6 Exciting Things to Do in Playa del Carmen.
The town offers some unique attractions.
Whether you are visiting Playa del Carmen as a couple, a family or with a group of friends, Playa del Carmen has plenty of activities for all ages. Beyond the beach and downtown, the area around Playa del Carmen offers some unique attractions.
1. Enjoy Beach Activities and Watersports
Most people book a vacation in Riviera Maya for the stunning sandy beaches and warm Caribbean Sea. It’s a great destination for snorkeling and scuba diving tours. The nearby reef offers amazing opportunities to see shoals of brightly colored fish, huge sea turtles, anemones and coral in their natural environment. Closer to shore, you can sunbathe, parasail, kitesurf and paddleboard. You’ll find equipment rentals and watersports tuition right on the beach.
2. Explore Downtown Playa del Carmen
You may be surprised to find yourself shopping on Fifth Avenue! The downtown area is a great place for drinks, Mexican dining and nightclubs. More cultural attractions in Playa del Carmen include the new Frida Kahlo Museum and the 3D Museum of Wonders.
3. Tour Mayan Ruins
Playa del Carmen is well located for visiting the world-famous Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan peninsula. Check out tours to the Tulum Ruins, Coba Ruins or Chichen Itza with its famous El Castillo pyramid.
4. Swim - Snorkel in a Cenote
Snorkeling or scuba diving in a limestone sinkhole known as a cenote is another unique thing to do near Playa del Carmen. The clear waters provide a surreal experience in amazing surroundings.
5. Explore the Jungle
The warm tropical climate means that the Yucatan is covered in lush rainforest. Jungle tours from Playa del Carmen include ATV rides, jungle ziplining and other adventure activities.
6. Visit National Parks
Finally, one of the best national parks to visit is Sian Ka’an, a UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve. Floating through the mangroves along Mayan Canals is a relaxing way to cool off while spotting birds and wildlife.
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