The beach town of Playa del Carmen was once a small fishing village. Today Playa is the second most important holiday destination on the Riviera Maya after Cancun. Admire turquoise waters and the beautiful white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean. Here you can dive off the coast of Cozumel Island, explore the cenotes in the Yucatan hinterland and travel back in time to Mayan history. Or relax with a cocktail in hand at the beach bar. Tourlane makes it easy to book your flights, transfers, accommodation and guides all in one place. Our travel experts will tailor-make your perfect travel package to suit your tastes. It's the perfect way to make your Playa del Carmen holiday.
Popular street with street food, shops and bars
Optical illusions as photo spots
A UNESCO National Park and Biosphere Reserve
Quinta Avenida, or 5th Avenue, is a lively pedestrian mall with plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and lots of delicious street food stands. List for a taco on the hand? This is the place to go for the tastiest! There are also souvenir shops, boutiques or galleries with high-quality Mexican handicrafts. In short, the shopping street has everything your heart desires. On Thursday evenings, the street becomes an open-air gallery when artists present their works of art.
For visitors to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, a trip to Mayan ruins is a must. Walking among the ancient ruins and traveling back in time is quite an experience. One of the most beautiful Mayan sites is Coba. Coba is located near Tulum, Valladolid and Playa del Carmen, making it ideal for day trips from Playa del Carmen. The ruins are scattered in the middle of the jungle. An exploration tour of the ancient temples takes you along the decayed and restored structures through the forest. The highlight is definitely the impressive Nohoch Mul Pyramid. Here you really feel like you have been transported to another time.
Xel-Há is a place that you would automatically describe as paradise. Here you can experience unique moments in dreamlike bays, cenotes and lagoons. You will be in the middle of an incomparably beautiful landscape, which you can enjoy with skin and hair during this excursion. Here you will spend the day in the water snorkeling and swimming. Or how about a speedy ride on the zipline? Rushing over the water at speed just puts you in a good mood! Jumping off the rocks, floating in the river or cycling - there's a jungle feeling and action for everyone!
Sian Ka'an is a national park in Mexico. The national park is located in the east of the Yucatán Peninsula. Already in 1986, the area was designated as a national park and biosphere reserve, since 1987 Sian Ka'an belongs to the World Natural Heritage. Here you can experience beautiful untouched nature and see native animals such as dolphins, crocodiles or turtles up close. If you are interested in the flora and fauna of Yucatan, you will get your money's worth in Sian Ka'an. A beautiful and interesting place where you can still see the wild Mexico.
The 3D Museum of Wonders is the place to really let off steam with your camera, and it's a lot of fun! Optical illusions, one crazier than the other, await as a backdrop. Here you can playfully use whimsical backdrops, try out funny poses and perspectives. If the weather doesn't cooperate, this is the best place to pass the time in a funny way. But not only in bad weather, this place is always a great experience for the whole family. Fun is guaranteed. Less
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