Playa del Carmen attracts vacationers from all over the world to visit its crystalline blue waters, white sandy beaches, and the many tourist attractions. But if you are planning on living in the Riviera Maya or spending an extended stay, here are some activities in Playa del Carmen to help you stay active and take advantage of the large variety of things available.
Check out these 8 activities in Playa del Carmen
Go to the movies
Several national movie theater chains offer first-run movies. Most are offered in both the original language and dubbed into Spanish. Theaters are comfortable and provide all the amenities found in the US or Canada. High-Quality Sound and pictures are available, including 4DX and IMAX. Check out the VIP theater to view the movie in your own leather recliner while ordering service from your personal wait staff. The typical film will range from 40 MXN at the matinee to 150 MXN at the VIP.
Exercise at Mario Villanueva
In the center of downtown Playa del Carmen is the large sports center – Unidad Deportiva Mario Villanueva. This facility offers a large variety of activities at little or no cost. You will find a track occupied by walkers and runners at all hours of the day. There are basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts available to the public. Or take advantage of the many classes offered – cross-fit, Zumba, or yoga. The full-size stadium is home to many soccer and football game.
Visit the beach
Of course, visiting the beach is one of the most popular activities in Playa del Carmen. Take the time to learn a new skill. Lessons are available for paddleboarding, kiteboarding, sailing, and kayaking. You can also take advantage of the serenity and practice yoga or meditation. All else fails, enjoy a day in the sun, sand, and surf.
The Riviera Maya is home to some of the best golf courses in Mexico, including the new Gran Coyote golf course at Corasol. These lush jungle courses are beautifully manicured and offer a scenic view from most of the tees. Additionally, take advantage of the year-round sunshine and take a lesson or two from a golf pro.
Go to the gym
Whether you prefer all the amenities of a full-service gym or the simple flavor of a local establishment, Playa has exactly what you are looking for. Pay by the visit or sign up for a month at a time or even for a year.
Yoga and meditation
The Riviera Maya is a favorite destination for many of the top Yogis of the world. Take advantage of the many seminars, classes on the beach, full-service studios, or a quiet spot on the beach all your own. You will find the perfect yoga class in Playa del Carmen.
Join a volunteer program
There are also many volunteer opportunities in Playa del Carmen.
- If you love dogs and cats, check out PAR (Playa Animal Rescue) or Cocos Animal Rescue.
- There are opportunities to teach and tutor English or subjects in English.
- Help to raise funds for underserved children and communities, or cancer victims.
- Give your time to clean the beaches or help to protect the turtle hatchlings.
The opportunities are endless if you have the time!
Immerse yourself in the culture of Mexico and learn Spanish. Whether you learn by spending time with your local neighbors or sign up for one of the many accelerated courses available. Check out International House Riviera Maya or Playa del Carmen Spanish Institute.
If you have an active lifestyle, choose one or more of these activities in Playa del Carmen. They will offer you all the activities your heart desires to continue your adventures. If finding an activity to become healthier and start an active lifestyle is in your plan, Playa del Carmen has just what you are looking for!