We have been staying at a hotel, the same side just before the water park.
One excited boy was up at 5 a.m., but the breakfast only starts at 7.30 a.m., and the park opens at 9 a.m.
The park is open Thursday to Sunday, but if you don't want long line-ups, I suggest going on a Thursday like we did, or a Friday.
We are the first there.
We are the first people in Xocomil (pronounced Shockomill).
At the entrance to the change rooms, it has acceptable and allowable swim-wear.
But seeing this is a park for local Guatemalans, we saw all sorts of outfits.
Bike shorts, leggings, bras and undies and all sorts of combinations.
I dare-say many would come here like Disneyland - a one off, and might not even own swimwear.
But my son goes on, as nothing is working yet.
the water activities only start at 10 a.m.
My son is nervous at the start, so tough Mamma goes first, to show him it is an easy ride.
Again the Mayan theme is present throughout the ride. A couple of times I have to paddle like crazy, as my son goes off in one direction, and I am caught in another current. But it is no big deal, as they meet up anyway. We went around 2 times on this, and it took a long time.
This was a great fun ride!
My son really loved the 2 wave pools. To me it was a waste of time. I love real waves at the beach, so I had a bit of a Mamma rest. The waves are quite tall, and I notice the lack of attendants watching on several occasions, so it was not that restful, as I walked up and down the side-lines.
This is another ride where you go down a tunnel and then do loops, and get sucked down a water tunnel at the end, mostly backwards.
My son finished off with a really steep waterside.
It was so severe it gave him such a bad wedgie he cried for 1 hour. The assistants wanted to take him to get medical assistance and he was in a lot of pain. Silly us - we noticed no-one went on it, and now we know why. They are beige and there are 2 different ones - avoid them!
So the end to our park time was not so good. We had him rest and watch a few things, and then we noticed all the rises had finished and everyone was going home.
We were one of the last to leave the park.
Locals wait for a little train that picks them up and takes them back to their hostel - which really is a resort, but we go to walk home.
Explorason comments "This was the best day of my life - ever (apart from the wedgie!)".