Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Top Things to Do in Playa del Carmen, Mexico - Playa del Carmen Attractions

Things to Do in Playa del Carmen

Top Attractions in Playa del Carmen


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  • Chuck W
    West Jordan, UT3 contributions
    This park is one of the most amazing things we have ever done as a couple. Now I want you to understand that it was raining like crazy the day we went and we still came home with big smiles on our faces. To sum up this park As a cultural center for Mexico would be the right way to explain it. They love their culture and it shows. They also like for you to be immersed in as many activities as you want. If you want to caution some of those new cost quite a bit of money, however they are a lot of once in a lifetime activities that you will never forget. The highlight of the day was the show they put on at night. It talks about the history of Mexico and then goes into the 13 states and what they like to do culturally. It is full of dancing singing and a lot of things that will make you smile I felt like this was truly one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. We also have the dinner that went along with it, And I felt like that was well worth the money we paid for that as the food was outstanding. Highly recommend it do not miss it.
    Written 24 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • cdandoy
    Gilbert, AZ865 contributions
    One of the best excursions I have ever done! It was amazing. Daniele was a great guide. We were outfitted with life jackets, wet suits, helmets, and walking sticks. We had a place to store our stuff. It was an easy, short walk to cave entrance. The inside of the cave was so neat and interesting to learn about. I felt like an adventurer not a tourist. We had about 90 minutes inside and our own photographer. Afterwards, we were provided towels and changing time. We viewed our photos were we ate lunch. Would highly recommend.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Andres N
    Atlantic City, NJ11 contributions
    Awesome place, highly recommended, went with my wife and we have so much fun, tour guide “Abel” was really friendly and helpful.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Randy J
    Erlanger, KY130 contributions
    This place was just crazy and fun. Its an adult fun house but is good for all ages. Its sensory overload at its best. Great time and we will return.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Chris B
    Saint Louis, MO20 contributions
    It’s a fun place to stroll looking for restaurants and bars, maybe a trinket. I’ve been all around and I know it’s done but I do get really tired of the store keepers pestering you as you walk by. It’s something you just have to tolerate as you walk to your destination.
    Written 14 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Trisha
    Edmonton, Canada13 contributions
    WOW! We had the BEST time here! The photos are so great! We had the entire place to ourselves and our guide was wonderful. She showed us the photos after she took them and made sure we got all the photos we wanted before we ended the experience. Definitely recommend!
    Written 2 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Tone and Paulette
    Whyteleafe, Surrey19 contributions
    We discovered Kool Beach after our hotel gave us vouchers which enabled us to have a discount there.

    The whole place looks really tired and could do with an overhaul. But it more than makes up for that with really good service (thanks William, Jorge, Usemeldy and team), a nice selection of foods and a beautiful beach. It's not limited to holiday makers so there's selection of ages of people who I assume are from Mexico enjoying the facilities as well tourists like myself.

    The cocktails weren't great, they tasted watered down. Stick to the beers and you'll be OK. The women's toilets were kept clean and appear to be well maintained.

    My husband and I went there several times during our stay in Playa del Carmen and we'd recommend Kool Beach Club for anyone who's looking to escape the crowded beaches and is happy to lounge on a spacious terrace close to food and drink.
    Written 13 February 2022
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  • chinitayf007
    Dallas, TX41 contributions
    Experience was okay, the boat ride. Now like the airlines they charge different fees so based price is around $11 but they sell you first class $ 14 basically you don't wait so long in line, you go in the express line and some areas on the boat are reserved for First class. Personal is not friendly, the cashier push you to buy a package with her friend that offers discounts for Cozumel.
    I got screwed buying a package to PLAYA UVAS a awful place in Cozumel, they swear by give you the best price and discounts.

    TIP DO NOT SPEAK WITH THE PROMOTERS AND JUST BUY YOUR Ticket for the ferry, do not take discounts and just wait until you go to Cozumel and decide what do you want to do
    Written 21 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • IldaI
    22 contributions
    Nice Feeling, If Not so many Tourists, than better. Right place, If the weather is Not good for sunbathing.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • SunSandHappy
    Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan31 contributions
    Swim and snorkel in the open air cenote and the cave cenote. The staff were helpful and the prices are reasonable considering you can swim in both cenotes. They charge $20 if you use US dollars, but the rate is much better is you use Mexican Currency ($350 Pesos). Enjoy!
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • AndyKos
    Southampton, United Kingdom85 contributions
    Had a great 10 days staying along Riviera Maya in 2022, but all the beaches were swamped with Seaweed, mountains and mountains of it, which basically made the sea unappealing. Not a huge amount to do here other that laze by the hotel pool and eat and drink, perfect for a relaxing holiday though.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Ivonne R
    1 contribution
    We always go to mass on Sundays when we’re traveling, and we came to this small church, we missed mass but they do have service call mom they had the exposed blessed body all day, which was nice, and the priest was able to confess all five of us . highly recommended
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Dave R
    Mentor, OH6 contributions
    First time here and even the taxi driver asked how did you hear about this place? Beautiful beach with a tropical setting. One open bar if you want drinks and don’t mind the floor of beach sand. From my perspective people who live in Playa del Carmen know this beach but most tourists like me don’t. Found it from good reviews. Would definitely go back.
    Written 20 January 2022
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  • Abbie F
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL5 contributions
    We did the Dolphin push/ride adventure. It’s the most expensive, but enjoyed a lot. Got to get pushed up out of the water by 2 dolphins, loads of pets, splashes, swam with the “big papa” dolphins and a “dance”. The excursion itself wasn’t too bad; about $90 a person. The photos were crazy expensive. It was $190 for photos, and we obviously couldn’t bring our own GoPro or camera. We didn’t buy pictures and they didn’t want to negotiate at all. And they were only digital, if you wanted 3 prints it was $50 more. It obviously doesn’t cost them $190 to email me pictures. I could have gotten *some* pictures emailed for cheaper. But that obviously isn’t any cheaper for them to send some rather than all of the pictures.
    Written 28 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ish2601
    London, UK76 contributions
    The most Amazing thing we did on our holiday. We were so lucky since we went early morning 8am both of myself and my wife had the whole pool to ourselves with interactions with 6 dolphins. Usually I believe 2-3 dolphins for 6-8 people.

    We did the foot push which was amazing and all the ticks. Money paid for this is well worth it and one of the highlights in our entire life and a big tick off the bucket list.

    However was very shocked to hear about the prices for out pictures and videos. $250 we were told and we were really shocked! This is most expensive picture package we have ever had to pay in out entire life travelling the world! So be prepared for that since your not allowed cameras or phoned inside.

    We had no choice but had to buy it i would have give. 3 starts but since we had the most amazing time with the dolphins I have still given 5 stars but be ware of they trying to ups kill extra time, phot package.
    Written 5 February 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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