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Children between the ages of four and 12 can enjoy the resort’s kids club, KIMBO. Activities here range from storytelling, arts and crafts and exciting games, to meeting new friends and engaging in inspiring experiences.
Eco Cruise Experience
Cruise daily through the lagoon or meander the mangroves while surrounded by the sights and sounds of Mexican nature.
Sunrise Beach Yoga
Let the ocean breeze and the rhythm of waves guide you through this gentle yoga by the beach. Request our curator program for additional information.
Sail the Caribbean seas in the ultimate style and sophistication on Mayakoba’s sleek, private 55’ Van Dutch Yacht. Enjoy one of three charter packages, including water activities, snorkeling stops, food and beverages, or custom-tailor your excursion. Depart from Mayakoba beach by private tender, travel southbound toward Playa del Carmen or sail east to Cozumel island to snorkel at the world’s second largest barrier reef or just to relax by the turqoise blue of the Caribbean, all while surronded by luxury and comfort on board the Mayakoba.
Mayakoba Dive Center
Enjoy a full day of adventure at the Mayakoba Dive Center to explore the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean through scuba diving, wave runners, self-proppeled surfboards, snorkeling, or the Seabob. Book the amazing Van Dutch 55" yacht for a perfect escape at sea.
A 45 minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen drops you off on the island of Cozumel, packed with resorts, restaurants, and bars in the town of San Miguel, as well as scenic diving and snorkeling opportunities.
Xcaret offers an outstanding 9 different experience parks that include underground rivers, aquariums and shows to the more adventurous Xavage or Xplor parks with ziplining, and rafting. Enjoy a day trip to the best cenotes with Xenotes or live a truly Mexican experience at Xoximilco.
This island off the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is part of the Yum-Balam Biosphere Reserve, home to flamingos, pelicans, and herons. Boat tours from Holbox showcase the impressive whale sharks that swim nearby.
Isla Mujeres Catamaran Trip
Take a fun boat trip to Isla Mujeres, full of picturesque beaches. The turquoise waters nearby contain the underwater museum of sunken statues, a stunning snorkeling destination.
Kantun-Chi Cenote Park
The Kantun-Chi eco park invites you to explore stunning blue cenotes and grottos, as well as the indigenous flora and fauna of the Riviera Maya.
Art + Culture
Located two hours from the resort, the famous Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza includes the stunning El Castillo step-pyramid named the Temple of Kukulkan.
Ek’ Balam Mayan Ruins and Cenote
The name of these ruins means “black jaguar” in Mayan, and visitors are allowed to climb the steps to the top of the 96-foot-tall main pyramid.
Galeria de Arte 5 Avenida12 km
This charming art gallery located on Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue displays a selection of original cultural artworks from the Riviera Maya coastline.
Rio Secreto28 km
Take a guided tour of the “secret river,” Riviera Maya’s underground river that flows through caverns and cenotes.
Fifth Avenue10 km
Some of the best shopping in Mexico can be found by strolling down Playa del Carmen’s main pedestrian street known as La Quinta, where you can pick up any number of locally made goods.
Paseo del Carmen Shopping Center12.1 km
This open-air mall located at 10th Avenue and Calle 1 in Playa del Carmen offers charming cobblestone paths and is dotted with boutiques and restaurants.
Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall11.2 km
Quinta Alegría is host to three floors of big-name brands such as American Apparel, Victoria’s Secret, and Harley Davidson, located on Fifth Avenue.
La Isla Shopping Village63.6 km
Located in Cancun, La Isla is a destination for finding top trend brands, such as Zara, Coach, and Calvin Klein, as well as a movie theater.
Food + Drink
El Puerto at Fairmont Mayakoba10.6 km
Open for breakfast and dinner, El Puerto at Fairmont Mayakoba offers a selection classic breakfast items and Italian cuisine for dinner.
Agave Azul at Rosewood Mayakoba11.9 km
Enjoy Asian-influenced Baja seafood for dinner at this resort casual restaurant in Rosewood's lagoon area. Discover the fusion of Chinese and Japanese cooking techniques married to traditional Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe cuisine.
Saffron at Banyan Tree11.5 km
Head over to Banyan Tree to discover authentic Thai cuisine with an innovative twist at this intimate dinner overlooking the tropical mangroves of the Mayakoba lagoon system.
Cello at Banyan Tree
Open for dinner, this resort casual restaurant offering Italian cuisine is a dining experience that enhances the flavors of northern Italy paired with a selection of wines made from Italian grapes grown in Mexico.
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival11.1 km
Each November, the Jazz Festival brings thousands of music lovers to Mamita’s Beach Club for three days of beachfront music and celebration.
Zenzi Beach Bar11.7 km
Zenzi features DJs spinning on the beach all day, as well as a “Live at Five” music series featuring local musicians performing a variety of genres.
Mexico’s largest LGBT dance music festival takes place in Playa del Carmen for six days in February.