A succession of small communities, resorts, and nature parks flank a 56km (35-mile) stretch of highway leading south from Playa del Carmen. This section covers them from north to south.

Beyond Paamul, you'll see signs for this or that cenote or cave. The Yucat√°n has thousands of cenotes, and each is slightly different. These turnoffs are less visited than the major attractions and can make for a pleasant visit.