Top 5 Fun Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Top 5 Fun Things to do in Playa del Carmen Whether you are planning your first trip to Playa del Carmen, or have been happily living in this little corner of Paradise for years, Playa del Carmen has so much to offer! Read on to discover the top 5 fun things to do in Playa […] ... Continue Reading »
By: Nina Blake 
on: November 18, 2021
Top 5 Fun Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Top 5 Fun Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Whether you are planning your first trip to Playa del Carmen, or have been happily living in this little corner of Paradise for years, Playa del Carmen has so much to offer! Read on to discover the top 5 fun things to do in Playa del Carmen, including some of the hidden gems you cannot miss!

Top 5 Fun Things in Playa del Carmen

Aloha Paddle Club

Aloha Paddle Club is a community of locals, ex-pats, and friends to enjoy the fastest growing water sport in the world: standup paddleboarding! They provide a fun and safe environment to practice this amazing activity with people who have the experience and want to share their passion. Besides paddleboard lessons, they also teach surf and kayak lessons and offer private tours.

Insider tip: One of the most amazing things to do in Playa del Carmen is Aloha’s sunrise paddleboard session in a mixed group. It takes some effort getting up early, but it’s absolutely worth it. There is just something amazing about being on the beach so early, before everyone and everything wakes up, definitely one of the top 5 fun things to do in Playa del Carmen!

Price: $$$

More information here.

Top 5 Fun Things in Playa del Carmen

Laura’s Quiz Night

Laura’s Quiz is a great place to meet people during your time in Playa del Carmen. Whether you’re an expat living here long term, a digital nomad on a short visit, or just a vacationer here for a week, it’s a great fun event to meet new people. You don’t need a team, our quiz community will welcome and accept you, and you leave with a great selection of new friends.

Insider tip: Laura’s Quiz has sparked long-term friendships, relationships, and even an engagement! Quizzes are in English, but questions are designed for all nationalities! Some easy, some tricky! It takes place every Tuesday at Buzo’s Restaurant, located at Calle 26 y Ave 25-30, at 6:30 p.m. No reservations are required.

Price: $$

More information here.

Top 5 Fun Things to do in Playa del Carmen

SkydiveMex

With over 40 years of experience in this unique sport, SkydiveMex staff members and riggers guarantee that their top-of-the-line equipment is always in perfect conditions for everyone’s safe enjoyment of the sport. They proudly hold a perfect safety record with ZERO tandem accidents and intend to keep it that way for as long as they exist. This is why they are one of the the top 5 fun things to do in Playa del Carmen!

After a short 15-minute scenic flight to altitude right above Playa del Carmen, you will then be ready to experience the adrenaline of free-fall from up to 13,000 feet for approximately 40 seconds, while securely attached to one of our world-class instructors. All you have to do is smile and enjoy yourself!

Insider tip: Book your jump through this link and get $30 USD off! Proceeds will go towards keeping kids in school.

Price: $$$$

More information here. 

Top 5 Fun things to do in Playa del Carmen

Attend a Mexpat Event

The Mexpats Club is a group of people that have been part of Playa del Carmen for many years.  They have seen the fast growth of this small city and the transformation of the population that has become an amazing multicultural society. Mexpats has a simple goal, to help adjust to Playa del Carmen by providing a connection to all kinds of services, products, and events.

Insider tip: Sip and paint, comedy jams, singles nights, white parties, breathwork ceremonies, you name it… The Mexpats Club has it all! Follow them on Facebook and be the first to know what’s happening in Playa!

Price: $-$$$

Learn more here.

Top 5 Fun things to do in Playa del Carmen

Volunteer at KKIS

Keeping Kids in School Project is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance, community connections, and educational opportunities to improve high school and university graduation rates in Mexico.

KKIS envisions a future where every student who wants an education, can get it. Students are supported from kindergarten through university through a variety of programs that provide financial assistance, educational support, and community connections.

Insider tip: If you have talent in the areas of photography, videography, graphic design, social media, event planning, or fundraising, KKIS would love to hear from you!

Learn more here.

Price: Free

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