Activities in the Riviera Maya

As the Riviera Maya is one of the most interesting, lovely and stunning spots in the world, one has to undertake at least one activity to explore Playa del Carmen and its surroundings.


The manifold excursions – which are listed below –  give you a deep and different insight into the Mayan culture in an interesting, thrilling or adventurous way. You can either join several excursions to Maya heritage sites and communities, or join extreme fun sport, diving and snorkeling activities.

Every trip contains transportation, insurance, entrance fees, food and beverages, the necessary equipment and professional and bilingual guides so that you can be fully satisfied!

Just ask our staff on-site about dates, prices and the tour’s detailed description. If you like to inform yourself or book in advance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Chichén Itzá
  • Cobá Comunidades – Cobá Communties
  • Chichén Itzá todo el día – Chichén Itzá whole day tour
  • Tulúm – Cobá
  • Sian Ka’an
  • Aventura Cobá – Cobá Adventure
  • Ek Balam – Chichén Itzá
  • Ek Balam – Río Lagartos
  • Cobá – Chichen Itzá

  • Mayan Adventures  – Snorkeling Tour
  • Tulum Xtreme – over the edge
  • Mayan Xtreme – over the edge
  • Snorkel Xtreme – over the edge
  • The Jungle Maya Expedition
  • Cobá Maya Encounter
  • Sian Ka´an Multisport Adventure
  • Mayan Ceremonial Nights

Dancing and Cooking Courses

Why not combine your holidays with some fun Salsa and cooking lessons in Mexico? Our dancing classes and cooking courses in Playa del Carmen are a great way to meet people and socialize whilst being on your holiday, and also to learn new Latin dance steps and recipes every day. So join our Dancing and/ or Cooking and Cocktail Course in Mexico.

For detailed information please contact us or contact immediately our colleagues from Sprachcaffe.

Dancing courses

One of our exciting activities in Playa del Carmen is a Salsa Course – we present you hot Caribbean rhythms to get you moving and to spice up your holidays! The dancing lessons are held during the week, mostly in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. You can join the classes at any day. The classes are led by experienced and professional Salsa teachers, who are friendly and willing to create a fun learning experience for students of all dancing levels and give you enough personal attention during your dance class. Depending on your level and experience, you will be able to adjust the number of learning hours per day as you wish. Absolute beginners are encouraged to join our Salsa classes as well, as the dance program will be adjusted to their learning pace and ability. However, if you are a dance expert, you will be given a higher level class, where you can learn new moves and steps and where the class will be more challenging. In order to practice your new dance moves outside the school, you will visit the “Bodeguita del Medio” dance house, where you can join the locals and show off what you know!

In order to see available dates and prices, please click here.

Cooking Courses

The Mexican cuisine is one of most imaginative and unusual of Latin America and is considered world-wide as the joy for palate. Likewise, it is especially known for its highly exotic dishes and spicy meals. Indian food recipes have through time mixed and evolved together with Spanish delicacies, and thus you can find excellent local restaurants in Oaxaca, Yucatán, Puebla and Vera Cruz. The north of Mexico tends to cater to the influences of the Spanish, while in the south the Indian kitchen kept its popularity. The cultural fusions in Mexico led also to a culinary connection resulting in great meals of special tastes. Our school in the heart of Playa del Carmen will offer you cooking lessons with experienced local chefs where you will have the opportunity to learn about the broadly diverse and magical Mexican cuisine and how to prepare some of these local delicacies. Together with our cooking chefs you will practice creating many tasty local dishes. The courses are held from Monday to Friday, a new course starts every Monday. The lessons mostly take place in the afternoon, but the timetable is really flexible. You can book and join the cooking course whenever you like.

For further information about the course’s prices and dates, please follow here.

Diving Courses

In Earth’s master plan, there is a paradise for great diving – Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is the perfect destination for divers of all experience and training levels, while being easily accessible, extremely affordable and truly beautiful. The Riviera Maya is also the home of the longest Coral Reefs of the Western Hemisphere, and it is known worldwide for its vast underground Grotto and Cave Cystems.

If you like to have more information on Mexico’s underwater world or if you like to make a request please contact us or our colleagues from Sprachcaffe.

Diving Courses

Our partner in Mexico is the owner of the only diving center in the area with a 4.5m deep training pool. There you can first concentrate on improving your technical skills, before you can start exploring the fascinating underwater world of the Riviera Maya.

Our colleagues offer training in the following courses in accordance with PADI guidelines:

PADI Open Water Course – Beginners Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Course – Advanced Course

PADI Discover Scuba Diving – Beginners Course

PADI Rescue Diver Course – First Aid and Rescue Diving

For more information click here on diving courses.

Diving Packages

Playa del Carmen is a perfect starting point for diving in the Caribbean Sea. A boat will take us to the colorful reefs, various kinds of fish and the wrecks of old ships. This way you can easily dive twice in the morning and you would still have enough time in the afternoon to relax on the beach or take part in night diving.

The maximum number of participants includes six people. They are accompanied by experienced diving instructors. They all have PADI Dive master and are very knowledgeable in the reefs as well as the local flora and fauna. Underwater photographers find the conditions ideal for any focal distance.

We offer you various diving package tours with accommodation: PADI Open Water Course, Tortuga package, Palancar Package, Yucatán Packag.

Likewise, we provide you with diving packages for certified divers, such as Ocean Dive, Cozumel Dive, Cave Dive, Package Tortuga, Package Palancar, Package Yucatán. These diving packages are without accommodation. Are you interested? For more information click diving packages.


We offer snorkeling trips in the crystal clear water, just as you like it.

Take part in our unforgettable snorkeling trip with fruit and drinks on a desert beach. We organize cenote snorkeling trips as well. Do not miss a unique opportunity of snorkeling with whale sharks in the summer months. If you like to inform yourself please click on snorkeling.

Cenote Diving

“Cenote” is Spanisch and in English it means “cave” or “underground river”.

Through time, rainwater washed these cavities into chalkstone on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. The original caves grew too heavy, and their ceiling collapsed. As a result, cenotes and sinkholes were created.

In Yucatán you can find these cenotes, and the world’s largest underground system. Cenotes allow access to the fabulous underwater world and make cave diving possible in such an amazing way that one can hardly imagine anything more beautiful. If you like part in our trip, please click cenote diving.

Travel around Mexico

Rental Cars

Rent a car in Mexico with or without a chauffeur and go on exploring the country and its wonderful regions on your own. We will gladly help you to create an itinerary and include those places that interest you, including available accommodation if you wish to stay overnight.

If you have any questions or love to make a inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us or our directly our colleagues from Sprachcaffe.

Car Types: There are different car types we can provide you with. We offer cozy small cars as well as comfortable air-conditioned cars. Cars are available in the medium range, or as jeeps and minivans. All car types have a different size and you can book a different comfort. We can assure you the car type, but not the category in advance. If you need more information, please click on car types and prices.

Distances: As you drive in Mexico, you have to pay different one way-fees, depending on the distance you drive and the vehicle category you have. These distance fees have to be paid on the spot. If you are interested in travelling longer distances, follow here.

Rental Car Tours: We offer you three different rental car tours where you can experience the Yucatán peninsula first-hand by car. Our tours will give you a wonderful insight into the Mayan Culture. You will visit beautiful colonial towns and impressive cultural sites. Likewise, you will explore the wonderful nature of the Yucatán peninsula and the beautiful Carribbean Sea. Our team in Mexico will provide you with the hotel vouchers, a rental car and maps – so your journey can begin right away! Besides, all three rental car tours can be booked at any time. If you like to have some detailed information, please follow our rental car tours.

Round Trips

A round trip to Mexico is the optimal way to get to know the country and the people. In a group, by bus, with a rental car, active with a bike or by foot while going on a trekking tour.

Check out our Round Tours now!

If you have any question or like to have more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.