Biking in Playa del Carmen

Biking in Playa del Carmen

Biking in Playa del Carmen

If you’ve found real estate in Playa del Carmen and plan on spending weeks, months or maybe the whole year here without a car, consider purchasing a bike for transportation. It’s an easy way to get around Playa del Carmen and a great form of exercise. Finding a bike in Playa del Carmen is simple, there are many trails and paths to ride on and there are even bike clubs you can join to meet new people and socialize.

Where to buy a bike?

I recommend 30th Avenue, start at Constituyentes and head north. You’ll see bike shops on both sides of the street; you can find beach cruisers or mountain bikes. I found my first bike on 30th, a great cruiser that cost me 1200 pesos (around $90-100 USD) brand new. They’ll set the seat for the right height for you, fill the tires, and if you need any maintenance you can bring it back to the shop you bought it and they’ll take care of you and not charge you an arm and a leg.

Trails in Playa del Carmen

I wouldn’t recommend riding your bike on the main pedestrian areas of 5th Avenue; it’s not allowed and there are too many people. Head north on 5th, starting around 38th street; you’ll find that the road is nicely paved, there isn’t a lot of car traffic and you can check out the amazing graffiti that was done this summer during your ride. Playacar’s circuit is another great place to ride your bike and there is also a trail along the federal highway that starts at the entrance of Playacar and runs all the way to Xplor, about 5 kilometers. If you are a serious biker, check out Punta Venado Bike Park, south of Playa del Carmen. They have constructed some really nice mountain bike trails that are varying degrees of difficulty and surrounded by jungle.

If you’re looking for a more social biking experience, “like” Bicineta and Playa Bicicletero on Facebook, both of these groups offer weekly bike rides, a fun way to learn the trails and discover new areas here in Playa del Carmen and to make new friends.

One less car . . .

One less car . . .

Enjoy exploring and navigating around Playa del Carmen via bicycle, it’s a great way to become acquainted with your home away from home and enjoy the gorgeous Caribbean weather!

 

Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

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