Personally, I could sunbathe all day, every day. But that’s probably not good for my skin! And while Mexico’s Playa del Carmen (on the Riviera Maya) lends itself well to sunbathing, it’s not the only thing to do there. Here are 7 things to do in Playa del Carmen that don’t involve sunbathing.
1. Scuba Diving or Snorkelling
The Riviera Maya has some of the best scuba diving sites in the world and Playa del Carmen is home to many of them. So don your wetsuit and take a glimpse of Playa del Carmen from below the water line.
2. Jet Skiing
Those azure waters and white sands aren’t just for sunbathing. On the beach in Playa del Carmen, you can hire a jetski for a reasonable price. Adrenalin junkies will love this fast paced water thrill.
Playa del Carmen’s 5th avenue boasts a load of shops and smaller shopping centres. From tequila, to tacky souvenirs right the way through to designer clothes and handbags, if a bit of retail therapy is your thing, Playa del Carmen has you covered.
Unleash your inner daredevil and get a view of Playa del Carmen from thousands of feet in the air. You can skydive in Playa del Carmen with Skydive Cancun and make your holiday a memorable one!
5. Xplor Adventure Park
Think epic zip lines and more adrenalin action at this adventure park in Playa del Carmen.
6. Swim with Dolphins
With Dolphin Discovery, you can book to swim with dolphins. These hugely intelligent mammals are simply beautiful and this is another experience you won’t forget in a hurry.
7. Visit Mayan Ruins
The Riviera Maya is full of spectacular Mayan ruins, some incredibly close to Playa del Carmen itself. Either take a tour or drive out to see some of these ruins and get a glimpse at the rich history of this part of Mexico.
….and after all that, you might fancy a day on beach!