What to do in Playa del Carmen


Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is one of the most valued places on the Riviera Maya thanks to its beaches and wide range of leisure activities. In the centre of the city, close to HM Playa del Carmen, you will find the Quinta Avenida, where the best restaurants, shops and nightclubs are concentrated. In addition, you can go on excursions in the surrounding area through some incredible scenery.

Idyllic Beaches

The beaches of Playa del Carmen stand out for their kilometres of fine, white sand and the beauty of their crystal-clear waters, with an invaluable underwater world.

Mayan Legacy

Discover one of the most valuable Mayan archaeological legacies in the country. In Playa del Carmen, you can visit the popular ruins of Tulum and the archaeological site of Cobá, as well as the jungle, pyramids, cenotes, waterfalls and historic villages.

Quinta Avenida

Quinta Avenida is Playa del Carmen’s most famous street. It is the main commercial centre of the city, full of shops, restaurants and traditional markets where you can find the perfect Mexican souvenir.

Sea and Cenotes

Playa del Carmen is known for having the second largest coral reef in the world. In its waters you will find many cenotes and natural pools with an incredible underwater ecosystem. Take the opportunity to swim among dolphins, sharks and sea turtles.


Embrace your adventurous side and explore the Caribbean jungle on excursions to ecological parks such as Xcaret, hike the interior of the Rio Secreto or visit the Aktun Chen Caves. At HM Playa del Carmen, we can help you organise your nature excursions.

Swimming with Sharks

In Playa del Carmen, you will have the opportunity to swim with sharks. It sounds unbelievable, but at HM Playa del Carmen we can help you organise this experience so that you can interact with the most feared species in a safe and fun way. Don’t miss this opportunity!


Cenotes are a gift from nature and in Playa del Carmen we are lucky enough to have them in parks such as Xplor and Aktun-Chen. Swim in the waters, have fun jumping from waterfalls, dive among stalactites and discover sea creatures you have never seen before. It’s an indescribable experience not to be missed.

Water Activities

Adventure seekers can enjoy snorkelling, windsurfing, skydiving, sailing and much more on the beautiful beaches of Playa del Carmen.

City of Traditions

Throughout the year, Playa del Carmen celebrates many traditions that are known throughout the world for their colour and excitement, as well as famous festivals.