Alan H Clark

We spent a week in Playa del Carmen

We spent an amazing week in Mexico, below are our suggestions about where to go and what to see.

Playa del Carmen is a beautiful beach town located in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. It is a popular tourist destination, known for its white-sand beaches, clear blue waters, and vibrant nightlife.

If you are planning a week-long trip to Playa del Carmen, here is a possible itinerary:

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Playa del Carmen and check into your hotel.
  • Take a walk down Quinta Avenida, the main shopping street in town.
  • Have dinner at one of the many restaurants on Quinta Avenida.

Day 2:

  • Visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum, located about 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen.
  • Relax on the beach at Tulum.
  • Have dinner at one of the many restaurants in Tulum.

Day 3:

  • Go snorkelling or scuba diving in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef system in the world.
  • Visit the Xcaret Eco Park, a private theme park with a variety of activities, including swimming with dolphins, snorkelling in underground rivers, and exploring a Mayan village.
  • Have dinner at one of the many restaurants in Xcaret Eco Park.

Day 4:

  • Take a day trip to Chichen Itza, one of the most important Mayan ruins in Mexico.
  • Visit the Sacred Cenote, a natural swimming hole that was used by the Mayans for religious ceremonies.
  • Have dinner at one of the many restaurants in Chichen Itza.

Day 5:

  • Go zip-lining through the jungle.
  • Visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Have dinner at one of the many restaurants in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

Day 6:

  • Relax on the beach at Playa del Carmen.
  • Get a massage or other spa treatment.
  • Have dinner at one of the many restaurants on Quinta Avenida.

Day 7:

  • Depart from Playa del Carmen.

This is just a suggested itinerary, and you can customize it to fit your interests and budget. Playa del Carmen has something to offer everyone, so you are sure to have a great time no matter what you choose to do.

Here are some additional tips for planning your trip:

  • Book your flights and accommodation in advance, especially if you are travelling during peak season.
  • Pack light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
  • Bring a swimsuit, flip-flops, and a towel for the beach.
  • If you are planning on doing any activities that involve the sun, be sure to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against petty theft.
  • Learn a few basic Spanish phrases before you go.
  • Most importantly, relax and enjoy your vacation!

Are you looking to visit Mexico, click here to visit our main Mexico page

Alan H Clark

Writer for Packacase Favourite place, anywhere in Greece Favourite food, Feta cheese

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