From the basketball court to the bars, you consider yourself quite the player. But if national borders have limited your world-class moves to the USA, we've got an Adventure that's about to change the game. Take a shot south of the border with this five-day, four-night excursion for two to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
We'll arrive at the Hacienda Real Hotel, just a few blocks from Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen's main strip. Those flying into Cancun can take the bus to Playa for about $10. After being greeted by our energetic team, who'll be on hand to guide us through the entire trip, we'll settle in and meet at the hotel's bar for a welcome happy hour. With a few cocktails under our belts, we'll refresh with a bite to eat and hit the hay to prep for Thursday's activities.
Our morning will begin with a trip to the Jungle Maya, one of the world's longest underground rivers. We'll join expert guides from Alltournative Offtrack Adventures for a full day of ziplining, rappelling into underground caves, and snorkeling through underwater caves. After we've explored this unique terrain, we'll have the chance to participate in a Mayan ceremony with a shaman and even learn a bit of the language that's spoken throughout the Yucatán Peninsula. We'll dine on a traditional Mayan lunch at the site before heading to tour the Mayan ruins at Tulum. While there, we'll take in some archaeological sightseeing and head to Paradise Beach, famous for its appearance in those tempting Corona commercials.
Day three will take us to Xel-Há, a natural waterpark, where we'll spend the entire day snorkeling, cliff jumping, tubing down the real lazy river, and swinging from the ropes course. We'll also join the expert handlers from Delphinus and jump in the water to swim with dolphins. Our day-long pass is all-inclusive, so food and beverages (yes, adult ones, too) are covered, as well.
On day four, we'll be able to roam freely wherever we'd like. With the Riviera Maya just steps from the hotel, we can lounge on the beach and ensure bragging rights for our tans or head to the fashionable Fifth Avenue for some shopping and dining at the chic restaurants. Or, if adventure is still flowing through our veins, we can take part in a slew of activities such as snorkeling with turtles or exploring other caves in the area. Happy hour specials await in the evening, so we'll return to the hotel to partake in some beverages and rub elbows with our fellow Adventurers as we recount our fabulous few days.
Sunday will bring an end to our Mexican escapade. We'll check out and head our separate ways. Whether that's to enjoy more time in the area (Cancun, anyone?) or head to the airport, we'll all leave this Adventure totally tan, relaxed, and satisfied from a weekend of playing our hearts out. Now, that's what we call a win-win situation.
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5-Day Mexico Adventure for Two
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