8 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

8 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Riviera Maya trip planner

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Playa del Carmen
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Playa del Carmen

— 7 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Balam Art On Feathers, Tulum Tower, &more). Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, play a few rounds at Playacar Golf Club, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip maker site.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from San Jose to Playa del Carmen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Riviera Maya travel guide

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Theme Parks · Zipline · Scuba & Snorkeling
Well-preserved ruins and stunning white-sand beaches make for memorable Riviera Maya vacations, though this coastal area also features a number of modern cities ideal for soaking up some local culture and learning about Mexican cuisine. Stretching for approximately 100 km (60 mi) along the Caribbean coastline, this region serves as one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, known for containing big-name resorts like Playa del Carmen and Cancun. If you get tired of sun and sand, enrich your Riviera Maya sightseeing experience by visiting the area's eco-archaeological theme parks, which preserve swathes of wilderness and encompasses restored structures from the Mayan period.