This destination will become your favorite to vacation at any time of the year once you have stepped on its white sand beaches and have swam in its incredible blue sea, in addition, there are so many things to do in Playa del Carmen that you will only dream of returning to incredible places like Mamitas Beach and Fundadores Park just to mention some very enjoyable places to get a good tan. Too, you will find a great nightlife everywhere, from the most famous clubs like Coco Bongo and Palazzo, to small but also very fun bars.
One of the most popular activities in Playa del Carmen is to go for a walk to Quinta Avenida and enjoy a fabulous shopping experience in all the little boutiques, Plaza Quinta Alegría and Calle Corazón; these places offer many items duty free and for all tastes. You can also visit the "Museum of Wonders 3D" and the famous theme parks of Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, etc.
Finally, remember to visit some of the many archaeological sites that are located near Playa del Carmen, such as the ruins in Tulum (also known as Zamá) or San Gervasio on the island of Cozumel.
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When it comes to white sand beaches, Playa del Carmen boasts some of the best in the Caribbean, and of course a dazzling blue sea. There are beaches for all tastes, so whether you come with your family, your friends or on a romantic date, you definitely will enjoy being under the sun on Mamita’s Beach and its two fabulous beach clubs; also, Parque Fundadores beach is a great option for families that come with kids for they can play both in the park and on the white sandy beaches of this spot, besides it has a handicap access making ideal for everyone. And last but not least, you will love Playa Maroma and its crystal clear waters and soft sand.
When the sun goes down in Playa del Carmen a vibrant nightlife comes to life in the various cantinas, bars and nightclubs available for those who like living at night and dancing until the morning comes. Especially for you, we would recommend clubs such as Palazzo, due to the great ambiance and the good music they play. Another incredible place to spend the night dancing and having fun is La Vaquita Playa; and of course, we couldn’t leave Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen out of the list, for we are sure you will want to come back the next night to see its amazing shows and enjoy the great atmosphere.
From the moment you arrive to Playa del Carmen you will feel the cosmopolitan atmosphere of one of the most famous streets there, we are talking about the 5th Avenue and all the shopping options that are available for you. It is as simple as walking along this amazingly versatile corridor to find all kinds of stores ranging from those selling the traditional handicrafts and arts, souvenirs, to upscale boutiques and shopping malls offering some duty free items, clothes, fine jewelry, perfumes, etc., like Quinta Alegría and Calle Corazón. Have a great shopping day in Playa del Carmen.
Aside from catching a great tan on the white sand beaches and enjoying the cool breeze, in Playa del Carmen you will find a myriad of activities and attractions suitable for every taste and all ages. One of the most popular activities you will be able to do anytime is touring the 5th Avenue in search of good music, great restaurants, boutiques and the best Caribbean ambiance. But if you want to live some adventures then you have to visit the theme parks near Playa del Carmen such as Xelha park, Xplor and Xenses, among others.
If you are an amateur explorer looking for new treasures to discover, then you must visit the impressive archaeological sites near Playa del Carmen. Take a good look of the amazing buildings you will find at the Tulum ruins, also known as Zamá, located right in front of the Caribbean Sea, and then, head to Cozumel Island on a ferry trip that will take you to San Gervasio archaeological site or go a little farther and get to Uxmal, a small but extraordinary World Heritage site you have to see to believe.
Lying on the beach and swimming the blue Caribbean waters of Playa del Carmen is fabulous but make some time on your vacation timetable to visit some of the most interesting places of this beautiful destination. For example, have a blast at the 3D Museum of Wonders, taking pics and interacting with the amazing pieces of the place; visit the Xaman-Há Aviary to learn about the exotic Mexican birds and plants of the Peninsula; and have a nice calm afternoon at Parque Fundadores from where you will also be able to contemplate the sea at the end of a great day.
Traditional Mexican, Yucatecan, Asian, Italian, Veggie… whatever you can imagine you will find it in Playa del Carmen through its myriad of interesting and tasteful restaurants. It doesn’t matter if you are walking the 5th Avenue, wandering on the beach or touring the different streets of this cosmopolitan destination, you will find the perfect venue with amazing views, an attentive service, great food and a delicious dessert to end on a high note your culinary experience in Playa del Carmen.