Playa del Carmen tours offer something for everyone, so even if you are based in another Maya Riviera location, you might venture over to see what's available. Plenty of cruise passengers who arrive on the island of Cozumel actually make a break for Playa to enjoy one or more of its tour options, and this should give you an idea of just how alluring the options really are. Visiting one of the area nature parks and booking one of their tours is just one possibility, and a trip to see Mayan ruins such Chichen Itza is hard to pass up. It might be the beaches that draw most Playa tourists in, but this is more than just a place to soak up some sun while relaxing on the sand.
ATV tours are among the most popular Playa del Carmen tours, and there are a variety of them to choose from. Most involve delving into the area jungles, and you can also enjoy various side activities when you're not riding around on your all-terrain vehicle. Many Playa del Carmen ATV tours allow some time to swim in a cenote, for example, while others see riders making their way to a beach to do some snorkeling. Better yet, you can arrange an ATV tour in Playa del Carmen that includes both of these activities, not to mention a few others.
At area nature parks such as Xcaret, visitors can enjoy a variety of Playa del Carmen adventure tours. Going on a Sea Trek excursion is just one of the tour options at Xcaret. Sea Trek excursions are not unlike scuba diving, only the diver dons a special helmet that is supplied with oxygen. You don't have to know how to scuba dive, or even swim for that matter. At another nature park nearby, Xel Ha Park, you can explore an interesting cave
Visiting Mayan ruins is one of the most rewarding things that you can do on Playa del Carmen day tours, especially if you enjoy cultural pursuits. Chichen Itza is just one of many Mayan ruin sites that can be visited on a Playa del Carmen tour. The Tulum Ruins and Coba Ruins are also favorites, and should you be visiting one of these sites, you might include a stop at Grand Cenote on the itinerary. It can be found on the road between Tulum and Coba and is a wonderful place to go snorkeling in a cenote. You can bring your own mask and snorkel, and the fee to access the water-filled sinkhole won't break the bank.
Horseback riding, kayaking, and boating are other activities that can be enjoyed when it comes to the Playa del Carmen tours, and rare is the person that doesn't have a blast while doing some zip-lining at places such as Xel Ha Park or Xplor Park. Many Playa del Carmen hotels have tour desks to help guests find fun things to do, and you will have no trouble locating various tour operators in and around town. Where it once was fishing, tourism is now the main industry in Playa del Carmen, so there are numerous services for the tourist to take advantage of.
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