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Playa del Carmen is a veritable outdoor playground. Whether you want to dive below the sea’s surface, soar above the lush jungle, swim in underground caves, or exploring teeming coral reefs, this Mexican resort town is where to do it. Here’s how.

Water Sports
There are countless ways to spend time in and on the clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Must-do water activities include snorkeling and scuba diving, and both half- and full-day tours take visitors to multiple spots to see sea turtles and whale sharks in their natural habitats. Kitesurfing and sailing are popular among travelers, and stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to practice balance, get a core workout, and experience the thrill of gliding over the Caribbean’s crystal-clear water. 

Cenotes
The jungle around Playa del Carmen is filled with cenotes, underground, fresh-water–filled sinkholes that are accessible through caves. The natural wonders are great places to relax, enjoy a secluded swim, and escape from the oppressive jungle heat. Explore the area’s cenotes on a private or group tour, or even via ATV after exploring some Maya ruins. 

Dune Buggy and ATV Rides
To really get off the beaten path, navigate the area’s winding roads thick with ancient tree roots and forest foliage aboard an all-terrain vehicle. Drive a dune buggy or an ATV over the sandy hills and through grassland, jungle, and mangrove forests, then cool off at the beach or in a cenote after the ride.

Ziplining
Hard-core adventure seekers can spend a day soaring hundreds of feet above the Riviera Maya’s lush jungle canopy on a zipline. Enjoy panoramic vistas as you zip from platform to platform—a truly unforgettable perspective and experience.
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Buggy Tour in Playa del Carmen with Cenote Swim and Mayan Village Visit

Buggy Tour in Playa del Carmen with Cenote Swim and Mayan Village Visit

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Take an off-road romp in the jungle beyond Playa del Carmen on this half-day excursion. Drive or ride in a 2-person buggy and follow a guide first into scenic parts of the Playa del Carmen not frequented by tourists, before bouncing and bumping your way into the jungle. Wash off the grime during a swim at a gorgeous underground cenote and journey to an authentic Maya village. This small-group tour is limited to 14 passengers, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention. Hotel transport is included on this family-friendly outing.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.53
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Playa del Carmen Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, Ziplining and Lunch

Playa del Carmen Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, Ziplining and Lunch

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Depart Playa del Carmen for a day of cultural experience and adrenaline-inducing activities. Begin with a visit to Tulum, an ancient Maya coastal city that's home to archaeological remains and sandy beaches. Then visit a modern-day Maya community before entering the jungle to explore two vast underground river systems. Snorkel their cavern waters and afterward, board a 4x4 Unimog for a thrilling ride toward a series of ziplining and rappelling adventures. Wind down with a buffet lunch of delicious Maya cuisine.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.99
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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves

Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves

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Explore the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve outside of Cancun on this full-day excursion, where you swim and wade in one of the most spectacular underground caves in Mexico. See the famous crystal caves on a tour that showcases the spectacular natural wonders of the Yucatán. Choose round-trip transportation from your Cancun hotel, or meet your guide at Rio Secreto directly.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Jungle Buggy Tour from Playa del Carmen Including Cenote Swim

Jungle Buggy Tour from Playa del Carmen Including Cenote Swim

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Journey deep into the Riviera Maya on this guided jungle buggy tour from Playa del Carmen. Steer a 4x4 buggy for about 18 miles and admire the lush forest scenery during this thrilling drive. Make a stop at a ranch for a refreshing swim and snorkel at a cenote. Hotel transport included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

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Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

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Explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, swim in a refreshing underground cenote and snorkel with sea turtles in this Riviera Maya tour. Discover the majesty of the ancient Maya at the archaeological site of Tulum. Your certified guide will lead you through the immaculate ruins with incredible views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. You’ll learn about the history of the site and the culture of the Maya civilization. You’ll then head to the jungle and descend into a cave for a refreshing swim in a cenote surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. Finally you’ll enjoy a snorkelling experience with sea turtles in the calm clear waters of Akumal Bay. Includes lunch, guide, gear and round-trip transportation.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Camel Ride Tour from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Camel Ride Tour from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Enjoy a 45-minute exotic camel ride tour in the Caribbean landscapes and follow your guide throughout the jungle and white-sand dunes. Ride along the beach and capture magnificent photographs. This is a family friendly tour that includes safety equipment, free snacks and beverages, and a round-trip transfer from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Outdoor Combo Tour: ATV with Waverunner or Speedboat from Cancun

Outdoor Combo Tour: ATV with Waverunner or Speedboat from Cancun

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Explore the tropical forest and Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on an adventure tour: ride an ATV through the jungle then head to Maroma Beach, where you can skim across the water in a wave runner or speed boat. This 3-hour tour includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as pickup and drop-off at hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Emotions Native Park with ATV, Cenote & Ziplines -Admission Ticket only

Emotions Native Park with ATV, Cenote & Ziplines -Admission Ticket only

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Learn about ancient Mayan culture, marvel at natural wonders, and get your adrenaline pumping on this Emotions Native Park Adventure from Playa del Carmen. Ride through the jungle on an ATV, soar through the trees on a zip-line, swim in a cenote, and take part in a traditional Mayan blessing ceremony. A typical snack is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Mayan Adventure Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya

Mayan Adventure Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya

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If you can’t get enough of the water and you’re a fan of snorkeling, this full-day snorkeling tour from Playa del Carmen is for you. Immerse yourself in three different ecosystems as you discover an ocean inlet, an underground river, and a Mayan cenote. From the Caribbean’s tantalizing blue waves to river waters in the Riviera Maya jungle, an array of exotic marine life awaits you. Enjoy a hearty buffet lunch between snorkeling stops and snap memorable shots of your jungle and ocean adventure. Hotel transport included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Cenotes and Yal-kú Lagoon Snorkeling from Playa del Carmen

Cenotes and Yal-kú Lagoon Snorkeling from Playa del Carmen

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While in Playa del Carmen, don’t miss this opportunity to visit one of the world’s oldest subterranean river systems. Make your way around limestone rock and explore cenotes and underground rivers. Then, snorkel in Yal Ku lagoon, a mixture of seawater and freshwater. Back on land, stroll along the landscaped grounds surrounding the lagoon. This half-day tour includes hotel transport from select Riviera Maya locations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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From Riviera Maya Visit a Cenote and Swim with Turtles in Akumal

From Riviera Maya Visit a Cenote and Swim with Turtles in Akumal

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Snorkel in an underground cenote and swim with sea turtles in Akumal in this express tour to the Riviera Maya from Playa del Carmen. The Riviera Maya is home to some of the most beautiful and unique natural landscapes in the world that are simply made for adventure. This express tour from Cancun brings you to two of these remarkable places to swim and snorkel and be surrounded by nature. With an expert guide and all the gear you need, you’ll delve into the jungle and descend into an underground cenote for a snorkel experience amidst stalactites and stalagmites! After exploring the crystalline waters of the underworld, you’ll head to Akumal to snorkel with sea turtles in the calm bay, an extraordinary encounter in nature!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio Secreto Plus Admission Ticket with Transportation from Riviera Maya Hotels

Rio Secreto Plus Admission Ticket with Transportation from Riviera Maya Hotels

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Hike, bike, and swim at the Río Secreto Nature Reserve. This adventure includes admission to Río Secreto Plus, which includes a light and sound show projected on the impressive geological formations inside the Salón de la Paz (Room of Peace). Snorkeling gear plus light refreshments, a buffet lunch, and round-trip hotel transport are provided from Cancun or the Riviera Maya.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Shark Tour from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen

Whale Shark Tour from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen

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Swim alongside whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea on this 6-hour tour from Cancun. These gentle giants arrive in large numbers around the Yucatan Peninsula every summer. Slip on snorkel gear and marvel at your proximity to these fish that can grow as long as 43 feet (13 meters)! After your memorable swim, sail to Isla Mujeres’ Playa Norte for a beachside lunch. Hotel transport from Cancun and the Riviera Maya included. Don’t miss this unique experience available from May to September only.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Tour with Snorkeling from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Tour with Snorkeling from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

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Leave Cancun crowds behind for an all-day adventure tour to Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres aboard a high-speed catamaran. Discover an untouched paradise island that’s home to sandy white beaches, palm trees and an extraordinary population of migratory birds. Spend the day snorkeling along Isla Contoy’s thriving coral reef, where you’ll find bright tropical fish, swaying fans and sea stars, then go to shore at picturesque Isla Mujeres before returning to Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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ATV Xtreme and Zipline Adventure from Riviera Maya

ATV Xtreme and Zipline Adventure from Riviera Maya

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Combine ziplining, snorkeling, and ATV-riding during a single 8-hour adventure from Riviera Maya. Supervision from an outdoors guide will ensure your safety and comfort during all activities. Lunch and round-trip hotel transportation included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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 Riviera Maya Luxury Catamaran and Snorkeling, Lunch & Drinks Included

Riviera Maya Luxury Catamaran and Snorkeling, Lunch & Drinks Included

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Set off into the warm Caribbean Sea on this half-day catamaran sailing adventure from Playa del Carmen. Your luxurious boat cruises along the Riviera Maya coastline, stopping at the Inah Reef — one of the best locations in the region for snorkeling. Try stand-up paddleboarding while you’re out there too. After your water activities, enjoy a gourmet lunch and an open bar, as well as attentive service from your crew. Hotel transport included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Tulum ATV Tour: Off-the-Beaten Path Adventure and Rescued Animals Sanctuary

Tulum ATV Tour: Off-the-Beaten Path Adventure and Rescued Animals Sanctuary

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Drive an all-terrain vehicle through the Maya jungle on an adventure tour of Tulum. Ride off the beaten path to sugar-white beaches alongside the Caribbean Sea and go swimming in a crystal-clear cenote. Select a single or double ATV, or upgrade to extend your tour with a full-day itinerary and explore Tulum’s surroundings like never before.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Open Water Diver course PADI in Playa del Carmen

Open Water Diver course PADI in Playa del Carmen

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If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, consider this comprehensive PADI certification course in Playa del Carmen. The three-day program includes classroom training, two pool dives, two cenote dives, and two open water dives in the Caribbean Sea. Trainings take place in the mornings, leaving plenty of time to explore more of the area in the afternoon and evenings. After completing the course, you are qualified to dive anywhere in the world up to 60 feet. Hotel pickup and drop-off every day is included. 
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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ATV´s Cenotes

ATV´s Cenotes

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Spend a day exploring the Yucatan's natural cenotes on an adventurous tour from Playa del Carmen that combines rappelling, ziplining, snorkeling, and kayaking. You'll visit a series of two gorgeous cenotes draped with lush vines and plants, pausing for an elegant, included picnic lunch accompanied by beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drinks. And since this tour combines adventure with culture, you'll also learn the legends of the Maya Aluxes, spirits associated with the Yucatan's jungles and sinkholes.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen

Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen

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Embark on the ultimate eco-tourism experience: a visit to Río Secreto Nature Reserve, an incredible semi-sunken cave system located just a few miles from Playa del Carmen. Don a wetsuit, helmet and headlamp to explore this underground river's vast wonders, marveling at its impressive rock formations and splashing through the waters of its limestone tunnels as your guide identifies unique vegetation and tiny creatures along the way. Back on solid ground, savor a traditional Maya lunch and relax in the jungle before returning to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya

Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya

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Snorkel and swim in the Caribbean Sea and a freshwater cenote on a half-day tour from Cancun. Your guide first takes you to a snorkeling spot in the Caribbean to look for sea turtles and colorful tropical fish. Next, you continue into the rain forest to a nature park with an extensive underground river system. There you can swim in the crystal clear waters of the cenote for a quintessential experience in the Yucatan of Mexico. Includes snacks, guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tulum Ruins, ATV Extreme, and Cenotes Tour from Riviera Maya

Tulum Ruins, ATV Extreme, and Cenotes Tour from Riviera Maya

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Combine a visit to the Tulum ruins with an ATV ride and snorkeling in an underground river during this adventurous trip from Riviera Maya. Start off with a guided tour of the Mayan ruins and listen to commentary from your guide. Then zoom through the jungle to reach a cenote—underground pool—for a refreshing swim. Lunch buffet and round-trip hotel transportation included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mystic Adventure Atv and Cenote Experience

Mystic Adventure Atv and Cenote Experience

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Feel the adrenaline rush on this quintessentially Mayan small-group adventure: an ATV adventure through virgin jungle, swimming, and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of two cenotes, and a delicious Mayan tamale tasting. Hotel transfers are available for an additional charge if you don’t have your own vehicle.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Swim with sea turtles

Swim with sea turtles

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The sighting with sea turtles is a unique activity in the world, and it can only be done in Akumal since it is in their natural habitat; With the mandatory equipment by the authorities and with my experience, I guarantee an extraordinary visit in a natural and sustainable activity.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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