Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Cruise Port

4 out of 5

About Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

A charming Mexican port town on the Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen is the dropping-off point for excursions to the ancient temples and tombs of Tulum, the only Mayan city over-looking the ocean, and to the exquisite coral lagoon of Xel-ha.

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Highly recommend XPlor, Xel-Ha, Coba Mayan Ruins. XPLOR is cool because it has a little of everything. UTV, cave swimming, Zip Lining. Xel-HA is great for snorkeling, cliff jumping, lounging, dolphin swi Coba I liked because it is one of the few ruins you can still climb. Most you can only look at.


Shopping here was a waste of time. If you insist on shopping and want to get to the main shopping center TAKE A TAXI! Don't walk. It was like a Southern Rodeo Drive, no bargins to be had. As we dragged ourselves back to the boat we walked along the beach and regretted that we didn't just rent a chair and sit and enjoy the beach. That would have made for a perfect day. However, two in our group went to Tulum and enjoyed their tour.

Visited: Mar 18, 2006

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The Good: Cenote Chaak Tun Cave Snorkel Tour. Great guide, beautiful caves, cold water, and warm food afterwards. Good times! The Bad: Cariloha store at Playa del Carmen 5th avenue shopping. Spent over $250 on a sheet set and had it shipped. Wrong color and can't exchange for the color we want.


Snorkeling with Sea Turtles is best value! Excellent service and experience. Excursion Guides were friendly helpful and reassuring throughout the day! Lots of history in this Port, amazing jungles on the ride to the Preserve

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