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.
Best time to visit:
Peso (MXN), although many tourist spots accept US dollars as well
How to get there:
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
What’s the weather like?
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
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
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