5 Ways To Unwind In Playa Del Carmen

It can be tempting while traveling to pack as many activities as possible into your vacation to adhere to the “must do it all” mentality.

Unfortunately, that leaves travelers exhausted when they return home, needing a vacation from their vacation. To ensure you get the much-needed rest you deserve on your holiday, we recommend these five activities to unwind in Playa del Carmen.

Take a Catamaran Ride

The fresh breeze on your face, the light spray of the salt water, and the gentle rocking of the catamaran on the waves is a lullaby. Riding on a catamaran as it sails through the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean is one of the best ways to unwind with surf and sun. We recommend booking a half-day trip and then utilizing the rest of the day to try the following. 

Visit a Day Spa in Playa del Carmen

The tension in your shoulders, back, and neck are straining your physical, mental, and emotional health. Through massage therapy, you can relieve that pain, relax in your body, and find a sense of inner calm. To truly unwind, we recommend to visit a day spa in Playa del Carmen. Ome Spa at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa is a holistic center that fuses ancient Mexica rituals with modern massage techniques and treatments for spiritual care. They offer a variety of massages, reflexology, and hot stones in addition to facials, exfoliations, temazcal, and even yoga on the beach.

Sunbathe on the Beach

There is nothing quite like sitting quietly on the coast, soaking up the warmth of the sun to the sound of the crystalline waves lapping at the shore. There are a variety of beaches easily accessible from Playa del Carmen, so we recommend going to whatever one is within easy walking distance of your accommodation. Take a good book, some beverages, a swimsuit, and a towel for a couple of hours of solitude or quiet time with a loved one.

Swim with the Sea Turtles

There is something both magical and calming when swimming along with these gentle creatures of the sea. The seat turtles’ effortless grace as they pass through the water reminds us to connect with our surroundings and to become one with the moment. To get the most out of your experience, we recommend booking a tour with a reputable company that cares for both your and the turtles’ safety and wellbeing.

Have Dinner with Your Favorite Person

Gazing over candlelight to the person you hold most dear centers the heart and soul, reminding us why we are so in love with them. Laughing, drinking, and tasting the unique cuisine of Playa del Carmen is an incredible way to experience the local culture while unwinding after a long day of travel experiences. Playa del Carmen is lucky is host a wide variety of magnificent restaurants. One of our favorites is Alux, a cave restaurant that is much of an experience as eating the food.


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