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Things To Do In Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a fun beach town on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, part of the classic Riviera Maya route down the coast.

Smaller and less touristy than Cancun, it’s becoming a popular travel destination for people looking for travel experiences that are more substantial than your typical all-inclusive resort. You can also look for the best sunset cruise in Playa Del Carmen online.

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     Here are the things to do in Playa Del Carmen:

     1. Swimming At Cenotes

What’s a cenote you ask? It’s an underground cave filled with fresh water. The Yucatan has tons of them — sinkholes that open up into underground rivers with the clearest water you’ve ever seen.

Not a scuba diver? No problem. You can also go snorkeling or swimming at most cenotes. A couple of things to understand is that wearing sunscreen is not allowed, and most centers have an entry fee of some kind.

     2. Visit Ancient Mayan Ruins

The ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum have located South of Playa del Carmen in the town of Tulum. Tulum was once a small but important port city that sits on the edge of a cliff, with a beach below where you can swim too.

Because Tulum is so popular, the ruins can be crowded unless you arrive early in the morning. Coba is another Mayan site near Playa del Carmen which sees fewer visitors. You can even still climb the pyramid there too!