Playa del Carmen
Located along the Caribbean Sea within the Riviera Maya, this is one of the most popular touristic areas of Mexico. Originally a fishing town, Playa del Carmen or Playa is the ideal place for vacations. Golden sand, turquoise ocean and palm trees are part of this eco-friendly city. The architecture is a mix of the old and New Mexican culture: many traces of the Mayas share space with modern constructions. A large number of water and extreme sports in contact with nature are available for adventurous visitors. If you want to enjoy ALL services at the same place: spas and beach clubs are especially FOR YOU! Fifth Avenue is a pedestrian walkway near the beach full of luxury resorts, bars, spas, and restaurants and the best part of the nightlife live there.
A carnival atmosphere and lots of unique characteristics make this Caribbean paradise a perfect destination.
Beaches: Like other cities in the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen’ beaches are paradisiac. The sea is calm and perfect for swimming. El Zócalo is a popular beach very similar to the Mediterranean beaches. Outside the tourist zone the beaches are lined with jungle.
Sports: Golf is a popular sport and a lot of beaches have a private club if you want to play there.This city has the best diving spots in Western Hemisphere. You can also try more extreme sports like Jet Ski, surfing, kiteboarding or parachuting. There are also a number of snorkeling, dive and fishing boats ready to take you out.
Nightlife: Along the Fifth Avenue you can find great bars and restaurants to enjoy Mexican and International cuisine. At night, music takes control of the beaches where electronic or salsa parties assure you fun.
Lodging: Although prices are not very cheap in Playa del Carmen you can find the best hotels and resorts of the world. Most of them have their private beaches and all type of services to assure you the best vacations. Hostels and cabins are preferred by those visitors on a low budget.
Playa del Carmen has a subtropical climate. The average temperature is 27° Celsius. There is a Hurricane season from June to November. Tropical storms can occur during the same period and they just usually bring wind and heavy rains.
By air you have to land in the Cancun National Airport or you can get by land from Cancun in approximately 45 minutes. Inside the city you can use buses and taxis or rent a car. A good option to save some money is to take shared vans: for your own safety, ask in your hotel what vans are the registered ones.
Beaches: Relax yourself under the sun of this Caribbean paradise.
Nightlife: Large number of great options makes assure you FUN NIGHTS.
European Influence: This is another reason for European visitors to fell this city comfortable as home.
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