Tours and Activities for Everyone
Start Your Adventure at the Luna Blue. Playa del Carmen
offers an amazing array of fascinating activities, adventures and
daytrips. At the Luna Blue Hotel we will help you locate
the tours and day trips best suited to your interests and pocketbook.
American owners Tony and Cheri and their English speaking staff will
share their extensive knowledge of the local area and the many things
to do and places to go in this special paradise
del Carmen sits on the Caribbean Sea in the middle of Mexico’s
Mayan Riviera, famous for its hundreds of miles of pristine ocean,
beaches and tropical forests. Its unique location provides visitors
with a seemingly endless supply of daily adventures on the water,
the beach, and in the jungle. Whatever your choice in outdoor or leisure
activities, from climbing ancient pyramids to catching giant marlins
or from swimming with sea turtles to parasailing above the Caribbean,
you will find it here.
Diving & Snorkeling - The waters around Playa del Carmen offer
a diver’s paradise. With the world's second largest coral reef just
offshore, divers can easily make daily trips to explore the beauty
this natural treasure. If you've never been diving before, here's your
chance to see what all the fuss is about: guests of the Luna Blue Hotel
receive a free SCUBA pool demo with our favorite dive shop, Mexico
Blue Dream. If you find you like SCUBA, they'll be happy to set you up in a Discover SCUBA
class or even a certification course. If snorkeling is your preference,
there are many snorkeling tours available
to the reef.
those who prefer to snorkel from shore, nearby Akumal offers clear
water and abundant sea life just off the beach. Both divers and snorkelers
will want to explore the many cenotes (fresh water filled ponds and
caves) which dot the Yucatan peninsula. And at certain times of the
year visitors can even snorkel with the gentle giants of the sea, the
rarely seen whale shark.
Mayan Ruins - One of the great experiences in visiting Playa
Del Carmen is the chance to see ancient ruins from the great Mayan
civilizations of past centuries. There are three major archeological
sites near to Playa Del Carmen: Chichén Itzá, Tulum and Cobá. Each
of these parks has something unique and special to offer while providing
a window on an ancient and mysterious world. Here at the Luna
Blue Hotel, we'll happily help you discover each of these spectacular places.
Jungle Adventure Tours - The tropical
forests surrounding Playa Del Carmen are filled with exotic plants,
beautiful flowers, hidden pools, wild parrots and even monkeys. Visitors
can tour this amazing eco-system on foot, by riding ATVs, while racing
along ziplines or even by pedaling through the jungle treetops on
a special sky cycle. For the truly adventuresome, a trip can be taken
to the internationally protected water and jungle preserve, the Sian
Kaan Biosphere, where manatees, turtles, crocodiles and even jaguars
live in their natural state.
Fishing - Since the days of Ernest
Hemingway the Caribbean Sea has been legendary for its sport fishing,
and nowhere in this ocean is the fishing better than off the coast
of Playa Del Carmen. Local fisherman will take you in a traditional
panga style boat out by the reef to fish for grouper or barracuda.
If sport fishing is your preference, modern boats with professional
crews will carry you in luxury to deeper waters where you can try
and land some real big game: a sailfish or even the king of sport
fish, a marlin!
Eco-parks - The Yucatan’s famous eco-parks
of Xel-ha, Xcaret, X-plor and
Aktun-Chen offer the experience of seeing the flora, fauna, culture and natural beauty of Mexico in
a single beautiful park setting. Guests can kayak, swim with dolphins,
snorkel through underground caves, zipline, get up close and personal with
rare marine life and wildlife and see live world class dance and musical
Sailing - The crystal clear Caribbean
practically begs you to sail across its blue water. There are plenty
of ways to indulge your inner sailor, from party boats to snorkel
adventures and just plain sailing across the waves. You can rent a
private yacht, join a local catamaran tour (such as our favorite, the Catamaya)
or take a small sailboat right off the shore in Playa.
Golf - Golf enthusiasts vacationing in Playa del Carmen
are in luck, as there are a dozen top notch golf courses in the Riviera Maya. In fact, Mexico's only PGA Tour event,
the Makakoba Golf Classic, is held each year here in Playa del Carmen. Here at the Luna Blue Hotel,
we work closely with Tee'd Off Tee Times,
local experts who will help you choose and book the perfect golf course for you--all with no booking fees.
They know the ins and outs of every course in the area, taking the guesswork out of your decision. And in most cases, they will even pick you up at the hotel, take you to the course, and bring you back
afterwards. We make it easy for you to enjoy an afternoon on the greens.
Spas - What better way to relax
on vacation than to indulge your body? At the Luna Blue
Hotel you can have a massage right in your room or outside
in the cenote garden in front of the waterfall. Try a sauna or a traditional
Mayan temescal (sweat lodge), a manicure or pedicure, mudpacks, hot
rock treatments...just about any spa experience you can imagine is
available here in Playa Del Carmen.
Weddings - Every year thousands of
people plan destination weddings to our part of paradise. If your idea of
the perfect ceremony involves Mexico, consider contacting a wedding consultant
for the many questions you will have. We recommend Manuela or Tere at
Paradise Weddings to help you plan
your unforgettable day.
Fitness - If you enjoy staying fit
at home, there is no need to worry about missing workout time on vacation.
The Luna Blue Hotel offers discounted day passes to Playa's two best and most popular
health clubs, the gym and Evolve Health Club.
Both are just a short walk from the hotel and offer the latest in modern equipment and classes (spinning, yoga,
Pilates and more) in upscale new settings. Guests at the
Luna Blue Hotel can purchase discounted day passes
for both clubs at our front desk ($100 MN at Evolve and $7.50 US at the gym). Right
down the street are basketball and tennis courts as well as a modern
quarter mile outdoor track, if jogging or running is your
For yoga enthusiasts, Yoga by the Way studio
is directly across the street from the hotel.
And still more... Parasail high above the beach; learn some kitesurfing; take
the ferry to Cozumel island; head north for a day trip to Isla Mujeres;
or just spend the day exploring Playa del Carmen at your leisure.
There is something for everyone in this tropical wonderland.