Playa del Carmen
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Our most recommended Playa del Carmen Children's Activities

  • Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xcaret Plus with Buffet & Transport

    1. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xcaret Plus with Buffet & Transport

    Visit a natural park that cradles the best of the traditions and cultures of Mexico. With this special tour package, enjoy a food buffet and take a round trip tour to Xcaret Park, the most popular attraction in Cancun and the Maya Riviera region. There's fun for the whole family at a paradise that combines the natural beauty and cultural wealth of the region. Experience more than 40 different exciting activities, from the Underground River Journey to exploring the coral reef aquarium. Try visiting an authentic Mayan Village or remnants of the Spanish colonial past at the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. Or meander down to the water to row past Spider Monkey Island, or simply kick back, put your feet up, and relax on the beach.

    This is one of the most amazing parks I’ve EVER been to. So organized and kind. Great activities for children & adults. If you go here, you MUST swim in the “lazy” river. It’s long, but it’s beautiful

  • From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

    2. From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

    The ancient Mayan ruins of Muyil in the middle of the Sian Kaan Jungle Reserve look like something out of an old Indian Jones movie. Here, you will discover the incredible history of this ancient civilization, as you wander through the ruins. Muyil was one of the earliest and longest inhabited ancient Maya sites on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and artifacts have been found here dating all the way back to 350BCE! On our day together, we will walk through this inspiring eco-preserve to the highest point in the Sian Kaan reserve, where we can gaze out at unblemished jungle that is filled with hundreds of species of birds, plants and animal life. After our hike, we will enjoy a boat ride through the trading canals of the ancient Maya civilization and visit the Maya temple of Xlapak. Here, you can gaze at the detailed facades of these old ruins, located at the bottom of the ri...

    This was highlight of our trip. Valeria did a great job as our guide. The lunch they provide was delicious and with great view.

  • Sian Ka'an Safari with Transfer Options

    3. Sian Ka'an Safari with Transfer Options

    After pick-up from your hotel, arrive in Tulum for a quick briefing. Travel for about 25 kilometers before you board the boat in Paso Lagartos to start the 3-hour marine safari. On the way to Paso Lagartos, make a stop at the Boca Paila Bridge where the lagoon and Caribbean Sea meet to admire local species of crocodiles. During your marine safari, observe wild dolphins, sea turtles and different species of birds and manatees. You can even go snorkeling if the sea conditions are good. After snorkeling, head to a natural pool, Punta Allen, to swim and relax. Afterwards, enjoy lunch followed by some free time to explore the area. End with a transfer back to your hotel.

    Manuel was a great guide. Great experience overall and they even accommodate us for being vegan.

  • Xcaret Park: Basic Full-Day Ticket with Night Show

    4. Xcaret Park: Basic Full-Day Ticket with Night Show

    Your full day admission to the Xcaret Park is your ticket to a wonderful paradise where you can enjoy more than 40 activities and attractions. During your visit to Xcaret be a special guest at an ancient Mayan ball game, and join the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular celebration! Access to Xcaret Park in the Riviera Maya from Cancun is from 08:30 to 21:30. Upon arrival plan your day of activities and attractions. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with free access to showers, dressing rooms, bags for belongings, life vests and parking. Xcaret at Night begins with colorful cultural performances and the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular celebration is at 19:00. Water activities include exploring the underground rivers, the Río del Paraíso journey, and lazing on the beach, inlet and natural pools. Explore the Coral Reef Aquarium, Marine Turtles Area, Manatee Lagoon, Bat Cave, Butterfly Pavilion, Deer R...

  • Holbox Island Tour with Transfer Options

    5. Holbox Island Tour with Transfer Options

    Journey to the port of Chiquila on the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula opposite Holbox Island just 15 minutes across the sea. Board a boat and get beautiful views of Holbox Island and its colorful houses. Look for wildlife in the protected area, including whales. Head for Yalahau Island to swim in the crystal clear waters and get in touch with nature. You will reach the port of Holbox in time for lunch. Then, take a tour of the island to capture stunning photos of all the landmarks you will see along the way. End with a visit to Isla Pasion (Passion Island) to enjoy its shallow waters and marvel at its white sand beach where the rays of the sun turn the water a stunning turquoise blue.

    The trip was very well organized from start to finish with all little details taken care off. Holbox is a magical place that everybody should visit at least once. This tour is highly recommended if you want to experience a Mexican paradise!

  • Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour

    6. Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour

    Enjoy a fun and educational day out to a monkey sanctuary near Playa del Carmen, the only of its kind in Mexico that is authorized to operate an educational bonding program with primates. Spend the day exploring the sanctuary and its grounds, located in a tropical jungle.

    In the company of an experienced guide, meet over 200 animals including monkeys, that were orphaned, injured, abused, or unwanted pets. Learn more about the needs of each animal and their personal history and get educated on the existential threats to their ecosystem and communities.

  • From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

    7. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

    Begin your tour with pickup in Cancún, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, or Tulum. Hop in the shuttle bus and head to the Selvatica jungle zip line park. Alternatively, choose an option without pickup and make your own way to the park. Once there, take an adrenaline-pumping ride on 10 world-class zip lines. Unleash your primal Tarzan yell on the zip line coaster, Tarzania, the ultimate jungle ride. At the end of the circuit, you'll find the Aqua-zip. This zip line is optional, so you decide if you want to finish dry or get soaked. After your zip line experience, jump in a special safari truck and be transported to a private for cenote for a swim. A cenote is a naturally formed water hole and is the perfect way to freshen up and relax. The tour lasts for approximately 3.5 hours and concludes with drop-off at your starting location.

    The local staff were friendly and accommodating - but you feel a bit rushed during the registration process, if you are running late, probably because they want to cram in as many into a single group! The facilities overall are well maintained and the safety features for the Zipline etc. are top notch ! We would not recommend eating there, you are better off taking a packed lunch.

  • Cancun & RM: Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha & Chichen Itza 3-Day Combo

    8. Cancun & RM: Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha & Chichen Itza 3-Day Combo

    Learn more about the Mayans and their ancient civilization with a combo package of three tours to the ruins of Chichen Itza, the underground cenote (swimming hole) of Xcaret, and the nooks and crannies of Xel-Ha theme park. The three tours combo package also features a delicious variety of culinary specialties in the colonial city of Valladolid. Valid for 15 days from first redemption, daily departures make this combination convenient and great value. Chichén Itzá: Visit the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, before going to the colonial city of Valladolid, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of gastronomic specialties, visit the Church of San Gervasio, and explore the historic monuments of the town center. You will also go to the Mayan sinkhole of Zací, renowned for its natural beauty (please note that due to time restrictions, swimming in the sinkhole w...

  • From Cancun: Full-Day Selvatica Jungle Adventure Park Trip

    9. From Cancun: Full-Day Selvatica Jungle Adventure Park Trip

    After pickup from Cancun and Riviera Maya, head off on a 7-hour adventure to one of Cancun’s most thrilling areas, the Selvatica Adventure Park. Once you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to navigate an adrenaline-charged course of activities that range from zip lines, bungee swings, and much more. Fly over the Yucatan tree tops as you zoom through a circuit of 10 zip-lines. Cool off on the AquaZip, hop into a natural spring, and soar above the jungle on your stomach on the Superman zip-line. For the ultimate thrill, hop aboard the Tarzania Zip-Line Rollercoaster, before taking in the awe-inspiring views on the Skywalk rope course. Enjoy a jaw-dropping bungee swing, before capping things off with some off-roading on a Polaris RZR buggy, or speedy ATV. After you’ve had your fill of thrills, you’ll sit down for a light lunch, as well as a dip in a hidden, private cenote. Afterwards, yo...

  • Cancun & Rivera Maya: Xcaret Plus & Chichen Itzá 2-Day Combo

    10. Cancun & Rivera Maya: Xcaret Plus & Chichen Itzá 2-Day Combo

    Immerse yourself in the history and traditions of Mexico's ancient civilizations with 2 tours to Xcaret Park and the historic Mayan city of Chichén Itzá. Benefit from deluxe transportation on both days and the option to visit each attraction within 15 days. The package combines 2 popular tours in 1: the adventurous "Xcaret Plus Tour" and the cultural "Xichen Itza Deluxe Tour" with some free time and gourmet experiences in the city of Valladolid. Xcaret Plus Tour Experience Mexico's best eco reserve at Xcaret Park and explore the beautiful grounds at your own pace. Seek out some of the extraordinary performances and cultural exhibits, including equestrian shows and the ritual ceremony of the “Voladores.” Swim with dolphins, manatees or sharks (own expense). Benefit from a complimentary buffet lunch and access to the beaches, bays and natural pools. Swim in an underground...

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What people are saying about Playa del Carmen

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 124 reviews

The whole experience was amazing. I was worried because of the miscommunication in the beginning but this excursion exceeded my expectations and we had an amazing time!! Love the ATV, Ziplone, cenote and food. Our guide Joshua was funny, knowledgeable, kept us safe and made sure we had fun. Will definitely come back and do it again.

This was an amazing tour! Carlos was our guide and he was so incredibly knowledgeable about Mayan/ Mexican history. the "lazy river" was one of the coolest things we've ever done! Really loved Mexico Kan Tours company- did another trip with them!!!

This is one of the most amazing parks I’ve EVER been to. So organized and kind. Great activities for children & adults. If you go here, you MUST swim in the “lazy” river. It’s long, but it’s beautiful

This was highlight of our trip. Valeria did a great job as our guide. The lunch they provide was delicious and with great view.

Valeria was super friendly and knowledgeable. She took joy in sharing it with us and we had a wonderful time!