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Playa del Carmen has much to offer you…

Whether you’re looking for a protected cove for your children to play in, a beach-party atmosphere with a buzzing nightlife, or a secluded spot surrounded by nature and mysterious ancient ruins. Everyone visiting Playa del Carmen can find their little slice of paradise.

Playa Del Carmen Land Tour

Destination & Adventures


Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen is a very diverse destination offering many beach hotels , amazing archeological sites, colorful colonial city and a natural beauty in its varied terrain, all to be enjoyed on your next vacation. Whatever reason you have to visit, it is well worth combining pleasure and culture both provided in abundance in this destination. There exists a wealth of land-based experiences to encounter in and around Playa Del Carmen.

Explore on foot the town’s cultural and architectural sites of interest, learn about its history, meet local residents and delight in some of the region’s mouth watering delicacies.

Visit the central square called a Zocalo, there you’ll find food vendors selling tasty local Mexican street food. Plus, there’s music, entertainment and dancing.



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If adventure is in your mind, hit the coastal or mountain trails for a day of mountain biking, horseback riding, rappel, zip-line and other great adrenalin perk-up options.

If you prefer something more relaxing, take a city tour, a ride in the countryside, walk or ride on the beach or along the waterfront Malecón. Enjoy the ocean views and stop at the waterfront restaurants for a break. where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets in a mixture of culture and history within a modern destination.

Board your ATV and embark on an electrifying off-road adventure through small towns and along mountain trails .

Finish the day by tasting traditional Mexican cuisine, drinking artisanal beer and sampling a variety of tequilas.

Magical, historic, cultural, intimate – these are but a few of the words that best describe the balmy and magical escape that is Playa Del Carmen.

Experience Playa del Carmen

Acktun Chen Natural Park

If you want to take a break from another day at the beach, a visit to Acktun Chen Natural Park makes a great day trip that offers a different kind of adventure: a guided walk through a five million year old dry cave, the largest dry cave system in the Riviera Maya. Once inside, you will be able to view spectacular natural domes decorated with beautiful tall stalactites, bizarre columns, and pillars and translucent curtains that seem to glow in the soft blue light. The National Geographic Society has included Acktun Chen on the list of the “Top 10 Best and Most Impressive Underground Walkways in the World.”

After your underground tour, spend some time above ground at the park’s crystalline waters of Acktun Chen’s cenote. The ancient Mayans considered these freshwater pools sacred. Or if you’re in the mood for something more adventurous, try the Riviera Maya Jungle zip line, an exhilarating and fun ride through the rain forest. Another option is to take a relaxing stroll through Acktun Chen’s zoo where you can observe spider monkeys, tall tail deer, agutis, coatimundis, and kinkajous, as well as numerous tropical birds and exotic plants.

Xel-ha Ecological Park

Xel-Ha is a natural aquatic park and ecotourism all-inclusive development where crystal clear underground rivers meet and mix with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Translated from the Mayan language, Xel-Ha means “the mixture of the waters.” The grounds and activities available are extensive. There are many aquatic activities to choose from: snorkeling in Aventura Cenote, swimming in underwater grottos, kayaking across the Black Lagoon, or floating on a tube down a lazy river ride into a lagoon.

If you are into more extreme aquatic activities, you can try the Cliff of Courage where you jump 5 meters (17 feet) from a bridge into the river below. Or take a 49-meter (162-foot) walk between two ropes while swaying over the river. On the dry side, there are jungle trails that can be explored by foot or on a bicycle. If all that activity leaves you with an appetite, you can enjoy traditional Mexican food at any of the four restaurants in the park.

Coba Mayan Ruins

The Mayan ruins at Coba, still half covered with celba trees, aren’t as excavated as other Mayan sites, but it is worth a trip here, because the site doesn’t see as much tourism as the larger, more famous Mayan ruins. So, you may find yourself almost alone as you wander through the ruins and forest. The Nohoc Mul Pyramid is the tallest in the Yucatan at over 38 meters (126 feet) and climbing the 120 stairs to the top of the Grand Pyramid will reward you with a jungle canopy view for miles with unexcavated temple mounds peeking above the trees.

Coba also has the largest network of stone causeways in the ancient Mayan world known as sacbes or white roads. Fifty have been discovered and 16 of them are open to the public. The raised stone pathways connect the clusters of residential areas to Nohoc Mul.
There are three ways to explore the ruins along these roads: walk, hire a bicycle taxi or rent a bicycle.

Another reason why the Mayan ruins at Coba are unique is that only a few of its estimated 6,500 structures have been uncovered. Walking through the extensive ruins in the jungle, you might see numerous species of birds, butterflies and animals, even the occasional spider monkey. An easy day trip from Akumal, the beautiful natural setting of Coba is a one-of-a-kind experience to explore.

Centro Ecologico Akumal

To learn more about Akumal’s fragile ecosystem, plan a visit to Centro Ecologico, a non-governmental organization that focuses on sustainability issues and improving the ecosystem in and around Akumal. They focus on research, education and outreach in their various programs and projects. They also work on the protection, conservation and research of the sea turtles. Under a government-issued permit, Centro Ecologico is allowed to work on four different beaches in the Akumal area.

You can learn about the work of Centro Ecologico and the area’s ecosystem at their small museum on the east side of the road at the town’s entrance. There are several exhibits on reef and turtle ecology. They offer a four-week volunteer program focused on protection, conservation, and research of female sea turtles, their nests and hatchlings.

Playa del Carmen Adventure Highlights

  • Acktun Chen Natural Park
  • Xel-Ha Ecological Park
  • Coba Mayan Ruins
  • Centro Ecologico Akumal
  • Cenote Santa Cruz
  • Akumal Monkey Sanctuary
  • Dolphin Discovery Akumal
  • Xibal Park 
  • ATV Tours





Cenote Santa Cruz

This private tour package of Cenote Santa Cruz delivers you an up-close and personal encounter with some of the finest natural sights ever to grace Mexico. A cenote represents an especially deep well or natural sinkhole, constructed by the parallel collapse of selective limestone structures which expose underlying pools of water. The result is a majestic spectacle you’re going to want to experience for yourself. Take advantage of affordable group tour rates at this particular cenote, and you’ll soon discover the awe-inspiring panorama that is a distinct series of underground caves, caverns, and spaces characterized by frequent stalactites and vibrant waters.

Your surroundings seem to glow, and to hum with rejuvenating energy! Cenote Santa Cruz always presents sensational opportunities for winning photography, and the memories are sure to last you a lifetime. Widely regarded by locals and visitors alike as one of, if not the absolute best, cenotes in the area, Cenote Santa Cruz is the absolute go-to natural site as long as you’re in the Akumal, Mexico area! Discover how easy it is to fall in love with this cavity beneath the surface of the earth!

Akumal Monkey Sanctuary

Home not only to indigenous species of monkey, but also to various other endangered species found in the immediate and extended regions that surround and include Akumal, the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary is the ideal experience if you’re looking to learn more about animals from the local area! More importantly, you’re also going to learn about all of the conservatory efforts that drive not only the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary, but also the continuity of the species themselves, as they are eventually released back into the wild. It’s easy to book your ticket to this site, either online or at the front gates, and trust that you’ll be in for the natural Akumal immersion experience of a lifetime!

Sensational photo opportunities abound at the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary, especially if you elect to bring your children, or the entire family, along for the ride. From various primates to local lemurs to goats, there’s always something to see and to encounter. The onsite staff is always ready to answer any questions you have about the area or the animals, and you’ll know that you’re supporting their efforts to minimize risks toward some of the world’s most dynamic species! From the spider monkey to the macaw, you’ll be treated to the full Akumal wilderness experience, at the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary!

Dolphin Discovery Akumal

Only twenty miles from the Tulum Mayan ruins, a very different type of discovery experience awaits those adventurous enough to give it a go: it’s Dolphin Discovery Akumal! Located in a region of natural preservation, you’ll be gifted the chance to do what for most individuals will forever remain a dream: swim with dolphins! In a region widely considered one of the most beautiful on the entire face of the planet, given the sheer spectrum of its biodiversity, tropical breezes will prove the backdrop for your newest adventure in Akumal. The perfect family-friendly experience in Mexico, you and all accompanying companions and friends will partake in an immersive dolphin experience, perfect for all ages and demographics.

This endeavor not only introduces you to the joys of swimming with one of nature’s friendliest marine creatures. Dolphin Discovery Akumal has long existed as a means by which the organization introduces locals and visitors alike to the conservatory efforts which make the swim at all possible. At Dolphin Discovery Akumal, you’ll be gifted more than a swim with a marine mammal; you’ll also discover the importance of sustaining the lives of these majestic oceanic creatures, especially after experiencing them for yourself. All dolphins onsite were born under human supervision, and are excellently trained, providing you with a safe, secure, sensational chance to craft lifelong memories, all the while gaining a unique vantage point of a species in danger, and even making some new aquatic friends!

Xibal Park

For the perfect immersion in local wildlife, the ideal outing with your friends or family, try the Xibal Park on for size! One of Akumal’s many winning locations in terms of both aesthetic beauty and recreational opportunity alike, Xibal Park is equal parts explorational venture and rejuvenating site! This natural wildlife sanctuary is the worthy host of so many indigenous plant and animal species, you’re going to find a picture-worthy opportunity at nearly every corner! Xibal Park proves the ideal location for a relaxing walk across pleasant, bright grounds. With a stunning combination of pools, walking and hiking trails, and something to see around every new bend, Xibal Park proves one of the few Akumal attractions that exists for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike.

ATV Tours

For a unique flavor of local adventure in Akumal, Mexico, check out Vea ATV tours! Grip the handles and give your ATV some gas, at one of Akumal’s finest alternative adventures. You’ll zip around on these efficient vehicles, under indigenous species of monkeys, among dense, lush local wildlife! Discover a unique flavor of local thrill, one afforded exclusively to those who take Vea ATV tours up on their offer of adrenaline-inducing excitement.

With Vea ATV tours, it’s more than simply the joy of driving yourself through some of the most vibrant wildlife in all of Mexico. Vea ATV tours is an entirely educational, immersive experience in the immediate region, where expert guides will take you through some of the most interesting indigenous sights and sounds to be found. Rest assured, it’s a fairly smooth ride, if that’s the route you choose! For those who crave a more daring for of ATV adventure, there are plently of holes and rockier paths, to satisfy your drive for speed on wheels.

Your tour guide will also introduce you to the local conservation efforts! As with many attractions in Akumal, there’s a deliberate focus on the immediate and ongoing conservatory efforts in the region, in order to perpetuate both animal and plant species, together with a collective drive to preserve the region, free from pollution, overt foot traffic, and even disrespect. You’ll experience a reverence for the region itself, all while on the back of an ATV designed to render the distance between you and authentic adrenaline a shorter one than ever before!

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Activities & Adventures

Explore Your Adventure Destination

Your Playa del Camen vacation is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining through the jungle, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing


Playa del Carmen is a popular beach destination located right in the heart of the Riviera Maya. It’s central location between Cancún and Tulum (with easy access to Cozumel) makes it a great choice for a base from which to explore the region.



Playa del Carmen beaches offer some of the best swimming spots around. You can’t come to Playa del Carmen without taking a dip under the sea to explore its colorful population of fish and other sea critters.


Playa del Carmen’s renowned beaches, a handful of which are located just minutes from the main thoroughfare, La Quinta Avenida. There are no shortages of world class beaches to experience.


Weddings, Honeymoons & More 


Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Playa del Carmen. Romantic weddings on a sugar sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful places in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.


Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, Playa del Carmen is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.


Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance, and Playa del Carmen is the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Playa del Carmen has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing


Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the marine environment in Playa del Carmen. Easy to learn and a great way to have fun in the Caribbean Sea.

Sea Kayaking

Your kayaking adventure, exploring and paddling in the beautiful Caribbean Sea around Playa del Carmen, a perfect coast to experience all the sea has to offer.


Sea breezes and the most beautiful beaches in the world. Playa del Carmen is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving


Playa del Carmen’s warm waters and coral reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. Whale sharks are close by and sometimes make an appearance.


A premier holiday destination with an established scuba industry, an underwater aquarium, shallow depth great for beginners to deeper dives.  For the more adventurous, diving in a Cenoté. There is an underwater experience for every level.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake


Playa del Carmen is considered one of the best big game fishing destinations in the Caribbean. The coast of Yucatan is over-flowing with turquoise deep blue
water frequented by a multitude of game fish. From beautiful shores to the deep, fishing here is one adventure you won’t soon forget.

Deep Sea

Big attraction for anglers heading to Playa del Carmen is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences


Playa del Carmen is a vibrant and exciting destination for golfers. The area’s golf courses are picturesque and challenging. There are excellent eighteen hole courses, plus several nine hole courses. Whatever your golfing desires, Playa del Carmen has a course for you.


Whether you are looking for a championship course, a golf resort or a quick nine holes you are definitely going to find what you are looking for in Playa del Carmen.

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV


Río Secreto
Often lauded as one of the best-kept secrets on the Yucatan Peninsula, Río Secreto (or Secret River) is an underground river and collection of caves. Perfect for a day of exploration.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungles.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, create the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through jungles full of surprises and new adventures.


Live the Lifestyle


Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Playa del Carmen as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.


Many consider Playa del Carmen for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.


Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Playa del Carmen has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Real estate investment opportunites exist in Playa del Carmen. If you are interested in beachfront or ocean view homes, condos or vacant land, Playa del Carmen may have what you are looking for.

Beach Houses

Villas, apartments, and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Playa del Carmen has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.


Experience the Culture


The  Zócalo is a must-see for travelers interested in exploring local Mexican culture and nightlife. The city’s main square houses the city’s government buildings and several popular and affordable local restaurants.



Their spectacular location on a cliff overlooking the beach, makes the Tulum Ruins a marvelous site to behold. A visit here is a must for anyone visiting the Yucatan.


Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Playa de Carmen is well known for its varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street tacos to exquisite culinary delights, paired with regional wine, beer and tequila with long histories and international reputations.

Fine Wine

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes. Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally. In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.


Beer in Mexico has a long history. From Mesoamerican times and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.


Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort


Playa de Carmen resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.


With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Playa del Carmen is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a tequila tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

Special Trips, Tours & Events: Playa del Carmen

Taste of Mexico 

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Wine Tasting

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Wine Tasting

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