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Best things to do in Riviera Maya

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Theme Park
“The First attractions park you have knowing. History Amazing Ways Fantastic rivers Main show at night You can waste all day knowing more... I guarantee you love this place. ”
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Shopping Centre
“Quinta Alegría offers an unparalleled experience full of magic and charm, which can only be achieved in one of the most emblematic cities of the Mexican Caribbean, being located on the Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen, the heart of the city; A perfect balance between style, fashion and the unique beach atmosphere is achieved. ”
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French Restaurant
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“Follow the smell of freshly baked bread and find their authentic French bakery on the 5th avenue! They offer typical French products like Baguette bread, croissants, pastries, sandwiches, quiches and salads. Try their specials of the night, to pare with a glass of wine: cheeses and cold meats platters, terrines, vol-au-vent and their savory & sweets crepes! Natural products, 100% homemade, high quality ingredients and lots of love...! If you want to try it for breakfast go before 10:00 AM!”
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Monument / Landmark
“The famous Mayan archeological ruins that were a walled city where the current name of the Town comes from, they are at the edge of the sea.”
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Beach
“Nice place, crowed but you cannot go to Playa without making an appearance here.”
191local recommendations
Nightclub
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“Its one of those things to do one time, its fun, all inclusive, just a pain to wait in line to enter. The show is good, they have different performers and themes for some nights. Take a look on their website for more info. ”
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Water Park
“Xplor is an adventure park in Playa del Carmen. During the day or the night, at Xplor park you will show how brave you are with six activities that will bring out your adventurous side. Discover if you have what it takes to live an extreme day or night. Xplor park includes zip-lines, amphibious vehicles, rafts, stalactite river swim, spelunking hike and hammok splash. www.xplor.travel”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Amazing restaurant, with a lot of outdoor space, authentic mexican food, mostly recommended for breakfast!”
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Water Park
“A very popular tourist destination, one that has a bit of a theme park feel at times. That said, it's utterly beautiful and lives up to its reputation as the largest natural aquarium in the world. You will see so many tropical fish. ”
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Beach
“One of the most heavily visited attractions, these cliff-top ruins create a dramatic vision, keeping quiet watch over the white sandy beaches and the blue Caribbean Sea below! Tulum is the only walled city the Maya ever built on the Caribbean coast. Unique among other Mayan cities, Tulum was still a thriving trading community when first visited by the Spanish. Spanish sailors were very impressed with Tulum and reported it to be as big as Seville. The Tulum Ruins are located 15 miles south of Akumal and are open every day from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for 70 pesos per person or about $4.00. After 5:00 PM to dusk one may visit the site for a higher fee, around $13.00 giving the luxury of no crowds. Knowledgeable bilingual guides are available near the entrance to the ruins.”
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Nightclub
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“Mandala Nightclub is the favorite spot to enjoy Playa del Carmen’s nightlife. Located in the heart of Playa, at the famous 12th Avenue and considered one of the chicest spot in town, Mandala is frequented by Cosmopolitan people who love to celebrate until dawn. Its two levels decorated with an Asian style, the best music selection and exceptional service make Mandala Playa a magical place, which will transport you to a new level of fun. The atmosphere at this club is incomparable and the energy that radiates is contagious, here everyone has fun without exception.”
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Bar
“Batey is a Tulum jewel, with their eclectic live music and delicious mojitos made with fresh sugar cane extracted right in the bar! A laid back and homey vibe, Batey's prices are very friendly and the place offers a Tulum-towny vibe. ”
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Asian Restaurant
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“You can go to and chill watching the sunset from the beach and listen to live DJs. ”
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Shopping Centre
“This is a great place to go shoopping and walk around 5th avenue, also very close to the 5th avenue”
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Caribbean Restaurant
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“The best seafood in town and very close to Alicat Villas on the highway. Rustic and very popular, this Cash Only seafood restaurant is must. Closed Wednesdays and No Wifi.”
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Bus Station
“In case you want to go to Tulum, Chichen Itza, Bacalar, the airport or any other near city or village this is a private transportation that can take you there”
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