Playa Del Carmen Snorkeling
The 20th most popular snorkel dive spot in Mexico.
Sunday 10 July 2016 06:47 GMT
South of Cancun on the eastern tip of the Yucatan, the snorkeling at Playa Del Carmen is not known to be very good since most of the coral is dead. With that said, the best of the Playa Del Carmen snorkeling can be found off Coco Beach.
After a long day of snorkeling, try heading to the Mamitas Beach Club or the Canibal Royal Club in North Playa del Carmen.
To reach the snorkeling in Playa Del Carmen by air, you will need to fly into Cancun International Airport (Aeropuerto de Cancun - CUN). Many of the high-end beach resorts have an airport shuttle van, otherwise it is recommended to take a taxi. Renting a car to drive around can be hazardous do to the potential for unwarranted police stops resulting in required immediate cash payments.
Note: while snorkeling here, keep in mind that from November through March you might encounter bull sharks right off the beach.
Overall, Playa Del Carmen is the 20th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 37 snorkeling dives in Mexico. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Playa Del Carmen including Cancun, Cozumel, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Puerto Morelos, Xel-Ha and Riviera Maya.