Playa del Carmen, is the heart of the Riviera Maya, with nearly 120,000 inhabitants, still retains its fishing village air. Many travelers have stayed to live in it, creating a cosmopolitan and international people where they are both Mexicans and foreigners, who have contributed to the development of gastronomy and aesthetics.
Almost every beach activity revolves around 5th Avenue in mostly pedestrian and just one block from the beach, here the mix of nationalities and characters that give such a peculiar profile to this destination feel. Cafes, international restaurants, craft shops, travel agencies, dive shops and almost anything you might need a traveler.
Playa del Carmen is probably best known for its nightlife. There are bars on the beach and in the village providing music, drinks and, usually, live entertainment too. Unlike Cancun, here you can walk from one bar to the next without having to get on a car or bus, and then walk to your hotel when the night is over.
10 activities not be missed when visited the Mayam Riviera
- Watch the sunset in Tulum.
- Scuba dive or snorkel the Great Maya Reef.
- Savor a fish ceviche accompanied by a cold beer and the feet in the sand.
- Browse 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen, discover their craft shops, cafes and restaurants.
- Enjoy the cove in Xel-Ha.
- Swim in one of the cenotes that characterize the Yucatan Peninsula.
- Listen to the sounds of the jungle in Cobá.
- Read a good book lying in a hammock.
- Witness the night show Xcaret, the Ball is one of the most impressive.
- Plan your next trip back to the Riviera Maya.