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Mountain Biking in Playa del Carmen: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover the stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage of the coastal Caribbean paradise of Playa del Carmen on a mountain bike!

From exploring the tropical rainforest and its various cenotes to long evening (or morning) rides along its white sand beaches, Playa del Carmen is the perfect place for all kinds of mountain biking adventures. What it lacks in terms of altitude, it makes up for with unforgettable natural beauty! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Biking trips in Playa del Carmen. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Biking in Mexico

What should I know about Mountain Biking Mexico?

Situated on the northwestern shore of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a popular tourist hotspot.

While many activities, such as hiking and snorkeling are popular at the resort town, heading out on a mountain biking adventure is easily the best way to experience this stunning place.

Aside from the cenotes in the nearby tropical rainforest, there are plenty of other great places to explore on a mountain bike. Among these is heading on a day-long tour of the Isla Mujeres, which sits just off the coastline of Yucatan. Here, mountain bikers can ride along more stunning beaches and visit an ancient Mayan temple as well.

Back on the mainland, there are plenty of other great cycling options. One of the most popular is to head to the small resort town of Tulum and go on a cycling tour along its coastline and through the surroundings. Here, you’ll have great opportunities to see some of the stunning biodiversity on the island as well as visit various Mayan archaeological sites.

Why should I choose Mexico for my Mountain Biking adventure?

Stunning scenery

One of the top reasons for anyone to head to Playa del Carmen is the stunning scenery. From the pristine Caribbean Sea and whitesnake beaches to the rugged coastline and thick tropical rainforests, there is a lot to see here. Heading out on a mountain bike is a great way to get out and experience the area’s incredible natural beauty.

Visit the cenotes

Sitting just to the south of Playa del Carmen, in the verdant Mayan tropical rainforest, are three cenotes: Grand Cenote, Escondido, Cenote Cristal. Heading out on a mountain bike to visit and experience them all is highly recommended. Going with an experienced guide will shed some light onto the area’s history, culture and geology as well.

Go to the beach

Sitting at the very tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen is home to some of the best beaches in the entire world. When you're not out on the trails, get a beach umbrella, towel and a bathing suit and enjoy the long stretches of white sand beaches and turquoise blue water. Due to its proximity to the equator, you’ll be able to enjoy warm and pleasant water temperatures year-round.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Biking trip in Mexico?

Throughout the year, average daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen are in the mid-20s (mid-70s) with plenty of sunshine. Summer is the wettest time of year, when there are about 12 days of rain per month. The rest of the year is much drier.

How can I get to Mexico?

Any trip to Playa del Carmen will begin with a flight into Cancun International Airport (CUN). From the airport, you will easily find an airport transfer, bus or taxi to nearby Playa del Carmen.

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What currency is accepted around Mexico?

Peso (MXN), although many tourist spots accept US dollars as well

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