Playa del Carmen is one of the most popular tourist locations on the coast of the Riviera Maya, and with this free tour, you can discover its long history!
Our free tour of Playa del Carmen, the epicentre of tourism on the Riviera Maya, begins next to the ADO Terminal Turistica, on Quinta Avenida. Here you'll see the Park of the Founders, where you'll see the Chapel of Our Lady of Carmen, the most famous Catholic church in the region.
Just around the corner, in next to the very same beach we'll see the "Mayan Gate": a sculptural spectacle, looking out into the Carribean sea, and knods to some of the customs and traditions of the native pre-hispanic population of the Yutacan Peninsula.
The tour then continues, past the Frida Khalo Museum, where the coloured facade will provide inspiration for some anecdotes and unusual stories about the most famous Mexican artist. And having wandered some of the other streets of the historic centre we'll make our way to the Jewish Quarter, to learn more about the history of the community that has made its home in the region.
Before the free tour ends in the centre of Playa del Carmen we'll visit the ruins of an ancient Mayan Temple, whose remains will help us better understand the fascinating society and daily life which came before the Spanish conquest.
You decide the price
Our guides work exclusively for tips from their guests. At the end of the tour, you decide the price the tour deserves.
- It's not possible to take this free tour of Playa del Carmen if you are a group of more than 6.
- Children should always come accompanied by an adult. The maximum ratio permitted is 3 minors per adult.
- The tour does not head inside any of the monuments mentioned, rather visiting them from outside.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide, expert in the history of Playa del Carmen
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Riviera Maya).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
ADO Terminal Turística.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.