Atrip to Mexico just wouldn’t be complete without the chance to explore the waters around this beautiful area of Riviera Maya and our Playa del Carmen snorkeling tours are the perfect way to do just that! Whether you want to explore the islands that dot the horizon, see stunning coral reefs with your own eyes, or dive into a cenote and swim in its crystal clear water, we have plenty of snorkeling tours to offer, so there’s something to suit everyone.
Just below the waves is a beautiful hidden world just waiting to be discovered. As you dive into the clear blue waters, you’ll see an alien landscape slowly emerge, filled with coral formations and undersea plants. As well as beautiful underwater landscapes, there are also plenty of peaceful sea creatures to meet on our snorkeling tours from Playa del Carmen. From huge whale sharks to friendly dolphins and magnificent manta rays, the seas around Playa del Carmen are home to all manner of incredible animals and you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with them!
If you’re taking a vacation to the Caribbean, then your trip simply wouldn’t be complete without a snorkeling tour. Here along the coast of the Riviera Maya we have miles and miles of stunning coastline and sandy beaches, but the real treasures are to be found out in the sea waters. Book your place on one of our snorkeling tours from Playa del Carmen, and you’ll be taken out to sea to explore these beautiful underwater landscapes for yourself. With plenty of options to choose from, we’ve got snorkeling tours for everyone!
By far the most popular Playa del Carmen snorkeling tours involve a trip to the local coral reefs, which are among the largest in the entire world. While the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is slowly dying, the reefs here continue to thrive, so it’s your best chance to see one of these beautiful places up close. As you dip your head into the water and look around, your jaw is sure to drop. Nothing quite prepares you for the sight of this amazing new landscape, and even experienced divers still find the reefs here amazing to gaze upon. While the coral might look like it’s made from rock, the coral is actually alive and growing, you’re swimming amongst one of the most unique organisms on the planet. Bring along an underwater camera, and you’ll be able to fill whole albums with beautiful shots of these vast reefs, with all the colors of the rainbow.
The seas around Mexico are home to the whale shark, the biggest fish known to man. While you might think of sharks as deadly, man-eating creatures, whale sharks are actually incredibly friendly. They only feed on tiny plankton, and are therefore no threat to humans so you can get up close and personal with them! They are magnificent creatures, growing an average of 10 meters long, and you’re sure to fall in love with them at first sight. The summer months are the best time to see whale sharks for yourself, as they migrate to the Gulf of Mexico to feed on plankton. It’s one thing to see these incredible animals in an aquarium, but quite another to actually swim alongside them. This an experience you’ll never forget!
There’s lots more to see on our Playa del Carmen snorkeling tours. The waters here are also home to dolphins, who are always a hit with tourists. As you might already know, dolphins are very intelligent, friendly animals, who enjoy playing with divers, so if you’re lucky enough to spot one while you’re out on your snorkeling tour, you might just make a new friend! The fact is, the waters around the Riviera Maya are simply teeming with sea life that you’d only ever see in an aquarium otherwise. Here, you’ll get to see so many different sea creatures in their natural habitat, from slippery octopuses and squid to sea turtles sleepily swimming through the water. Your snorkel tour guide will point out all the key sights, and tell you a little more about the local wildlife. You’ll be totally immersed in a world of undersea fun and adventure
Snorkeling tours are great because they let you see a side of the Caribbean that many people miss out on, but there’s no need for any training or special equipment. All you need to do is strap on your mask and snorkel tube, and a life vest, and you’re ready to start exploring! The whole experience is perfectly safe and comfortable, and it’s an experience that the whole family can enjoy together. Whether you want to swim in the seas alone or with a friend, or you’d like to bring the kids along, our snorkeling tours from Playa del Carmen make for a day that you’ll never forget.
Snorkeling isn’t just something to be done out to sea, though. This part of Mexico is home to a wide selection of cenotes, or sinkholes. What looks like just a hole in the ground from the surface opens up into huge subterranean caverns, many teeming with wildlife. They are very popular among tourists and locals alike, as they offer a welcome chance to cool off during a hot day. The cenotes have been used by mankind since the Mayans, who treated them as mystical places, and used them for religious ceremonies. Nowadays, though, many people choose to cave dive into them, an exhilarating experience that you won’t get anywhere else.
As you can see, then, we offer a wide selection of snorkeling tours from Playa del Carmen. Whether you want to explore all that the Caribbean Sea has to offer, or try your hand at cave diving, there’s a whole world of aquatic adventure just waiting for you out there. Take a look at the choices we offer, and then get in touch to arrange your booking. This will be the experience of a lifetime!