Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya offer some of the best and most interesting diving spots in the world. From snorkeling or diving in the Caribbean sea to cave diving in fresh water cenotes, there is always something new to explore. If you would rather enjoy the water from above, kite-surfing has become an extremely popular sport for many. The calm waters and moderate winds are a great place to learn this sport. Please check here for more information on diving in the Riviera Maya.
Playa del Carmen is only a short distance from the spectacular Mayan ruins;Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza and Ek Balam. At hundreds of points around the region stand majestic Mayan ruins which speak eloquently of the grandeur of this imposing culture. The most frequently visited Mayan ruin sites (with the exception of Tikal in Guatemala) are all in Mexico, and can be reached by air, bus, or car from Playa del Carmen, or if you prefer, we can assist you in finding a tour to the ruin of your choice. Please check here for more information on the Mayan Ruins.
There are abundant options for shopping while in Playa del Carmen. Steps away from the Xaman Ha condos you will find the new Paseo del Carmen, full of some of the best in shopping, dining and evening entertainment. Just past Paseo, Fifth avenue begins. Fifth avenue, which is the main promenade in Playa, harbors hundreds of shops where you can find anything from hand made clothing, jewelry, or Mayan art
The 18 hole Playcar Golf Course was built amongst the lush foliage of the Yucatan Peninsula, making this golf course not only beautiful, but challenging as well. The Club provides a first class practice area, complete with a spectacular driving range, and a large putting green including chipping, pitching, and green side bunker areas. After the game, golfers can visit the bar and grill for refreshments while enjoying a marvelous view of the 18th hole.
The Riviera Maya is world famous for sports fishing, and for good reason. The good current from the Gulf of Mexico brings in a wide variety of fish, and the reliable Mexican Caribbean weather insures good fishing days year round. Anglers can catch sailfish, marlin, dorado/dolphin, tuna and more. There are several fishing boats that run out of Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras year round.
There are countless excursions available in the Riviera Maya. You can spend a day at Xel Ha, an enormous natural water park, see some natural wonders and Mayan cultural events at Xcaret, or explore one of the many cenotes in the area.
Playa del Carmen hosts an incredible variety of restaurants, with an international flair. Italian, Mexican, Argentinean, Thai and Asian foods abound all along 5th Avenue. You will find the prices to be extremely reasonable as well. For a preview of some of the restaurants in Playa, please check here.