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Playa del Carmen/Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Tour

1. Playa del Carmen/Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas on a day trip from Playa del Carmen or Cancún. Keep an eye out for crocodiles and see them up close at a crocodile sanctuary. Marvel at the pink shades of the lagoons of Las Coloradas and watch the flamingos fly by. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle to the neighboring state of Yucatán and the famous pink lakes of Las Coloradas. This is an area of untouched nature that will knock you out, the stunning views of Las Coloradas Yucatán have to be seen to be believed. Your expert guide will explain the facts and folklore of the region. They will also help you get the best Instagram-worthy photos of this marvelous area of stunning natural beauty. Take a boat ride through the mangroves of a magnificent protected area. Keep a lookout for the crocodiles and the huge array of bird species, including cormorants, ospreys, herons, and pelicans. Rio Lagartos Yucatan is a bird watcher's paradise. Finally, stop for lunch of salad, soft drinks, and the main course of your choice. Choose between fresh fish, chicken, or a vegetarian dish. The food is fresh and delicious and a great way to refuel after all your adventures. Once you've had your fill, head back to your hotel after an incredible day trip in the Yucatán Peninsula.

Playa del Carmen: 3-Hour Local Food Walking Tour

2. Playa del Carmen: 3-Hour Local Food Walking Tour

Dive into Mexican food and cultural experience in one of Playa del Carmen’s most unassuming neighborhoods on this 3-hour walking guided food tour. Taste incredibly distinct cuisine from Italy and Lebanon to Chiapas and Mexico City, all brought together in a multicultural city. Visit street stalls that are famous for their secretly spiced tacos: cochinita, carnitas, pastor, and more. Walk to a local restaurant known for the best chocolate-spiced mole in town - a rich spiced sauce that pairs with slow-cooked chicken. Sample the culinary diamonds of Playa del Carmen while becoming deeply aware of the Mayan Riviera’s history, culture, and geography. Learn the origins of one of the world’s most-loved cuisines: traditional Mexican food. See secret, less known areas kept under the radar, such as family-run markets where they stock hard-to-find seasonal fruits, vegetables, and fresh-squeezed juices. Finish your walk on a sweet note: at one of Playa del Carmen’s best, handmade popsicle shops. Try classic, Mexican ice or milk-based frozen popsicles that are infused with the local, exotic fruits of the area.

From Cancún: Puerto Morelos Guided Taco Tasting Tour

3. From Cancún: Puerto Morelos Guided Taco Tasting Tour

Explore Puerto Morelos, a quaint fishing town, on a guided tour. Sample three different taco types and take part in a professional tequila tasting session. Start with pickup from your hotel in Cancún. Work up your appetite as you arrive in Puerto Morelos, where you will savor delicious fish tacos right by the beach in one of the town's best restaurants. Next, try what locals call tacos de canasta, a popular comfort food. Served from a large basket, the soft, tasty tacos are usually filled with stews. Then, explore the Flea Market and try some delicious Maya tacos. Enjoy the most popular regional variation of the taco, cochinita pibil, which a slow-roasted marinated pork traditionally prepared in an earth oven. Finally, enjoy a complete guided tasting of a variety of different tequilas. Take some time to explore the main plaza of the town, before heading back to your accommodation.

Playa del Carmen Food Tour

4. Playa del Carmen Food Tour

Travel and food go together perfectly, so why not have a delicious trip while visiting Playa del Carmen? Take your taste buds for a ride on this 2-hour all-inclusive food tour of Mexican cuisine. The cuisine is known for its varied flavors, vibrant colors, and variety of spices and ingredients. It is a blend of indigenous (Mayan/ Aztec) and European elements (mainly Spanish), and in the busy streets of Playa, you will be sure to find it all! On our food tour, you will indulge in authentic Mexican food and regional dishes of the Yucatan. Your local foodie expert will guide you to small, out-of-the-way eateries and locales, away from the tourist mainstays and the tourist path of 5th Avenue. Leave everything in the hands of your passionate, highly knowledgeable guide, including transportation, menu selection, and even paying the bills. All you have to do is savor the food and take a photo or two to remember your culinary journey. The general itinerary includes stops at local food stalls/ stands and restaurants. Begin your tour with the regional cuisine of the Yucatan by trying one of the best tacos you will ever have. Next, discover where “real BBQ” comes from while refreshing with Mexican cola. In addition to the local food stalls and restaurants you will visit, you will also get to see the local Mexican open-air market. Learn about some of the ingredients you eat and how they are used. Stop at a Pozoleria and try a traditional Mexican stew. And you cannot end your tour without dessert, so take your chance to cool off and try Mexican ice cream. You will be guided along the streets of Playa del Carmen, which serves some of the best local food. Some walking is involved, so bring comfortable shoes. Also, be sure to come prepared to eat; even though these are tastings, you will leave quite full!

Playa del Carmen: Vegan Food Walking Tour

5. Playa del Carmen: Vegan Food Walking Tour

Experience Mexico’s vegan culinary world in the streets of Playa del Carmen. Meet your professional guide and take a tour of the area’s history and culture and, most importantly, its food. Enjoy the complexity of Mexican flavours in a contemporary and healthy way. The walking tour will take you through the city, from a classic fruit market with diverse and exotic produce, to small, authentic eateries selling things like Yucatec dishes, ceviche and, of course, tacos. The small group tours host a maximum of 10 people in order to ensure an intimate and highly immersive experience. Perfect for couples, groups of friends, and families. The tour will also highlight some of Playa del Carmen's wonderful street art.

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What people are saying about Playa del Carmen

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4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

This excursion was very nice and very well organized. Great experience and beautiful memories. I can only recommend this excursion. It's not something I would end up Excellent!

a different tour full of magical and special places, highly recommended if you want to visit something more exotic and without so many people.

We really liked seeing and tasting where the locals eat. Jonas was an engaging guide and we enjoyed him.

Great way to experience Mexican food and learn more about the culture!

Fantastic tour. Great value, great food, great host