Top 20 Things To Do In Playa del Carmen, Mexico 2019

Top Tours and Activities In Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza with a Private Archaeologist

1214 Reviews

$40.00

Gain essential insights into Mexico’s past on a visit to Chichen Itza with a private archaeologist. Miss the crowds, heat (98°F) and humidity (65%), by visiting in the early morning, and see parts of the site that traditional tours don’t visit. With pickup from Cancun, experience the majesty of the entire Chichen Itza site and receive personalized attention from your professionally certified guide.

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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza from Playa del Carmen with Archaeologist

251 Reviews

$64.99

Arrive early and beat the crowds on this tour of Chichen Itza with an expert archaeologist guide — a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else! Experience in tranquility attractions like the sacred cenote, the Kukulkan Pyramid, the ball court and other areas of this impressive archeological zone not part of most traditional tours. As you take in the grandeur of the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire, enjoy informative and fascinating commentary from your specialized guide. Hotel transport from Playa del Carmen is included.

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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

176 Reviews

$109.00

This is the perfect 3-in-1 combination tour of the Riviera Maya. You'll visit the Tulum ruins, then go snorkeling in the colorful coral reef in the Caribbean Sea and finally you'll get to swim and refresh in a crystal clear water cenote and visit some caves. Your tour also includes a delicious lunch of typical regional food plus transport.

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Day Trip to Chichen Itza, Valladolid with Cenote Swim and Lunch

152 Reviews

$48.00

Escape Cancun on this 12 hour full day tour to Chichen Itza, one of the main archaeological sites of Yucatan’s peninsula. Follow your multilingual guide around the site before enjoying a cool swim in a Cenote. Your tour includes a guided tour of Valladolid, a colonial town on the Yucatan Peninsula and is included lunch buffet of regional food with vegetarian options. Round transportation from either your hotel or a meeting point is included

your tour will include a guided tour of Valladolid, a colonial town on the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Chichen Itza Small-Group Tour with Private Entrance

146 Reviews

$91.99

Discover the Mayan city of Chichen Itza through a private entrance at Mayaland Resort, without waiting in line! On this small-group tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll visit ancient temples such as the Pyramid of Kukulcán for two hours with an expert guide, plus enjoy free time at the resort hotel. Swim in the pool, stroll through the botanical gardens and visit the sacred Xtoloc Cenote, or re-enter the temple complex on your own. A buffet lunch of international and Yucatecan dishes is included, plus exclusive access to Viator's on-site hospitality suite.

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Tour Xcaret from Cancun & Riviera Maya

109 Reviews

$139.99

Spend a day in paradise at Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park located in the Riviera Maya. Discover an underground maze of rivers where Mayans once prepared for ceremonial rites, frolic in a lagoon, and snorkel in clear Caribbean waters. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, butterflies and monkeys as you wander the lush forested grounds and visit archaeological sites. When the sun goes down, settle in for a spectacular show of lights, music and dance highlighting Mayan history and culture. Convenient pickup and drop-off from most Cancun hotels are included.

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Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch

98 Reviews

$79.00

Get to know one of the New7Wonders of the World during this full-day tour of Chichen Itza and Valladolid. At the ancient Maya site, admire the Kukulkan pyramid and the Temple of Warriors. Learn about their architecture, sculptures, and carvings. Swim in a tranquil 'cenote' (underground freshwater pool) and and enjoy a traditional buffet lunch. Participate in a brief ancient Mayan ceremony of Temazcal. Also you get to discover the Spanish colonial heritage of Valladolid. Round-trip transport from your Cancun hotel is included.

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Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

62 Reviews

$129.99

Attention water lovers: Paradise awaits at Xel-Há, a natural aquarium located along the Riviera Maya. Angelfish, iguanas and other wildlife complete your jungle tableau, as you explore a lagoon, cenotes, caves and a hidden beach. Bike around the lush grounds, or simply laze down a river in an inner tube. Satisfy hunger pangs with the flash of your wristband for all-you-can-eat burgers, seafood, Mayan cuisine and more. This all-inclusive tour, perfect for families, includes round-trip hotel transport from Cancun.

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Playa del Carmen Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, 4x4 Ride and Ziplining

42 Reviews

$138.99

There’s no shortage of adventure and spectacular sites on this full-day tour from Playa del Carmen. Wander the ancient blufftop city of Tulum, stroll along its pristine beach and ride a Mercedes-Benz Unimog, a monster truck that whisks you to rappelling and ziplining locations inside the Yucatán jungle. Discover the underground caves of Sac Actun and Nohoch Nah Chich, and snorkel around stalagmites. Swim in cenotes, partake in a Maya purification ritual and settle in for a hearty, homemade buffet lunch. Round-trip hotel transport is included.

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Xenotes: Maya Cenotes Eco-Adventure

34 Reviews

$129.99

Leap into four different cenotes (flooded sinkholes) amid a jungle oasis in the Yucatan – all in one day! Rappel and zipline over rock walls into the crystalline springs, and explore the caverns by kayak, snorkel and inner tube. Enjoy delicious snacks plus a gourmet picnic lunch amid splendid natural surroundings and hear about ancient Mayan legends of mythical guardians that protect these sacred waters. Receive personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 19 people.

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Tulum Ruins, Underground River and Lunch

32 Reviews

$145.00

Visit the Mayan city of Tulum, one of the greatest archeological sites along the Riviera Maya! This former Mayan trade site, located on a cliff-side beach overlooking the magnificent Caribbean, is a must-see destination during your stay in Cancun. Explore an underground river and lunch at a beachside restaurant. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour. Bottled water and round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned van included.

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Buggy Tour in Playa del Carmen with Cenote Swim and Mayan Village Visit

30 Reviews

$98.00

Our driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to our base.

Once there, our guide will explain the progress of the tour and provide you with the necessary equipment (Glasses, Bandanas ...)

You will leave with our guide for a 4 hours excursion in the jungle and will drive a buggy for more than 2 ½ hours.

During the trip you will discover and swim in a beautiful Cenote (Natural Well) hidden in the middle of the jungle, for 45 minutes, and take the opportunity to take a break.

Then you will meet a Mayan community and have the chance to share a moment with these people sometimes a little forgotten.

To finish, the transport back to your hotel will be done by us.

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Riviera Maya Catamaran Adventure

26 Reviews

$109.99

Imagine cruising along the Riviera Maya on a luxury 45 foot (14 meter) catamaran, snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, and lazing in the sun while enjoying free drinks and snacks. Does life get any better?

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Nighttime Admission to Xplor Adventure Park with Transport

24 Reviews

$129.99

Experience one of Mexico’s top adventure parks — Xplor — after the sun goes down! When the stars come out, the jungle comes alive with nighttime adventures that highlight the Yucatan’s natural beauty. You’ll get your adrenaline pumping as you raft, swim, drive and zipline through underground caves, jungle paths and treetops. It’s an all-encompassing outdoor adventure that is the perfect end to a day in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or the Mayan Riviera. Hotel transport is included.

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Xenotes Oasis Maya: Cenotes Adventure from Playa del Carmen

22 Reviews

$129.99

Visit the park of Xenotes Oasis Maya and explore four phenomenal cenotes in the Yucatan jungle, each calling for a different adventure: rappelling, ziplining, kayaking and snorkeling. Learn from an expert guide about cenote formation, and admire the various physical attributes of each type of sinkhole. During this fun flurry of activity, hear about the mythical spirit-guardians that protect these cenote sites. Enjoy cookies and chocolate after each cenote adventure, as well as a scrumptious gourmet picnic lunch. Round-trip transport from your hotel in Playa del Carmen is included.

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Xcaret Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

22 Reviews

$129.99

Nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs — find your paradise at Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park located along the Riviera Maya. View birds and butterflies, swim in a lagoon, hike through the jungle and visit archaeological sites. Explore an underground river and spot monkeys, macaws and deer. Top off the day with a night show extravaganza of lights, costumes and dance that brings Mayan history and culture to life. Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off from most Playa del Carmen hotels.

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Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen

20 Reviews

$79.00

Discover the splendor of Río Secreto Nature Reserve: Journey to the heart of a cenote, and in the silence of the underground cave, marvel at the cathedrals of stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years. As you wade your way through clear turquoise water, an expert guide explains the geological secrets behind these limestone formations and points out local flora and fauna. Out of the caves and back in the jungle, enjoy a tasty buffet lunch featuring Mayan cuisine. Round-trip transport from Playa del Carmen hotels is available.

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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

17 Reviews

$69.99

Discover the mystery and allure of Chichen Itza, the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire, on a full-day tour from Playa del Carmen. At this UNESCO World Heritage site, marvel at the architectural wonder of the Kukulcan Pyramid, see the great ball court and learn about Mayan ceremonial customs. Before reaching Chichen Itza, swim at a nearby cenote, a deep natural well of clear water. End your tour with Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch while enjoying a traditional folk dance performance.

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Xplor Adventure Park from Playa del Carmen

15 Reviews

$149.99

Experience outdoor thrills at Xplor Adventure Park, located minutes away from Playa del Carmen. Zipline over treetops, steer an amphibious vehicle through the jungle, and raft or swim through rivers and caverns filled with stalactites. Then enjoy tasty, healthy food at the buffet bar at the park's restaurant. With hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees and lunch included, this tour is a great all-inclusive option for families staying in Playa.

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Cenote Chaak Tun Tour in Playa del Carmen

15 Reviews

$30.00

Experience the sensation of swimming underneath the ground in the majestic Cenote Chaak Tun. These cavers were inhabited by the Mayans centuries ago. You will have a unique and mystic experience as you swim and walk through stalactites and stalagmites protruding all around you.

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Whale Shark Adventure Tour

14 Reviews

$159.99

Your chance of a lifetime to join the top-rated whale shark tour operator with a 12-year safety record with over 33,000 past participants. Fun for the whole family. Imagine safely snorkeling alongside the ocean's largest fish, the "whale shark". We operate small groups of maximum 10 people, operated by professional captains and guides. We include everything: Professional Transfers from your hotel/resort ,snorkel and safety gear,Welcome light breakfast gourmet sandwiches, water, soft drinks, shrimp ceviche, guacamole, snacks and beer, plus a certified diploma.

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Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

13 Reviews

$118.99

Spend a day splashing around Xel-Há, a natural aquarium located on an inlet along the Riviera Maya. Snorkel and swim in a lagoon, float down a river in an inner tube, or go bicycling and rope climbing. Plus, check out cenotes, caves and a hidden beach. When hunger strikes, enjoy your choice of Mayan cuisine, burgers, seafood, among other included meal options at the park’s various restaurants. Round-trip hotel transport from Playa del Carmen is included.

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VIP Nightclub Tour in Playa del Carmen

13 Reviews

$88.99

Visit three of the hottest bars and nightclubs in Playa del Carmen on this tour! You’ll be guided through the ultimate night-time scene in Playa del Carmen, from fun beachside bars to trendy dance nightclubs. Enjoy easy entry past the velvet rope, unlimited drinks and dancing all night on this exciting beachside city tour!

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Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Hubiku Cenote Combo Tour

11 Reviews

$115.00

Enjoy two guided tours plus a visit to a cenote in this great combo from Playa del Carmen. You'll visit the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, then swim at Hubiku cenote and finally visit Ek Balam with free time to climb the main pyramid. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people and includes transport, lunch, entrance fees and a professional guide.

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Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Hubiku Cenote Tour from Playa del Carmen

11 Reviews

$110.00

Visit Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Hubiku Cenote on this tour in the Mayan Riviera. See amazing archaeological sites and views while learning of the history of these places. Your tour includes a professional guide and transport.

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Riviera Maya Luxury Yacht and Snorkeling, Lunch & Drinks Included

10 Reviews

$109.00

This is Riviera Maya's ultimate day-sailing adventure. Aboard a luxurious sailing catamaran, you'll explore some of the most beautiful offshore locations along the stunning Riviera Maya coastline. You'll sail to the most spectacular reef in the area and stop for some fun in the water enjoying various activities. Relax on deck in the warm, tropical sun and enjoy an open bar and delicious lunch as you sail across the blue Caribbean waters under the power of the wind.

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Private Tour: Tulum and Cave Adventure from Cancun

10 Reviews

$126.00

Have an unforgettable day on this private tour that combines combines the beauty of Tulum with an amazing adventure through caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. You will first visit the Mayan Ruins of Tulum and then head to Kantun Chi Park, for an incredible experience. Your 8-hour tour includes lunch, a professional guide and hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Tulum and Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

9 Reviews

$148.99

Enjoy history, stunning landscapes and aquatic adventures on this combo tour to Tulum, a bluff-top walled Mayan city, and Xel-Há, a natural aquarium and theme park. Learn about the ruins of Tulum from an expert guide before frolicking at Xel-Há, where you can snorkel in a lagoon, float down a river in an inner tube, jump off a cliff or just relax on a beach chair next to iguanas, birds and other wildlife. Food and beverages at Xel-Há and hotel pickup and drop-off in Playa del Carmen are included.

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Cancun Super Saver: Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza plus Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archaeologist Guide

9 Reviews

$98.99

Experience the Maya sites of Chichen Itza and Tulum in the morning hours, before the majority of the crowds arrive. With this Super Saver, you can combine two top tours from Cancun at a discounted price across two days. Explore each site with an archaeologist guide to learn interesting facts about one of Mexico’s ancient civilizations, see fascinating ruins like El Castillo at Chichen Itza (a World Heritage site) and admire Tulum’s spectacular setting on the Caribbean Sea. Lunch is included on both days with this Viator Exclusive that’s available nowhere else.

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Private Tour: Coba and Tulum Ruins from Cancun

9 Reviews

$108.00

Visit two of the most important ancient Mayan cities on this private tour. You will have an unforgettable day discovering the greatness of the Mayan culture and admiring the spectacular scenery. You will be amazed by Coba, one of the most important Mayan Ruins and you will be able to climb the tallest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula: "Nohoch Mul." Later, you will visit Tulum, the "walled city", a magical place surrounded by the turquoise waters from the Caribbean Sea.

In this excursion you will enjoy a delicious lunch with typical mayan dishes.

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Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Early Access Tour with Private Entrance

8 Reviews

$110.00

Be among the first to enter Chichen Itza as the park opens. You'll avoid the crowds and enter the site from an exclusive private entrance. Take a guided small-group tour of the archaeological site, visit the Mayan Planetarium and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Your tour includes entrance fees, a professional guide, transport and access to Viator's exclusive on-site hospitality suite.

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Puerto Aventuras Dolphin Royal Swim

7 Reviews

$168.99

Spend an unforgettable hour swimming with the gentle intelligent dolphins of Mexico. Plunge into tranquil waters as you become better acquainted with these playful mammal in the form of a handshake and a kiss. After a short orientation session, you'll be pushed around the water by the dolphins at high speeds for what is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime!

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Coba, Tulum, and Cenote Tour from Playa del Carmen

7 Reviews

$90.00

This 12-hour guided tour takes you to the two most significant archaeological sites on the Riviera Maya such as the seaside city of Tulum, where ancient ruins overlook the Pacific from a majestic cliff, and the inland capita of Coba, where you can climb the Yucatan's tallest pyramid and see the ancient roadway system used by the Maya to connect their cities. Enjoy lunch, swimming in a crystal-blue cave pool, and a final stop at Playa Paraiso, Tulum's white-sand beach, before returning to your hotel.

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Playa del Carmen Food Tour

7 Reviews

$65.00

Eat like a local on this small-group food tour which offers a thorough introduction to Mexican cuisine and the authentic dishes of the Yucatan in Playa del Carmen. Visit and eat at places that are far from the tourist mainstays. A great experience for adventurous food lovers.

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Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall Nature Hike

7 Reviews

$119.00

This tour gives you the opportunity, in a single day, to sample the attractions that have made the Arenal region famous, you can enjoy the rainforests flora and fauna.
-Pickup at the hotel
-Arrive at the starting point at Mistico Park
- Receive the instruction and safety rules from the guides
-You are going to start walking through the Park guided by our expert guide who will show the nature and animals around.
-Ending the visit at Mistico Park you will be driven to La Fortuna Waterfall.
- Once on the La Fortuna Waterfall, you will downstairs to access the waterfall. (You can swim if you wish)
- Having finished the visit to the waterfall we are going to take you the Jacamar Restaurant to take the lunch. The lunch is a typical food of Costa Rica named “casado”. In case of allergy or special requests please leave the note.
-After lunch, you will be transported to your hotel.

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Chichen Itza Tour from Playa del Carmen Including Private Entrance

6 Reviews

$91.99

While you're in Playa del Carmen, don’t miss the chance to explore the Mayan capital of Chichen Itza through a private entrance — no waiting in line! On this day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, explore important archeological landmarks, including the Kukulcan Pyramid, and learn about their historical and cultural significance from an expert guide. Then enjoy the conveniences of the modern world at Mayaland Resort where you can enjoy a buffet lunch, a swim in the resort pool, a walk through the beautiful gardens and Viator's exclusive hospitality suite.

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Coba Ruins, Tulum and Cenote Tankach-Ha from Playa del Carmen

6 Reviews

$89.00

Enjoy a full-day seeing three amazing and famous places in the Yucatan Peninsula: Tulum and Coba Ruins plus the Cenote Tankach-Ha. Tulum is the only archaeological site with access to the beach while Coba has the tallest pyramid in the Mayan region and you will be able to climb it You will also have the opportunity to swim at a wonderful cenote, enjoy a buffet lunch and visit the beach of Tulum.

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Riviera Maya Lunch and Snorkel Cruise

6 Reviews

$104.99

Coast over the breathtaking turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea! Your expert captain takes you to Punta Venado, one of the area’s many shallow reefs, where you’ll enjoy snorkeling and other fun water activities with your friendly crew. Your 4-hour cruise includes a delicious lunch and open bar along with sport fishing aboard the motorized yacht ‘Piratas de Tejas.’ Round-trip hotel transport is included.

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Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Catamaran Tour from Playa del Carmen

6 Reviews

$59.00

Set sail onto the Caribbean Sea toward Isla Mujeres on this all-inclusive tour where you can snorkel in the turquoise waters and then relax at the beach with a buffet lunch and open bar. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Playa del Carmen.

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Native's Park ATV Adventure in Playa del Carmen Including Cenote Swim

5 Reviews

$98.99

Let the dust fly as you bump along the jungle trails of Native Park aboard an ATV. On this guided day trip inside a private nature reserve, discover Maya ruins from a pre-Hispanic trade route, and make stops at a cenote and a cave with dramatic rock formations. Visit an old ranch and meet one of Playa del Carmen’s first settlers. This small-group tour limited to 10 people includes hotel transport.

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