Punta Venado in Playa del Carmen
Located at the heart of the Mayan jungle, Punta Venado is simply a paradise. Located just less than 10 kilometers south of Playa del Carmen, Punta Venado is a vast landmass of virgin jungle, extending up to the Mexican beach of the Caribbean Sea. The beach is a long stretch, spanning close to two miles of undisturbed sandy beaches and blue Caribbean Sea waters. It’s located in the tropical savannah, and the climate is warmer during summer and slightly cool in winter. The average day temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius and night temperatures fall to about 22 degrees Celsius. There is high possibility of hurricanes and large storms occurring between June and November, with highest risk of this being around August, September and November. The rains here are can form quickly but they also disappear in more or less the same manner. The climate and weather patterns of Punta Venado make it a favorite destination for many outdoor activities ranging from horse riding and snorkeling, Bike Tours to scuba diving among so many other tourist attractions available in the Mayan jungle like cave and cenotes.
When you visit Punta Venado, you can choose to relax by the beach or be more adventurous and take part in excursion activities. But the wonderful news is that you can enjoy all these in a day! As a matter of fact, most tour providers offer an all-inclusive package, which would typically include a ride through the jungle on mountain bikes, a dip in the cenotes, and a tour of the massive caves, a swim at the lagoon and finally have some time to relax at the beach. The Mayan jungle has a lot of sightseeing to offer and is the habitat to a lot of wildlife including the spider monkey. There are more than 370 species of birds in this natural jungle and the waters here also home to the world’s largest whale sharks. The activities are organized in such a manner that you are able to have enough time for every activity. Due the climate, many tour activities run throughout the year except when there are excessive winter conditions.
Among the most popular activities is Punta Venado horseback riding tours. Riding on these horses, which were once extinct in North America, gives you a feeling of ancient ranch owners and makes you feel one with the undisturbed jungle. Also available is mountain biking during which you can sight various wild animals.
The tour trips run on trails bordered closely by the jungle, giving one an intense feeling of the world. It’s along this terrain and more so during this ride that you are able to spot the spectacular flora and fauna of the Mayan jungle. The tour guide leads you to a cenote and you can take a dip in the clear cenote waters. You should also be able to stop at a cave and take a walk inside. Some of these caves are so big you would think you might never walk out of them. After this you can ride along the beach and you can be lucky to feel the cooling tropical winds and sea-breezes. Apart from horseback riding tours you can enjoy snorkeling. Snorkeling at this beautiful beach offers a view of many different species of fish, sea turtles and coral reefs.
Just close to Playa del Carmen and yet still very much uninhabited, Punta Venado is a destination for almost anything you want to do, be it relaxing, vacation or even honeymoons. The staff and guides here do their best to ensure you have the best experience possible. For those seeking some adventure, it’s really worth a try!