Best things to do in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

A trip to the southern areas is something most people plan in their lives.  A place that is worth visiting anytime your close to Mexico is Playa.  Playa del Carmen is a coastal city located near the Caribbean Sea.  Also, It’s a highly developed city with sunny beaches and other urban activities available for the increasing flock of tourists every year.

Top activities to do

Some of the tops sought out activities are given below. Find the ones that you will most positively be trying out and put them on your must-do list.  Make sure to take your family and friends with you so all of you can have a memorable and enjoyable time with each other.

You can spend your day time swimming in the refreshing blue waters, boating in a yacht and take a tour of the splendid dance clubs at night. Playa has a bunch of intriguing and exciting ventures all ready for you.

Apart from the outdoorsy activities.  Also, there are things that you can do inside like trying out the food prepared from authentic and traditional Mexican recipes.  Knockback some of the delicious tropical drinks and cocktails of the city. You can shop for one of a kind souvenirs in the markets.  Take home a reminder of the amazing time you had on your vacation.


Reaching Playa del Carmen

To reach this city you will have to gain entry from one of the main cities, Cancun or Cozumel.  Then choose the different means of traveling such as a bus of the public transport, renting a car or calling a cab. If you are in Cozumel you can enjoy a fun ferry ride all the way to Playa del Carmen.

#1 Chichen Itza

A spectacular archeological site situated in the lush jungles of Playa is Chichen Itza.  It is also listed as one of the new wonders of the world and you will know why once you set your foot there and see it yourself.  It is a two-hour drive to reach the site of Chichen Itza but it’s a trip worthy of taking.

#2 Parque Fundadores

Traveling a foreign country becomes more interesting when you indulge in the culture and rituals of the place. Parque Fundadores is an old tradition of the Mexicans which includes singing and dancing while wearing distinct colorful costumes and a group of 4-5 men climbing a pole. It’s the excitement you can only experience when you are present in the crowd.

#3 Cenote

Don’t know what a cenote is? You will find numerous cenotes all over Playa del Carmen, these underground secret swimming pools are made naturally by nature itself. The pools are the perfect way to take a dive in and refresh yourself. If beaches have gotten you tired, take a trip down to any one of the cenotes. You’ll be surprised to know that’s how the locals take their steam off, by visiting their favorite cenote.

#4 Swimming with Turtles in Akumal

Big friendly turtles await you to swim with them at the beach called Akumal. The turtle beach is located 30 miles on the south of Playa del Carmen. The main beaches of Playa del Carmen can be a bit crowded most of the time. Looking for a quiet place to relax in the water? Head over to Akumal.

#5 Rooftop pools in Playa del Carmen

A little hefty price to afford for some but definitely an experience one must have when they are coming to Playa del Carmen. Swimming in a rooftop pool and sipping away a fresh fruity drink will be one of the best things you’ll do.

#6 Frida Kahlo Museum

Are you a fan of heart and history? Then you will love taking time out to visit the museum dedicated to the Mexican beauty Frida Kahlo in La Quinta. You can visit any time after 9 am to 11 pm for just 15 dollars per head.

#7 Jet Ski and other water sports

Being a prime tourist destination Playa del Carmen has a lot of water sports installed in beaches and water parks. An absolutely thrilling water sport is Jet Ski. It’s surely not meant for the faint-hearted but people daring enough to embrace the speed and the adrenaline rush can have a great time.


#8 Yacht Rental

Renting a yacht in Playa del Carmen is another great activity to get to the reef and be able to snorkel with turtles.  Anywhere from 4-5 hour yacht rental is recommended to be able to make it to the reef.