History Xel-Há

Xel-Há, an Eden created by the Mayan gods.
Legend has it that the Mayan gods while combining their knowledge, dreams, purity and perfection, created a paradise where they got together the best of nature and themselves. They called it Xel-Há. "Xel" means "spring water" in Maya, or "place where something is born", and "Há" means water, therefore Xel-Há is "the place where waters are born".

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History Xel-Há

The gods designated the iguana, the macaw and the parrotfish to look after the earth, the sky and the water and they were named "Xel-Há's guardians." Once created, the gods were so pleased with the place that they decided to allow the entrance to humans.
During pre-Hispanic times and because of its privileged position, Xel-Há was used as a shelter port, a trade centre, a peregrination point and refuge for navigators. Besides it represented a reserve of food products in times of bad weather.
Xel-Há is the Mayan gods Eden, a paradise with an astonishing natural beauty, crystal clear and pure waters, lush jungle and richness full of life. A paradise, we proudly have the honour of enjoying, protecting and preserving.

Xel-Há
With turquoise waters as a scenario, Xel-Há is a unique set of inlets, lagoons and cenotes, arising from the longest underground river in the world. The world's most beautiful natural aquarium, a place to fill your senses with the wonderful colours of tropical fish and stunning marine vegetation that inhabits the inlet.