Playa del Carmen & Playacar Mexico - Vacation guide, hotels, resorts, vacation rentals
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is one of the fastest growing and most fun towns in the Caribbean. An international mix of fun loving travelers come here to party, enjoy the beaches and just generally immerse themselves in the tropical splendor of it all. "Playa" as it's known to the locals, is in the middle of the Riviera Maya in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico's Caribbean vacationland. This place is tons of fun with amazing beaches, great beach vacation accommodations and the ferry to Cozumel which runs numerous trips daily. There are taxis everywhere and a couple bus terminals for connections to Riviera Maya vacation resort towns and other parts of Mexico. Playa del Carmen is only 45 minutes from Tulum ruins, or Cancun. It's central location makes it convenient to all the sights & adventures on Mexico's tropical Caribbean coastline.
Playa — fun on & off the beach
Playa del Carmen is HAPPENING! This town has boomed and is better now than it's ever been. The number and quality of businesses has increased to keep pace with it's growing popularity. Water sports are available in Playa del Carmen including swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, para-sailing, sky diving and more... Great shopping and restaurants can be found along Playa del Carmen's "Quinta Avenida" (5th Avenue) pedestrian promenade. 5th Avenue is THE place to see and be seen in the tourist zone and it's located one block off the beach, adjacent to the "Zocalo" (main square) in central Playa del Carmen.
Tantalizingly hot and cool
Youth flock to Playa del Carmen, especially from Europe, to party and relax in its tropical Bohemian atmosphere. Cruise ships typically stop in Playa del Carmen to allow their vacationers to take advantage of the great shopping and restaurants. A growing number of high quality small hotels and condominiums have popped up in Playa del Carmen in order to accommodate the more sophisticated traveler. Many of these have been built within the last few years and they offer high style and luxury, on and just off the beach.
To the south of Playa del Carmen and right next door is Playacar, a posh gated beach front community that was designed from the ground up to create a sophisticated environment for the tropical lifestyle. Here you will find a number of rental houses, most with a view of the Caribbean and no more than a short walk to the beaches of Playacar and Playa del Carmen. There are also many quality all-inclusive resorts in Playacar just south of the beach houses in Playacar Phase I.
Playacar Points of Interest
Within Playacar are small Maya archaeological sites located at random around the area. The Xaman-Ha Aviary has exotic Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Green Parrots and Pink Flamingos; all in a natural setting. Sporting attractions include an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and water sports. There is also the beach, shopping at Paseo del Carmen and Plaza Playacar, and countless other things to do and see in Playa del Carmen. Playacar is centrally located to all the coastal adventures to be found in the Riviera Maya between Cancun and Tulum.
Don't miss it !
Playa del Carmen is lots of fun and a great place to mingle with interesting people from around the globe. If you are in the area plan some time to visit this town!