The next best thing to staying in Playa del Carmen? Playa del Carmen Day trips.

The Mexican Caribbean is blessed with stunning towns, cities, and natural landmarks that mesmerize and enchant.

If you’re planning to stay in Playa del Carmen (or any nearby town for that matter) our list of the best Playa del Carmen day trips will keep you doing what any good traveler would do: Dream. Explore. Discover.

Here are our favorites.

Holbox Island is a charming tropical paradise located in the Gulf of Mexico.

Whether you visit for just a day or decide to spend several nights on the island, you’ll find some great things to do in Holbox Island.

Getting to Holbox is simple, especially with Fly Playa — by plane it’s a short yet spectacular twenty-minute ride across the Yucatan Peninsula and voila! You’re on the island via our Holbox charter flights!

If you do decide to go by land, expect about a 1.5 to 2-hour drive plus a 30-minute ferry ride. There are two Holbox ferry companies, Nueve Hermanos (Nine Brothers) and Holbox Express that leave every hour and has even more frequent routes during high season.

Did you know that there are several great Playa del Carmen flights that reach the major destinations of the Yucatan Peninsula?

Whether you’re looking for a flight to Chichen Itza, organizing a trip to Merida or even want to fly into Chetumal to visit neighboring Belize, our Playa del Carmen flights and charters make the entire region just a short and scenic airplane ride away.

Here’s a list of our Fly Playa destinations. All flights depart from the Playa del Carmen airport.