Why Vacation in Playa del Carmen?

Playa del Carmen is the ideal stop when you are looking for a fun-filled yet tranquil holiday. There are plenty of reasons why you should not miss the vacation destination of Playa del Carmen. Here are just ten of them:

1. Location

Playa de Carmen beach

Playa del Carmen is at the heart of the Riviera Maya and part of the La Ruta Maya. The Riviera Maya is along the Cancun to Tulum corridor while the La Ruta Maya is a tourist concept which connects major Mayan archaeological sites and nature preserves in southern Mexico. Playa del Carmen, with its enviable location, is the perfect start-off point to visit other fascinating points in the region.

2. Beaches

Life's a beach... or at least it is in Playa del Carmen! The turquoise waters, the warmth of the Caribbean sun and the fine sand and private coves make the beaches of Playa del Carmen on par with the highly vaunted beaches in Cancun- but minus the hustle and bustle of the crowd!

3. Atmosphere

Mexican atmosphere

The city exudes a distinctly bohemian aura which you will easily see as you walk along the beach or stroll down the avenues. You are made to feel welcome almost from the moment you step into the city. This is, after all, a delightful melting pot of many cultures and people.

4. History & Culture

The area surrounding Playa del Carmen is a treasure trove of archaeological gems, especially those of Mayan origin. Enjoy a day in Tulum or Chichen Itza or explore the Mayan ruins to be found in Coba. Playa del Carmen gives you a great spot to stay even as you go around on archaeological adventures.

5. Cenotes

Playa de Carmen cenotes

Cenotes come about as a result of the underground river system. They are truly unique natural phenomenon and are great places to take a relaxing dip or dive. You can also explore the awe-inspiring beauty of the underground, including magnificent stalactites and stalagmites include. Get into one of the cenotes and you will feel that you are in a place of magic. Playa del Carmen and the rest of the Riviera Maya boast of having some of the more popular cenotes because each of the cenotes offer different types of entertainment for the visitors.

6. Adventure Sports

Get the thrill of your life! Playa del Carmen is the perfect place for you to enjoy myriads of adventure sports activities which include reef and scuba diving, cave diving, and sky diving. Indeed, Playa del Carmen is an adventure sports lovers' haven. Playa del Carmen also has plenty of shops that will help you with equipment for the unforgettable adventure sports experience of your choice.

7. Weather

Playa de Carmen weather

Playa del Carmen is blessed with semi-tropical weather, meaning that it's either warm or hot all year-round! This also means that the water stays warm even during winter. Come summer the sun fairly sizzles, perfect for getting that tan you've always dreamed of.

8. Food

Savor the flavors of Yucatan cuisine or go international. You are virtually free to pick as Playa del Carmen offers a host of restaurants that feature various cuisines. For those on the adventurous side, there are also roadside taco stands and barbecue stalls.

9. Nightlife

Playa de Carmen nightlife

Playa del Carmen is a fun town filled with people who are ready to party. You can party the whole night away as you discover the wide range of bars and nightclubs. There are many kinds – the quiet or the boisterous, bars with live music, beach bars and sports bars. Take you pick and simply have the time of your life. Learn more about Playa del Carmen's nightlife!

10. People

The people of Playa del Carmen are a warm and fun-loving people. Be simply swept away by the fervency of their welcome and the way they like to enjoy themselves.

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