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Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen is the heartbeat of the Mayan Riviera. Its strategic location boasts 120 kilometers (75 mi) of shoreline in the Mexican Caribbean, which makes this destination the ideal gateway for domestic and foreign travelers, who are seduced by its beaches, cenotes (deep natural wells or sinkholes), theme parks, and exclusive resorts nestled in the enigmatic jungle or impressed with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of is Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue).

The days in Playa del Carmen seem endless. The mornings are ideal for travelers to sunbathe and swim in its turquoise-blue waters. All-inclusive resorts and beach clubs located on the beautiful seashore -such as Mamita's, Kool, and Coco Maya- offer spaces for travelers to relax in. Lounge chairs, umbrellas, drinks, food, and pools are some of the services they offer.

At sunset, downtown restaurants await, for a culinary experience that ranges from traditional Mayan cuisine to international fare. Afterward, you can tour its most emblematic street, Fifth Avenue, well-known for its boutiques, handicraft stores, and bars. Parque Fundidores is a short walk away and features concerts and folkloric shows on its stage, the L’Aquarium aquarium, and the Frida Kahlo Museum.

Be sure to come back at night in search of a soirée. You will find all sorts of fun activities. However, the most popular places are those with open bars, featuring dance parties hosted by celebrity impersonators. However, there are also hippie mezcalerías, salsa dance clubs, and bars featuring trova (Cuban popular music).

As mentioned previously, this destination was blessed by nature, so we suggest hiring day trip to swim with the turtles in Akumal, to walk through the Río Secreto underground cavern, or to explore the Cobá and Xaman-Há archaeological sites.

Playa del Carmen is located 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Cancún. You can travel, by land or ferry, from Playa del Carmen to other Caribbean paradises, such as Tulum, Cozumel, and Isla Mujeres. The weather is perfect throughout the year, but the best time to visit is from December to June, when the humidity and heat are not as overwhelming.
Playa del Carmen is the heartbeat of the Mayan Riviera. Its strategic location boasts 120 kilometers (75 mi) of shoreline in the Mexican Caribbean, which makes this destination the ideal gateway for domestic and foreign travelers, who are seduced by its beaches, cenotes (deep natural wells or sinkholes), theme parks, and exclusive resorts nestled in the enigmatic jungle or impressed with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of is Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue).

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The days in Playa del Carmen seem endless. The mornings are ideal for travelers to sunbathe and swim in its turquoise-blue waters. All-inclusive resorts and beach clubs located on the beautiful seashore -such as Mamita's, Kool, and Coco Maya- offer spaces for travelers to relax in. Lounge chairs, umbrellas, drinks, food, and pools are some of the services they offer.

At sunset, downtown restaurants await, for a culinary experience that ranges from traditional Mayan cuisine to international fare. Afterward, you can tour its most emblematic street, Fifth Avenue, well-known for its boutiques, handicraft stores, and bars. Parque Fundidores is a short walk away and features concerts and folkloric shows on its stage, the L’Aquarium aquarium, and the Frida Kahlo Museum.

Be sure to come back at night in search of a soirée. You will find all sorts of fun activities. However, the most popular places are those with open bars, featuring dance parties hosted by celebrity impersonators. However, there are also hippie mezcalerías, salsa dance clubs, and bars featuring trova (Cuban popular music).

As mentioned previously, this destination was blessed by nature, so we suggest hiring day trip to swim with the turtles in Akumal, to walk through the Río Secreto underground cavern, or to explore the Cobá and Xaman-Há archaeological sites.

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