Playa del Carmen is a beach town located in the Riviera Maya, 40 minutes away from Cancún’s International Airport. This beach destination combines all you wish for an unforgettable vacation. Stroll the palm-lined beaches, snorkel the coral reefs by day, and grab a drink at a casual bar or restaurant in the evening. Whether you come to party with friends, relax with your couple or looking for a great family experience, there is something for everyone. For a truly memorable experience, include a scuba diving adventure or the best whale shark tour in Playa Del Carmen to your schedule!
Playa del Carmen offers a wide array of top-quality hotels, spas, and restaurants. If you walk its main street, La Quinta, you will be amazed by all the bar and restaurant options there are. Expect mouthwatering dishes at affordable prices and endless cuisine alternatives. When the sun goes down, the town transforms into a party, so if you are looking for great nightlife, this is your destination!
If you are interested in some cultural experiences, do not miss the opportunity to visit Mayan ruins. The Chichen Itza site, one of the New Seven Wonders of The World, is located only two hours away from Playa del Carmen. The Tulum ruins are even closer and probably the most unique because of their location, this majestic site is set on a cliff over the blue Caribbean Sea. If you would like more options, the Mayan ruins of Coba and Ek Balam are both set in the jungle and are less crowded which ensures an enjoyable visit.
Playa del Carmen’s turquoise waters, and white sand make for some gorgeous beaches. Because of its perfect location right in front of the Cozumel island, you will have access to the second largest coral reef in the world where you could choose to snorkel or hop on a diving excursion! You could even take a ferry and spend a day wandering the Cozumel and its beautiful seashore.
For more natural wonders, swimming in a cenote is a can’t-miss activity. Cenotes are natural sinkholes filled with fresh water, they were sacred for the Ancient Mayan people and you can find many of them by immersing in the jungle. These natural pools come in many shapes and sizes, from open ones to caverns so pick your favorite and go on the adventure!
Between May and September, the largest whale shark congregation in the entire world happens in the ocean near Playa del Carmen so if you are up for an adventure, swimming with whale sharks in Playa del Carmen would be an amazing experience. Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the ocean, they feed on plankton and are completely comfortable with humans. We provide all the snorkel equipment you will need to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime whale shark excursion in Playa del Carmen! Book online today.