Welcome to Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, now the third-largest city in Quintana Roo, ranks up there with Tulum as the Riviera's trendiest cities. Sitting coolly on the lee side of Cozumel, the town’s beaches are jammed with super-fit Europeans. The waters aren’t as clear as those of Cancún or Cozumel, and the beach sands aren’t quite as champagne-powder-perfect as they are further north, but still Playa (as it’s locally known) grows and... Read More

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Playa del Carmen adventures

$360 Water sports

PADI 3-Day Open Water Dive Course in Playa del Carmen

Spend three incredible and exciting days learning how to dive under the supervision of an experienced instructor. The PADI Open Water Diver course is a complete, carefully structured scuba diving course for people with a little prior experience or without it. The PADI certification is recognized worldwide and is valid for life. Having achieved it, you are qualified to dive at any dive center in the world up to a maximum depth of 18 meters (60 feet). During the course, you'll make at least two pool dives and four dives in the calm and clear ocean of the Riviera Maya.

$1359 Small group tours

Yucatan Panorama

If you’re short on time but want to delve into the Yucatan, this wide-ranging itinerary in one of Mexico’s most fascinating regions is an authentic alternative to the mainstream. Snorkel Caribbean reefs and laze on beautiful white-sand beaches. Enter the world of the ancient Maya at Chichén Itzá and the incredible jungle ruins of Palenque. Your experienced CEO will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on ancient ruins and vibrant sites—or revel in a tranquil sunset cruise off Playa del Carmen.

$530 Water sports

PADI Open Water Diver Course in the Riviera Maya

This Open Water Diver course (OWD) is the PADI entry level scuba qualification. Completion of this course entitles you to dive independently with your buddy within conditions you have experienced in familiar sites. Discover new adventures and see the wondrous world beneath the surface now!

$311 Water sports

Cozumel Dive Package for Certified Divers from the Riviera Maya

Dive in the Meso-American Barrier Reef, which is the largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere.

$400 Water sports

Freediving Level 2 Course in Playa del Carmen

The advanced course, level 2, is a much deeper discovery of your aquatic potential. It will help you to have further knowledge of how the body and mind can adapt and respond.

$450 Water sports

Learn to Scuba Dive- PADI Open Water Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.