27/08/2017Playa del Carmen, Ideal destination for travelers.


Playa del Carmen, is one of the favorite destinations for vacations especially in the summer, according to Trip Advisor, since it is idyllic place located in the heart of the Riviera Maya with fine white sand and blue-green waters, you will always find a hammock and an umbrella to sunbathe and rest, especially to the ends of the population that offer the quietest beach areas.

If you prefer the action, in playa del Carmen you will find water activities such as windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking or diving in the impressive Mayan coral reef. The great musicians of Mexican and international jazz offer concerts every year. The beauty of the beaches and the many activities that Playa del Carmen has for you, will force you to return.


10 Places to visit from Playa del Carmen


Playa del Carmen enjoys an excellent location and is why it is known as the Heart of the Riviera Maya. To help you with your itinerary, we show you 10 great places to visit from and in Playa.


  1. The Beaches of Playa del Carmen.


Playa Mamitas. Photograph of Pino Carrola. Lic. Creative Commons.


The beaches of Playa del Carmen have been classified by specialized means several times as the most beautiful in the world, its white sand and warm turquoise sea. Some of its beaches are: Playa Paamul, Playa Paraiso, Playa Tukan and Playa Mamitas. If these are not enough, check our list of the best 10 beaches in the Riviera Maya.


  1. Cozumel.

With direct connection to Playa del Carmen and only 45 minutes by ferry you will find Cozumel, a paradisiac island with natural parks, beautiful beaches, archaeological sites and the second largest reef in the world that make this visit a must if you come to Playa.



  1. The fifth Avenue.

The fifth is the heart of the city of Playa del Carmen, a great place to shop, eat, relax and cool. On one side of the beach with a huge amount of possibilities, this warm street is a place that you can not miss.


La Quinta. ©Photography by RivieraMaya.mx


  1. Cancún.

Playa's older brother who does not require much presentation, located just 45 minutes by road, can not miss a visit to this complete tourist destination. A lot of partying and good atmosphere is what you will surely find. See how to go from Playa del Carmen to Cancun.



  1. Tulúm.


Archaeological ruins of Tulum. Photograph by RivieraMaya.mx.


Tulum is the only Mayan city located on the shores of the beautiful Caribbean Sea and is only 68 km from Playa del Carmen. Its majestic location and architecture are vestiges of Mayan history and culture that you can not miss.


  1. Cobá.


Xaibe Temple, Coba. Photo by archer10 (Dennis), lic. Creative Commons.


Cobá is located 42 km from Tulúm and is another archaeological zone that at the time was the home of more than 50 000 inhabitants and shows of it you will find in its innumerable roads and monumental buildings.


  1. Xcaret.

Xcaret is an extraordinary ecological park, combining in an excellent way culture and adventure, tradition and technology, diffusion and conservation. An underground river, a Mayan town, aquarium, beach, theaters, nautical pools, lagoon, giant tortoises and many attractions and activities you will find in this park that has earned its place among the most popular places in the Mayan Riviera. Meet the 10 things you can not miss in Xcaret.



  1. Chichen itzá.

Recently selected as one of the 7 new wonders of the world, Chichen itza is an imposing archaeological site of the post-classical Mayan period. Among the many representative spaces are, of course, the "castle" of Kukulkan, the sacred cenote, the temple of a thousand columns, the astronomical observatory of the snail and the ball game.



  1. Cenotes.

The cenotes are exclusive natural formations of the peninsula of Yucatan, it is estimated that there are more than 2400 and near Playa de Carmen you can visit many of them. One of them, which is even a complete ecoparque is kantun-chi, but here you have a list of the 10 cenotes plus impressions of the Riviera Maya, all very close to Playa del Carmen.


Cenote. Photograph by babblingdweeb. Lic. Creative Commons.



  1. Akumal.


Bay of Akumal. Photo by Serge Melki. Creative Commons License.


Historically, the first tourist destination of the Riviera Maya, is now an excellent place for rest and relationship in which you can practice sport fishing, snorkeling and diving, or simply take a well deserved rest on its quiet and beautiful beaches.

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