On the highway in front of the main Playacar entrance, Alltournative (Hwy. 307 Km 287, tel. 984/803-9999, toll-free Mex. tel. 800/466-2848, toll-free U.S. tel. 877/437-4990, www.alltournative.com, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. daily, US$99–119 adult, US$79 child under 12) offers fun daily tours that include activities such as kayaking, zip lines, off-road bicycling, caving, and snorkeling, plus (depending on the tour you choose) visits to a small Maya village and Cobá archaeological zone. There typically are guides who speak English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, and Spanish.
Aerosaab (20 Av. Sur near Calle 1, tel. 984/865-0804, www.aerosaab.com, 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m. daily) offers scenic full-day tours throughout the region—Chichén Itzá, Isla Holbox, Mérida, Uxmal—and as far as Palenque. Trips are in 4- or 5-seat Cessna airplanes and run US$150–508 per person, plus airport fees. Most trips require a minimum of two people.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition