Gleaming white beaches and brilliant turquoise seas make the Riviera Maya  a spectacular place for skydiving. If you’re up for it, Sky Dive Playa (Plaza Marina, just south of the ferry dock, tel. 984/873-0192, www.skydive.com.mx , 9 a.m.–sunset daily) has been throwing travelers out of planes at 10,000 feet since 1996.
You freefall for 4,500 feet—about 45 seconds—then the ’chute opens for a 7-to-8-minute ride down to a soft landing on the beach. Tandem dives (you and an instructor, US$229) are offered every day—reserve 1–2 days in advance in summer and high season.
Photos or a video of your jump are available for an additional US$130.