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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.

A hassle-free way to keep the memories of your visit to Maya.

Let me tell you something. When I am with my family, every moment is unforgettable, but I love capturing every memory in a picture, so when I look at them, I can relive those special moments every time I want. And there is a place that gave me just what my picture-craving-self needed: Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom, the waterpark in Costa Maya.

A few days ago, during my annual autumn cleaning, I found the flashdrive with the pictures that we got in our last family vacations to Costa Maya. We took a cruise to the Caribbean and one of our stops was at this unique port.

Those vacations to the Western Caribbean were extraordinary, I remember my kids having one of the greatest adventures in their life.

Although we visited a lot of amazing places during our cruise, our favorite was Mayá, Lost Mayan Kingdom, where we had a lot of fun and many stories to tell.

So, now, here we are, looking at pictures. Can you imagine the scene? Autumn cleaning, everyone already in pajamas, gathered around the TV, the hubby making popcorn to enjoy the pictures on the screen… My daughter and son were all excited to see themselves on TV! I felt lucky for having my digital memories.

Picture after picture we were smiling. There it was the Mayan Village, the people flying on the ziplines, the wonderful waterslides, everything we enjoyed at Maya Park.

I could practically feel again how much our kids enjoyed the expedition.

My kiddos were so excited to tap their bracelets on the photo spots after every picture was taken, and then, as if a strange magic was calling them, they ran directly to the waterslides to slide down time after time. My husband and I were running behind them, but they were flying!

When we got to the Monkey’s Island, my daughter was already soaked. She was ready to get more fun, but I was more concerned about our stuff than any other thing, so I asked my husband to look for the lockers. It was great to have a place where our things were safe, so we could enjoy the day without worries.

All the pictures were so funny, my husband never takes good pictures, so looking at the ones that the photo spots at Maya shot, I felt so good about having bought the photo package. It is really a good deal having good photos of your adventures.

For me, as a parent, it is amazing to visit a place that really gives you a hassle-free experience. That day I forgot the sun blocker and the bug repellent at the cruise. We were worried because our skin gets burned so easy and the day was particularly sunny. The port was not far from Maya but running back and forth would have been a loss of time, time we didn´t have, as the ship was leaving port at 5:00 pm!

We had to seize the day. Again, worries away, fortunately there is a store inside the park, La Aduana, where I found everything I needed to spend the perfect day with my family. So, with a layer of sun blocker and bug repellent on. We were ready to keep enjoying the park!

It is amazing all the details you can remember only by looking at pictures.

Watching the kids having fun at the Monkey’s Island and my husband relaxing on the Lazy River made me want to sail to Costa Maya again.

The best picture and absolutely, the funniest moment was at the water bucket splash. We have the photo at the exact moment when the water was falling down. Everybody was on the floor waiting for it! Gosh! It really made me want to go back!

It is chilly now in Minessota, but when we finished watching the pics, we took to our children to bed and I could notice my husband had the same idea I got in my mind. So, guess who is booking a new cruise to Costa Maya now? Yes, we are. And of course, a visit to Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom is already on the shopping list.