"PLAYA DEL CARMEN" Top 5 Page for this destination Playa del Carmen by Maria_75
Playa del Carmen Travel Guide: 811 reviews and 1,876 photos
This was originally a small fishing village south of Cancun, but the last years has transformed it into a bustling tourist resort. I think Playa del Carmen is a great base for exploring all of the interesting places on the Mayan riviera and the Yucatan peninsula. It is smaller, quieter and more charming than Cancun which lies just one hour north. But it is bigger and more touristy than Tulum one hour south, and it's just a short boatride from the island Cozumel which offers some of the best snorkelling and scubadiving in the world. To the magnificent site of Chichén Itzá it's a 3 hours drive, but it's definetly worth a trip!
The beaches can be a bit crowded some places, but walk a little bit to the north and you can have the beach all to yourself. The "5th avenue" can be too touristy, but a few blocks away from the beach you can find small and charming mexican shops and restaurants. This little city has so much to offer if you want it.
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Playa del Carmen offers all kinds of watersports. Go parachuting, rent jetskis, join a catamaran, go on a snorkeltrip,... more travel advice
Many of the restaurants located along 5ta Avenida is quite expencive. If you go to the sidestreets or a few blocks away... more travel advice
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