Most people would probably want to venture futher away from the resort but walking the beach looking for shells and coral(free as well) #2 Trip to Puerto Adventurs world largest outdoor aquarium(so they say I believe) many dolphins,fish,&manantese walk around look at shops also alot of the fishing boats get ther around 12:30 TO 1PM and see their catch and the best part is no admission 12-15 mins south from playa. Tip you can walk around the aquarium and get usally within 3-4 feet of Dolphins and take your camera there are dolphins/people interactive shows going on it's about a 100usd per person if you want to join in. But free to watch. Try it you will be so glad if you do. Like Steve/Playa Maya idea but not sure what Wilma did to that area(north of PDC)> Recommend if you are staying at the Palace for 4 night or less just relax at the resorts you'll be glad you did. Have fun I'm going to be at the Tequila 11/20-11/24 and will share more info when I return.