Playa Del Carmen Activities
…so much to do, so little time…
If you think there are a shortage of activities to do in Playa Del Carmen, you’re wrong – dead wrong!
However, the surrounding area generously grants a giant list of options that will keep even the most gregarious among you drooling on your pillows in pleasure.
Playa Del Carmen is surrounded by some of the most desirable destinations in the world. It has beautiful beaches, a top-notch nightlife, and more than a hint of history.
There is a touch of Mayan mythology, an assortment of extravagant excursions, and entertainment that caters to all age groups and genders.
In fact, there are so many things to do, the most difficult decision you will debate while planning your trip is figuring out which of the activities you are most apt to engage in.
I produced this page because I wanted to provide a place that listed the most common activities, but also offered a broad range of options for even the most demanding among you.
Although I have attempted to be comprehensive and complete, make sure you return to this page as you plan your trip in order to stay updated on any additional activities that have come to my attention.
AROUND THE CITYmaps of Playa Del Carmen, then you should know that the main street of the city is called Fifth Avenue.
It is where all the benefits begin.
It will likely be your starting point as you explore the city.
Because you will have a limited time, there are probably too many things to do here. You will need to budget your time wisely.
I would suggest shopping on fifth Avenue for starters, as it offers a wealth of opportunities for finding the perfect souvenir to send back to the states.
Although Fifth Avenue is not generally considered downtown Playa Del Carmen, it is the most ostensible location for tourist activity.
In fact, renting a scooter can be quite fun and will allow you to get off the beaten path and see things that most tourists often overlook.
Renting a bicycle is also fun. It is also an excellent way to exercise.
Mexican drivers are notorious for their negligent driving habits.
Moreover, if you are excessively extroverted, you might be able to whip up some wild sex with a willing local–or even talk a fellow tourist into experiencing your escapade.
Finally, (and because i don’t want to exclude anyone) if you are part of one of those secret societies you find in most resort retreats, there are even swingers groups and gay bars.
True to its original identity, fishing is still a fantastic way to experience the character of the area.
In any case, if you do go fishing, you will need to decide on what type.
You will also need to decide what type of craft you want to charter.
Boat charters usually range in price and availability, so it is best to reserve them early if you know the exact date you will be coming.
Hardly open to debate, the most picturesque photographs involving Playa Del Carmen usually prefer to include people posing in bathing suits on the beach or participating in one of the most common beach activities.
I can’t say I blame them.
Although I have suggestions about which is the best beach in Playa Del Carmen, the fact of the matter is that they are all good.cocktail in paradise?
Jealousy amongst your Facebook friends? Inevitable envy in the office when you return?
It is all par for the course.
Take it in stride.
Although it is nice to impress your coworkers, the more pure among us have a more humble and hedonistic habit of finding fun activities and an appetite for the sublime that frequently needs satisfying.
You will find it all here.
Both are quite rewarding, and the wildlife that you will witness is nothing short of spectacular.
Parasailing is also a great way to let off some steam.
It is relatively inexpensive, invariably exciting, and indispensable to those who would like to see the beach from a few hundred feet above the splashing seas.rent a jet ski.
You will find several places that rent jet skis along the beach.
The prices are normally negotiable – depending on the number of people in your group.
Renting a jet ski is a great way to quickly see the entirety of Playa Del Carmen’s beaches without having to walk them all.
Both of these activities are extremely exciting.
If you choose to swim with dolphins, you will also have to decide the amount of time you want to swim with them and which package you will buy.
The dolphin trainers will even teach you how to train dolphins for an extra fee.
Wow! Imagine yourself as a dolphin trainer!
SPORTS / EXTREME SPORTS
If you are a gifted golfer, Playa Del Carmen offers several great courses. Golfing here is great.
Although the golf courses are not extremely cheap, they do offer some amazing views in a perfect environment for both the experienced and those with less tee time under their belts.
If you have the strength and stamina, you could even try kite boarding.
Due to the constant ocean breeze, Playa Del Carmen offers a great opportunity for some fantastic kite boarding.
Finally, if you want a birds eye view of the beaches and surrounding cities, give skydiving a go.
Although some people may not consider skydiving safe, the instructors in Playa Del Carmen have participated in thousands of safe jumps and are very experienced.
However, you may want to bring an extra pair of underwear in your bag (just in case)!
Skydiving in Playa Del Carmen is just that much fun!
However, those of you with a self-diagnosed case of ADHD may need more.
Remember: Playa Del Carmen is not an isolated island in the middle of the mare (“ocean’” in Spanish).
There are many activities just outside the city that are equally exciting.
One of the favorite activities among tourists is zip lining.
Zip lining – in and of itself – is fun.
Keep in mind that the zip lining tours are physically demanding.
Don’t participate unless you are ready to put forth your best self.
If you like a mix of power, speed, and scenery, you might want to try one of the ATV jungle tours.
While participating in this activity, you will get to ride in ATV on trails through the jungle and even visit some deserted beaches.
And if you don’t get enough exercise atop an ATV, you could always go on one of Playa Del Carmen’s bike tours or jungle tours.
They, too, each offer hundreds of OTHER activities.
Don’t for a moment think you’ll be passing your days here bored in your hotel bedroom.
It won’t happen.
Also, please don’t pick a fight with your sibling or significant other about which Playa Del Carmen activities are best.
They are all good, and it is your responsibility to choose the activities that are perfect for your personality and personal tastes.
I hope that all of you participate in as many of Playa’s amazing activities as possible!
I will see you here soon…..
Lots of love,