Playa del Carmen Vacations

A tropical paradise situated along the Mayan Riviera on the Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen has been quietly growing into a vacation powerhouse over the past decade. While the beaches aren't quite as perfect as the white sand in Cancun, Playa (as it's known locally) reels in visitors with its …

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Things to see and do in Playa del Carmen

Lev Agranovich | Trip by SkyscannerXcaret Park
Xcaret Park
Janaire B | Trip by SkyscannerAvenida 5 (Fifth Avenue)
Avenida 5 (Fifth Avenue)
Janet Peters-Beauchamp | Trip by SkyscannerRio Secreto
Rio Secreto
Celeny Da Silva | Trip by SkyscannerMamita's Beach Club
Mamita's Beach Club
Chiu-Ki Chan | Trip by SkyscannerCenotes Kukulkan and Chac Mool
Cenotes Kukulkan and Chac Mool
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerTequila Barrel
Tequila Barrel
David R | Trip by SkyscannerPaseo del Carmen
Paseo del Carmen
Schill | FlickrFusion
Marie Dade | Trip by SkyscannerSenor Frog's
Senor Frog's
Susan L. Peters Baker | Trip by SkyscannerQuinta Avenida
Quinta Avenida

Reviews of Playa del Carmen

Harvey Gentry
Harvey Gentry

It is a blast if you want to get away, isolate, and eat and drink until your heart’s content. The beach is lovely, downtown PDC is very fun and has lots of great restaurants and shops.

Andres Alzate
Andres AlzateBenicia

This whole area was amazing, one of the best trips I had so far. Great places to eat, sight seeing, and dancing. Recommended to anyone trying to have a nice time with a little of adventure

Steve Sim
Steve SimYorba Linda, California, USA

This is the center of the party. With nightclubs, restaurants and shoppings galore. When it gets dark, get ready for the show. Street performers, makeshift art gallery and people from all over come here to have fun. Definitely a must visit when in Cancun =)


Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo is a coastal resort town in Mexico that lies along the Yucatán Peninsula's Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline. It is known for its palm lined beaches and coral reefs. Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) is a pedestrian walkway which runs parallel to the beach. This lively walkway has blocks of shops, restaurants and nightspots ranging from laid back bars to dance clubs. It is ideal for families and singles and everything in between.

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