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Xaman Ha Aviary

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Interesting place for visit

I like this Gemma hidden and I consider that this is one of them. I think that places what pretend... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Mexico City, Mexico
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Fun Walk Through

Happened upon this park on a bike ride through Playacar. The cost was $300 peso per person and it... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2017
Woodstock, Georgia
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I like this Gemma hidden and I consider that this is one of them. I think that places what pretend rescuers some of Mexican nature are necessary. Is a beautiful place but need help for rescue. I recommend visit to know a few things of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

You pay 300 pesos per person to walk around 4 sad looking parrots and some depressed pelicans. The animals are kept in tiny areas. It needs to be shut down and the animals taken to a bird sanctuary.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Lydia W
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Dirty and poorly maintained. Nowhere to sit, paths uneven and tricky to walk on. Birds don’t appear well looked after. Only took 20 minutes to walk around - a total waste of money for 300 pesos per person. Came away feeling sad for the birds...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank RedCymru
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

The park used to be bigger but someone decided to build new apartments right next to it so the park lost half its property... But.. still it is really nice. Entrance is 300 pesos. There is 1 route with benches to watch the bird. Really...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Valerie J
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Tried to visit the aviary at 11am one morning however you have to go through a security post and the man on the gate said “no visit” and refused to let me in. My friend managed to get in later in the day and said...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank dakeyj
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this park on a bike ride through Playacar. The cost was $300 peso per person and it was well worth it. The birds seemed happy enough although I did wonder why they didn’t fly about, so it seemed a bit sad. You really...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank lisavieira
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

We came here in 2011 & it had a real WOW factor. Seeing as it was most memorable we thought we’d return, & were quite shocked by the place that this has become. There’s hardly any birds there compared to what once was, & it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank DeuceWooo
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Local Aviary and have walked by many times. But stopped and paid entry fee. Interesting but not too many people come to see the birds. All kinds of new construction next door _ more condos, so birds are a little skittish but beautiful. Glad we...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank MIZ10
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We have walked past this place for years on our visits to Playa Del Carmen as we walk to town but have never gone in, so this time we stopped and went in, it was a little pricy I think 16 dollars a person to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Not suitable for people with physical disability. Looks like birds have wings clipped. Branches are bare assumely where the birds pace. Costs the equivelent of 15 pounds a person. Lots of mosquitoes. Had to give a star but would have preferred not to. Please don't...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Tina C
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Scottie W
January 26, 2016|
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Response from 549franb | Reviewed this property |
I think when we went in 2015 it was $22 american dollars each person. It's a nice experience ! We enjoyed it
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Dacula, GA
Xaman Ha Aviary (6 Replies)
Any comments on the Xaman Ha Aviary ? Is it worth the time to go there while spending a day in PDC? Will we be able to walk there from town, or what means of transportation would we have to use to get there? Thanks.
August 04, 2007|
Response fromMnViking45|
Ya, you can walk there from town ...it's a few minutes hike once you get to the "gate" going into Playacar. On the right going south... Tends to be a bit pricey for what you get, I think, but can be relaxing. It's ok ...Make sure you check the open hours. I'd find other activities in town rather than that if only one day in town. You can walk around the streets in that end of Playacar for free, park like setting and some ruins, cenotes, flowers, birds, and beach. PDC's little airport is...More
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Xaman Ha Aviary- any1 been there? (7 Replies)
Xaman Ha Aviary- any1 been here? How far is it from PDC. How do we get here? Colectivo, bus, taxi? Best time to go (morning?) I hear it is expensive but a great place to see all kinds of birds in their natural habitats/open air sanctuary. (Toucans, parrots, snowy egrets etc...) And, if we go in the morning, is there a restaurant to eat at as well? What's the nearest town? Thx
January 03, 2013|
Response frommtl_habs_fan|
Hi- Yes I have been. It is in walking distance from Playa... right past the entrance to Playacar. You could cab if you don't want to walk. Not sure if there is a best time to visit, but yes, lots of pretty birdies to see. I did think it was $$$ but I love birds so worth it for me! No restaurants on site. Beware of mosquitoes... pack your repellant!