There are many types of travelers and knowing which one you are will help you organize the perfect vacation. Take the Playa Palms quiz to find out what type of traveler you are and, consequently, what activities suit you best!
1 What kind of accommodation do you prefer?
a) A cute boutique hotel that really makes you feel that you are in Mexico.
b) A really cute hotel where I can take great photos.
c) A hotel downtown from where I can explore the city.
d) An all-inclusive where I can just relax and get spoiled all day long.
e) Wherever I get the best promotions or maybe a hostel since they are budget friendly
2 Do you like lying on the beach all day long?
a) No, I prefer to explore the city and meet locals.
b) Not all day, only enough time to take a few selfies to make my friends back home jealous.
c) No, I want to visit Mayan ruins and do hiking tours.
d) Yes! Beach, sun and a couple of margaritas are all I’m looking forward too.
e) Yes, but only if I can bring my own drinks. Beach clubs are always so overpriced.
3 Which of the following tours would you prefer to take?
a) Chichen Itza, It must be amazing to see how the Mayan people lived.
b) Tulum, because it’s so photogenic! I NEED a photo of myself at that beach!
c) An ATV tour through the jungle or a snorkeling tour to explore the coral reef
d) Tour? Can’t I just relax on the beach?
e) I prefer to go on my own, it’s cheaper than paying for a tour.
4 What do you bring on your vacation in Playa del Carmen?
a) A historical novel.
b) My camera.
c) My hiking shoes.
d) Flip-flops and my swimsuit. Do I need anything else?
e) I try to bring the exact amount of money I need, so I don’t spend too much.
5 How does nature make you feel?
b) Great, #naturephotos are very popular on Instagram!
d) I0m not sure… does the beach count as nature?
e) It depends. Do I have to spend money to get there?
6 When thinking of your Playa del Carmen vacation, what are you looking forward to most?
a) Getting to know the Mayan and Mexican culture.
b) All the beautiful photos I will bring back home! I will make a new Facebook photo album.
c) All the amazing animals I will see when snorkeling the coral reef and hiking in the jungle.
d) The beautiful beaches
e) That it’s a rather economic vacation destination.
If you mostly got A: Culture Seeker
You are an open-minded person who likes frequent weekend getaways. Being a rather independent traveler, you are curious, trying to learn as much as possible about the places you visit. You seek to understand the history and culture of others. Most likely you will be visiting museums, art galleries, festivals, heritage sites and dining with locals.
When on vacation in Playa del Carmen, you will enjoy a day trip to Chichen Itza, where you not only get to visit the famous archeological site but also get to eat Mexican food and visit the colonial town of Valladolid. And you should definitely stop by these restaurants.
If you mostly got B: Travel selfie & social media addict
You love to document every moment of your vacation with your phone camera. Your preferred subject: yourself at notable spots. And of course, you immediately share your snapshots on social media. Because, if it’s not documented on Facebook or Instagram, have your really been there? Be careful that you still enjoy traveling and don’t forget to really live the experience instead of only recording it with your camera.
On your vacation in Playa del Carmen, check out these spots for sensational photos. Also, get up early to take in the beautiful sunrise over the Caribbean Sea (for example from your balcony at Playa Palms Beach Hotel), the beautiful sceneries at Xel-Ha and the stunning archeological site of Tulum.
If you mostly got C: Nature lover & adventurer
You enjoy being out in the green and are always up for adrenalin pumping adventures. You love watching animals in their natural environment and getting sweaty and dirty for you just means that you had a lot of fun. Plus, you are a conscious traveler who is aware of the impact tourism has on the environment.
On your vacation in Playa del Carmen, you will enjoy snorkeling the coral reef and you will love the cenotes, swimming with whale sharks, seeing monkeys up close in the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary, or the ruins of Cobá, from the top of which you can overlook the jungle. Check out more spots for nature lovers here.
If you mostly got D: Beach bum
You probably chose Playa del Carmen as your vacation destination because of its beautiful beaches. All you are looking forward to is relaxing all day long in a hammock under a palm tree, cooling off in the Caribbean Sea, getting a tan, and sipping on your Margaritas. You are born to live the Caribbean life! In case you want to explore different beaches and not only the one at Playa Palms Beach Hotel, click here for the Riviera Maya’s most beautiful beaches.
If you mostly got E: Budget-conscious traveler
While you certainly share some of the characteristics of the formerly mentioned traveler types, traveling for you is also kind of a challenge to spend as little money as possible. You might comment things like “I made Playa del Carmen for x dollars cheaper than you!” and you know when and where to spend your money. You might visit Playa del Carmen during the off-season when prices fall and always find the best promotions online.
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