Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Playa del Carmen is a village and beach of Mexico on the Caribbean Sea in the Yucatan Peninsula and makes part of a  tourist complex known as Riviera Maya. The island of Cozumel is opposite the village. The 5th Avenue (Quinta Avenida) and the pier for Cozumel is the tourist and commercial section, pedestrian area,  with many bars, discos, restaurants and shops close to the beach.
 
 
Tips
 
 
If you like sports, you are in the right place: diving, windsurfing, sailing, everything is possible.
Playa del Carmen is a perfect place to relax and enjoy,  to make excursions to other towns as Cancun (80 km), Tulum (ruins), Chichen Itza (Maya City), Xel Ha or Xcaret Eco Park (aquatic and cultural parks).
If you like coral reefs, go to Akumal, Puerto Morelos or Cozumel to enjoy the underwater world.
There aren’t many cultural activities but there are cinemas where you can watch movies in English spetially on rainy days.
If you like shopping, there‘s also a shopping mall  at Plaza Las Americas.

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