Playa del Carmen is the perfect place for travelers who want to have fun and experience a real adventure. From just lounging by the beach to jumping out of a plane, there will always something for anyone and everyone to do in this famous holiday destination.

Extreme sports

Extreme sports enthusiasts will have a blast. Scuba diving is one of the most popular sports in Playa del Carmen because of the sheer beauty of the coral reefs and the richness of the marine life. Along the coast of this beach-town lies the Great Mayan Reef, the second biggest barrier reef in the world, only second to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Skydiving is also a popular sport. The splendid view of the Riviera Maya and the Caribbean is certainly worth jumping off a plane for. This sport is safe – licensed and fully-trained jumpmasters will help you to ensure you have the most awesome experience safely. Aside from scuba diving and skydiving, you can also try drift driving and kite-surfing. There are also parasailing, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, etc.

Other water sports

There are other various water activities to take advantage of while having a vacation in Playa del Carmen. The place is an excellent place for kayaking because of its calm waters. You can also tour the mangroves and explore ecological parks, like Tres Rios. Boating is also a recreational activity. Rent a private boats or a yacht, and enjoy the sea. You can also go to deserted beaches and other islands for more adventure. Snorkeling in the Mayan Riviera is a must.


Apart from being a famous destination for beach-lovers and sun-worshippers, Playa del Carmen is also fast becoming a top pick for many golf enthusiasts. The city is expected to become one of the world’s top golf destinations in the near future.

Horseback riding

If you have already experienced riding a boat, walking around the city, or spending some time underwater, why not try a different way to explore Playa del Carmen? One unique way for sightseeing is through horseback riding.