Playa Del Carmen Travel Guide

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Playa Del Carmen Travel Guide

Playa Del Carmen Local History

Situated between Cancun and Cozumel, this young resort has yet to see the big hotels move in. The developments are low rise taking into account the environment and the location of the archaeological sites in the area. It is however, one of the fastest growing towns in Mexico.

Playa Del Carmen Attractions

Playa Del Carmen Shopping

La Saponetta Magica 5th Ave. This lovely little shop sells soap by the pound, bar, shampoo, conditioner and oils, all with Mexican aromas and spices.

Dany Primus 5th Ave. With original clothes, artefacts from Indonesia, a juice bar in the garden, this shop is well worth the visit.

Playa Del Carmen Activities

Kantenah Located 31 km from Playa del Carmen this beach with its fine white sand, gentle incline and moderate waves make this the ideal beach to spend time with the children.

Aktun Chen Park - Consisting of 400 hectares of tropical jungle and inhabited by deer, badgers, spider monkeys and beautiful birds the children will be enthralled for hours.

Aqua Fun To learn water based sports this is the place your children should be taken to. Sailing, diving and jet-skis, canoes and windsurfing equipment and lessons are all available here.

Playa Del Carmen Parks & Gardens

Xel-Ha Limestone sinkholes, underwater rivers, lagoons, set in unspoilt jungle and archaeological remains is what this park is all about. It is also ideal for swimming and snorkelling.

Garrafon Park Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres The park is actively involved in protecting the flora and fauna of the area. From the care of resident and migratory bird species to monitoring reef activity, protection of native plants and its own nursery whose plants are used for reforestation projects, this is a fascinating area to visit.

Playa Del Carmen Beaches

Boca Paila - Perfect for diving, this beach is located 70 km southwest of Playa del Carmen. Barrier reefs and a lagoon adjoin the sea and is inhabited by both land and marine animals.

Chemuvil - Inhabited by many tropical fish, this place is ideal for diving between the beach and the offshore reef. With its fine white sand and hardly any waves it is perfect for exploring the ocean.

Xpu-Ha This beach out of paradise with its perfect waves is ideal for swimming and diving.

Playa Del Carmen Restaurants and Bars

Fish is the order of the day, in every dish imaginable. The fresh fruit and vegetables cannot be beaten and only the Mexicans could combine them in such a way that everything tastes amazing.

Playa Del Carmen Restaurants

Pez Vela 5th Avenue Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily live music and a fun bar, this place will keep you going for hours.

Ronny's Steakhouse On the Beach For excellent seafood to huge steaks and burgers, this menu will not disappoint.

Zas 5th Avenue Upmarket and classy with a fun and funky atmosphere, the menu includes salads, fresh fish, pastas, meat and poultry and is a favourite with the locals.

Playa Del Carmen Bars & Clubs

Dragon Bar Blue Parrot Hotel Serving the only sushi in the area, this bar offers two drinks for the price of one, live music on most nights, a sports bar and the best BBQ in town.

Captain Tutix On 4th Beach Dance the night away at this raucous club along with the locals and the tourists.

Tequilaria Quinta Avenida For those who know their tequila enjoy this place with gusto for those who don't enjoy, but beware your head may feel a little worse for wear in he morning.

Playa Del Carmen children's activities

Kantenah Located 31 km from Playa del Carmen this beach with its fine white sand, gentle incline and moderate waves make this the ideal beach to spend time with the children.

Aktun Chen Park - Consisting of 400 hectares of tropical jungle and inhabited by deer, badgers, spider monkeys and beautiful birds the children will be enthralled for hours.

Aqua Fun To learn water based sports this is the place your children should be taken to. Sailing, diving and jet-skis, canoes and windsurfing equipment and lessons are all available here.

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