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Culture of Playa del Carmen. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Grand Velas Riveria Maya Suite View The resort of Playa del Carmen offers its guests numerous exciting landmarks and sights which exploration will add to the emotions and impressions of a vacation in Mexico. A major part of the spots of tourist interest is of natural origin. The most remarkable landmark of the resort is the Xcaret Eco Theme Park. The scenic park was opened for visiting only in 1990. The idea of creation of the park was promoted by famous architect Muguel Quintana. In 1984 the architect acquired a land plot for construction of a house however when the construction was started the potholes being a unique natural object were discovered there. Potholes were formed in a result of long lasting groundwater effect on the calcareous rocks.
Beach recreation and hiking through scenic nature areas are still the main leisure activities among travelers visiting Playa del Carmen. The resort is rich in exciting breath taking … Open
Apart from deep holes tourists will discover two majestic rivers on the territory of the park. One of them is a subterranean river. Besides, the park offers several enclosures being home to representatives of local fauna. The unique eco park will be an interesting place to visit even for those tourists interested in Maya civilization. After the opening of the park a scale open air museum was established there. The main showpieces of the museum expositions are the articles of cultural and crafts traditions of Maya peoples.
Muyil tours are of great popularity among the resort guests. Muyil is an archeological destination which was according to the scientists and archeologists a large trading town long ago. Today the destination attracts many tourists to explore and enjoy its unique inestimable findings and ruins of ancient buildings. A genuinely unique construction is the El Castillo castle which is considered to be the highest building of the Maya epoch. The majestic building is 17m high. Another remarkable architectural object to explore is the Pink Palace which has got its name due to a color and shade of plaster covering the frontage of the building. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. The rainiest season o f the year in Playa del Carmen is considered to be autumn. During the fall months a plan of a vacation may be interrupted with severe rainfalls. Tourists looking for … Open
The suburbs of the resort offer lots of remarkable objects to visit and explore as well among which tourists will discover a known archeological area named Tulum. The district is famous for its unique sights and objects. Natural attractions admirers will love a scenic enclosure named the Xaman-ha. Its main inhabitants are numerous birds among which one will meet rather rare species. A remarkable fact about the reservation is that it was founded at the expenses of one of the private foundations. Tourists who will not be enough of local sights and attractions to explore and enjoy should visit a neighboring island named Cozumel which is considered to be the largest and the most beautiful island of Mexico.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Playa del Carmen and surroundings

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Unique spots in Playa del Carmen and near

Sac Actun

From the series “Largest and Most Branched Caves on Earth”
Diving in the caves is considered one of the most popular and spectacular extreme entertainment, and one of the best spots for this is Sac Actun Cave. Their general length is about 317.5 km, of which only 6 km of galleries are 'dry'. All other tunnels are more or less flooded. The depth of some pits surpasses 127 meters. The research of the cave was started in 1987. The scientists regularly discover the new junctions connecting the complex of the underground vaults with other large caves nearby. … Read further

Ox Bel Ha

From the series “Largest and Most Branched Caves on Earth”
Ox Bel Ha is one of the largest underwater caves in the world. The length of their explored junctions is more than 256.5 km, and the depth of the cave is 37 meters in some places. The karst cave was discovered in 1996 and has the numerous entrances. At present the scientists know the position of 140 entrances into the cave. This code is not final, however, since the research of the cave still lasts. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Playa del Carmen

Culture guide to Playa del Carmen. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Playa del Carmen: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Playa del Carmen. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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