If you think that when going to Playa del Carmen you will only get the beach and the hotel, you don´t know this paradise of the Riviera Maya well. Besides its wonderful kilometers of coastline to enjoy some fantastic days, right now we suggest you the following guide to know what to do in Playa del Carmen and have much fun.
1. Excursion to the world famous "cenotes".
You have the chance to choose from a good number of inland lakes of extraordinary beauty. Some of them are closely linked to the Mayan culture and were used as a place of religious sacrifices (Sacred Cenote) and others have required the natural work of water on the stone for five million years. In most cenotes of the Mayan Riviera people is allowed to swim and many are conditioned to be more comfortable to the visitor.
2. Visit to theme parks and nature parks.
In the Riviera Maya combining fun with respect to nature and the natural environment is very important. This is the reason why some parks have become one of the most appreciated places and, without a doubt, the most popular is the Xcaret Eco Park. In this theme park they offer you everything: visit underground rivers, swim with dolphins, the colorful of the butterfly, tour the Mexican jungle, discover a pre-Columbian village, walk through Mayan ruins, witness a mayan traditional activity known as "the ball game", see the "Voladores de Papantla" or watch a "charro" show...
Put on your diving goggles and immerse yourself in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Playa del Carmen and, if you also want to enjoy the most spectacular backgrounds, come to Cozumel to discover a beautiful and majestic coral reef. Of course, we also recommend the practice of this sport activity in the underground lakes, although in some of them you must be accompanied by an experienced guide.
4. Excursion to Mayan ruins.
There are many Mayan ruins and you will have to choose. Some agencies offer tours that combine the visit to several facilities and tell you the history of one of the most important civilizations in the History of Humanity. We are in a World Heritage Site and you have to see it with your own eyes as we have very emblematic places like Chichén Itzá, or the Archaeological Zone of Tulum.
5. Parish of Our Lady of Carmen.
You'll identify it right away, as soon as you walk down to the 5th Avenue. You have to visit this church. It is very small, but with a beautiful architecture. Inside, instead of an altarpiece, this chapel in Playa del Carmen has a huge window that allows you to admire beautiful views of the sea.
6. Music on the beach.
Both day and night, some beaches in the area offer music throughout the day. Some are especially famous and they offer in their sessions the most important DJ's of the international electronic scene, at the height of Ibiza or New York. You can start at Playa Mamitas, a modern beach in the sun, on the sand of Playa del Carmen. Party, rhythm, shots and Caribbean in an explosive mix, like the Corona Sunset Festival, in the most famous beach club.
7. Cruise to contemplate the sunset.
An unforgettable and very romantic experience. These organized cruises usually pick you up at your hotel and take you out on a sailboat. The route on board lasts a couple of hours and, while you watch the sunset on the Caribbean horizon, you will enjoy a few appetizers and cocktails to the sound of the music.
8. One night on the 5th Avenue.
'La Quinta' is a spectacle in itself. This street is the main artery of the jovial and colorful of Playa del Carmen. Restaurants of all nationalities, clothing and souvenir shops, bars where to "pistear" margaritas, tequilas or some very cold "chelas" (beers), the best clubs with live music and live performances ... anything is possible on Fifth Avenue.
No matter which activity you choose, before starting the adventure you can visit our online store, or go to any of the 2 stores located on Fifth Avenue, where you will find the ideal clothes for each activity and make your trip a unique experience.