About Barbara A
Lives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Since Apr 2015
18-24 year old female
In love with travelling, enjoying the very essence of wherever ago and discover everything about the culture, folklore and traditions there may be. The caribbean has my heart, but home is wherever mother nature and us are.
Speciality Museums, Scuba & Snorkeling
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Marinas, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Aquariums
Theme Parks, Water Parks, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
For diving families, MUSA is a unique experience, where you can admire and appreciate each of the underwater sculptures which now help to support the marine life of the area and the reefs. Each piece holds a different meaning, but it all depends on how you look at it personally, so be sure to leave plenty of time to compare notes after you emerge from this magical aquatic museum.
The Malecon is always a great family-friendly destination. Whether you feel like taking a walk morning — afternoon or night — it's lovely to watch and listen to the waves crashing upon the shore as you stroll along. Great for people-watching too, and seeing how daily life takes place on the island.
A great place where kids and grown-ups alike will have a blast learning about the marine life that inhabits the island. You'll be flabbergasted by the huge number of fish, seahorses and little turtles on display here at the Turtle Farm — and if you're lucky enough you might even catch some baby turtles hatching from their eggs and being released into the sea!
While driving your golf cart around the island, stop off at Punta Sur, where you'll find plenty to keep the whole gang occupied. Explore the sculpture exhibition, ancient Mayan ruins dedicated to the Goddess of fertility Ixchel, and the stunning views you'll discover once you get here.
Another stop worth making on the island is this hacienda; home to a couple of crocodiles as well as a little museum housed inside the the home of Captain Mundaca. After visiting it, you can walk around the garden, exploring for a while with the little ones.
For the experienced swimmers and teenagers in the family, a trip to El Farito is a must. Here you can snorkel and be part of a great adventure under the sea where you'll spot a variety of colorful fish, and admire all the beauty that Jaques Costeau loved so much.
Another great spot for a family day out is this natural park. Here you'll have the chance to zip line across the water, hike, kayak, take a swim in the sea, or even try out the seawater pool too cool down after all that activity!
Although this museum is quite small, its picturesque setting makes its surroundings the ideal place to explore after an interesting dose of history. You can find a great beach and beautiful turquoise waters here, where you can take your pick of swimming, snorkeling, or simply relaxing, and stay long enough to take some memorable family snaps as the sun sets over this gorgeous beach.
Visiting Playa Norte is great destination for a family day out, with plenty of restaurants and bars around to ensure that you can keep your energy levels replenished.
El Centro is a must visit for families, where you can shop at a variety of different outlets, and also find some of the nicest cafes and restaurants around. The stores here offer a great diversity of products — from handmade home furnishings to clothing and jewelry — plus, there are plenty of opportunities for ice cream stops as you browse.