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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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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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Outdoor Combo Tour: ATV with Waverunner or Speedboat from Cancun

Outdoor Combo Tour: ATV with Waverunner or Speedboat from Cancun

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Playa del Carmen Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, Ziplining and Lunch

Playa del Carmen Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, Ziplining and Lunch

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Depart Playa del Carmen for a day of cultural experience and adrenaline-inducing activities. Begin with a visit to Tulum, an ancient Maya coastal city that's home to archaeological remains and sandy beaches. Then visit a modern-day Maya community before entering the jungle to explore two vast underground river systems. Snorkel their cavern waters and afterward, board a 4x4 Unimog for a thrilling ride toward a series of ziplining and rappelling adventures. Wind down with a buffet lunch of delicious Maya cuisine.
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  • 6 hours
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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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Buggy Tour in Playa del Carmen with Cenote Swim and Mayan Village Visit
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Buggy Tour in Playa del Carmen 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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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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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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Playa del Carmen Cenote Tour: Snorkeling, Rappelling and Ziplining

Playa del Carmen Cenote Tour: Snorkeling, Rappelling and Ziplining

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Journey into the heart of the jungle for an afternoon of Maya culture and adventure activities. Start your day with a Maya purification ceremony in a local village, then set out into the rainforest on foot en route to a vast underground river network. Snorkel along its waters and through its Suess-like caves, then depart via 4X4 for a ziplining and rappelling experience. Wind down from your thrill ride with a buffet lunch of traditional Maya cuisine. Includes round-trip Playa del Carmen transport.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Horseback Riding in Cancun Includes ATV, Cenote, Ziplines, Lunch and Transfer

Horseback Riding in Cancun Includes ATV, Cenote, Ziplines, Lunch and Transfer

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This is a mandatory activity for all tourists who arrive in Cancun and Riviera Maya. This activity takes place in the middle of the jungle, there is no such thing as this in all of Mexico. This tour includes 4 activities (horseback riding, driving an ATV in the jungle, flying on zip lines and swimming in a true Mayan cenote), there is no other activity that offers you so much in the destination. Don't wait any longer to experience a unique and exciting activity. We have all the safety and health standards that are needed to offer a safe and fun activity, the activity has a duration of 5.5 hours plus 1.5 hours of transfer for what will be 7 hours, as you will realize, it is an activity that It helps you live a unique experience that does not take away valuable time from your vacation, you can take advantage of the first schedule to return early to your hotel. The tour includes freshwater all the time and a lunch that is chicken fajitas.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Top ATV´s in Mexico which includes Cenote, Ziplines, lunch and transportation
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Top ATV´s in Mexico which includes Cenote, Ziplines, lunch 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Open Water Diver course PADI in Playa del Carmen

Open Water Diver course PADI in Playa del Carmen

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If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, consider this comprehensive PADI certification course in Playa del Carmen. The three-day program includes classroom training, two pool dives, two cenote dives, and two open water dives in the Caribbean Sea. Trainings take place in the mornings, leaving plenty of time to explore more of the area in the afternoon and evenings. After completing the course, you are qualified to dive anywhere in the world up to 60 feet. Hotel pickup and drop-off every day is included. 
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$420.00
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Magical Holbox Tour from Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

Magical Holbox Tour from Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

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The Tour * Magic Holbox * Includes: Shared Pick up from your hotel in Playa del Carmen, Round transportation in Mini van with Air Conditioning, Box Lunch with fruit, Cookies, Coca Cola and Natural Water. Professional Guide. Upon reaching the beautiful port of Chiquila we will board our private boats to navigate the wonders of this natural reserve Visit to the Bird Sanctuary on Isla Pasión and Swim in the natural pool "Las Nubes", Welcome shot at the Alma Bar, Transfers by golf cart, Complete meal in front of the sea, Visit the colorful fishing village. The # 1 tour to Isla Holbox!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half day tour - sea turtle and four cenotes - snorkeling from Riviera Maya.

Half day tour - sea turtle and four cenotes - snorkeling from Riviera Maya.

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Experience the nature and history of the Yucatan on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to Chikin Ha and explore four magnificent cenotes by foot and with complimentary scuba equipment (and access to a certified diving instructor). Visit the ruins of the only Mayan city built on the coast, Tulum, and strap on snorkeling gear for an underwater adventure with sea turtles.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Horseback ride with atv, 6 zip lines, swim in cenote with lunch and transportation
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Horseback ride with atv, 6 zip lines, swim in cenote with lunch and transportation

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This activity is one of the most requested in Cancun because it offers 4 unique experiences for the same price. Imagine being able to enter a jungle and experience various emotions. In this activity you can drive your own ATV through roads full of surprises, you can fly the zip lines safest in the area in the middle of the jungle, you can cool off in an authentic Mayan cenote and finally you can enjoy the peace and tranquility they provide Horses on an incredible ride through unique trails. This activity includes lunch flavored waters, round transportation and the best experiences of the destination. Do not wait any longer and take advantage of this great opportunity.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Coloradas Pink Lagoon Adventure from Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

Coloradas Pink Lagoon Adventure from Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

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The tour * Coloradas Mágico * Includes: Shared pick up from your hotel in Playa del Carmen and Cancun Round transportation in mini van with Air Conditioning Box lunch of Fruit, Cookie, Coca Cola and Water. Professional Guide ‍✈️ Visit to the Pink Lagoon Admire the largest group of Flamingos in Yucatán Includes delicious food Does not include: Drinks in the Restaurant Note: Customers can bring drinks and food on board
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Atv's, Ziplines and Cenote Swim From Cancun and Riviera Maya
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Atv's, Ziplines and Cenote Swim From Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Dare to be part of one of the most enigmatic activities in Mexico. We pick you up in vans equipped with air conditioning, we have the best service in the state, the water to drink is purified and the food is prepared with the highest standards of hygiene. feel completely safe with our zip lines which cover the highest safety worldwide standards.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private ATV Jungle Explorer Tour

Private ATV Jungle Explorer Tour

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Though Playa del Carmen is a great place to relax and soak up the sun on white sand beaches, thrill seekers shouldn't miss the chance to try some adventure sports in the jungle. With this speedy, all-terrain vehicle adventure, just for your guests, meet your guide and head into the local jungle for a wild ride on some rugged, dirt roads—with helmet, guide, and ATV included.
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  • 2 hours
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Catamaran and Snorkeling Combo Tour with Lunch

Catamaran and Snorkeling Combo Tour with Lunch

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Cruise the Caribbean on a luxury catamaran on this sailing and snorkeling adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minivan, board the 65-foot (19-meter) vessel and prepare to snorkel one of the largest barrier reefs in the world with an expert diver. Take in the Caribbean’s relaxing atmosphere, feast on freshly-caught lobster or steak, and enjoy an open bar—all included in the tour price.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

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Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

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Explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, swim in a refreshing underground cenote and snorkel with sea turtles in this Riviera Maya tour. Discover the majesty of the ancient Maya at the archaeological site of Tulum. Your certified guide will lead you through the immaculate ruins with incredible views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. You’ll learn about the history of the site and the culture of the Maya civilization. You’ll then head to the jungle and descend into a cave for a refreshing swim in a cenote surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. Finally you’ll enjoy a snorkelling experience with sea turtles in the calm clear waters of Akumal Bay. Includes lunch, guide, gear and round-trip transportation.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Emotions Native Park with ATV, Cenote & Ziplines -Admission Ticket only

Emotions Native Park with ATV, Cenote & Ziplines -Admission Ticket only

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Learn about ancient Mayan culture, marvel at natural wonders, and get your adrenaline pumping on this Emotions Native Park Adventure from Playa del Carmen. Ride through the jungle on an ATV, soar through the trees on a zip-line, swim in a cenote, and take part in a traditional Mayan blessing ceremony. A typical snack is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Private Yacht Charter in Riviera Maya

Half-Day Private Yacht Charter in Riviera Maya

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Relax knowing that your party’s every need is attended to on this all-inclusive cruise. The hospitality (and tequila) flows freely from the moment you board “La Pirata,” a 51-foot Sea Ray yacht. Snorkeling gear and standup paddleboards are provided, as well as a state-of-the-art sound system for your music library. Cruise remote coastlines as you eat, drink, and enjoy the yacht's luxe amenities.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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