Last updated on May 25, 2017
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — This summer, Riviera Maya will have one of the tallest water slides in the world.
This summer, Xel-Há Park will inaugurate the new Faro-Tobogán, which will be a 40 meter high lighthouse that will have a toboggan run at a speed of 8-meters-per-second where tobaggan riders will end their decent in a large cenote.
Currently, the Verruckt — which translates to “insane” in German — is a 168-foot tall slide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas and deemed the world’s tallest, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph.
The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) authorized the new Faro-Tobogán water park in 2016. The plans include the new Faro-Tobogán slide, as well as tunnels, an underwater walker and submerged sculptures.
The cost of the new thriller was an investment of more than 25 million peso. The new Faro-Tobogán at Xel-Há Park will be the fourth tallest in the world. Xel-Há Park is part of Groupo Experiences Xcaret.