International Living magazine gives top ranking to Playa Del Carmen for it beach ambience! In a recent article IL stated that, “Mexico has several international beach resorts, including Los Cabos, Cancún and Puerto Vallarta, which offer upscale shopping, fine dining, and a staggering array of things to do. Because they’re such established resorts, they even offer many activities that have nothing to do with the beach. And that’s why—though they deservedly make many “best” lists—I’m disqualifying them from this one. Instead, my vote for one of the best beaches in Mexico goes to Playa del Carmen, where it’s still all about the beach.
Once a fishing village and now a destination in its own right, Playa del Carmen has a beautiful white-sand beach. And the area offers just about every beach activity available. Sun yourself, swim, snorkel, parasail, or whatever takes your fancy.
Then when the sun goes down, change into evening-casual and hit the street…Fifth Avenue, that is. This pedestrian-only avenue is the heart of Playa’s evening action. Stop for a cool drink at a trendy bar; have dinner at one of the many (and varied) restaurants; or just wander in and out of the shops and stalls, which range from chic to funky. For a beach town with bohemian-chic vibe, Playa is tops.”