Are you looking for an exhilarating vacation during the upcoming break? If yes, then start looking at the many natural bounties activities presented by Playa del Carmen or “Playa”. Tucked away on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, this picturesque coastal resort town in Quintana Roo is close to Mayan Riviera.
If you are still wondering why you should choose Playa Del Carmen for your next holiday destination, then read on for more insights into its relaxed atmosphere, distinct European flavor and boutique lodgings.
Things to do in Playa Del Carmen
While in Playa Del Carmen, you must visit Quinta Avenida, or the 5th Avenue. A popular tourist thoroughfare in Playa, Quinta Avenida charms with its cobblestone lined streets, shopping opportunities and an exhaustive range of bars, clubs, restaurants and other services. After savoring the many delights of this buzzing street, you can look towards the many other activities and opportunities of Playa Del Carmen.
Tourists love to charter larger deep sea fishing boats or small “pangas” which come equipped with fishing gear. The fleets lined in Puerto Aventura’s about 10 km south of Playa (the nicest and oldest marina on the Riviera Maya) are most popular and can be hired at affordable rates.
The thriving nightlife of Playa del Carmen attracts revelers and tourists wanting to have a good time after long day of sightseeing and aquatic fun. Most clubs, pubs and bars in this town remain open across the night and are the preferred venues for people looking for dance music and pleasant relaxing environments. The most popular among the lot are El Pirata, Coco Bongo, Blue Parrot Mandala, Santenera and Hotel Deseo. These places offer the best facilities for an enjoyable night out
Snorkeling and Scuba diving
The alluring off shore reefs of Playa del Carmen are a haven for snorkelers and scuba divers alike. These reefs are an important part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and boast of possessing the second largest coral system in the world.
You can enjoy great experiences of scuba diving in the depths of Cozumel, Puerto Morelos and lagoons of Akumal. Professional diving shops help you book exciting packages for cenote diving in the southern precincts of the town. The best spots for scuba diving and snorkeling are however located in Cancun Quintana Roo.
Shopping in Playa
If you are fond of shopping in quaint touristy shops or carrying back loads of mementos for those back home, then Playa Del Carmen is certainly the best holiday destination for you. Along with its mind blowing range of outdoor activities and beautiful natural environs, Playa is a great place for browsing and buying shirts, bracelets, handicrafts and souvenirs. And yes, you can stock up on the best brands of Mexican and Cuban cigars too. With plenty of supermarkets, small family stores and quaint riverside outlets in store, Playa del Carmen is an interesting center for all tourists.