Adventures

ADVENTURES

All Adventures will be available to purchase via the Guest Dashboard. The Guest Dashboard will be sent to all purchasers in the near future.

ATV/ZIPLINES

Tear it up off the beaten trail with a guided ATV tour through some of Mexico’s most picturesque backcountry. Take a 30-minute drive through the enchanting jungle to a freshwater sinkhole (also known as a “cenote”), where you can zipline and go for a dip into the water. From here, you’ll cruise on out for another 45 minutes to another zipline circuit! We’ll bring that unforgettable day to a close with a late lunch buffet of fantastic local cuisine, including grilled chicken, rice, beans, a salad bar, corn chips and hot sauces. Es muy bueno!

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Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 11 AM
  • Approximate return time – 5 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 4 out of 5
  • Expect moderate to light hiking. All participants must be able to swim, and be capable of handling a motorized vehicle over long distances.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 20 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 15 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 50 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 10 minutes
  • UNICO: 15 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel

Golf Outing

The El Camaleon Mayakoba is a masterpiece as unique as its creator (the legendary and world renowned Australian golfer Greg Norman) featuring three diverse ecosystems: the tropical Mayan jungle, mangrove wetlands and the beach. This 18 hole, par 72 layout plays along several miles of crystal clear fresh water canals surrounded by mangrove and limestone walls. The course boasts two ocean holes with astonishing views of the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea and Cozumel Island. El Camaleon made golf history in 2007 when it became the first PGA TOUR event to be contested outside the US and Canada. Playing at 7,024 yards from the longest tees, this is truly championship golf at its finest. If you need to brush up on your game, their Jim Mclean Academy is the only in Latin America with high-end technology for golf instruction. Guests can compete with other Playa Crashers as we host small competitions throughout the day, with lots of festival swag and prizes! GPS golf cart and open bar provided.

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Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 8 AM
  • Approximate return time – 4 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 3 out of 5
  • Carts provided in pricing

Distance from resorts

  • Barcelo Maya / Palace: 35 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 1 hour
  • Mayakoba Properties: 5 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 40 minutes
  • UNICO: 45 minutes

Packing list

  • Golf Clothes
  • Golf Clubs (Bring your own golf clubs or rent clubs at El Camaleon for $50)
  • Golf Shoes (Bring your own golf shoes or rent shoes at El Camaleon for $20)
  • Sunscreen

Catamaran Catamaya

Explore the dazzling depths of the Caribbean on the snorkeling adventure of a lifetime! Sail from Puerto Aventuras to the second largest coral reef system in the world on a luxury 65-foot catamaran. Swim among hundreds of tropical fish species, turtles, whale sharks, and fabulous coral reefs on this guided snorkeling adventure. While you swim, a meal will be prepared on board. Enjoy an exquisite lobster or New York strip steak with a full open bar including mixed drinks, beer, margaritas, soda and purified water.

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Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 9 AM
  • Approximate return time – 3 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 1 out of 5
  • Honestly, you’ll spend most of the day kicking back aboard our luxury catamaran, but you must have the ability to swim/snorkel freely if you wish to participate in that portion of the adventure.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 15 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 30 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 45 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 20 minutes
  • UNICO: 20 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is the capital of the ancient Maya empire. Its majestic buildings date back to 435 and 455 BC, and it’s geographically located in the middle of the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula. At this site, declared as one of the 7 Wonders of the World, you can visit magnificent temples such as the Kukulcan Pyramid and the Pok ta Pok ball game court. The Pyramid of Kukulcan is the most impressive temple in Chichen Itza. It’s renowned for the number of tombs beneath its endless 91 steps.

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Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 8 AM
  • Approximate return time – 5 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 1 out of 5
  • You can expect moderate to light hiking.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • UNICO: 2 hours 15 minutes

Packing List

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable Shoes

Jungle Maya

If our adventures have got the explorer in you all fired up, you don’t want to miss the ultimate Jungle Maya tour. Discover the breathtaking Sistema Sac-Actun, the world’s longest underground river! Visit this historic natural landmark and participate in thrilling local activities – snorkel in the Nohoch Nah Chiich cavern, explore the rainforest on an all-terrain Mercedes Benz Unimog, swim in cenotes, and even fly over the jungle on exciting zip lines! Giddyup!

More Info

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 7:30 AM
  • Approximate return time – 2:30PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 4 out of 5
  • Expect moderate to light hiking, driving in off-road vehicles over uneven terrain, and ziplining . You must have the ability to swim/ snorkel in open water

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 25 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 10 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 50 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 10 minutes
  • UNICO: 20 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Comfortable Shoes

Rio Secreto

If you thought the Riviera Maya was beautiful, just wait till you get a look at what’s underneath the hood! Rio Secreto is a natural underground cave filled with a kaleidoscope of speleothems. The half-mile route will take you on a journey back through the ages, and you’ll marvel in this ancient, magical subterranean world that until now has remained unexplored and untouched for millions of years.

More Info

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 10 AM
  • Approximate return time – 2:30PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 4 out of 5
  • Expect numerous hours underground navigating these underwater caves. Must have the ability to swim. Not recommended for people with claustrophobia.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 15 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 35 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 25 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 25 minutes
  • UNICO: 20 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

Xel Ha

Spend an action-packed day exploring Xel-Há, the world’s largest natural aquarium park! Your Xel Ha package allow full-day access to the park and more than 20 incredible activities and attractions. Swim and snorkel with more than 90 marine species, Huck Finn your way through cenotes and mangrove trees, cliff dive, traverse rivers on ropes and zip lines, explore the jungle by train, or just kick it with a drink on Hammock Island. As always, breakfast, lunch, and drinks are included.

More Info

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 9 AM
  • Approximate return time – 4:30PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 2 out of 5
  • Y’all can choose your own adventure at this park, so swimming levels of all types are welcome. Expect moderate walking distances.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya Palace: 25 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 10 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 50 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 10 minutes
  • UNICO: 20 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes
  • Hat

 

Tulum Day Trip

Tulum is one of the most idyllic towns on the Yucatan peninsula and a must-visit when you’re in Riviera Maya. With an extraordinary blend of unspoiled beaches strewn with clubs and bars, ancient Mayan architecture, and those languid, laid back vibes, there ain’t nowhere out there quite like Tulum. 

Your day starts at the famous Mayan temples, one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans over 600 years ago. Tour guides are available at the entrance to the ruins area, or you can kick things off at our official Crash My Playa beach club, where you can relax on sugar white sands, enjoy a couple of cold ones or take a dip in the ocean. Tulum is famous for its lip-smacking ceviche, so we’d strongly recommend exploring the local cuisine in the town’s many fabulous restaurants and tropical shacks. Please note: food, drink and admission into the ruins are not included, only transportation to and from your resort.

More Info

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 10:30 AM
  • Approximate return time – 4:30PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 1 out of 5
  • You can expect moderate to light walking.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 35 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 15 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 20 minutes
  • UNICO: 30 minutes

Packing List

  •  Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable Shoes

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

On-site Purchasing Ability
While space on these adventures is extremely limited, guests are allowed to reserve available adventures on-site at our Concierge Desks.

Paradise Lagoon

Explore two incredible cenotes as you swim in one of the oldest subterranean river systems in the world. After resurfacing, you’ll be taken to a beautiful lagoon, where the fresh subterranean waters mix with the warm, tropical water from the Caribbean, creating a one of a kind snorkeling experience for everyone involved. Following your tour of the Paradise Lagoon, guests will receive an authentic catered lunch that’s sure to hit the spot after a long day in the water.

More Info

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 8:30 AM
  • Approximate return time – 2:30 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 2 out of 5
  • All participants must be able to swim and be capable of treading water for extended periods of time, as well as properly operating snorkeling equipment.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 25 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 25 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 50 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 10 minutes
  • UNICO: 23 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water shoes (optional)

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

On-site Purchasing Ability
While space on these adventures is extremely limited, guests are allowed to reserve available adventures on-site at our Concierge Desks.

VALLADOLID & CENOTE MAYA

Visit the magical town of Valladolid, an ancient and colorful city rich with Mayan culture and European influence. Discover the charm of the “East Pearl”, with its colonial architecture, picturesque streets and historic squares. Here you’ll get a taste of history as you explore the city, including the impressive Valladolid Cathedral and former San Bernardino Convent; marvel at the regal details of City Hall and stop at a local museum along the way. Guests will be amazed by the majestic Cenote Maya, the biggest vaulted cenote in Mexico (over 60 meters in diameter!). Once inside, you can descend into this natural jewel and swim in crystal clear water amongst otherworldly rock formations. Those who choose to stay above ground can participate in an authentic blessing ceremony, slack-lining or even an 85 ft. Tarzan vine & rappel! A traditional buffet with organic vegetables and Mayan flair will be provided for your post-activity enjoyment.

More Info

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 8:00 AM
  • Approximate return time – 5:30 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 3 out of 5
  • All participants must be able to swim and should expect moderate to light hiking.

Distance from resorts (to Valladolid)

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 2 hours
  • Dreams Tulum: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • UNICO: 1 hour 55 minutes

Packing List

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

On-site Purchasing Ability
While space on these adventures is extremely limited, guests are allowed to reserve available adventures on-site at our Concierge Desks.

TEMAZCAL HEALING & WELLNESS

The perfect adventure after a long night of music and dancing on the beach. The Chaak Tun Eco Park is the ultimate setting for an encounter with the Mayan jungle’s impressive beauty. Your healing and wellness retreat begins with a refreshing dip into the waters of a thousand-year-old cave, full of history and magnificent stone formations. After an exciting fire ceremony, you will prepare your body and spirit for purification in the temazcal. This prehispanic ritual has been used for hundreds of years for hygienic, medicinal, and spiritual purposes and offers participants the opportunity to rediscover themselves with mother earth via a steam bath that uses medicinal plants. Once your body and mind have been purified, it’s time for a gratifying and relaxing 30-minute massage…after all, you’re on vacation! Once finished, a seasonal fruit bar accompanied by fresh natural waters awaits while you share your experience with the rest of the group.

More Info

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 11:30 AM
  • Approximate return time – 5 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 1 out of 5
  • This adventure is not recommended for guests who are more than three months pregnant or currently suffering from asthma or heart disease.

Distance from resorts (to Valladolid)

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 30 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 55 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 30 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 40 minutes
  • UNICO: 40 minutes

Packing List

  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bug spray (optional)

Offsite adventures are not included in your Crash My Playa packages and must be reserved through the Guest Dashboard.

On-site Purchasing Ability
While space on these adventures is extremely limited, guests are allowed to reserve available adventures on-site at our Concierge Desks.