Activities in Playa Del Carmen

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Offering a funky, European vibe in an area surrounded by wholly Mexican towns, Playa del Carmen stands out as sophisticated and trendy.  While many of the same activities that tourists love about the Mexican Caribbean are popular here (snorkeling, diving, fishing, and visiting Mayan ruins), it is its differences that make it a worthy destination.

From the coast, over 20 blocks work their way inland, filled with dining, nightlife, shopping, and boutique resorts.  Fifth Avenue (or Avenida Quinta) in particular is known for its luxury goods and services.  As the town caters to a refined clientele, golf, tennis, and spa days are top activities as well. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

With so much to do in such a small area, bikes and scooters might be all you need to see it all.

If you like the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will find several places that can help make it happen. You can go to this extended discussion dedicated to bike and scooter rentals if you're looking for more specifics.

Diving

Playa Del Carmen Diving

The tourist hub of Playa del Carmen is well known for its beach and watersports. Its diving is just as popular and can provide visitors with a wonderful view of the region.

You'll find 28 dive operators and at least 13 interesting dive sites to choose from. Navigate to this article regarding scuba diving in this area if you're interested in learning more facts.

Fishing

Playa Deep Sea Fishing

The seas just offshore of Playa del Carmen are rich with marine life, making it a prime destination for those looking to catch some fish. Additionally, the many tourist amenities in the city make finding a charter a breeze.

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as suggested by the existence of 7 charter fishing services in this area. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, navigate to this page, about fishing in this area.

Golf

The Nicklaus Design Golf Course

Plenty of golfers frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 4 different golf courses. Some of the area courses include The Nicklaus Design Golf Course, El Camaleon Mayakoba, and Playacar Golf Course. To get additional information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more click on the course name. Click here to check out our page dedicated to golf courses throughout Riviera Maya.

Sailing and Boating

Playa Del Carmen Sailing and Boating

The table directly below enables you to get some key facts concerning firms that can help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities Near Playa Del Carmen
Name Phone Location
Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran (984) 803-4774 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Blue Mystic Tour -- 0.8 mi. South of Central La Gloria
Fat Cat Sailboat (984) 116-3040 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Yucatan F1 -- 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria

If you're interested in learning about charter operators and marinas follow this link.

Shopping

Mexico Blue Dream

If there are some folks who enjoy shopping vacationing with you, they can while away some time exploring a few of the area's 43 retail stores. Navigate to this page if you'd like to learn more about shopping in Playa Del Carmen.

Sightseeing

El Faro Lighthouse

You really should set aside a day for exploring the culture, sights and sounds of Playa Del Carmen. The area features a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Visit this extended discussion dedicated to area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find more information.

Details concerning a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be seen directly below.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Playa Del Carmen
Name Type Phone Location
Alltournative Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen
Camel Safari Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 5.3 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Playa Deep Sea Fishing Charters and Adventures Travel and Tour Operators (984) 140-5109 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Rancho Grande Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 3.4 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Rancho Punta Venado (Horse & Atv & Snorkeling) Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- The Riviera Maya, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen
Xplor Excursions and Sightseeing Service (888) 922-7381 4.8 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen

Snorkeling

Xplor

If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Playa Del Carmen. Navigate here to visit our article about local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Maria Bonita Spa & Beauty Salon

Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 9 different spas in this area. For more information on the options, click here.

Tennis

ClubHotel Riu Tequila

If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 13 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Playa Del Carmen
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Grand Riviera Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 6
Grand Sunset Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 6
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 2 check
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Gala Beach Resort Playacar Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 4 check
Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check check
Iberostar Tucan Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 2 check
Hotel Riu Palace Mexico 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Hotel Riu Playacar 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Occidental Allegro Playacar 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check

For example, Grand Riviera Princess offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

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Other Activities In Playa Del Carmen
Name Type Phone Location
Discovery Jungle Park Amusement/Theme Park -- Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen
Dressel Divers Playa Del Carmen Watersports Operator (+34) 963 561 496 2.8 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen
El Palomar Miniature Golf Course -- 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Playa del Carmen
Explora Dive Center Watersports Operator -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Sky Dive Cancun Sky Diving -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Xcaret Park Amusement/Theme Park -- The Riviera Maya, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen
 

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