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"Riviera Maya - Culture, relax, sea and tequilla" Top 5 Page for this destination Playa del Carmen by jorgec25

Playa del Carmen Travel Guide: 859 reviews and 2,030 photos

Relax - No pasa nada!

The Riviera Maya, in the Yucatan, turned out to be even better than expected. The weather was great and the atmosphere was very relaxing. The people were very warm and friendly. It was very easy to go with the flow and forget all the stress and gloomy feelings that we left behind back home.

Culture - The Mayan Heritage

Beside the Kukulkan Pyramid, one of the new wonders of the world, there are numerous Mayan archeological sites that are a must see in the Yucatan.
Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba are a few hours away, by Bus (see my tips). I couldn’t find any museums and the best way to get information, stories and legends is to speak with the Mayas, especially the older ones. All of them showed great pride in their cultural heritage as well in their language.

Sea, Sand and Sun

It’s almost impossible not to relax and feel a sense of happiness when you look at the Caribe Sea from Playa Maroma. This long beach, with soft white sand and turquoise green sea is perfect to recover from a long day visiting the archeological sites, or just to rest from all the fuss and stress we have to face most of the year.

  • Last visit to Playa del Carmen: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    i have been to playa del carmen a couple of times before and that is sure a nice place.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    It has been a long time since we were here, so thank you for the tour and the great comments and pictures.

  • viajeras2's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    ufff i wanna be there! looks great!

  • ValbyDK's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Great tips and photos. I still remember the very steep stairs of the Kukulkan Pyramid. It was a little scary going down.

  • brkilbourne's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Nice, real nice isn't it.

  • codrutz's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2009 at 6:45 AM

    you visit frequently? wow, nice :) this is an excellent Mexico page .. nice places, beaches and Maya history .. you're lucky you reach there pretty fast .. only take one plane :)

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2009 at 1:52 AM

    thank you for the really helpful tips. particularly the hotel and bus ones. keep writing


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