What to do in Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen showing a sandy beach, landscape views and tropical scenes

Playa del Carmen Attractions

Are you a fan of fine dining or shopping? Or perhaps you just like to make your way around a new travel destination like a bona fide local. When visiting Playa del Carmen, it doesn't really matter what takes your fancy — this buzzing metropolis has all the sights and experiences you could hope for.

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What to do in Playa del Carmen

Free Things to Do in Playa del Carmen

A vacation in Playa del Carmen doesn't have to break the bank. You can leave your wallet at home if you check out:

Central Square - Visit this modern local landmark and take in its design.

Playa del Carmen Main Beach - Sit for a while in this thriving area and imagine what life would be like as a local.

Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church - Spend some time in meditation or prayer at this respected spiritual site.

Things to Do in Playa del Carmen with Kids

Playa del Carmen is a superb destination for a family break. Take the kids along and enjoy these fun family friendly experiences together:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Playa del Carmen on a sunny day?
What to do in Playa del Carmen on a rainy day?
If it’s raining during your visit, put down your umbrella and try your hand at a couple of these fun indoor activities:

What should I not miss in Playa del Carmen?
Give yourself enough time here to discover fabulous attractions such as Xcaret Eco Theme Park and El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course.
Are there cheap things to do in Playa del Carmen?
What can you do in Playa del Carmen for free?
Your trip to Playa del Carmen doesn’t have to cost a fortune with free things like these to discover:

  • Playa del Carmen Main Beach
  • Maroma Beach
  • Paradise Beach
  • Plaza Las Americas

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