Playa del Carmen Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Playa del Carmen

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Chichen Itza

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3327 Reviews

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza—meaning "at the mouth of the well of the Itza"—is Mexico's most-visited archaeological site, a ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 918 Reviews

Tulum, the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city and a port for Coba, is one of the best preserved coastal Mayan cities in the Yucatan, in tandem with ...  Read more

Isla Mujeres

4.5 star rating: Recommended 436 Reviews

Isla Mujeres (the “Island of Women”) is known for its rich marine life and pristine beaches. Here you can snorkel at Manchones Reef, scuba dive in the Cave of ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 316 Reviews

Named after a Mayan word meaning “the place where the waters are born,” the Xel-Ha aquatic park encompasses 14 acres (5.7 hectares) of jungle and ocean just ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 193 Reviews

With unparalleled access to the Caribbean Sea and all of its bounty, a visit to the Xcaret eco-archaeological park is a must when on Mexico’s Yucatan ...  Read more

Coba Ruins

4.5 star rating: Recommended 167 Reviews

In the heart of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula lie the ruins of Coba, an ancient Maya city considered to be one of the most important settlements in Mesoamerican ...  Read more

Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 110 Reviews

Rio Secreto, or the “Secret River,” is a series of caves carved out by the flow of an ancient underground river in Mexico. While the reserve is most famous ...  Read more

Cirque du Soleil Joya

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 85 Reviews

Cirque du Soleil has brought its award-winning magical theater to Mexico’s Riviera Maya with Joya, the troupe’s first resident production in Latin America. ...  Read more

3D Museum of Wonders

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

When was the last time you snapped a few photos with lifelike, 3D drawings? If the answer is never, then make time to tour this museum when visiting Playa del ...  Read more

Xplor Adventure Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 149 Reviews

Set in the middle of the Yucatan jungle, Xplor Adventure Park allows visitors to experience Mexico’s environmental treasures firsthand. Here you can raft down ...  Read more

Sac Actun Cenote System

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

Intrepid travelers can test their limits—and their nerves—while navigating the channels of Sac Actun Cenote System—the longest underground river network in ...  Read more

Cenote Chaak Tun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

The ancient Mayans believed hidden cenotes were sacred portals to the underworld. Given the dark, eerie surroundings and stalactites dripping from above, it’s ...  Read more

CoCo Bongo

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Party the night away in a disco ambiance with song and dance shows performing into the early hours of the morning at CoCo Bongo. The performances highlight ...  Read more

El Zócalo

El Zócalo is often referred to as the center of Playa del Carmen. Located just off of the docks of Playa del Carmen, El Zócalo is a main square from ...  Read more

Fifth Avenue (Quinta Avenida)

It’s hard to miss Fifth Avenue (Quinta Avenida) in Playa del Carmen as it is the city’s main street running through the downtown area. Fifth Avenue stretches ...  Read more

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