Its strategic location, already recognized by the Mayas, makes it the ideal starting point for visiting archaeological zones, wonderful eco-tourist parks and many other treasures that shelters the Mayan Riviera.
Visiting this unique spot located 65 kilometers from Cancun, is one of the best options to experience the nightlife and cuisine typical of the Caribbean region, in an environment of paradisiac beaches and varied styles of people and settings, which cross between reggae and glamor. Its most famous part corresponds to the so-called Fifth Avenue, corresponding to a 4-kilometer-long promenade, where shops, restaurants, bars and clubs congregate, among which are a multitude of visitors who make of the place an oasis of fun . In Playa del Carmen you can choose from all types of accommodation, from small cabins to luxury hotels, as well as the necessary tourist services for travelers.
Most of you will arrive at the Cancún Internation Airport in the State of Quintana Roo. This city is the main entrance to the Mayan World and to the Caribbean. It is located very close to legendary arquelogical sites and is surrounded by beaches where the water becomes one with the soft white sand. It’s impressive infraestructure, built in the middle of extraordinary beauty, where the weather, the turquoise blue sea, white sand, mayan culture and hospitality from the people come together to create, for every visitor, a feeling of being truly in paradise.
It is located 178 kms from Playa del Carmen and is one of Mexico’s most important arquelogical sites. It has been named one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Chichén Itzá is a world-famous complex of Mayan ruins. A massive step pyramid known as El Castillo dominates the 6.5-sq.-km. ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s. Graphic stone carvings survive at structures like the ball court, Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls. Nightly sound-and-light shows illuminate the buildings` sophisticated geometry.
Take a direct ferry from Playa del Carmen (only 45 min) to reach this beautiful island that is home to eco parks, arquelogical sites and to the world´s second largest barrier reef.
HOLBOX ISLAND, XEL HÁ, XPLOR, MONKEY SANCTUARY, SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS, ISLA MUJERES, TULUM AND MUCH MORE!
Delve into the trails of Xcaret to discover how the Mayan jungle and culture of Mexico combine in more than 50 exciting attractions. Located on the seashore near Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya, Xcaret has attractions for everyone. Enjoy a traditional Fiesta Charra and the Mayan Ball Game, or if you are a nature lover visit the Jaguar Island and our colorful Butterfly Pavillion. You can also enjoy the Caribbean Sea! Take a snorkeling tour, swim in underground rivers and have fun with the Dolphin Swim. When night falls, you will be our guest of honor at the presentation "Xcaret Mexico Espectacular", a celebration of light and color with 300 artists that will take you through the history of Mexico.
Cenotes are natural acts of magic, more specifically, they are sinkholes primarily made of limestone – There are over 6,000 of these throughout the whole Yucatán Peninsula and each one of them is uniquely amazing. They’re filled with either fresh water from the rain, or connected throughout underwater cavern systems filled with salt wáter.
You can also take magical journey through the crystal museum that is Río Secreto, where the history of our planet is written on the myriad geological formations, and where floating in its clear fresh water your life will change forever. Río Secreto could very well be one of the great world wonders. Experience this stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. It`s like stepping back in time to witness something mysterious and truly spectacular.
As a duty free shopping city, you can find considerably cheaper prices on clothes, cosmetics and fine jewelry among its many shops and shopping centers. These include: The Plaza Las Américas Shopping Center, with more than 50 stores and three large department stores and the La Isla Shopping Village Shopping Center, with more than 150 stores where exclusive brands stand out, independent design and a different architectural bet the usual.