If you live in a luxury property in Playa del Carmen you sure want to know about the world-calss activities that you could experience there. Playa del Carmen has countless world-class activities to entice its exclusive residents. in Four perennial favorites include a visit to the city’s premier spas, private yacht charters, cultural tours. Finally, the deep joy of giving back through volunteer work to a community that gives us so much.
A Day at the Spa
Evidently, Playa del Carmen is known for an excellent assortment of top-rated spas.
Botica earns high reviews for natural, locally-sourced products and quality service. They excel in their service by offering a complete line of facials, massages, and body wraps.
Also, Quinto Elemento Spa, another local favorite, gets excellent reviews for its healing nature. Its founder, Elisabetta Meroni, has training and experience in well-known Asian healing techniques of massage and acupuncture.
Clients seeking a healing and rejuvenating experience but in a historically Mexican context must live an ancient Mexican ritual, temazcal. Temazcal is a cleansing steam bath. It is an experience similar to the sweat lodge ceremonies of First Nations people in the US and Canada. Participants enter a small, dark room where heat and steam are applied to generate sweat while a Mayan guide leads the ceremony. A translator is present to help foreign visitors understand each part.
Both Trip To Mexico and Temazcal & Masajes Pixan offer a highly-rated temazcal experience. Thus, reviewers agree that the Mayan shamans (the temazcaleros) have a gentle and peaceful spirit and the experience is emotionally and spiritually supportive.
World-Class Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing, and more
Sit back and relax on your chartered yacht from Playa del Carmen to the excursion of your choice. Playa has several reputable, experienced yacht companies with helpful crews available to take you to Akumal to spot sea turtles. Or maybe take you to Cozumel for deep-sea fishing, or the open ocean to observe whale shark migrations.
Sailing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, and swimming are all on the menu here, or just relax on the deck and at the coastline’s most secluded beaches with a plentiful supply of fine wine and ceviche.
Divers should note that whale shark season runs from mid-May to mid-September. People love and admire Whale sharks as gentle giants and the largest fish species on the planet.
El Cielo, a section of Cozumel’s marine park, is genuinely named “heaven on earth” and famous for plentiful sea stars scattered along its sandy ocean floor.
The Mesoamerican barrier reef system, also called the Great Maya Reef, is one of the most extensive reefs in the world. From Isla Contoy, just east of Cancun, it stretches for over 700 miles alongside the coastlines of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Ecuador.
Cultural Tours of Mayan Ruins and Cenotes
Adventurous souls in Playa del Carmen also cannot resist the allure of Mexico’s intriguing history. Private tours to ancient Mayan cities such as Tulum or Chichen Itza and its impressively well-preserved Temple of Kukulkan delight their clients with stories of the gods and heroes of long ago.
These tours offer an array of side trips to other interesting cultural, historical, and natural sites such as the city of Valloidad, traditional Mayan cooking, and refreshing trips to beautiful, ice-cold, and aqua-blue cenotes.
Playa del Carmen has some excellent established organizations for people seeking fulfilling volunteer work.
One organization of choice is KKIS (Keeping Kids in School). This group works to support high school and university students so that they are able to complete their education. Typically bilingual volunteers are most needed for their ability to communicate with students and the community.
Animal lovers will enjoy the emotional rewards of a trip to help care for the dogs of PAR (Playa Animal Rescue). This group is a no-kill rescue site for the street dogs of Playa del Carmen. The group is supported entirely by volunteers, and all donations go directly to their programs. PAR organizes to spay, neuter, and care for Mexican street dogs. They treat dogs for illness and disease. Aditionally, they make them socialize and feed them well through foster care. Moreover they find a family to care for them as often as possible.
Another respected volunteer organization in Playa is Flora, Fauna y Cultura de México. It supports both ecological and cultural conservation, especially against unrestrained and accelerated urban and tourist development. Interested volunteers can contact the organization through its Facebook page.
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