THE MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
You can not miss one of the seven wonders of the world when you are visiting Playa del Carmen. The occasion might not represented itself twice so it is strongly advised to go see this jewel of the Mexican civilization between two nights out. Chichen Itza is a city lost in the middle of the Yucatan Forest, 2 hours drive from Playa del Carmen. You can book this tour directly on site at your hotel (if possible) or in the streets of Playa del Carmen, where their are plenty of sellers. Several choices are possible for you (with or without lunch, with detour in the famous Cenote of Ikk Kill or not).
Cozumel is a paradise island located just in front of Playa del Carmen, accessible by boat in just 35 minutes, with rotations all day long until the evening. The island of Cozumel is an amazing excursion especially since the only cost is the round trip transportation (about 220 pesos - 10 €). The island is considered as one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, full of charm and authenticity. It's the perfect choice to get away from the noise and activity of Playa del Carmen. Here you will find the ideal place to rest on one of the many beautiful beaches of Cozumel. It is also known for having one of the most beautiful seabed of the Caribbean.
The archaeological site of Tulum is an ancient city Maya located 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen. It has the distinction of being the only one located by the sea. Tulum offers without a doubt the best photo spot of the whole region, and it’s known worldwide. The vestige of a temple, at the edge of a cliff, along its turquoise water. The color mix is impressive. For the historical part, it is here that the Mayans saw for the first time the Spanish explorers ships. You will also have the opportunity to take a dive, just below the temple, in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Xcaret is now a must see in the region, located only 6 km from Playa del Carmen. Indeed, Xcaret is both a natural reserve, archaeological site and amusement park where activities abound. This is the flagship place where you can go swim with dolphins. It is also possible to feed sharks in the Caribbean Sea. Stroll through the tropical jungle between sacred Mayan trees and relics, you will arrive at the park's flagship attraction. An impressive underground river 800m long, where swimming is allowed. An incredible experience in crystal clear waters and underground caves where light pierces the walls. Excursion possible from your hotel or vendors in the streets of Playa del Carmen.