Considered one of Mexico’s leading tourism destinations, the world-famous Playa del Carmen, located in the heart of the Riviera Maya in what started out as a sleepy fishing village, offers visitors an amazingly wide-ranging assortment of tourism-related and culinary experiences in a cosmopolitan, multicultural setting.
Basking in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, sunbathing and eating a delicious marinated fish ceviche while downing a cold Michelada beer are the perfect pretext for spending the day at a fun beach club like Mamita´s Beach Club or Kool Beach. If you’re into adventure, Playa del Carmen is the ideal place to be, since many of the surrounding attractions such as fresh-water cenotes, zip lines, water parks and Maya ruins are located in the vicinity.
After the day’s activities, it’s time to stroll down Playa’s famous Quinta Avenida –Fifth Avenue—where you’ll find world-class international restaurants along with an excellent assortment of Mexican and Yucatecan cuisine, ranging from Mexico’s tacos al pastor to traditional Mayan dishes such as venison, poc chuc, cochinita pibil, sopa de lima, or papadzules: Yucatecan cuisine is unlike any other in Mexico. Just be sure to take it easy with the hot sauces because they can be very hot!
If you’re into shopping, you’ll go bananas in Playa since you can find pretty much whatever you’re looking for in terms of leading international luxury brands, along with the latest fashions and accessories. You can also find Mexican jewelry –particularly silver and precious stones–, souvenirs and arts and crafts.
When night falls, if you feel like stepping out and showing off a dance move or two, Calle 12 turns into a gathering place for visitors and locals alike with a variety of bars and discos, some of which, like Coco Bongo, feature fun-filled international shows.
Playa del Carmen is now once again ready to receive visitors, for you to switch off from the world, hang out and discover everything the Mexican Riviera has to offer. Come and join us, you may end up staying for good!
by: Shava Torres