Our home is settled upon the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Beautiful scenery surrounds Villa Arghy with its expansive ocean views, luxurious accommodations and rich history. You’ll experience fun culture, tranquil environments and a leisurely schedule. After your time relaxing, you may want some excitement. Forty (40) minutes North is Playa del Carmen, full of shopping and nightlife. Just ten (10) minutes North is the seaside town of Akumal. This part of the Yucatan is of great importance in the ancient Mayan world. The pueblo of Tulum is approximately ten (10) minutes South of Tankah Bay and offers a wealth of native culture in its local restaurants and market place. The historic Tulum Ruins are something every visitor must see. Click here to learn more about Tulum. Some of our visitors have enjoyed:
Cenote Freshwater Pools
The World's 2nd largest Coral Reef runs along the Mexican Caribbean coast. The water visibility is up to 100 ft/30 m and even further in the cenotes. You will be hard pressed to see so many underwater species in one location anywhere else. Casa Cenote is 1/4 mile from Villa Arghy and you can see fresh and salt water fish at the same Cenote.
Scuba Diving Diving in the Cenotes A fresh water, Cenote, Dive is the most unique dive any diver can make. The Riviera Maya has some of the best Dive Instructors. They dive every day and really love diving. Many Instructors speak several languages.
Chichen Itza Ruins
Aquaray Jungle Adventure
Ziplining, Cliff Diving & Mountain Biking
Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Eco-Park Excursion
Well, it's not Wet N Wild or Sea World, it's Xel Ha. It's a Water Paradise.
All Inclusive atXel Ha: If you want to spend the day with water-based activities and all-inclusive food and drink this is the place for you! You can spend the whole day at Xel Ha, and never be disappointed. You get a bracelet when you enter that allows you "all-inclusive" access.
Buffets and Bars. Yes you can eat all day long. Access to free alcohol all day, but keep in mind that it is best to stay afloat so don't indulge too much. If you do plan to drink, it is wise to take a taxi there and back. Much cheaper than a DWI.
Equipment and access to the Facilities: snorkel equipment ($25 security deposit per person), a free new snorkel tube, towels, lockers, inner tubes and life jackets and changing rooms, showers,.
Activities such as the lazy river, the cliff jumping, the bicycles, zip lining, and the snorkeling are all part of your package. They do have optional activities that do have extra charges such as: Swimming with the Dolphins, Manatee and Stingray Encounters, Snuba, Sea Trek, a Spa and the Zip-Bikes.
Biodegradable sunscreen. It is mandatory at the park so make sure you have some or you can get some on site.
The state of Quantum Roois very Eco Friendly in regard to their Reef and Sea Life.
Breakfast first stop: There are a few buffet restaurants on site, but we opted for the main one in the center of the park. Two-story, lots of seating (no wait!) and a large, varied buffet. Energized with food, we headed out, in the direction of the lazy rivers.
We opted for the train to the top as we had too much equipment to be taking the bicycles. They do have child sized bikes as well.
On the walk to the train, right before a bridge, there is a feeder there where you can get dried food to feed the fish and birds.
We headed to the entrance of the lazy river. You can bring your belongings (shoes, clothes etc.) and they will put them in a lock bag that you can collect at the bottom. You can also get life jackets here (they have every size) and then grab your single or double inner tube.
The "lazy" river is just that. It is not doing any of the work getting you down it, you will have to work to get yourself down, but who is in a hurry.
On your way down, you will encounter the Cliff Jumps, the Zip lines, and tons of Snorkeling spots. You can ditch your inner tube at any point and either swim down, or walk back down the path. While we were snorkeling we saw lots of variety and colors of fish. The park claims to have over 90 marine species, I can say that we easily saw 35-40 different types of fish.
Lunchtime. Again, really pleased with the food. This time we checked out the more “Mexican” Buffet. Good stuff, lots of choice, fresh fruit and veggies.
After recharging our batteries, we headed down the other way towards the floating bridge. I think this is where we saw the largest fish and we even spotted a stingray.
Even if you are not an avid snorkeler, there are lots of things to do. Eat, drink, swim, glass bottom boat, hammock garden, zip line, lazy river, bicycle ride, swim with dolphins ($), rope bridge, floating bridge, cenote, kayak, and then eat and drink some more…
All in all, we thought that Xel Ha was a great day. Fun for the kid, and fun for the grown ups.
KIDS: Kids under 5 are free with ID. Kid's between 5-11 are 1/2 price. All equipment is available in kid's sizes.
WHEELCHAIR: There is a wheelchair rental service on site and the park offers a hydraulic chair for access to the rivers. Your map showswhat parts of the park are accessible.