Nestled in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula's Mayan Riviera, you will find the charming town of Playa Del Carmen Mexico. Nothing more than just a small fishing village 35 years ago, Playa Del Carmen has grown to be a staple in a Riviera Maya beach vacation.
As you first step onto the cobblestone streets your first stop in Playa Del Carmen will be 5th avenue, or Quinto Avenida. An ice cream cone or a refreshing beverage will hit the spot as you shop to your hearts delight. Hand made souvenirs to brand name items can all be found throughout the streets of Playa and you'll definitely want to stop to take a picture with a cute spider monkey or try to capture one of the unique street performers on video.
At night the bars come alive on 5th avenue making Playa Del Carmen the perfect place for a night out with friends. Learn to salsa dance, jam to reggae or just sit back and relax as your friends cut loose. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail on the upstairs terrace with a great view of the excitement below at Carlos'n Charlie's. Stunning views of the Caribbean and Cozumel are perfect at the world famous Sr. Frog's where dinner and drinks are a great start as the night heats up. The brand new Coco Bongo in Playa Del Carmen will see you dancing the night away to the video screens, light shows, aerialists, and amazing dancers in flashy costumes.
With beautiful white powdery sand beaches, the all inclusive Playa Del Carmen resorts offer convenient proximity to town. While staying at an all inclusive Playa Del Carmen hotel, enjoy snorkeling or kayaking, and then take an excursion for parasailing, jet skiing, and catamaran rides as you spend the day cooling down in the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Take a guided deep sea fishing trip and you might be the one bringing home the dinner.
For a golfers delight, the Playacar Spa and Golf Club offers one of the top courses in the world. Just a few hundred yards from the sparkling clear turquoise water and powdery white sands of the Caribbean coast, this Robert Von Hagge designed 18-hole championship golf course is carved out of the dense Mayan jungle. This magnificent par 72 with a distance of 7,144 yds is considered the most challenging course in the region.
With a location just 45 miles south of Cancun, a Playa Del Carmen vacation is perfect to put you right in the middle of everything. The daily ferry from Playa offers a convenient day trip to the neighboring island of Cozumel for great shopping, dining, snorkeling and scuba, while a trip north to Isla Mujeres offers excellent shopping, great restaruants and fantastic beaches. Just a short drive south will have you exploring the Mayan ruins of Tulum, Xcaret or Xel-Ha or head inland for Coba or Chitzen Itza. Zipline through the lush tropical jungles, 4 wheel through the forest or just lay on the beach with a cold drink in hand.
From fabulous bars and restaurants and upscale shopping to glistening white sand beaches and stunning Caribbean views, Playa Del Carmen offers the perfect beach vacation for any group or family! Check out the great Playa Del Carmen hotels below for your perfect dream vacation.