Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen

Here's a list of activities for all ages. There are some activities that are good for all ages, but I won't repeat them in the older categories. So, be sure to read the young child activities

Tom And Terry
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Children 5 years or younger


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Xcaret opens a new area of the park just for kids called Chi...
There is a new part of Xcaret Park and it is just for kids! Children's World is a new section of Xcaret where kids can play and get all their energy out while exploring in a natural environment. This section of the park is meant for kids 0-12 and...


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals
Our Sanctuary is a place where you can find a great variety of primates and other rescued animals. From the majestic and emblematic spider monkey to beautiful rescued capuchin monkeys and ring-tailed lemurs from the faraway lands of Madagascar. Our biggest success is becoming a home for rescued and donated animals of many other species such as goats, deer, and macaws.


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Evening Entertainment in Playa del Carmen
There is much to do after dark in Playa del Carmen. There are two categories: No Kids, or Kids too. Enjoy! No Kids Kids too

Take the ferry to Cozumel, older kids can snorkel and climb the lighthouse

Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
It's important to plan your trip to Cozumel to maximize your experience. Getting there The best way to Cozumel is via the Ferry(s). The departure pier is just a short distance from the condo. You can see in the photo below just how close it is....

Take a trip to the south of Playa del Carmen and visit the Monkey Sanctuary, Tulum ruins , Xel-ha, and a Cenote

Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Travel south to Akumal - Akumal could be stop 3 of 4 on your day trip. Although, I think you would miss a lot and feel rushed if you did all
Paa Mul Puerto Aventuras Akumal Tulum This is the best place for snorkeling. Here's a really fun stop. A Monkey Sanctuary!! They have much more than just monkeys. There are also zebras and other exotic animals. The one thing they all have in...



Children 6-12 years


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Visiting the Sian Ka'an Biosphere on Mexico's Riviera Maya w...
The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve encompasses 1.3 million acres, including tropical forests, mangroves, savanna grasslands and coral reef, and is home to many conservation projects. Hundreds of bird species live at Sian Ka'an, as are many types of...


If you're interested in volunteer opportunities, there are several in this section.

Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Here's a good list of Eco Tourism tours in Playa del Carmen including some volunteer opportunities
Here's a good list of Eco Tourism tours in Playa del Carmen including some volunteer opportunities

Make sure you look for the beautiful Murals throughout Playa del Carmen. You can also bike on the sidewalks along the road south towards the All inclusive resorts.


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Rent a bike during your stay in Playa del Carmen
Rent a bike during your stay in Playa del Carmen


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
There are so many Mayan ruins sites. Here's a little help...
There are so many Mayan ruins sites. Here's a little help deciding which one(s) to visit.


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Cenotes - There are so many, which one(s) are best for you?
There are literally hundreds of cenotes throughout the Yucatan peninsula. Some are more commercialized than others, some have access to the ocean. Here's the info you need to decide where you'll go. First of all, if you're in Playa del Carmen, you...


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
The best snorkel spots in the Riviera Maya. You can also get...
The best snorkel spots in the Riviera Maya. You can also get really good snorkeling at the water parks, i.e Xcaret or Xelha.


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Puerto Aventuras - Swim with dolphins or just watch while...
Puerto Aventuras - Swim with dolphins or just watch while enjoying lunch or a drink at one of the restaurants. Caribbean beachfront 3 bed, 3 bath condo in Playa del Carmen, MX


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Things to do when it rains in Playa del Carmen
First of all, it seldom rains all day long in Playa unless a tropical depression has moved into the area. If it's just a garden variety shower, give it 20-30 minutes and it will probably pass by leaving the air fresh and the birds singing. But, if...


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Xaman ha 7101 Caribbean Beachfront - Playa del Carmen
Condo in Playa del Carmen. CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE CUSTOMER REVIEWS AND INFO AT http://caribbeanbeachfrontcondo.com/ This oversized corner unit has extraordinary views of the Caribbean ocean. We are loca...



Children 13-18 years


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Adventurous activities in Playa del Carmen
If you like a little more thrill than some, these are the activities for you. Looking for an active vacation? It's here in Playa del...



Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Late May 'til August is Whale Sharking Season. Take this...
Late May 'til August is Whale Sharking Season. Take this opportunity to swim with the largest fish on the planet. Don't worry, they only eat Krill and Plankton. Best places to depart from (in a boat) are Isla Holbox or Isla Mujeres Both are just...


Activities for kids in Playa del Carmen
Parasailing Playa Del Carmen * PlayaDelCarmen.org
For years I used to watch the people parasailing in Playa Del Carmen and think they were all lunatics. I would imagine them sailing over the resorts and landing in a mangrove swamp with alligators and piranhas. Then I tried it. Although before I even got in the harness I got the full safety brief.


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