable of treading water for extended periods of time, as well as properly operating snorkeling equipment.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 25 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water shoes (optional)

Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

On-site Purchasing Ability
While space on these adventures is extremely limited, guests are allowed to reserve available adventures on-site at our Concierge Desks.

Rio Secreto

If you thought Riviera Maya was beautiful, just wait till you get a look at what’s underneath the hood! Rio Secreto is a natural underground cave filled with a kaleidoscope of speleothems. The half-mile route will take you on a journey back through the ages, and you’ll marvel in this ancient, magical subterranean world that until now has remained unexplored and untouched for millions of years.

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Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 10 AM
  • Approximate return time – 2:30PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 4 out of 5
  • Expect numerous hours underground navigating these underwater caves. Must have the ability to swim. Not recommended for people with claustrophobia.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 15 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

Tulum Day Trip

Tulum is one of the most idyllic towns on the Yucatan Peninsula and a must-visit when you’re in Riviera Maya. With an extraordinary blend of unspoiled beaches strewn with clubs and bars, ancient Mayan architecture, and those languid, laid-back vibes, there ain’t nowhere out there quite like Tulum.

Your day starts at the famous Mayan temples, one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans over 600 years ago. Tour guides are available at the entrance to the ruins area, or you can kick things off at our official beach club, where you can relax on sugar white sands, enjoy a couple of cold ones or take a dip in the ocean. Tulum is famous for its lip-smacking ceviche, so we’d strongly recommend exploring the local cuisine in the town’s many fabulous restaurants and tropical shacks. Please note: food, drink, and admission into the ruins are not included, only transportation to and from your resort.

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Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 10:30 AM
  • Approximate return time – 4:30PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 1 out of 5
  • You can expect moderate to light walking.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 35 minutes

Packing List

  •  Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable Shoes

Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

On-site Purchasing Ability
While space on these adventures is extremely limited, guests are allowed to reserve available adventures on-site at our Concierge Desks.

Xel Ha

Spend an action-packed day exploring Xel-Há, the world’s largest natural aquarium park! Enjoy full-day access to the park and more than 20 incredible activities and attractions. Swim and snorkel with more than 90 marine species, Huck Finn your way through cenotes and mangrove trees, cliff dive, traverse rivers on ropes and zip lines, explore history on jungle trains, or just kick it with a drink on Hammock Island. As always, breakfast, lunch, and drinks are included.

More Info

Offsite adventures are not included in your package and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 9 AM
  • Approximate return time – 4:30PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 2 out of 5
  • You can choose your own adventure at this park, so swimming levels of all types are welcome. Expect moderate walking distances.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya Palace: 25 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes
  • Hat