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Jungle Crossing

Join a unique and exciting expedition that will take you on a journey of discovery into some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in Mexico. Visit a small Mayan family community.

Plunge yourself into an unforgettable snorkeling adventure in the fresh waters of the longest underground river system in the world. Enjoy a kayak trip out to the barrier reef system and snorkel around spectacular corals, sponges and tropical fish of the Mexican Caribbean.

Tour includes:

  • Transportation from La Tortuga Hotel & Spa, via Mercedes Benz Unimogs
  • The necessary equipment for all activities
  • Entrance fees to Nohoch Nah Chich
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Multilingual specialized adventure guide

Atv Explore

Ride on an automatic ATV through the tropical jungle and see the hidden natural mysteries of Mexico on this adventure eco-tour.

Hike through the jungle to swim and snorkel in a clear freshwater cenote pool, climb a beautiful Maya temple, explore huge, ancient underground caves, and see exotic animals and plants.

Rio Lagartos

Is a 40-mile strip that runs parallel to the coast and is home to an amazing variety of birds and wildlife.
The photosafari along the mangrove is unforgettable: white and grey pelicans, hawks, fishing eagles, white and pink (spoonbills) ibis, and pink flamingos.

Enjoy a seafood lunch and on the way back to Playa del Carmen stop at Ek Balam (Mayan Black Jaguar) ruins, a hidden jewel in the Yucatan savannah.


This is a unique way to experience your first skydive.

At Hotel La Tortuga we can organize tandem skydiving trips, and for the more experienced, you can continue with our Advanced Freefall Program.

All the jumpmasters have years of experience and are fully trained and licensed by the United States Parachute Association (USPA).

Jumping out of a plane with the Riviera Maya and the Caribbean below will definitely be an exhilarating experience and vivid memory that you will cherish forever.

Nature Theme Parks

Location: just south of Playa del Carmen
Opening Hours: daily from 8:30 am to 10 pm

Xcaret is a great nature theme park on the coast, loaded with attractions: snorkel in the underground river, visit the aquarium, swim with dolphins, enjoy the butterfly exhibit, visit a Mayan village, stroll along the beach, and much more. Then, experience Xcaret at night, with a Mayan ceremonial dance by firelight, an Indiana Jones-style dry cave and an amphitheater to take in regional music and dancing from around Mexico.


Location: about 30 miles south of Playa del Carmen
Opening Hours: daily from 9 am to 6 pm

Explore a natural wonder. The waters of Xel-Ha are a combination of salt water from the seas and freshwater from the underground rivers. This provides a habitat for a variety of fish, birds and other wildlife. You can enjoy snorkeling, tubing, biking and just walking around this beautiful area.

Aktun Chen

Location: about 28 miles south of Playa del Carmen
Opening Hours: daily from 9 am to 5 pm (to 7 pm in the summer)
You won't want to miss this cave!

A walk through Aktun Chen is as close to "dry cave diving" as you'll get. It’s a great example of the extensive caves in the area. The variety and number of stalactites is staggering! The park has an area of 400 Ha/ 988 acres of unexplored sub-tropical rainforest and exotic wildlife.

YaaxChe Botanical Garden
Location: about 17 miles north of Playa del Carmen
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm

This garden is a great half-day trip to see tropical flora native to the Yucatan peninsula, identified with tags in a natural setting. The gardens have paths that lead to varied environmental zones, a scenic lookout, small Mayan ruins and an example of a traditional Maya.

Bird Watching and Wildlife

Located just south of Tulum, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is a large protected area of over 200,000 acres and more than 65 miles of the Great Mayan Barrier Reef.

There are many different ecosystems in Sian Ka'an: semi-evergreen tropical forest, wetlands, savanna and ocean, as well as an abundance of wildlife such as jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays, jaguarundis, howler monkeys, crocodiles, and over 345 species of birds that makes it particularly good for bird watching.

Tours can be booked from La Tortuga Hotel & Spa. Just ask at our front desk.

Sea Turtles Protection

Several endangered sea turtle species have chosen the tranquil Mexican Caribbean beaches to lay their eggs.

They prefer dim, quiet places, and like the warmth of the powdery white sand found in certain areas of the Mayan Riviera.

There are several places along the Mayan Riviera that have been officially declared as Sea Turtle Sanctuaries, such as Tulum, Xcacel or Xcacelito.

Here you can see the Green and Caguama (Caretta Caretta or Loggerhead) species of sea turtles lay their eggs during nesting season (May to October).

The eggs are laid at night, when the female sea turtles emerge from the sea and search for places on the beach to make their nests.

After laying their eggs, they cover their nests carefully and return to the water.

The baby sea turtles are born at night and are guided to the ocean by the light of the moon and stars, and the natural iridescence of the Caribbean.

Sea turtles are an endangered species, so it is forbidden to catch them or to take their eggs.

Swimming with Dolphins

Several locations along the Mayan Riviera have been carefully designed and are run professionally and enthusiastically to offer you a unique opportunity to swim with dolphins!

Experience the joy of a dolphin kiss, marvel at the dolphin's strength as you are towed through the water by their dorsal fins, and fall in love with their gentleness as you cradle a dolphin in your arms.

Then put on your mask and snorkel to get an incredible view of the dolphins as they frolic and zip through the water and demonstrate their amazing agility.

Not to be missed...



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