Playa Del Carmen has to offer loads of attractions. Hence, for me, it turned out to be really difficult to look through the choices. We had tried for a long time to visit here so we would have enough time to try out various activities at Playa Del Carmen. Starting from secret beaches to trying out local dishes, I had so much fun. Here are my top picks of things to do when you are in Playa Del Carmen.
- Explore Chichen Itza
This has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Mayan ruins that you will find here are spectacular. No doubt, Chichen Itza is the most significant archaeological site that you will come across in Mexico. What’s surprising is that it is located in the deep jungle. Thus, it might be a bit challenging to reach this place. It is best to rent a car. Get up early to visit this temple prior to the heat sets in and the crowds start arriving.
- Take a dip in Cenote
If you want to go for a swim, don’t go to the ocean. Ask a local where you can take a dip into the water and there is one answer you will come across and that is a Cenote. Cenotes are underground swimming spaces that are formed in places where limestone bedrocks make way for springs and rivers. Thus, visiting one topped my list. There are many Cenotes to choose from but I loved Cenote Azul the most.
- Go for a day trip to Xpu Ha
There are some beautiful beaches close to Playa Del Carmen. However, I was especially attracted to the secluded beach of Xpu Ha. To reach this place you will have to rent a car. As you reach there, you will be rewarded with crystal clear water and pristine white sand.