Playa del Carmen, popularly known as The Crown Jewel of the Mayan Riviera, is a popular and trendy destination. It’s located between Cancun and Tulum, which makes it the perfect place to make the most of your visit to Mexico. This city has become the main tourist destination on the Yucatan Peninsula!
Playa del Carmen, renowned for it’s silky beaches, is a must location to visit and is one of the fastest-growing cities in Mexico. In other words, is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Here you can do any popular water activity including snorkeling, swimming, fishing, sailing, and windsurfing.
Another iconic place of this paradise is 5th Avenue (or La Quinta Avenida), the main thoroughfare where you’ll find any kind of shops, fantastic restaurants, pubs, and a huge variety of nightspots.
Playacar is a gated community within the charming city of Playa del Carmen; one of the many advantages of stay in this place is the weather, for over three hundred days a year, is favorable for outdoor living.
Playacar is the busiest tourist area by the sea in Mexico; the nearby mesmerizing, turquoise waters, the glorious Mexican sunshine, and the palm-fringed sidewalk offer many opportune moments to attain a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of a busy schedule.
Playacar offers almost every convenience within walking distance, even guests can access the famed 5th Avenue by foot in thirty to forty minutes.
La Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen features a long stretch of 22 blocks with shops, restaurants, and entertainment; you could spend a whole day on this street and only scratch the surface of what it offers.
In this place, you could find the latest fashions, artisan chocolate, local tequila, and handmade souvenirs, where your money (U.S. currency) is widely accepted.
Playa del Carmen has some of the finest dinings in the Riviera Maya, one of the best high-end restaurants in the region is Alux Restaurant, very known for its located inside a cavern more than 10,000 years old and for its exotic Mayan and mexican menu.
Playa del Carmen is 42 miles away(about one hour) from Cancun, to move around you can travel by collective transportation that is located in the Cancun downtown; they are slightly cheaper but don’t provide as much luggage room like the first-class buses.
If you need to go directly to Playa del Carmen from the Cancun airport you can take the ADO public bus. This service transportation is comfortable, includes air-conditioning and will take you to a stop on 5th Avenue; From there, you can take a taxi to your hotel or hop onto another bus to get to the center of town.