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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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Best ATV Tour, Ziplines and Cenote Swim with Lunch and Transport Included
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Best ATV Tour, Ziplines and Cenote Swim with Lunch and Transport Included

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Travel through the Mayan jungle on this action-packed all-day guided tour. Hop on your own ATV (or ride along with a driver) and head to a cenote, an underwater pool, where you can take a refreshing dip. Then fly above the treetops on a ziplining course. A local Mayan lunch is included. Only those 18 years old and above are permitted to drive their own ATV.
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  • 5 hours
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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. You also have the option to visit the Tulum ruins which you can add as an upgrade.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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Jungle Buggy Tour from Playa del Carmen Including Cenote Swim
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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
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Horseback Riding in Cancun Includes ATV, Cenote, Ziplines, Lunch and Transfer
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Horseback Riding in Cancun Includes ATV, Cenote, Ziplines, Lunch and Transfer

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Mount a well-trained horse for a tranquil journey through the heart of the Mayan jungle on this thrilling package that also includes three signature adrenaline adventures. Begin with a jungle zipline circuit, then brave a rugged track in a solo or shared all-terrain vehicle (ATV). After riding your horse through the forest, refresh in a Mayan cenote then unwind over a Mexican meal. For ease, your package includes transfers.
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  • 4 hours
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Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip with Transportation
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Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip with Transportation

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Explore Xel-Ha Park, the Riviera Maya's stunning natural aquarium, on this all-day trip from Cancun. Relax on Xel Ha's hidden beach, swim in cenotes and lagoons, go snorkeling, and spelunk in caves. Watch out for wildlife like angelfish and iguanas. Xel-Ha is all-inclusive, so enjoy Mayan cuisine, seafood and burgers with your admission. This tour is family-friendly and includes round-trip transportation to Xel-Ha from Cancun.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

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Explore coral reefs, ancient history, and nature in the Riviera Maya on an combination tour that features some of the best of Yucatan in a single day. Snorkel through the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea, visit the Tulum archeological site, and swim in a cenote, then explore a limestone cave and take a jungle walk. This tour includes entrance fees, a buffet lunch, and door-to-door transport from hotels in Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
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  • 8 hours
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Riviera Maya Jungle Half-Day Tour: ATV, Ziplines, Cenote Swim, Rappel

Riviera Maya Jungle Half-Day Tour: ATV, Ziplines, Cenote Swim, Rappel

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Experience the top adrenaline sports of the Riviera Maya on a trip that combines off-roading, ziplining, rappelling, and snorkeling in a cenote. This fast-paced half-day adventure is perfect for thrill-seekers who just have one day in Tulum and want to see as much as possible. Plus, wrap up the outing with the chance to take part in a traditional temazcal (sauna-like) ceremony—a cultural experience not included on most adventure tours.
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  • 4 hours
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Tulum and Cenotes Tour
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Tulum and Cenotes Tour

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Visit two of the biggest draws in the Yucatan on this tour to the Tulum Archaeological Site and Cenote Chen Há and Mariposa from Cancun. Not only do you get a guided tour of the massive archaeological site—a lot to cover on your own—but you get to make the most of your time in the area by visiting the beautiful cenote. You can swim there, too, if you pay a fee upon arrival.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

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Visit ancient ruins, snorkel with sea turtles, and swim in a cenote with this tour. You'll start at Tulum, where you'll explore the town's famous beachfront archaeological site with a professional guide. You'll then make your way to the jungle to swim in a cenote before wrapping your trip up at Akumal Bay, where you'll snorkel with sea turtles.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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Small-Group Eco Friendly: Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya

Small-Group Eco Friendly: Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya

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Snorkel with Mexican whale sharks on a full-day group snorkeling tour off the Yucatan Coast from Playa del Carmen. Under the direction of an expert guide, swim with the world’s largest fish while looking out for dolphins, manta rays, and turtles. Immerse yourself in the marine magnificence of Mexico’s waters on this spectacular small-group adventure.
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  • 7 hours
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Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour

Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour

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Combine history with Caribbean sea exploration with this tour. You'll visit the Tulum Archaeological Site with a local guide, where you'll learn all about the history and culture of the Mayan people. Then it's off to Akumal Beach, where you'll get the chance to snorkel with tropical fish and coral--you may even see some sea turtles.
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  • 8 hours
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Half-Day Luxury Sailing Experience in Tulum with Open Bar
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Half-Day Luxury Sailing Experience in Tulum with Open Bar

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Cruise the picturesque waters surrounding Tulum during this half-day sailing and snorkeling tour in a comfortable catamaran. Strap on provided snorkeling gear and get a chance to spot colorful fish, sting rays, and even sea turtles. Paddleboards are also included, as well as an onboard open bar and a tasty lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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Playa del Carmen Buggy Tour with Cenote Swim and Mayan Village Visit
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Playa del Carmen Buggy Tour 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
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Swim with sea turtles

Swim with sea turtles

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Swim with sea turtles in Akumal Bay without having to worry about buying your own snorkel gear by booking this private excursion led by a professional guide. You only need to bring a bathing suit and a towel, as all snorkeling equipment along with beach entry is included in the tour price.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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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 to 8 hours
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Top ATV´s in Mexico which includes Cenote, Ziplines, snack and transportation
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Top ATV´s in Mexico which includes Cenote, Ziplines, snack and transportation

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This three-part tour is popular with adventure seekers. Take an ATV ride through the jungle to a sacred cenote where you can swim, jump from a Tarzan swing, or just relax and take in the tropical scenery. Then it’s time for some ziplining through the tree canopy. Replenish your energy with a typical Mayan lunch (included) before the ride back to Cancun.
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  • 4 hours
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ATV Tour with Cenote swim, Ziplines, Transportation and Lunch Included
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ATV Tour with Cenote swim, Ziplines, Transportation and Lunch Included

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Perfect for active travelers, this all-day guided tour includes an ATV ride, cenote swim, and ziplining. First, head out on an ATV (single and double passenger options are available) to an underground cenote for a swim. Then swing through the jungle on a zipline course. The tour ends with lunch at a Mayan restaurant.
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  • 4 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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Take a camel ride out through the jungle and along to sand dunes with this family-friendly tour. A professional guide will lead you and your small group of up to six riders on this 45-minute-long adventure, and no experience is necessary. You'll get round-trip transfers from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel along with free snacks and beverages.
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  • 45 minutes
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$120.00
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Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip
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Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip

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Journey to the cultural heart of the Yucatan on this combo tour of Chichen Itzá and the colonial city of Valladolid, departing from Tulum. Your knowledgeable guide offers perspective on the Maya-Toltec design as you walk past the impressively restored structures. Make a stop at a cenote where you can swim and relax. Then, continue on to Valladolid, to have a walk in the city center and enjoy a delicious lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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Outdoor Combo Tour: ATV with Waverunner or Speedboat from Cancun and RivieraMaya

Outdoor Combo Tour: ATV with Waverunner or Speedboat from Cancun and RivieraMaya

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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
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Playa del Carmen Adventure Tour: ATV Ride, Cenote Swim, and Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

Playa del Carmen Adventure Tour: ATV Ride, Cenote Swim, and Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

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Experience more of the Yucatan peninsula’s top attractions in less time on a 2.5-hour ATV adventure from Playa del Carmen. On your own personal ATV, you’ll stray from the beaten track and follow a route through jungles, beaches, and rural settlements. Descend to the subterranean caves of Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, swim in the crystal clear waters of a cenote, and stay refreshed with included water and soft drinks. This family-friendly tour comes with a choice of morning and afternoon departure.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Beach Escape: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres with Snorkeling, Breakfast and Lunch

Beach Escape: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres with Snorkeling, Breakfast and Lunch

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Discover both Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on this day trip departing from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Enjoy snorkeling in a coral reef location, watch the birds in a nature sanctuary, and work on that tan on the beach. At Isla Mujeres, explore the shops and the beach at your own pace. Breakfast, lunch, and hotel transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
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ATV COMBO CHALLENGE (reef snorkel, atv, ziplines, cenote, lunch and transport)
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ATV COMBO CHALLENGE (reef snorkel, atv, ziplines, cenote, lunch and transport)

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Pair beach treats with jungle thrills on this great combo day trip to pretty Puerto Morelos. Start the day by snorkeling among vibrant reef fish, then refresh with a meal at a private beach club. Spend the afternoon at the park, gunning your all-terrain vehicle (ATV) along jungle tracks, soaring through the treetops on ziplines and plunging into a real life cenote. Please note: package excludes dock fees.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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ATV Xtreme and Zipline Adventure from Riviera Maya
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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
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