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What to Do in Playa del Carmen

The Beaches

The beaches of Playa del Carmen are among the most famous in the world. The Parque Fundadores is a particular favorite. Walk beneath the massive arch statues and enter a world of white sand beaches and waters the color of lapis lazuli. The beaches here can get quite busy, but they offer many amenities and are perfect for relaxation or water activities.

Río Secreto

Río Secreto, or Secret River, is often touted as a highlight of vacations to Playa del Carmen. This semi-flooded underground river courses through a series of caves that you can tour and swim in. The turquoise water is surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites, which create an eerie atmosphere. A guided tour will escort you through the caves, and swimming equipment can be rented onsite.

Xplor Park

This outdoor thrill park is perfect for those looking for an adrenaline-surging adventure. Here, you'll find several zip lines, water rafting courses, underground swimming venues, and a hammock ride that ends in a cenote—a perfect combination of nature and thrills. There's also a nighttime option for those looking to experience these thrills at night.

What to See in Playa del Carmen

Quinta Avenida

La Quinta Avenida is a quintessential element of Playa del Carmen and a must-see for those visiting this paradise. It lines the shore and serves as a walkway for pedestrians, both tourists and locals. Here, you'll find plenty of restaurants, shops, hotels, nightclubs, and street performers, each vying for your attention. A perfect spot to experience the vibrancy of Playa del Carmen.

Chichen Itza

History-lovers, look no further than the Chichen Itza Maya Ruins. With ancient buildings and statues that date back to 450 AD, it is now considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The centerpiece is the El Castillo, a 98-foot step-pyramid and temple dedicated to the Kukulcan deity. Two and a half hours from Playa del Carmen, we recommend getting there early to avoid the crowds.

Coco Bongo

Playa del Carmen is known for its nightlife, and one of its most famous venues is the Coco Bongo. Not your average nightclub, Coco Bongo is half Cirque du Soleil, half dancefloor. With live performances, acrobats, conga lines, and movie clips, you'll find a dazzling night of entertainment. So, drink your cocktails as bubbles and confetti fall around you.

Where to Stay in Playa del Carmen

Centro

The Centro district is arguably the most popular area of Playa del Carmen and is our recommendation for your first visit. The carefully planned streets are filled with restaurants, nightclubs, shops, and a great diversity of accommodations. Centro is close to the beaches as well, so when you've had your fill of strolling along the streets, head to the sands for rest and relaxation.

Playacar

Playacar is a gated community located on the southern end of Playa del Carmen. What with its luxury resorts and other lodgings, it has become popular with celebrities. Playacar is a relaxing, quiet area where you can hear animals throughout the day. If you're looking to travel to Playa del Carmen to stay in a big resort and just relax, then this is the place for you.

Mayakoba

Mayakoba is another master-planned community that offers much in the way of luxury, pristine beaches, and natural vegetation. This area is more secluded and quieter than other areas of Playa del Carmen and is perfect for nature enthusiasts looking to hike along trails or relax on beaches.

The Beaches

The beaches of Playa del Carmen are among the most famous in the world. The Parque Fundadores is a particular favorite. Walk beneath the massive arch statues and enter a world of white sand beaches and waters the color of lapis lazuli. The beaches here can get quite busy, but they offer many amenities and are perfect for relaxation or water activities.

Río Secreto

Río Secreto, or Secret River, is often touted as a highlight of vacations to Playa del Carmen. This semi-flooded underground river courses through a series of caves that you can tour and swim in. The turquoise water is surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites, which create an eerie atmosphere. A guided tour will escort you through the caves, and swimming equipment can be rented onsite.

Xplor Park

This outdoor thrill park is perfect for those looking for an adrenaline-surging adventure. Here, you'll find several zip lines, water rafting courses, underground swimming venues, and a hammock ride that ends in a cenote—a perfect combination of nature and thrills. There's also a nighttime option for those looking to experience these thrills at night.

Quinta Avenida

La Quinta Avenida is a quintessential element of Playa del Carmen and a must-see for those visiting this paradise. It lines the shore and serves as a walkway for pedestrians, both tourists and locals. Here, you'll find plenty of restaurants, shops, hotels, nightclubs, and street performers, each vying for your attention. A perfect spot to experience the vibrancy of Playa del Carmen.

Chichen Itza

History-lovers, look no further than the Chichen Itza Maya Ruins. With ancient buildings and statues that date back to 450 AD, it is now considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The centerpiece is the El Castillo, a 98-foot step-pyramid and temple dedicated to the Kukulcan deity. Two and a half hours from Playa del Carmen, we recommend getting there early to avoid the crowds.

Coco Bongo

Playa del Carmen is known for its nightlife, and one of its most famous venues is the Coco Bongo. Not your average nightclub, Coco Bongo is half Cirque du Soleil, half dancefloor. With live performances, acrobats, conga lines, and movie clips, you'll find a dazzling night of entertainment. So, drink your cocktails as bubbles and confetti fall around you.

Centro

The Centro district is arguably the most popular area of Playa del Carmen and is our recommendation for your first visit. The carefully planned streets are filled with restaurants, nightclubs, shops, and a great diversity of accommodations. Centro is close to the beaches as well, so when you've had your fill of strolling along the streets, head to the sands for rest and relaxation.

Playacar

Playacar is a gated community located on the southern end of Playa del Carmen. What with its luxury resorts and other lodgings, it has become popular with celebrities. Playacar is a relaxing, quiet area where you can hear animals throughout the day. If you're looking to travel to Playa del Carmen to stay in a big resort and just relax, then this is the place for you.

Mayakoba

Mayakoba is another master-planned community that offers much in the way of luxury, pristine beaches, and natural vegetation. This area is more secluded and quieter than other areas of Playa del Carmen and is perfect for nature enthusiasts looking to hike along trails or relax on beaches.

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