Let me share with you a list of our favorite free or inexpensive things to do with kids in Playa del Carmen! I value working smarter, not harder. I also have to watch out for anxiety triggers. I don’t want to overwhelm myself, create unnecessary mental load, or over-schedule my family to a point of burnout. So a lot of my recommendations are based on how much effort is required by the parents. These ideas are listed in order of effort, from lowest effort to highest effort.