6 Best Things to Do in Playa Del Carmen
Planning to have a vacation in Playa del Carmen? It’s a great choice because the fun beach town on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico has everything like beaches, Mayan ruins, cenotes and much more a vacationer dreams of. Here’s how you can do the most of your Playa del Carmen vacation.
1. Diving/Snorkeling in Cenotes
You may wonder what a cenote is. Well, cenotes are underground caves filled with fresh water. They are abundant in Yucatan, sinkholes opening up in underground rivers with the clearest water you might have ever seen!
You can go for scuba diving in cenotes with a guide if you have a PADI license. Since there’s daylight close to the entrance, there’s no need for a more technical cave diving license.
No worries if you are not a diver! You can enjoy snorkeling in most of these caves including Cenote Dos Ojos, Garden of Eden, Cenote Azul, Gran Cenote and many more!
2. Pay a Visit to Mayan Ruins
The town of Tulum located south of Playa del Carmen is host to Mayan ruins of Tulum which you can’t afford to miss. Tulum was an important port city for the Mayans which is evident from the impressive constructions on the edge of a cliff. Equally enchanting is a beach below where you can enjoy a swim.
Another interesting Mayan site is Coba near Playa del Carmen where you can even climb pyramids.
Both the sites can be accessed via ADO bus or colectivo taxi.
3. Swim with Sea Turtles
You can get a chance to swim with sea turtles at Akumal beach, 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. The sea here is blue-green and home Hawksbill, Green and Loggerhead sea turtles with whom you can swim.
4. Enjoy Mexican Food
You can enjoy cheap and yummy Mexican food in Yucatan, in enchanting restaurants that may be located even inside underground caves!
5. Enjoy the Beaches of Cozumel
If you want to enjoy pristine beaches, head towards a small island off the coast of Playa del Carmen named Cozumel where you can reach by a 45-minute ferry ride. Renting a scooter for the day and riding it near beaches is a great thing to do. You can even try hitchhiking around the island as a more adventurous option.
6. Buy a Playa del Carmen Property
There are high chances that you may feel like staying at Playa del Carmen forever. Well, though this may not be possible for you, you can anytime buy a Playa del Carmen property and spend some fun time in your very own property in this lovely town every year. If you are worried about how the property will be maintained in your absence, you can hire a firm specialized in property management in Playa del Carmen. They will pay your taxes, utilities and the HOA, inspect your property regularly, manage vendors like providers, contractors etc., hire and manage your personnel and keep an accurate record of all the expenses.
So, consider buying a property in Playa del Carmen and enjoy the city to the fullest!