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Playa del Carmen, Mexico:

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Playa del Carmen is one of the most popular tourist destination of the Mayan Riviera, on the Mexican Caribbean, 68 km south of Cancun.


Beaches at Playa del Carmen, Mexican Caribbean

The endless and exquisite white sandy beaches, the blue sea of seven colors, soft waves, along with the palms trees and the gentle breeze of the sea, invites you to relax and feel the vibes of this magnificent place.


5th avenue and beach downtown area of Playa del Carmen

Playa, as it’s colloquially referred to, or Xaman-Ha (’Water from the North’ in Mayan language) in pre-hispanic times, is a place where the best beaches and the most energetic nightlife and meet. The exotic nationalities mix create multicultural communities generating a vibrating atmosphere in all the city.


5th avenue nightlife in Playa del Carmen

Place of romance and fun, it’s on the Fifth Avenue where all cultures and pleasures in town gather to delight yourself with the best restaurants, bars, stores, malls and cosmopolitan nightlife.


Most bars and restaurants offer tables in the open air under the stars with view to the pedestrian walk of the 5th avenue and the 12th streets, the most famous spots for multicultural gathering, with discos, nightclubs, and bars with unlimited fun till early hours of the morning.


5th avenue multicultural reunion spot in Playa del Carmen

5th avenue multicultural reunion spot of Playa del Carmen

The best way to know Playa del Carmen is by walking. One of the best hobbies after a long day at the beach, when the sun goes down, is to walk on the 5th avenue pedestrian with a huge number of stores and lights turning on the night.


Playa del Carmen beaches of the Mexican Caribbean

There are many hotels for every budget. Most hotels are a few blocks away from the beach, and on the beach. There are All-Inclusive hotels like PlayaCar, a residential area with golf courts and an aviary with over 200 Mexican tropical birds and tree species.



Beach and Water Activities in Playa

Catamaran in Playa del Carmen Mexico
The soft waves of the Caribbean sea are ideal for aquatic activities such as swimming, snorkel and diving on the coral reefs, catamaran rides, windsurf, parasailing, fishing and swimming with dolphins.


Panoramic view of Playa del Carmen, MexicoVirgin beaches of Playa del Carmen caribbean sea

The long beaches allows you to walk, run or simply lay on the fine sand beaches getting the perfect tan. One of the most famous beaches is Mamita’s Beach Club, with a day lounge bar, cool sunbeds and live events.


Couples from all over the world come to fulfill their dream of getting married on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean.


Playa del Carmen beaches of the mexican caribbean sea

Playa del Carmen is located just in front of Cozumel Island. You can take a ferry to the island with daily rides and get to know one the world famous scuba diving destination.


Santanera disco with live music rock band Bit

Playa del Carmen nightlife is the best of the Mayan Riviera. From small bars with live music along the busy 5th avenue, to the mega discos on the beach with live DJ’s and after hour clubs for those who want to continue the party.


Cenotes in the Riviera Maya of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
There are hundreds of cenotes (caverns and underground rivers) along the Mayan Riviera to snorkel or to scuba dive in crystalline water.


It’s worth mentioning the Taj Majal, la Ponderosa, Dos Ojos, Calavera, Cristal, Cenote Cristalino, Cenote Azul, Cenote Angelita, Escondido, el Gran Cenote, Aktunchen, Kantun-chi and Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park.


Mayan ruins of Tulum Archaeological site in Mexico
Playas del Carmen is in the heart of all the attractions of the Yucatán Peninsula. There are tours to the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá, Tulum and Cobá.

Xcaret and Xel-Ha eco-parks invite you to discover the natural and aquatic marvels in rivers, lagoons, natural wells and ancient caves with underground rivers.

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Xcaret cultural eco-archaeologicall park in MexicoThis tourist attraction of the Mayan Riviera, is a thematic, ecological, cultural and archaeological park to enjoy the Caribbean nature and Mexican heritage.

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Cenotes con estalagmitas y estalagtitas Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park offers unlimited fun.


Cenotes underground dwells of a thousand-year-old with stalactites and stalagmites, jungle, caves, monkey habitat, and the opportunity to plan your own adventure.



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