"What a Beach!" Playa del Carmen by Pat&ZoAnn
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Part 1 was in Puerto Morelos
After spending a week in Puerto Morelos with our younger son, we changed locations to Playa del Carmen, partly because the duplex in Puerto morelos wouldn't house us all.
From Playa, we launcehd out trips to Cozumel, and Tulum. And, of course, we lazed around on the beach.
Playa del Carmen is about 45 minutes south from Cancun,. It's not as built up as Cancun, but has its share of 4 and 5 star hotels
The central tourist feature in Playa (besides the beach) is Fifth Avenue, where tourist shops, upscale restaurants, and all other manner of services can be found.
- Pros:Close to the beach, more quaint than Cancun
- Cons:Can be almost expensive as Cancun
- In a nutshell:Great starting point for exploring Mayan Riviera
We found a number of hotels with vacancies, but this was close to the beach. We found it to be very clean and... more travel advice
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