Playa del Carmen Getaway

Eco Tour to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Once you arrive, it won’t take you long to figure out why Playa del Carmen recently became the #1 tourist destination in Mexico.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

fter arriving in town and settling into your accommodations, spend the evening taking in the nightlife of Playa del Carmen. Take a stroll down 5th Avenue’s famous pedestrian walkway, where you’ll find a seemingly endless supply of local restaurants and shops. Running directly parallel to the beach, 5th Avenue attracts thousands of visitors each year and will amaze you with its variety of restaurants and entertainment.

Spend the day getting to know the coastal resort area of Playa del Carmen a little better. Wander through gorgeous palatial resorts and small beachside boutiques. Sample authentic Mexican fare along palm-tree lined streets and take in the vibrant colors and breathtaking scenery for which the Caribbean is most famous. Be sure to save ample time to discover Playa del Carmen’s underwater beauty as well. Right off the town’s coast lies the Meso-American Barrier Reef, the second longest coral reef in the world and a wonderland for snorkelers and scuba divers alike. Rent some snorkeling gear and take a look for yourself!

Catch a scenic ferry ride to the island of Cozumel, famous for its magnificent coral reefs. Once there, take a short taxi ride to Chankanaab National Park, site of a serene coastal cenote, perfect for those who want to explore the amazing underwater world of Cozumel. Stroll through lush botanical gardens, swim with dolphins or put on your snorkel gear and discover Chankanaab’s eerie underwater sculpture gardens. Spend the rest of your day swimming, kayaking, diving or just relaxing in a beachside lounge chair. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Just a few miles from Playa del Carmen, a secret river runs deep beneath the Earth. Known as Rio Secreto, this underground river is arguably one of the great wonders of the world. Float, wade and swim through the river’s crystal clear waters while admiring the stunning crystal-like stalactites and stalagmites surrounding you. Your day spent experiencing this hidden mystery of the Yucatan is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip.

One of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, Tulum will amaze you with its mystical history and dramatic ocean vistas. Spend the day exploring the majestic ruins of the ancient Mayan city and its nearby rugged coastline, while marveling at sweeping views of the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. Be sure to pack your swimsuit so you can get in the warm water and fully enjoy the pristine stretch of Tulum’s public beach. Take in the never-ending picturesque views, go for a dip and sample some local cuisine before returning to Playa del Carmen for the night.

Experience a day of beachside bliss on the powdery, white sand beaches of The Playacar. This area of Playa del Carmen is is known for its upscale residential villas and all-inclusive resorts, and it’s where you can spend the day sunbathing, kitesurfing, swimming and snorkeling in sparkling turquoise waters. Be sure to wander into one of Playacar’s many restaurants and enjoy the tasty local cuisine of the Yucatan. Spend your last night taking a final stroll along 5th Avenue, where you can pick up souvenirs and a experience a delicious goodbye dinner.

Snap a few last-minute photos or take final dip in the ocean before you head for the airport for your flight home.

Bienvenido al Paraiso!

Known for stretches of white sandy beaches and endless entertainment options, Playa del Carmen offers a perfect balance of modern sophistication and authentic old-world charm. While visiting this stunning stretch of Caribbean coastline you will have opportunities to experience everything from world-class cuisine and exciting nightlife to quaint boutique shopping and quiet seaside nights. Stroll along lazy shorelines, explore ancient ruins and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Mexico’s mysterious and alluring Yucatan peninsula. Once you arrive, it won’t take you long to figure out why Playa del Carmen recently became the #1 tourist destination in Mexico. 

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