Parque Ecologico Kabah

Lately I’ve been running quite often at Parque Ecologico Kabah (Kabah Eco Park) in downtown Cancun. It’s by far the best place for a run here in the city, with a 2 km trail winding through the jungle with markers every 100 meters.

If you go on a weekday, you’ll see tons of runners sweating their way along the trail, and even some bodybuilders sculpting their physique at the rustic outdoor “gym”.

The "gym"

Most of the trail looks exactly like this, with dense jungle on either side. That's my running buddy Nadia in purple!

There’s also a large playground area which is used a lot on weekends. You’ll see tons of families and school grounds exploring the park on a Saturday or Sunday.

The main playground area

Swings!

More common areas

I’ve seen lots of different animals on my trips there, including crazy huge yellow ants, chacalacas, a snake and coati (known as pizot in Yucatan Maya).

A gold star for anyone who can tell me what kind of ant this is, because I haven't been able to find out.

Ant showing off his spiderman skills

I’d heard about a pond, so I asked Nadia to show it to me on our most recent run. I was absolutely giddy when we came across this:

A huge group of coati! (Can you see them all?)

Run, dude, run!

Thanks for the picture of me, Nadia!

Coati, chickens and ducks living in harmony

Beautiful mangrove pond

So for all you Cancun expats looking for a place to run or explore, Parque Kabah is a favorite of mine. So peaceful and so beautiful!

Yours truly jogging into the sunrise

11 thoughts on “Parque Ecologico Kabah

  1. I love Parque Kabah!! I always use to go there and love the “gym” haha. Its great to be able to work out for free there and it is so beautiful 🙂 Thanks for the post.

    • I’ve never heard of them being mean or digging in trash or anything like that. They seem peaceful enough! I was pretty close to that big group and they just ignored me. I wouldn’t call them “friendly” or “loving”. They just kinda mind their own business.

  2. I love that park. My girlfriend and I really enjoy walking there early morning. I almost stepped on a small finger like snake one morning. Scared the crap out of me!

    • Hi Louise! There’s an entrance and parking lot on Avenida Kabah, right across the street from Costco. There’s also an entrance/parking lot on Avenida Nichupte. You can see a map at the bottom of the post, if it helps.

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