Playa del Carmen: Attractions and more...
Apart from sunbathing, daytime entertainments include plenty of watersports and activities: windsurfing, kitesurfing, snorkeling and diving in the Great Mayan Reef, which is the second largest coral reef in the world.
In the eco-centre of Xcaret you can swim with dolphins and visit the beautiful butterfly sanctuary and the orchid greenhouse.
In the area around Playa there are many cenotes, that is fresh-water sinkholes from underwater rivers, that can be explored by scubadivers and snorkelers.
Other interesting sights include the Cozumel Island and its Museum, Xel-Ha and its lagoon. The archaeological sites of Tulum are not far away and are definitely worth a visit.
What to see in detail
Will find places of interest on the map. Clock on the attractions for details