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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.

3 amazing reasons to visit Maya Waterpark

All my life I wished for an experience that combined adrenaline and relaxation. I could never imagine that I could find this it in a waterpark. A place that invited me to live an expedition on air and water and which made me feel part of the jungle that surrounds it. That’s what I lived when my family and I visited Mayá Lost Mayan Kingdom during our cruise to Costa Maya.

While planning our vacation, we planned every tour and activity well ahead of time, but my parents, my brother and I wanted to keep some time apart, especially for adventure, we were looking for an exciting place where we could stay the whole day and never get bored.

It was our first time visiting Costa Maya, so we were looking for things to do in this destination. Among the many activities on the website, I found a waterpark. It was perfect for us, it had waterslides and zip lines full of adventure, but also, big pools where my parents could relax.

After we visited I have for you the 3 reasons why your family needs to go to Costa Maya.

1.- TripAdvisor knows best.

Searching for more info about Costa Maya, I found a lot of recommendations on TripAdvisor, but there was one that made me want to book right on that moment: the thrilling air and aquatic experiences at Mayá Lost Mayan Kingdom. I learned there that this amazing adventure park was ranking 18th on the “Best waterparks in the world”. I also learned that it is located just a few minutes away from Costa Maya Port, so I told my mom: We need to go to Maya! Our vacation itinerary was finally complete.

When we arrived at the park, the emotion and the adrenaline had completely taken over us. We were ready to join the expedition!

2.- Ziplines and Waterslides for adrenaline junkies

At first sight, I felt that we were in a Mayan village, but we kept walking and saw an amazing pyramid full of giant slides. My heartbeat accelerated. I heard people yelling and laughing above our heads, my brother and I raised our heads and we saw people crossing the air on the amazing zip lines that connected all the park. We turned to see my parents, who with their eyes just told us: Go ahead! So, we happily ran towards the pyramid.

The zip lines were amazing! The park has two circuits: “Eagle” and “Toucan”. I really enjoyed both of them, but the Toucan took my breath away with the views, it was so wonderful, the sea, the jungle, mother nature alive and so close to me. I wished that moment could last forever.

From the air, I discovered other secrets in the park. A place called “Monkey Island”, where the little ones were having fun. A big pool where my parents were relaxing. “The Kukulkan”, a mix between a roller coaster and a zip line and last but not less, coming out of the pyramid were eight slides waiting for us to jump on them, and so we did.

3.- The ultimate challenge to become a Mayan Warrior.

After sliding and just when we thought there were no more attractions, we found “The Mayan sacrifice inside the pyramid, an 80ft free-fall jump which I couldn’t resist. My brother was afraid to jump but not me. I accepted the challenge and it definitely was one of the best experiences of my life.

At the end of the day, with all the adrenaline squeezed off my body, I joined my family at the lazy river, the perfect way to close our day.

I had a blast! And most important: I have all the evidence! Before leaving the park, we stopped at “La Aduana”, the shop inside the park, were we packed on souvenirs for friends and family and where I found all my pictures! Our visit to Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom will always be a day to remember.