Xcaret Park on Mexico’s Riviera Maya pioneered the concept of protecting extraordinary natural landscapes to make incredible, low-impact family adventures. So if you’re looking for wild swimming on the Yucatan Peninsula this is the place. Choose from three freshwater rivers, each with its own current, to glide you through streams of clear water between walls of natural rock. Then finally drift into the Caribbean sea, right next to mangrove forests filled with flamingos,
For all their mythical wonder, the Yucatan Peninsula underground rivers are very safe and slow moving, so you’re free to swim and explore without guides. Xcaret provides lifejackets, and if you want to go further, you can hire snorkeling kit.