8 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

8 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Xcaret and Quinta Avenida. Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Cenote Car Wash, Gran Cenote, &more). Spend the 25th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see Off-Road Tours, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and look for gifts at Ambarte.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen route maker site.

Boston, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Boston in April: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 83°F and lows are around 70°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.