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Discover Scuba Diving Course in Playa del Carmen
The Discover Scuba Diving program starts at 8am. You will first get some theory introduction and then continue to the pool for training which lasts until 10:30am. You'll then take a boat trip to two different reefs where you'll do dives from 12:30pm ""Enjoy an amazing diving experience open to everybody from 10 years old and up. This course is done  in a small-group setting with a maximum of four people per instructor. You will learn the basics of scuba diving and have a great time.title=Highlights&1=Ideal+choice+for+families&2=Small+group+ensures+personal+service&3=Once-in-a-Lifetime+Experience&4=Informative%2C+friendly+and+professional+guide"""Playa del Carmen Mexico"
From $135.00
 
Private Fishing Trip in the Riviera Maya
"Meet your guide and crew at a central location in Playa del Carmen and receive all fishing equipment which includes some of the famous brands such as Penn Senator 114 and 115 for the reels mounted on poles 20 to 80 pounds Downriggers Outriggers and Shimano rods FX4000 at 10 to 20 pounds for our lightweight spinning or bottom fishing equipment. You'll board a private boat and sail the Riviera Maya to enjoy a wonderful fishing trip. Fresh bait and countless callers will be on request you can also snorkel and enjoy the beautiful landscapes the Caribbean sea can offer.""""Enjoy a great adventure
From $300.00
 
2-Tank Morning or Afternoon Dives in Playa del Carmen
"Meet your professional guide at a central location in Playa del Carmen at either 8am or 2pm (Depending on your selection). At the dive shop you can rent all necessary equipment available in all sizes and get ready for your departure 15 minutes later. You will board at a place a few steps from the shop and there is a maximum of 9 divers per tour. You will have two experienced div you'll head to your second dive at maximum depth of 15 meters (50 feet) and return to the base. The tour includes a boat ride guide drinks weights and smile on your face upon your return."""
From $79.00

More Tourist Traps in Playa del Carmen

Tulum is very crowded

One of the major drawbacks in a visit to Tulum is that it is very crowded here. This is because of the abundance of tour groups coming in from Cancun and the Maya Rivera. If you want to get an...
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Paul2001
Aug 02, 2015

COUNT THE CHANGE THEY GIVE YOU BACK !!!

Went to Starbuck on 5th ave. Bought a coffee at 70 pesos. Gave her 500 pesos, she gave me back 130 pesos. Told her I gave her 500 pesos, not 200.... She argued telling me I only gave her 200 pesos...
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travellingRita
Jan 12, 2012

BEWARE OF CAMBIO (money exchange boot on 5th)

Cambio exchange on 5th avenue, make your own calculation and count your money !!!I excahnged 160.00 CAN for 12 pesos, the guy went in the back and came back handing me a little piece of paper that...
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travellingRita
Jan 12, 2012

Excursions

Beware of the excursions that take you to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba or the theme Parks like Xcaret. You can catch a public bus (ADO) that is even more confortable and takes you to all those places,...
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jorgec25
Jan 30, 2009

Taxi Cabs - like everywhere

To take a cab from the airport to Playa Del carmen - they will charge $90.00 USDHowever, to take tyhe cab back to the airport - you will pay $50 or $60.00... So ... don't offer to pay 90.00 coming...
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Anita_Porec
Dec 15, 2008

Book and Bait

Booked the trip through Apple Vacations and when we arrived at our scheduled resort we were told at check in that they were over booked and sent to another resort. We were not presented with any...
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brent4ever
Aug 03, 2007
 
 
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La Quinta - Spoiled by commerce & Macdonalds

Playa is basically a scaled down version of Cancun. I spotted a Starbucks, Subway, Haagen Dazs, Wal Mart and the first thing I saw when I arrived.. Macdonalds! As its a popular holiday location all...
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Abeyna
Mar 23, 2007

Eat local!

There are so many great options for food in Playa del Carmen, there should be no reason to go to places like McDonald's, Burger King, TGIFriday's or Johnny Rockets, all American franchises that just...
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Dabs
Dec 21, 2006

New Ferry Dock on North Side of Town

All the ferry's used to come to a ferry dock near the main plaza. Now one ferry company is moving to a new ferry dock around Av Constituyentes. I don't understand why. It seems silly. Hopefully that...
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peggydaly
Jan 23, 2006

Downtown Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a nice little place - if you like being harassed by store owners, street vendors, and taxi drivers. Everytime my sister and I stopped to look at something, out of nowhere would...
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rabidteddy5
Jun 29, 2005

Day Excursions at Paraiso del mar

When you get tired of being at the hotel, day excursions are an option. However, some of these things can be quite pricey. It also is kind of lame because your transportation arrives at a certain...
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rabidteddy5
Jun 29, 2005

time shares

When you enter the airport after going through customs, there is an information booth. They will try to get your attention to come over to the booth. They will ask you where you are staying. Then they...
moosemother
May 31, 2005

Cozumel

Cozumel island nice from the ferry.... dirty tourist trap once off. Shop keepers are a nice lot but, the place has so much junk stores selling the same garbage. You really have to search to find a...
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katchow
Feb 18, 2005

Capitalism and Tourism

Alas, paradise is a bit tarnished by the capitalism imprints in the main tourist avenue of Playa del Carmen. Do not let this steer you away. At least it's not as bad as Cancun :). If you want more...
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darthmilmo
Mar 06, 2003

Top Hotels in Playa del Carmen

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Ctra. Federal Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico
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Maroma Beach, Carretera Cancun - Tulum, Km 55.3, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77710, Mexico
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Avenida Xaman-Ha Manzana 3 Lote 4, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77710, Mexico
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Avenida Constituyentes No 2 (formerly Royal Porto Real Resort), Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya 77780
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1 Avenida Norte Esquina 16 Norte Bis, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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16 Street North, between 1st and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77710, Mexico
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Top Things to Do in Playa del Carmen

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5th Avenue

On my last night in Playa del Carmen my friend and I decided to take a walk down 5th Avenue and take in the sights. We looked at the array of shops scattered amongst bars and restaurants of all...
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Beaches

The beach was horrible! I thought Playa del Carmen beach was one of the prettiest beach in Mexico, FALSE! When we got there, it was extremely dirty and smelly (I mean so smelly that it smells like a...
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Cenotes

Mexico is full of cenotes .. they are cool clear water pool fed by fresh underwater springs. There are 3 types ... some in a cave .. some with just a rock ceiling and some that have collapsed and just...
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Snorkeling

This was the coolest excursion we have ever been on by far. Everything else is at least a distant third. The owners of h2oh Sun Cruises are a blast. We had non stop fun from when we left the marina...
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Tulum

Ruins by the turquis ocean. If your a history buff or just because it's lovely and interesting. Huge lizards running around .. worth a trip here if your in the area. We didn't bring our suits but...
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Cozumel

Me and my wife took the ferry from playa over to cozumel (18 $ )us ,a couple of times ,once just to walk around and people watch in 2009 and again in 2013 to rent a scooter and ride around the island...
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Top 5 Playa del Carmen Writers

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Dabs

"Playa del Carmen-my Mexican paradise"
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whitneyone

"Now THIS is the life!"
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blueskyjohn

"Playa Del Carmen"
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Maria_75

"PLAYA DEL CARMEN"
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jorgec25

"Riviera Maya - Culture, relax, sea and tequilla"
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