The most extreme slides in Mayá, Lost Mayan Kingdom.

Honoring the truth in YOLO, my friends Alex, Victor, Sam and I, were planning a cruise trip to the Western Caribbean. We wanted fiesta and music, but we also wanted to go beyond and explore new ways to test our spirit of adventure. So, when looking online for the perfect route, we discovered a port that promised fun and adventure, that was exactly what we needed: A trip to Costa Maya.

With so many things to do in Mahahual, the little village in the jungle where Costa Maya is located, I am glad we chose to spend the day at Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom, an adventure park with amazing reviews in Trip Advisor about the most extreme waterslides and zip lines in the Mexican Caribbean.

Once there, my 3 friends and I were ready to have every air and water adventure at Mayá Park.

We got to Costa Maya early in the morning, so we went directly to have a light breakfast because we knew Mayá was waiting for us, and if we wanted to enjoy it, we had to be completely energized.

Once we ate, we were ready for adventure. The first thing that pulls your eyes as you enter the park is the gigantic pyramid from which these enormous waterslides start. Despite all the amazing attractions that Mayá had for us, we were more excited about the highest waterslides. We really wanted to feel the speed and adrenaline that comes with sliding down from the heights, but we saved the best for the last. We first started with the ziplines, those were amazing, but, truth be told, once we were done with them and jumped onto the waterslides, everything became even better. We took the rides in the lower levels to warm up, saving the best for the end. Once we were done with everything else, all we wanted was adrenaline and adventure, so we went to face:

The most extreme waterslides in Mayá, Lost Mayan Kingdom.

Lord of the Storm

Tell me about a big storm!!! This waterslide has 59 ft of height and only takes 4 seconds to go down. It was perfect for racing against my friends, as it has 4 lines. We went down at high speed using a mat. In our first race, Victor was the winner but after that, I won every single time!

Underworld/Xibalbá

On the same level as the Pyramid we found the waterslide Underworld. For me, this was the most extreme waterslide. The freefall at the beginning of the ride leaves your heart up in the air. The sensation I felt when I jumped was a mix of adrenaline and fear, but it was so worth it. With a height of 59 ft. and a 90° of inclination, it took me only three seconds to go down.

The Witch

Believe me, this is the highest and fastest waterslide of Mayá Park. It goes down from the top of the pyramid. That means a fall from 78 ft. of pure adrenaline. I must admit it, I was scared when I saw the distance between the waterslide and the floor, but when I was told that in only three seconds I would be splashing the water at the end of the tunnel, I said: “Why not?” So, I jumped, leaving my fears behind.

All of the other activities at the Lost Mayan Kingdom were so cool, 2 zip lines, an awesome Zip-Coaster, 2 pools, but believe me, if you are looking for adrenaline and extreme activities, you must come to Maya and go down these waterslides I told you about. You won´t regret it!

What are you waiting for? Book your tickets now!

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Discover the legend of Xtabay. The inspiration for the most extreme toboggan in Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom.

At the beautiful seashores of the Mexican Caribbean, lies a waterpark built around the legends of an old civilization, the Mayans. Located in Mahahual, the lazy town that houses Costa Maya, this amazing waterpark, Mayá, Lost Mayan Kingdom, guards many mysteries for you to come and discover, and the only way to unveil them is venturing into the jungle to test your courage.

Among the mystical legends that come to live in this amazing place, there is one that gives you goosebumps and has inspired the most extreme waterslide in Mayá, Lost Mayan Kingdom:

Xtabay, the witch, a Mayan woman whose real name was Utz-colel and who, after killing her sister to steal her beauty was given by the evil spirits the opportunity to traverse the worlds of the living and the death. With her incomparable beauty and her cold heart, she waited under the ceiba tree to lure her victims into doom, throwing them over a cliff, taking their hearts to keep herself alive.

Only the bravest warriors were able to escape her spells and get to the other side of the rainforest, and they were honored as Eagle Knights. Now you have the opportunity to defeat the Witch Xtabay, sliding down this toboggan that will pump up your adrenaline from start to end.

Falling down from the top of the Great Pyramid in the middle of the waterpark, the Xtabay waterslide has a tremendous height of 78 ft, but the thrilling part goes beyond the height, the secret lies on its inclination, which will let you fall at full speed, making you feel as if you were really falling from a cliff.

Every one of the waterslides in Maya Park has its own charm, of course, the Jurakán and its funnel are gloriously fun, and racing against your friends over the Lord of the Storm is a must when coming to the park, but Xtabay gets the crown as the fastest and most terrific toboggan in the Caribbean.

Now, before you jump to face the witch, let us give you a few tips to better enjoy your sliding.

1.- Cross your arms against your chest.

Yes, you will feel as if your soul and heart were escaping your body, and that will make you want to spread both arms and legs, but be strong, be brave, and keep it all together until the end. Hey, that´s how you become an Eagle Knight!

2.- Scream!
Let the adrenaline rush flow in the air! It´s a passage rite, you are allowed and e

ncouraged to make all the noise you want. So, scream from the top of your lungs for the Mayan god to hear you. Your ride will only last for 3 seconds, but those will be enough to put your body in the addictive state to make you go back and face that Xtabay again.

3.- Just do it!
We know it, it doesn´t seem like the sanest thing to do, you are on vacation in Costa Maya, you could be anywhere else, on a hammock on the beach, sipping margaritas and piña coladas, but no, you are an adventurer, you have decided to join the expedition to the Lost Mayan Kingdom and here you are, so, when facing the witch, Just do it! Don´t think about anything else, just slide down and conquer!

You are so ready for this expedition! So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and come to Mayá, Lost Mayan Kingdom.