Bucket List Activities For Your Family Holidays In Riviera Maya

Skydive playa

We like to think holidays are always the perfect excuse to try new things and take ourselves out of our comfort zone.

New food, new friends, new breathtaking locations and why not? New and exciting adventures.

Some of our visitors are more adrenaline lovers than others, but they all have in common the love for new experiences. And for the travelers who pretty much have tried it all, why not experience one of your bucket list activities in the Riviera Maya?

Skydiving, kite surfing, and paddle-boarding, for example, are just three activities you can try in the Riviera Maya and cross off your wish list. With these activities, your holidays can be so much more fulfilling and exciting. It is like that saying that goes: if not now, when? If not here, where?

Sky Diving


Skydiving might not seem like your typical holiday activity, but it can be a mind-blowing experience, especially when organized by experts to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Some advanced planning is a good idea when scheduling a skydiving adventure. As always, we encourage our travelers to do a little research when comparing rates and booking the best option, especially when the activity requires a licensed and professional staff.

There are two companies based in Playa del Carmen that we recommend due to great reviews from our customers. SkydiveMex and Skydive Playa have tons of experience and, provide a safe environment, as well as professional and personalized service.

SkydiveMex and Skydive Playa provide services in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel. Their hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm, the last jump. But the schedule is subject to changes depending on the weather. Rates go from $269.00usd per person and photos are not included. If you want to request a quote for your family please send us an email to [email protected] and we will gladly make a reservation on your behalf.

Kite Surfing

Tulum kitesurfing

For kitesurfing, we also suggest two of the best services in Riviera Maya. Extreme Control Kitesurfing School based in Tulum and KSM Kiteschool And Watersports based in Xpu Ha beach.

Both are very professional and have excellent service. The staff is extremely cautious with the equipment and emphasize safety techniques. In addition, a professional will be by your side to guide you and ensure your safety.

Rates go from $150.00usd if you are in a group of 3 or more people. Private and semi-private classes are also provided.

Paddle Boarding

COA watersports paddle

Paddle-boarding might seem easy, but it requires a certain level of balance and skills. Once you have mastered balance after a few tries, paddle-boarding is super fun and kind of relaxing too.

As the “cousin” of kayaking, paddle-boarding is only recommended in certain cenotes and areas where the water is calm. For this activity, we highly recommend Coa Water Sports and Extreme Control, both based in Tulum.

You don’t have to vacation in Tulum to use the services of both companies. They offer incredible, personalized service, including renting and delivering paddle boards. You can book a paddle-board tour or request a paddle board for rent to enjoy the activity in the comfort of your vacation home. For the travelers staying in Playa del Carmen, Xpu Ha, Akumal or Soliman Bay, this is a magnificent idea.

To request a quote for rental or any tours do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] or call 512 782 9878. As one of the ambassadors of Riviera Maya, we are proud to say: what we don’t have we can get!

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