Playa del Carmen in 2 Days
Playa del Carmen, located in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean, has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. However, even though it is tempting to limit yourself to the white sand and turquoise water, to do so would be a mistake.
The area has an interesting Mayan legacy, spectacular pyramids and cenotes: natural pools and waterways used by the Yucatan's ancient inhabitants. Today they are very popular diving and swimming spots. In addition, great nightlife, excellent golf courses and extraordinary cuisine await you in Playa del Carmen.
Day 1: Water sports in Playa del Carmen and an excursion to the island of Cozumel
When you arrive at Playa del Carmen you won't be able to resist heading straight to the beach. Give in to your impulses and jump into the warm Caribbean waters and enjoy a few hours of relaxation or, to get familiar with diving, go snorkeling or partake in whatever water sport most appeals to you. You'll see that you have everything you need just a stone’s throw from you RIU Hotel.
We also encourage you to visit the neighboring island of Cozumel, which you can reach by ferry in mere minutes. It is another excellent spot where you can explore the marvelous marine ecosystem where hundreds of species of fish, underwater plants and coral coexist. You should also take the opportunity to stroll through the picturesque village of San Miguel. If you prefer to take a bit of a break from the beach and the sea, a good option is to head towards the Quinta Avenida area where there are many options for tourists day and night: souvenir shops, art galleries, local restaurants, dance and music halls open at all hours. A great place to enjoy an authentic Mexican atmosphere until the wee hours if you wish.
Your RIU Hotel Playa del Carmen will always be waiting for you with its services and facilities ready so you can have fun and rest–whatever your body needs, whatever the time!
Day 2: Spectacular Mayan sites and the best natural pools
When you are in the mood to learn more about the area, we encourage you to head towards one of the local Mayan sites. You can visit the ruins of Tulum, as well as the archaeological remains of Coba and Chichen Itza, world-renowned spots where you can see ancient temples and pyramids of what was one of the most important pre-Columbian civilizations.
Very close by, the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve will be a delight for those who enjoy walking through nature in its most pure and wild state.
Nor should you miss out on the opportunity to swim in one of the area's natural pools. You can chose whichever you prefer among the many in the surrounding areas and you will undoubtedly love the experience. In addition, if you dare to take an exciting excursion, you can't miss the opportunity to walk along the Rio Secreto or through the Aktun Chen caverns. The Xcaret ecological park offers you the perfect combination of culture and adventure learn everything there is to know about the Riviera Maya.
Playa del Carmen is without a doubt an ideal vacation destination and at the Riu Hotels in Playa del Carmen you will find everything you need to make it perfect.