The ferry to the island of Cozumel is just a seven-minute walk along the beach from Playa Palms. Visit this jungle island to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving in its coral reefs, or stop by select sites to swim with the dolphins.
This Mayan archeological site and natural aquarium is a haven for snorkeling, shaped by limestone formations and home to thousands of tropical fish. Located only 40 minutes from Playa del Carmen, Xel-Ha is an ideal day trip.
Only 5 miles from Playa del Carmen, Xcaret is a world-famous eco-archeological park that features Mayan ruins, a pristine beach, and a plentiful array of wildlife, including jaguars, turtles, deer, manatees, tropical birds, butterflies, and even bats. Snorkel through its famous caves and underground river, swim with the dolphins, or relax in its temazcal – a Mezoamerican sweat lodge.