One of the reasons to visit this site is its beautiful beaches, those landscapes, the tranquility that exists in the vast majority of its beaches that are difficult to find in other places, besides it is very easy to access them. The sea and the sand is the complement and that touch that makes them perfect because it does not matter that the beach all the perfect lives.
The Mayan Riviera is surrounded by cenotes and there are even more cenotes than those currently known to exist. These natural pools are fascinating with an ideal water for hot times and with a landscape that makes you fall in love from the first moment.
Fifth Avenue is the backbone of Playa and from there you can access several popular spots such as: shops, restaurants, museums, clubs, bars; and also has various accesses to the sea and beach clubs such as Mamita’s Beach Club. It is a must to take a walk along this important route where there are no cars passing by and that is always full of life and activity.
Additionally, it is very easy to move around Playa del Carmen to other points of the Mayan Riviera and the Yucatan Peninsula, and best of all, very economically. There is a good bus service, buses and taxis but you can also move to walk through its main streets or you can choose between different areas or towns.
There are more than 150 km of coastline to choose from! so it is possible to visit a different beach every day. Whether it’s in Playa del Carmen with its diverse beach clubs, Akumal with its cute turtles or the stunning turquoise beaches of Cancun, Isla Mujeres or Tulum.
Selvatica is an adventure park located in the Riviera Maya ideal for those who likes to spend a weekend doing extreme activities or just to spend a fun time with family and friends.
The park offers a variety of extreme activities including 20-meter zip line, buggy rally, horseback riding, snorkeling, off-road Segway and cenote swim, combined in six fabulous expeditions in such a way that each adventure begins in the air and ends in the Water.
All the tours offer a circuit in zip line to make your adrenaline rise to the maximum and conclude with a refreshing swim in a cenote. According to how extreme you want the activity to be, you can combine the zip line with an entertaining tour in an army truck, an exciting jungle rally in a buggy or a Segway cart, or a quiet ride. Selvatica also offers a zip line tour combined with snorkeling in a beautiful coral reef in Puerto Morelos.
If you are looking for a different experience, mysterious and romantic at the same time, opt for the nocturnal zip line adventure. In it you will go through the treetops only illuminated by the moon and the stars. Then you will walk among torches to enjoy a three-course dinner and enjoy the sounds of nature.
The tours are suitable for children 8 years and older, except for the activities with jungle rally in buggy or Segway, which are for children of 10 years or more, taking into account that only people of 18 years or older and with identification valid can handle the buggies. If you have intrepid children under the age of eight, do not worry because there is also an adventure in zip line for children from three years.
“Cha´an Ka´an” was the name chosen by the Cozumeleños. Cha´an Ka´an means: Observe or enjoy the sky. The Mayans, through astronomical observation, obtained scientific knowledge that still surprises us because of their precision and with that they governed their life, religion and culture.
During the tour the tourists immerse themselves in the Mayan worldview, knowing the meaning of the ceiba and its relationship with the underworld, the earthly life and the celestial vault; also, visitors receive a talk about the meaning of the glyphs, and then make one that they take back home as a gift. At the end of the tour, the Mayan warrior waits for the classic “remembrance” photo.
To seal the visit, they live the experience that only gives the Dome of the Cozumel Planetarium with the movie “Maya Archaeoastronomy: observers of the universe”. Projected in English and Spanish, the totally Mexican production is a visual and sensory journey through five archaeological sites in the Mayan Riviera; Uxmal, San Gervarsio, Chichen Itza, Edzna and Bonampak.
The Cozumel Island Planetarium, Cha’an Ka’an, has state-of-the-art technology which includes a Digistar 5 system with 6 projectors that are capable of transmitting 3D and 2D images in a 360 ° projection area, this type of Technology will allow the visitor to see the solar system, constellations or even other galaxies uniquely in Mexico and Latin America. There are also exclusive screenings or films for Domo.
Punta Laguna is well known for being the home of the spider monkey and the saraguato. A Mayan community has preserved this place for many years.
Some of the activities that can be carried out are:
Observation of the spider monkey: due to the location it has, Punta Laguna is the home of this species of monkey, which is more feasible than the afternoons because the mornings are sold for food and even after a while they return home. You can take pictures and sometimes even accompany you throughout the journey.
Participate in Mayan ceremony: At the beginning of the tour, a Mayan shaman, a small ritual like those that were done in the past, in which to request the permission of the gods of the underworld and the earth to enter their properties; Here you can see a part of the Mayan culture and its traditions.
Canoeing: Knowing the surroundings of the lagoon and then reach the zip line and be able to slide in it by going over it.
Rappelling in the cenote: This is a very daring experience but it is worth living, that at the end of the descent you bathe in the fresh and crystalline waters of it.
Visit the archaeological sites of the area: Up to now, 6 of these structures have been found and although they have not been rescued, the guides have identified them. In addition, the tour can also be seen from a cave with an open water mirror, in which the monkeys take refuge to drink water or rest.
Cobá is an archaeological site located east of the town of Cobá, east of Chichen Itzá and northeast of Tulum.
Some hieroglyphic inscriptions found on stelae and panels on the site allow us to affirm that Cobá was the original name of the city. One of the possible meanings and the most accepted one, given its proximity to the lagoons, is that of “chopped water”.
Several groups of structures are scattered in Cobá and many more are planned to dig (only 5% of their structures have been unearthed). The highest pyramid is called Nohoch Mul, 43 meters high. Once you are at the top, there is also the possibility of observing the jungle landscape with amazing shades of green, trees, butterflies, birds and insects.
The largest structure of Cobá and that you can still climb has 111 steps, plus another 5 to the highest area of the pyramid from where many people take pictures and admire the beauty that the jungle encloses.
After having toured the archaeological zone you can cool off in the cenotes that are to its surroundings as the cenote Choo-Ha which is located 10 km from Coba, inside are stalactites. The Cenote Tankach-Ha of deeper waters of the place and the Cenote Multun-Ha where you will be able to observe stones under the platform well-heeled giving the impression of being Mayan ruins.
The Xaman-Ha Aviary attracts fans interested in learning about wildlife, this Mexican bird sanctuary was founded in 1993 and is ideal for listening, seeing and learning about birds.
Every day national and foreign visitors are welcomed. It inhabits a population of 200 individuals belonging to 45 different species. Among this majestic Mexican tropical forest live, eat, fly, reproduce, come and go birds The flora covers a land of just over two hectares has been classified botanically and also part of the rich natural heritage of Quintana Roo. One quality of the park is that it is possible to take photos with triplets, use flash and shoot the birds in freedom or the aquatic ones in the cenotes that are part of this privileged place.
There are people who just want to enjoy Perhaps our guests just want to enjoy the landscape, admire in detail not only the variety of birds and plants, but also meet other species such as butterflies, iguanas and other small mammals that share this space in perfect harmony, as our Mayan ancestors did hundreds of years ago when they baptized this place as Xaman-Ha: “Water of the North”.
The tours offered in the Xaman-Ha Aviary last about 45 minutes. During this time, visitors have the opportunity to obtain valuable information about the plants and animals that inhabit this area of Quintana Roo
Xaman-Ha, in addition to an aviary of great interest, is a fun park that benefits from its excellent location, offering visitors a memorable tourist experience. This site is a true wild refuge where you can find abundant vegetation, as well as two hundred species of native birds and species from other latitudes of the orb.
For ecotourism enthusiasts, a visit to the Xaman-Ha Aviary is ideal, since it allows them to get closer to a pure natural environment. The visit to Xaman-Ha takes a full day, and you can enter and leave the place several times.