Where adventure meets relaxation, Playa del Carmen is a hip city located in the heart of the Riviera Maya. This scuba-diving capital is known for its laid-back atmosphere, exquisite sea life and famous 5th Avenue corridor.
Things to do in Playa del Carmen
If you’ve always dreamed of seeing the world beneath the sea, Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to try snorkeling or scuba diving. The area boasts expansive underwater caverns and large populations of moray eels, sea turtles, rays and corals.
Are you looking for adventure? Visit Xplor Park to get a unique perspective of the Riviera Maya. You can spend a whole day exploring the caves, zip lining through the jungle, rafting through caverns and swimming along the underground river.
If you’re looking for the best shopping in Mexico, head to the famous 5th Avenue. Get your retail therapy searching for the perfect souvenir, amble among jewelry and clothing shops and haggle for handmade gifts.
When you’re in Playa del Carmen, you can bask in the sunshine along Riviera Maya, a long expanse of golden Yucatan coast. Relax and unwind in your beach chair, try your hand at parasailing or go on a dolphin and whale-watching cruise.
Getting around Playa del Carmen
Cancun International Airport is your gateway to Playa del Carmen, located about one hour’s drive away. The best way of getting around is by car or taxi, but much of the area is compact enough to explore on foot. You can also use boats to reach other interesting areas, such as Cozumel.