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Beach and Beach clubs at the holiday resort of Playa Del Carmen Mexico on the Riviera Maya
Situated South of Cancun and on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, Playa Del Carmen is one of the main popular holiday resorts in Quintana Roo in Mexico. Playa Del Carmen, also referred to as just 'Playa' hosts some fine quality beaches and activities for holidaymakers. Playa Del Carmen Mexico is situated within what's known as the Riviera Maya (Mayan Riviera) which is the area between Cancun in the North and Tulum in the South, along the Coast of Mexico adjacent to the Caribbean Sea. Its location within this area means it is ideal for a beach holiday but also has many attractions and activites nearby. In fact the Playa Del Carmen holiday resort is often considered the 'Capital of the Rivera Maya' due to its popularity and fine location.
If you fancy a holiday to Mexico but Cancun seems too lively, then Playa Del Carmen Holidays are an ideal choice, with a more laid back slightly quieter (but by no means isolated) ambience than their busy neighbour. Originally a fishing village, the resort has grown into a larger friendly holiday destination, partly fuelled by its ferry services to the popular island of Cozumel opposite. It's ideal for holidaymakers here with 2 miles of pedestrian walkway along the main street of Quinta Avenue (5th Avenue) lined by numerous hotels, bars, restaurants and shops. You won't find any high rise hotels in Playa Del Carmen due to local building regulations, helping to give a more charming, welcoming feel to the resort. Hotels range from budget to luxury, there is really is a huge choice of Playa Del Carmen hotels to suit every traveller.
The quality of food here and range of restaurants and dining options is very varied; from road side open air cafes to high quality eating establishments, choose from international flavours such as Argentinian, Thai, Italian and Mexican amongst others. For nightlife in the evenings involve yourself in the live music from the bars and cafes and listen to the traditional Mexican Mariachi bands play.
There's plenty to see and do on a holiday in Playa Del Carmen Mexico. Scuba Diving and Snorkelling are popular in this area and in Cozumel. Diving here consists mainly of snorkelling aswell as the famous cave diving opportunities here which consists of diving in freshwater open pools called 'cenotes'. Other activites which draw visitors to Playa Del Carmen include the nearby ancient Maya ruins such as Tulum's walled city, Xcaret's eco-archeological park, Chichén-Itzá with it's Pyramid of Kukulkan - one of the new seven wonders of the world, and the Archeological sites of Xel-Ha not to mention the aquatic park and amazing lagoons there. In fact, Playa Del carmen is ideally placed as a base to explore the wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Riviera Maya with all this area has to offer. If you like watersports, windsurfing, fishing and boat trips to Cozumel to see marine life are also popular.
Holidays in Playa Del Carmen aren't all just about sightseeing and being active however, the beaches here are covered by white pristine sparkling sand lapped by warm azure Caribbean sea waters. It's the ideal place to lie on a sunlounger under an umbrella with a cocktail or a chilled beer and relax and let the world pass you by. The beaches in Playa Del Carmen are served by local bars and cafes providing you with everything you require as you sunbathe and chill out. There's also the resort of Playacar next door which is just South of the main town area and has plenty of purpose built all inclusive hotels to choose from plus a championship golf course for any keen golfers.
Playa Del Carmen has much to offer holidaymakers looking for a Caribbean holiday that offers sun, sea, sand and sightseeing. It's for this reason that it remains one of the most popular resorts on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. Ask our Mexican holiday experts about a holiday to Playa Del Carmen in 2013 & 2014 or search online now using the holiday search to your left.