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What to do in Playa del Carmen?

What to do in Playa del Carmen?

There are a hundred of activities that you can do in Playa del Carmen. Some more adventurous than others but with the perfect portion of adrenaline. Either you travel alone or with your family and friends, you will find activities for all ages. In case you want to know more about all that you can find in Playa del Carmen, here we give some of the most popular tourist attractions. 

Visit the Cenotes

Yucatán peninsula is famous for those natural sinkholes with thousands of them around the whole zone. It is important to mention that Mayas used them for religious rituals so they have an important place in Mayan history. Some still keep the jewelry and bodies used for sacrifices.

There are different types of cenotes, some are open, others are semi open and there are also some completely underground. The water tend to be cool since the water comes underground but is really manageable. 

If you are more adventurous you can practice snorkel or diving. Some of the most famous near Playa del Carmen are Cenote Azul, Cenote Zazil Ha, Cenote Ik Kil and Cenote dos ojos. The last one, as many others, can also be reached from Tulum with a Cancun to Tulum Shuttle.

Take a Walk in the Fifth Avenue

The Fifth Avenue or Quinta Avenida as called in Spanish is one of the main points in Playa del Carmen. With many restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, nightclubs and more. 

The avenue is very near the beach and is also called the start point to other destination with the ferry station to go to Cozumel or Isla Mujeres. 

Playa del Carmen is well-known for its nightlife, with many bars and nightclubs to have a great party time. Most nightclubs are recognized for the quality of their shows. Coco Bongo and La Vaquita are some of the most famous with a full party atmosphere.

Explore the Theme Parks

During your visit do no’t miss the opportunity to go to some of the best theme parks in Mexico. Famous for all the activities in contact with nature and quality in service.

You can get accommodation in the park’s hotel or go for a day pass. Xcaret and Xelh-a are the mos popular and older, but there are many others such as Xenxes, Xplor or Xoximilco. Each one with different themes and activities to choose the best for you. 

It is recommended to buy your tickets before your trip, some parks offer discounts and promotions for early buy tickets. Also, must public transportation do not reach the parks so it is better to get a private transportation from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen.

Go to Chichen Itza

To just only 181.5 km away, going to Chichen Itza is a great option to spend your day. Chichen Itza is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World with a cenote and different ruins in the zone. You can go over by yourself or get a tour with bilingual and expert guides. 

Definitively Playa del Carmen has many options to enjoy your time. Unfortunately most of this tourist attractions are outside the city so you need an efficient Transportation from Cancun to Playa del Carmen to reach all of them. Explore the city without worries and create great memories 


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