Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue Playa del Carmen is the perfect vacation place with its short distance to everything the Riviera Maya has to offer. Originally named Xaman-Ha (waters of the north) and just few years ago still a lethargic fishing village, imbedded in the center of the Riviera Maya, is now one the fastest growing communities in the world.

Playa del Carmen provides everything one could yearn for in a Caribbean resort, with all the amenities that international travelers call for, as well as smaller personalized establishments, large number of bars and discotheques, shopping centers, restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine, cultural centers, water sports and golf. It is blessed with large extensions of powdery white sandy beaches and crystal-clear Caribbean waters. Playa del Carmen is a seductive town that attracts visitors from all over the world who want to immerse themselves in its atmosphere, feeling the soft white sand underfoot, having fun with the unconventional nightlife on sandy shores and listening to waves break on the beach as they enjoy a tropical drink.

Notwithstanding it is a very small place, Playa is a cosmopolite city with lots of Europeans living in Playa, mostly from Germany, Switzerland and Italy, as well as Americans, Canadians, Argentineans and, of course, Mexicans from all over the country. Playa del Carmen began to grow few years ago under the shade of Cozumel, as a crossing point to the island. Nowadays, regularly scheduled ferries take visitors from Playa del Carmen to the Mexico's largest island and world renowned diving site, where turquoise blue waters entice divers to discover the coral wonders hidden beneath the surface.

Playa del Carmen, magic, heterogeneous and yet steeped in tradition is the gateway to those who want to relish the beauty unadorned and culture of the Mayan World, explore the area, fraternize with its people and discover the parks of the Riviera Maya. Undoubtedly Playa del Carmen is more stylish and upscale than ever before and it can be the perfect home base for travel to anywhere on the coast or even to other interesting places in the Yucatan Peninsula, like Merida and Chichen Itza.