(Closed) Playa Del Carmen excursions

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
746 posts
Busy bee

There are a ton of great things do to in the area! 

I would really recommend that you pre-book your excursions with a reputable vendor. This will ensure that you get the best exchange rate, that you don’t get closed out of something that you really want to do, and, most importantly, that you don’t get stuck in a timeshare presentation for 3 hours when all you really wanted to do was go ziplining.

 In Playa I would recommend Lomas. 99% of their excursions also include the transportation. We’ve used them for years with great results.

You can find them here. http://www.lomas-travel.com/tours/searchTours.php

Post # 6
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We went this past spring and we did a day trip to chichin itza, which was a great way to experience the culture. With some of the packages you can swim in cenotes too. We saw one, but didn’t have time (or bathing suits) to swim in on our day trip. There are also a couple (xcaret, xel-ha) parks that you can go to  that have different activities like snorkelling, swimming with sharks, lot of animals, nature, etc. The show in the evening at the xcaret park is really amazing too!

Post # 7
182 posts
Blushing bee

Edventures is the best tour company in the area. look them up on trip advisor, they are highly rated. i can not reccomend them enough. We went on a trip with them, and it was the best day of my life! they go out in small groups (not huge tour buses) so it is very personalized. The first part of the tour we were with 2 other people, and the last part was just me my Boyfriend or Best Friend and the tour guide. They go out of their way to make your tour special. We toured tulum (was really pretty) went zip lining in the forest  (fun, but hot, could have skipped) and then snorkled with sea turtles.

snorkeling with sea turtles was the best experience of my life. They are so big and were were so close we could have reached out and touched them. Thare was something really magical and peaceful about watching them just swim around and eat the sea grass.

Our tour guide also took us to someone’s private property to go snorkeling in a weird little harbor that was naturally protected from the ocean. There were hundreds of tropiCal fish there. It was pretty neat because we were the only ones there other than our tour guide. But nothing beat the sea turtles! 

Post # 8
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsTribo:  there are so many excursions along that coast.  what do you and your fi like to do?  what are you interested in?  culture?  adventure?  water?  party?

how long are you on holidays for?  how many excursions do you want to do?

we have done many things along that coast because we have a house 3 hours away and often take our family and visitors there for a few days.

xel-ha, xplor, xcaret and rio secreto are great parks.  there are tons of snorkling and scuba tours.  you can take the ferry over to cozumel right from playa del carmen where they have amazing scuba.  chichen itza is great but it is an all day excursion and it is hot (not a lot of shade) so if you go, wear a sun hat and sunscreen and drink water.   tulum is closer than chichen itza and on the water.  if you want to party, go to coco bongos.

Post # 10
4952 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Make sure you see the beach in telum. Do not buy bug spray. Watch out for people trying to “help” with your bags at the airport or drive you to your hotel etc. Watch out for people trying to sell you things. Haggle for eeeevvverryyything. Don’t bother with the trips that take you to two places. You get ripped off because 2 hours is spent on the bus driving around picking up other passengers and other places. Xchel ha is a good place to learn snorkeling in a safe environment if you’ve never done it. ABOVE ALL please take probiotics before going to mexico and while you’re there. 

Post # 11
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsTribo:  if you go to one of those parks, you are there all day (till 5) because there is so much to do.  you can also swim with the dolphins at some of them (extra cost of course).  xel-ha has great snorkling, a few water activities and dolphins.  plus the food and drinks are included all day.  i don’t know anything about fishing there but just google it and i’m sure you will find something.  also, check with your tour rep at the hotel.

i agree with @HappySky7:  just do 1 excursion a day and don’t combine 2 (a lot of tour packages offer 2 places on 1 trip).  you really don’t have much time after picking up everyone at other resorts.  when we went to xplor the first time (with hotel tour), we didn’t have time to do everything.  we went back last year (drove ourselves) and got there when it first opened and just had enough time to do all of the activities.  they were closing the park when we were leaving.

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