Top Tours & Activities in Playa del Carmen
Located on the Caribbean Sea is the balneario city of Playa del Carmen. Just south of Cancun, and a ferry ride from Cozumel, this resort town has become known for turquoise waters, miles of white-sand beaches and no crowds. With Mayan ruins to explore, jungles to hike through, snorkeling in crystal clear water and zipping over jungle canopies, it is no wonder that this resort town has become such a prime destination in Mexico.
Adventurers will love exploring the pre-Columbian ancient ruins of Chichen Itza. Listed as one of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World, this archeological site contains stone buildings, platforms, temples, courts, and pyramids. Among other things, visitors can see a sacred cenote and the Pyramid of Kukulcan. More Mayan history can be seen at the Tulum Ruins, a walled fortress, which overlooks the Caribbean.
Water enthusiasts will love a day at Xel-Ha Eco Waterpark. See rays and Angel fish up close by snorkeling in clear blue waters, experience the thrill of cliff diving or swim with the dolphins. More activities include scuba diving, kayaking and experiencing the underwater breathing bubble.
More attractions can be found any of the beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya, soaring high above trees at the Selvatica Extreme Zipline Adventure and experiencing the vibrant nightlife that Playa del Carmen is famous for.