Playa del Carmen Off The Beaten Path

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    Si'an Kaan underwater
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  • A turtle at Si'an Kaan
    A turtle at Si'an Kaan
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Playa del Carmen

  • 1. Cenotes

    This cenote is in Puerto Aventuras not far south of Playa and can be easily accessed by colectivo, see my tip re transport. It's a beautiful crystal clear cenote, one part is open like a lake, the...

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  • 2. Sian Ka'an

    Si'an Kaan is a national park to the south from Tulum, where you can see lots of wildlife. A boat will take you around a huge bay with mostly fresh water. You'll see lots of birds in mangrove brush....

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  • 3. Beach

    paraiso beach club is a great place to have happy hr. starts at 3:00 also try their amberjack slightly breaded, delicious & I'm not much of a fish eater, went back twice last trip. when sitting on...

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  • 4. Akumal

    The further south you drive, the less popuated it becomes. Yet you would hardly know this due to the huge facades on the highway announcing that you have reached another sprawling development. In...

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  • 5. Great, quieter beach and café

    Between Playa del Carmen and Tulum is a beautiful, low-key beach and cafe. To get there you have to go along an unpaved road that runs along the north wall of...

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  • 6. ADO - Public Transportation

    It may seem strange, but in Playa del Carmen there are very few tourists that use the public transportation. And that is a shame because at the ADO Bus terminal...

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  • 7. Playa del Carmen transportation

    If you speak some words of Spanish or are willing to get out of expensive tourists tour when you are in a resort, instead of paying a lot for AC buses taking...

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  • 8. Rumble Through The Jungle

    Make sure to signup for the ATV jungle tour. Just ask your concierge to sign you up. It cost about $40 per person and is well worth it. They lead you and a...

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  • 9. Don't recommend it

    I don't recommend anyone to go "off the beaten path" in Mexico. Especially since the couple was murdered in an all-inclusive hotel in Playa del Carmen, followed...

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  • 10. Swim with the Dolphins

    Now's your chance to play, frolick and swim with these docile and loving creatures. Right next door to the Adventura Place is Puerto Aventura, a 10 minute walk...

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  • 11. Hurricane Wilma

    I just want to show some pics taken directly after the Hurricane, as you can see Playa is still standing, it is better prepared for a Hurricane than Cancun, its...

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  • 12. Yal-Ku Crocodile.

    It's a beautiful lagoon, in the north end of Akumel and is much smaller than Xel-Ha, and much cheaper. About 6 bucks a person. Don't expect food and lockers to...

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  • 13. Side streets

    Get off of the plaza and walk around some of the side streets.It is best to explore on foot, as the narrow dirt roads, run in a confusinmg one way pattern and...

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  • 14. A monkey in the Ruins

    This is, I'm sure, not an every day event, but it was when we visited. Joe was born in a wildlife refuge where his mother abandoned him. Mauricio brought him to...

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  • 15. Shipwreck Site

    A spanish ship sank in this area over a hundred years ago and some people still search for beads and gems and find them. Do not go expecting to discover a...

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  • 16. A view down the stairs at Coba

    Here's the stair case you climb to the top, and with more difficulty to the bottom. With a little bit more difficulty if you have a fear of heights or falling....

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  • 17. Ruins at Coba

    Everyone goes to Chichen Itza and climbs the Castillo. How about Coba, where you can climb an even TALLER one? Coba has not been as fully restored as Chichen...

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  • 18. The jungle

    Take a walk through the wild jungle... I'm just kidding. This is a little path in the holiday village where I've been. The jungle can be dangerous... there are...

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  • 19. Birds

    In the new Playacar additon there is an aviary.Lots of native birds. You forget that there is a net overhead. This is well worth the trouble of finding it.

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  • 20. DO YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE?

    We met them at the top, of the castillo in Coba, they had forgotten their camera and I have lost their e-mail addresses.

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  • 21. The view from the top

    From the Castle in Coba. Note that you are WAY above the jungle below and looking down on more ruins.

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