Playa del Carmen is known for a great many things including its great scuba diving sites and the fact that it serves as the ferry gateway to the island of Cozumel. But, this coastal town is also one of the top destinations in the are for sailing, and most tourists find some excuse to get out on the water.
Sailing excursions are extremely popular among Playa del Carmen's visitors, mainly because they tend to offer a full service experience. Depending on the type of tour you choose, you'll typically enjoy drinks and snacks (sometimes even a full lunch), and in addition to a coastal tour, stops for snorkeling and other water sports, and some even end the day with a barbecue on the beach.
If you just want to spend a few hours on the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you can take an excursion. Wanting to know more about taking a boat ride? Take a look at the chart below to obtain contact information for area day sailing companies.
|Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran||(984) 803-4774||The vicinity of La Gloria|
|Fat Cat Sailboat||(984) 116-3040||The vicinity of La Gloria|
|Yucatan F1||--||The vicinity of La Gloria|
If you're an independent sailor, you can certainly take maters into your hands in Playa del Carmen by chartering a yacht locally and spending a few hours to a few days exploring local waters on your own. Make sure to bring along your credentials so that the charter companies can ensure it is safe for you to sail along.
If you are evaluating the option of chartering a boat, you can reserve one from the following agencies:
|CataMaya||(984) 803-4008||The vicinity of La Gloria||Mexico|
Although Playa del Carmen is not an official port of entry itself, it is located very near two: Puerto Morelos and Cozumel. If you're planning to sail to your vacation here, you'll first stop in one of these two locations to gain entry. To do so, you'll have to clear immigrations, customs, and the Port Captain's Office by presenting several copies of the paperwork that proves the yachts ownership, a crew list, passports and tourist cards for each person aboard, and you'll need to sign an Import Form which proves that you are aware of local laws regarding sailing. Once this occurs, you're free to sail to your final destination.
One of the most popular spots for yachters in Playa del Carmen is Puerto Aventuras. Services include electricity, cable television, garbage pickup, a fuel dock, and more. Mooring costs range from $10 to $30(USD) daily, depending on the size of your boat.
Contemplating visiting Playa Del Carmen using your own vessel, or one you charter? Check out the listing that follows to get basic information for area marinas.
|Downtown Playa del Carmen|
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