Playa is fun on & off the beach. Yes, Playa del Carmen is HAPPENING! This town has boomed in the last few years and is better now than it’s ever been. The number and quality of businesses has increased to keep pace with its growing popularity.
Located in the middle of the Riviera Maya, this place is tons of fun with amazing beaches, great beach vacation accommodations and the ferry to Cozumel which runs numerous trips daily.
There are taxis everywhere and a couple bus terminals for connections to Riviera Maya vacation resort towns and other parts of Mexico. Playa del Carmen is only 45 minutes from Tulum ruins, or Cancun. Its central location makes it convenient to all the sights & adventures on Mexico’s tropical Caribbean coastline.
Watersports are available in Playa including swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, parasailing, even sky diving and more… Great shopping and restaurants can be found along Playa’s “Quinta Avenida” (5th Avenue), which is the pedestrian street in the tourist zone and is located one block off the beach adjacent to the “Zocalo” (main square) in central Playa. 5th Avenue is the place to see and be seen in Playa del Carmen. By day it’s packed with people browsing the shops and boutiques; by night roving musicians entertain diners in the many restaurants and bars. As the evening progresses, La Quinta gyrates to the sounds of rock, salsa and reggae as people flock to the bars and nightclubs. The beach clubs get in on the action too, hosting dance parties that rage on until the early morning hours.