Find out the local rules for bike riding in Playa del Carmen, a beach side city in the Riviera Maya. Bikes are a great way to get around the city
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On your next trip to the Riviera Maya don’t be afraid to explore outside Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum. There are often amazing and unique places you discover only by “getting lost”. Valladolid is an historical and beautiful town full of history and authentic people. The family ambience is inviting and people will make you feel like at home. We are sure you have heard of the touristic places and activities so we have done a little research to bring you a hidden gem that is off the beaten path. Cacao Valladolid is not a chocolate factory, a museum or a coffee place but a combination of all of them. For travelers (and chocolate lovers) who desire to explore Mexico through authentic and local activities, this is the best place to be.
Before you start planning your best option along the Puuc Route, review this list of things to do. You may just decide to make a longer trip out of it. Mayan Ruins are the main attraction, but for the curious traveler, you can dig into the local culture even deeper than other popular tourist areas. A combination of archeological sites with one or two other interests listed below is possible on a day trip. Take your pick and map it out. Bottom line is, you won’t be disappointed no matter what you see this special area of the Yucatan.
The Botanical Gardens in Puerto Morelos, Jardin Botanico (formerly Yaax Che Botanical Gardens), are located just off highway 307, and is a spectacular jungle location and an orchid garden.
Part of a local experience is smelling, seeing and understanding a city. What we love about Playa del Carmen and what has made Playa so popular is that this location is a walking city. You walk to the beach, you walk to the grocery store....
Scuba diving excursion from Xcalak Mexico to Banco Chinchorro, a coral atoll 30 miles off the coast of the Quintana Roo Mexico, the Costa Maya.
Check out these local suggestions for budget travelers and those who want a cheap vacation in Merida. Super suggestions from locals.