There are many reasons that Playa del Carmen, once a fishing village, is one of Mexico's most popular vacation destinations. First of all, there's the white sand beaches and turquoise Caribbean Sea. Then there's charming pedestrian walkway 5th Avenue, where visitors can dine, drink, shop and people watch. In addtion, Playa del Carmen offers endless activities and attractions. Many people just don't realize how much there is to do in the area.
Did you know that the Yucatan Peninsula sits on underground rivers and caves? Some of them can be accessed by opening on the earth's surface, aka cenotes. Snorkeling and scuba diving in this mysterious underground world is an unforgettable experience.
If you're an ancient history buff, a visit to a Mayan archaeological site is a must.
Spend a day at Xcaret for a Mexican cultural and natural experience, or Xplor to spend the day zip lining, off-roading in the jungle and exploring (Get it?) underground rivers. At Xel-Ha you can snorkel in the "world's largest natural aquarium" and then spend the afternoon sipping on a beer in a hammock.
If you're more the indoor type, book a tour with Playacrawl. They will take you to three of Playa del Carmen's best nightclubs, where you'll get VIP treatment.
Discover Playa del Carmen's natural and manmade wonders through these attractions and activities.