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Day Trips Near Playa Del Carmen

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#1 goldammerpayne

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    Posted 12 April 2016 - 08:08 AM



    My wedding at Sandos Playacar is just 10 days away! I can't wait! I also can't wait to come back here after the trip and let everyone know how it went!


    Right now we are trying to figure out what to do with our guests the day after the wedding. We are staying at an all inclusive, so our guests will want to spend most of their time relaxing at the resort, but we wanted to treat them to a fun activity in addition as a thank you for coming all the way to Mexico for us. There are about 18 of us, so it is not a huge group.


    We had originally thought maybe a tour of the ruins or snorkeling (or both, but decided against adding in too many trips). After speaking with some of our guests it seems like they are more interested in zip lining type adventures, so I thought XPLOR might be fun because it is very close by, and while it is more pricey it seems like everyone would be able to find something to do.


    Does anyone have experience booking a large group to XPLOR? Do you think it would be best to try to organize through the resort, through XPLOR directly or a third party?


    Are there other day trips locations near bye that might be fun (I would like something with both ziplining and snorkeling if possible, but haven't found anything close-Xel-Ha would be awesome but I think it is just too far, but my fiance and I might go there on our own).


    Also, it seems like you are supposed to get there right at 9am. Do you think it would be a waste if we showed up later? Has anyone participated in XPLOR FUEGO? Is it more fun at night? I have too many questions! Any advice would be appreciated!!!

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      Posted 12 April 2016 - 09:47 AM

      Congrats on your Sandos Playacar wedding that's Almost HERE!!! so exciting, for sure :)


      Xplor is a great option, and you may also see something you like at this link: 2 Amigos Wedding Tours Whatever you choose, you and your guests are sure to have an AWEsome time here in our incomparable Riviera Maya :)


      Wishing you happy last minute planning and prep, and that it all turns out PERFECTLY Wonderful - just like you envision - cheers!!! team MTM :)






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        Posted 12 April 2016 - 12:49 PM



        you dont necessarily  have to opt for Xplor, there are tons of options for you here with both snorkeling and zip-lining.  


        I would look at local tour guides. I am sure they can give more options to choose from. here one you can email them to find out options they offer you. then take it from there.




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        #4 OttawaBride2017

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        Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:47 PM

        My friends went to Xplor Fuego a few days ago.  It's a bit cheaper than Xplor and a better experience with everything lit up with fire.  Starts at 3:30 and they came back at about 11pm.  The place closes at midnight.  They told us that the dinner was way better than the food at our resort (Riu Palace Peninsula).  They loved the ribs.

        I don't know if the group got a good deal since they booked the day of the excursion.  If you book online,  it's cheaper.

        #5 goldammerpayne

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          Posted 18 April 2016 - 05:11 AM

          Thanks everyone! We decided to go with Xplor Fuego for a few reasons...

          1- it is very close to our resort (Sandos Playacar), a 15 minute ride so there isn't a lot of time in the car.

          2- there are four different activities so people have options

          3-fuego because then we get to sleep in and don't miss a day on the ocean. Also I think 9-5 is too long for me too hang at an amusement park, and it gets hot in the sun.

          I'm very excited, now I am trying to decide what my fiancé and I will be doing in Tulum and Puerto Morelos. We leave Wednesday!!!

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