Playa del Carmen, Mexico is
the perfect home base for travel to anywhere on the coast. Ferries run from downtown to Cozumel all day, and it is only an hour to Cancun by bus or car (busses run continually). 10 years ago the town was just a fishing village, with the ferry pier for Cozumel
and a good bus station to bring people to the ferry. The bus stations are still very active - with buses running to
all parts of Mexico!
~ Playa del Carmen, Mexico
miles of sandy, palm lined beaches, bordered by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Dozens
of varied restaurants and hotels are available to meet any budget or taste, and a tranquil and serene atmosphere and attitude
that you won't find in tourist Mecca's like Cancun or Cozumel. Hit the beach and enjoy many watersports from windsurfing to scuba diving, jetskiing to peaceful snorkeling. Lie
on the beach and tan, or boogie the night away to live music at a local hotspot. Take a short daytrip and visit Mayan ruins nestled in the jungle at Coba, or overlooking the Caribbean at Tulum. Visit the natural aquariums at Xel-Ha, or the nearby park at Xcaret.
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In Playa, Mexico and
its surrounding environs you'll discover some of the worlds best diving and snorkeling. The waters are crystal
clear, boast incredible visibility, and a diversity of marine plant and animal life forms in size, shapes, and colors that
will astound the pro and novice alike.
Please note that coral reefs are extremely
fragile and vulnerable!
along the pedestrian walkway and discover fine dining and great shopping opportunities. Take a day trip
and have an adventure - centoes, snorkeling, ruins, swimming, lagoons - it's all GREAT! Our restaurants run the
gamut from fresh seafood to T-bone steaks. Traditional Mexican, Yucatecan, French, and Italian dishes are all offered.
Tacos and fresh pizza, spaghetti or grilled shish kabobs... lobster and shrimp... tropical fruit drinks and salads... Whatever
your taste, chances are you can find it here in... Playa del Carmen, Mexico!
Originally named Xaman-Ha
(waters of the north) Playa del Carmen is a living vibrant part of the Maya World (Mundo Maya). Located on the beautiful Mexicana Caribbean
coast some 40 miles (60 kms.) south of Cancun. Playa, as it is now affectionately
known, is the perfect base from which to explore the fascinating sites along the Cancun - Tulum Corridor
of Quintana Roo ( now called Mayan Riviera ). Playa del Carmen
is blessed with miles of unspoiled white sandy beaches and crystal-clear Caribbean waters
that's proving harder and harder to find. It's a place for those in search of the real Caribbean. Experience:
Playa del Carmen and the endless adventures Mundo Maya has to offer.
Xcaret Eco Archeological Park, Playa Del Carmen,
Mexico ~ Play Video below!