Playa del Carmen is one of the most attractive destinations in the Mexican Caribbean. Located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, 68 km (42 mi) south of Cancun, it has an ideal subtropical climate with an average temperature of 25º C (77º F) and sunny days throughout most of the year. During the summer, the maximum temperature can reach 35º C (95º F).At Playa del Carmen you’ll find beautiful beaches looking out onto the Caribbean Sea, which are ideal places to relax or do all kinds of water sports: snorkeling, windsurfing and even kitesurfing a new and exhilarating extreme sport that combines surfing and parasailing.
For those who like scuba diving, there are boats departing from the docks which offer exciting outings to the Great Mayan Reef, the second largest coral reef (system) in the world.
This reef will give you the oportunity to snorkel or dive at depths of more than 10 meters (33 feet) among multicolored fish and coral that has existed for more than 500 years. Near Playa del Carmen you can discover Playa Paamul and Playa Paraiso, two beautiful beaches with calm waters and gorgeous ecological parks: Xcaret and Xel-Ha. Also nearby are numerous sinkholes where you can do rappelling and cave diving while exploring the amazing depths of underground river systems.
Come nightfall, we recommend that you take a stroll along Quinta Avenida, one of Playa del Carmen’s most happening areas. The avenue is lined with restaurants, bars, cosmopolitan nightclubs and a shopping mall with exclusive boutiques, clothing stores and jewelry shops.
Playa del Carmen Day Trips
Chichen Itza Regular – Daily
Full day tour to the most famous Mayan Site, with the imponent Pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of the Warriors, the Observatory, the Ball GameCourt. Buffet lunch is included.
Xcaret – Daily
Full day excursion to Xcaret Ecological Park, a once sacred place for the Mayans that today hosts some Mayan ruins, a subterranean river where you can snorkel, water holes, lagoons, birds, a wonderful aquarium, dolphins, turtles, and of course beautiful beaches !
Do not miss the night show with folkloristic dances and songs from the different regions of Mexico. Lunch is not included (available with supplement)
Tulum & Xel-Ha tour – Daily
Full day tour that includes the site of Tulum, the only Mayan city built on a cliff facing the Caribbean Sea, and the Park of Xel-Ha, a natural lagoon where you will be able to swim or snorkel surrounded by millions of tropical fishes. Lunch is not included (available with supplement)
Full day excursion to Cozumel, the largest Mexican Island. We reach Playa del Carmen by bus and then cross by ferry to Cozumel. On arrival board a catamaran to tour the island and snorkel in 2 unique reefs, surrounded by tropical fishes. Buffet lunch is included. Free time for shopping is left at the end of the day before returning to Mayan Riviera.
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