16 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

16 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

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Playa del Carmen
— 14 nights
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Playa del Carmen

— 14 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You've added Riviera Adventours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Quinta Avenida, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach and Punta Laguna Nature Reserve. Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret (in Solidaridad) and Tulum (Mayan Beach, Balam Art On Feathers, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Casa Tzutuhil, see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tierra Huichol.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip builder site.

California City, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 51.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from California City to Playa del Carmen is 3 hours. When traveling from California City in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Playa del Carmen, with highs around 81°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Riviera Maya travel guide

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Theme Parks · Zipline · Scuba & Snorkeling
Well-preserved ruins and stunning white-sand beaches make for memorable Riviera Maya vacations, though this coastal area also features a number of modern cities ideal for soaking up some local culture and learning about Mexican cuisine. Stretching for approximately 100 km (60 mi) along the Caribbean coastline, this region serves as one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, known for containing big-name resorts like Playa del Carmen and Cancun. If you get tired of sun and sand, enrich your Riviera Maya sightseeing experience by visiting the area's eco-archaeological theme parks, which preserve swathes of wilderness and encompasses restored structures from the Mayan period.