Separated by a long
corridor, Playa del Secreto and Playa Paraiso capture the beauty of
the Mexican Caribbean in a unique atmosphere of tranquility and
enjoyment, an encounter with the natural beauty that combines both
jungle and sea. Crabs and sea turtles make their nests along these
beaches. Bungalow accommodations are available in the area and Playa
Paraiso has an All Inclusive hotel.
Close by are Punta Maroma and Punta Bete, two more paradise-like
places on the Caribbean, linked by extended white sandy beaches and
limestone rock. Typical of this zone is a subterranean sweet water
river which flows into the sea. Small hotels and cabanas provide
visitors with the basic services.
Tres Rios is a natural sanctuary where the hand of man is hardly
noticeable. It's located just 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen.
Visitors can enjoy exploring this area, either on foot or by kayak.
Swimming or navigating on any of the three rivers which give the
site its name, with their incredibly transparent waters, is an
incomparable experience. The estuary, home to a wide variety of
fauna, or the nearby reef where you can enjoy snorkeling are two
additional options which this site provides. The beaches are perfect
for sunbathing. Horseback and hiking tours are great for building up
a healthy appetite for tasty dishes¯ here.
Xcalacoco is located just 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen, along
side Punta Bete. Together with Paamul and Tankah, it seems to have
been an ancient cargo port for goods traded along the Maya
Today, some archaeological remains bear testimony to the ancient
Maya enclave but the area's principal attraction is camping among
the palm trees and enjoying a view of the sea in a tranquil and