Along the Yucatan Peninsula’s Riviera Maya strip of the Caribbean shoreline, rests a heavenly getaway aptly named Playa del Carmen. This little town is located in the state of Quintana Roo, best known for its signature beaches and dazzling waters filled with exotic marine life. It offers the unique experience of swimming with the inhabitants unique to the coral reefs in the Caribbean. If perhaps, the beach pleasures are your thing, Playa del Carmen offers numerous entertainment opportunities, all enhanced by the perfect temperature that averages around 80°F year-round. With weather like this, there are few better ways to hit the water and enjoy the nice breeze than with a Playa del Carmen boat rental.
The largest coral reef in the world is just a sail away! This is the go-to destination for any lover of nature. With over 60 types of hard corals, this vast network of reefs provides a habitat for over five-hundred species of fish and five species of marine turtles. Not only that, but it is the world's greatest gathering place for a multitude of whale sharks (very safe for humans, not so much for the plankton). This underwater wilderness is just inviting you to explore its secrets, therefore swimming, snorkeling, and scuba-diving are the top activities for this beautiful location. Since the reef is touching the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, you might make new international friends there and hop aboard one of our Playa del Carmen boat rentals.
Placed close to the Mesoamerican Reef, Cozumel Island makes for a great second stop on your Playa del Carmen boat rental journey. You can take a walk and see the ruins of San Gervasio, a remnant of the Mayan culture and a home to a significant number of friendly iguanas. If you want to get close to them, don't forget to bring them some snacks – a head of lettuce or any fresh, chopped vegetable will do! As for the amusement of the youngest members of your family, some establishments offer swimming with the dolphins and manatees. Other attractions on the island include the Discover Mexico Park, the Celarain Lighthouse, and Stingray Beach where you can swim with the stingrays and the sharks.
If you’re looking for a secluded place to relax, Isla Pasion is a great choice. Located next to Cozumel Island, it will entice you with its white beaches and vibrant green palm trees, surrounded by the translucent sea. And if that wasn’t enough, the locals and their cuisine will charm you into a state of complete pleasantness and relaxation. And for a cherry on top, the scenic route is as astounding as it gets – the sail around the island is a rough 45 minutes of eye candy extravaganza. Kick back and pull up your sails, because you will really want to stay here with your Playa del Carmen boat rental day in and day out.
Located only 35 km from Playa del Carmen, this picturesque coastal town is a perfect place for everyone who ever wanted to learn more about the sea turtles and have the chance to swim with them. Renting a boat in Playa del Carmen is the most relaxing and quickest way to get here. Don't forget that, due to the damage that tourists caused to the reef, it is not allowed to come too close to it. But once you do, it's a short walk to the beach. If you arrive before 11 AM, you will have a chance to witness the turtles during their morning feed. As a bonus, when you start snorkeling, you'll also see crabs, angelfish, eagle rays, and many more species.