Known as the Mayan Riviera that cropped up overnight, Playa del Carmen become one of the most desirable places on Yucatán Peninsula.
Full of white sandy beaches and the marine life reach in the Caribbean, the Riviera is known with its natural phenomena known as cenotes, open for the public, shining for their sparkling limestone waters even some of them are flooded and some dry.
World Heritage Chichén Itzá is Mayan archaeological sites but theme parks Xcaret and Xenses roll together into something educational and you want to find more about this topic you can check this blog from thecrazytourist.
Let’s explore the best places to visit and things to do in Playa del Carmen
1. Visit Xplor Park
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Xplor Park is located near Playa del Carmen is a adventure-filled fun park and the most exciting park around Playa del Carmen that gives you access to all of the incredible activities you can find during the day only there are red lights and fire to illuminate the way.
This park is worth the money it’s a very special expedition there is other attractions that are just as fun it never ends food is 5 out of 5 for taste and freshness. Xplor Park is the most visited zip line park in the world one of the fun parks you can visit in the Riviera Maya some of the highest, fastest, and longest zip lines in the region.
Xplor Park is all about action, adrenaline and family friendly activities there are many other exhilarating activities that you can explore and enjoy at your own subterranean swimming, rafting, and amphibious vehicles. So, if you are not too scared put this park on your bucket list for the next trip because Xplor is a place where you can find a buffet, snacks, and beverages.
2. Cenote Chaak Tun
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If you are looking for things to do in Playa Del Carmen be sure to visit Cenote Chaak one of the most epic Cenote and caves. Playa del Carmen is a great city to visit the culture is rich and the locals are extremely friendly.
You can swim & snorkel in an underground pool one of the best cenote in the whole Yucatan the most impressive stalactites compared to any other cenotes in the region.
The underground river is amazing the water is purely cold but you quickly got accustomed to it and it felt great. Cenote Chaak Tun is one of the best and inexpensive places important among the people that you can see while on our Play del Carmen.
3. Visit Xenses
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The most recent addition to the Riviera Maya attractions is a “sensory park”, using auditory, tactile, visual and olfactory installations for a strange but enjoyable multi-sensory environment where nothing is ever as it seems. It takes half a day to get through the Xenses park, which blends natural topography and vegetation with man-made landscaping and installations.
Some of the many activities and attractions are the Xensatarium, which plays with perception, Xitrico Garden where you can drink lemonade from a lemon tree, El Pueblo, where houses are upside down and slopes that seem to go down go up, and Riverlaxing, where you’ll float gently through a cenote with ambient sound and lighting.
3. Visit Tulum Ruins
Tulum is one of the best places to visit in Mexico right now situated on a 40-foot cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea located in Mexico an extremely popular tourist destination. Tulum is a hotspot in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula just a short distance from Cancún and Playa del Carmen one of the best-preserved Maya sites.
Tulum ruins are one of the top tourists spots in the Riviera Maya and one of the most breathtaking beaches.
There is a staircase down to the beach where you can swim at one of the most breathtaking beaches. One of the most visited places in Mexico, anyone looking into what to do in Tulum would find a load of options, so it’s no surprise it’s popular.
There are so many things to do that sound good something you have been wanting to check out the beaches, nightlife, good vibes, luxury hotels on the beach and the Tulum Ruins. Tulum is the third most-visited archaeological site to be one of the most impressive ancient sites a magical place located in Mexico one of the most beautiful Mayan sites you can find in Mexico.
4. Playa Punta Esmeralda
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Around 1.5 kilometres up from the central Avenida Playa Punta Esmeralda is a free beach that is practically the main attraction or feature with a small but beautiful cenote. This is a hidden gem the cenote bubbles out of the water in a few spots here whose waters flow directly into the sea.
The water is deep enough to dive into and making this place unique in the area since its waters acquire various shades due to the mixture of fresh water with the sea you will love it. Swimming in them is an incomparable experience that few visitors have had the pleasure of enjoying.
5. Frida Kahlo Museum
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If you only have time for one stop, or only wish to visit one museum, then you must Museo Frida Kahlo. Located in Coyoacán, this is Frida’s childhood home where she lived a lot of her life and also died.
This is a very interesting, informative, and a classic museum which is a must for anyone visiting Mexico City. Lots to see and enjoy, and certainly, deserve to be on everyone’s list.
Museo Frida Kahlo is an amazing museum tucked into the beautiful Mexico City neighborhood of Coyoacán.
This place has specific magic for the structure’s cobalt-blue walls, which is a historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work Frida Kahlo. It is located in the Colonia del Carmen neighborhood of Coyoacán in Mexico City.
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Muyil is one of the largest sites of the Mayan Riviera, one of the earliest and longest inhabited ancient Maya sites on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is located approximately 15 kilometers south of the coastal site of Tulum, in the Municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Muyil Ruins is the ideal travel destination to explore if you want to stay away from the crowds. So if you are wondering where to go in Mexico and Playa Del Carmen is still in your dreams after you have visited Tulum Mayan ruins and beach Muyil may be just the thing.
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Xoximilco is one of the most unique nightlife opportunities in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Xoximilco is a recreation of Xoximilco in Mexico City. This is a Mexican traditional area where people take boats around canals while drinking, dining and having fun.
This is one of Xcaret’s parks. It’s like having a party on a boat with lots of other boat parties going on around you. Xoximilco is a special part of Mexico City’s pre-Hispanic past if you’re planning to visit Xoximilco, you will find colors, party, fun, food, beverages, happiness, In fact, the real Mexico.
8. 3D Museum of Wonders
The 3D Museum of Wonders located in downtown Playa Del Carmen is a perfect way to an afternoon created to bring a unique world-class experience to all visitors coming to Playa del Carmen.
3D Museum of Wonders integrates a huge collection of amazing quality paintings, with very stimulating 3D effects and epic themes, making the visit of the guest a unique and unforgettable journey.
This magnificent museum pays tribute to some extraordinary visual illusions created by an artist celebrated for his mastery of 3-dimensional pavement art emerging on the scene.
The Museum of Wonders can be found on 10th Avenue between 8th and 10th street. This way whether, rain or shine, you can enjoy a couple of hours of great artwork with memorable photos to take home.
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