Playa Del Carmen Holidays
Playa Del Carmen is a laid-back Mexican resort on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Visitors are attracted to the area by the relaxed hippy vibe and slow pace of life found here.
The town is an ideal size for those wanting to explore on foot and has a lot to offer holidaymakers. Backed by forest and bordered by blue seas, holidays to Playa Del Carmen are set in a cosmopolitan resort with many shops, bars and restaurants.
Who is Playa Del Carmen suitable for?
A Playa Del Carmen holiday is perfect for those wanting a beach with sightseeing activities nearby. Families and couples will enjoy all that the relaxing resort has to offer.
Spend your days lazing on the beach soaking up the sun, or for the more adventurous get involved in some of the many water sports, from kayaking to snorkeling.
Sightseeing in Playa Del Carmen
You'll find lots to keep everyone entertained around Playa Del Carmen. Take the bus to the larger resort of Cancun for an afternoon of shopping or to experience some culture. The Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum are a popular choice for holidaymakers.
Ferries depart regularly to Cozumel, a nearby island where you can spend the day diving among part of the 32km-long Great Maya Barrier Reef that lies alongside the resort.
Eating out in Playa Del Carmen
As expected you'll find lots of traditional Mexican options when eating out on your Playa Del Carmen holiday and be sure to sample some of the local Mayan cuisine. That's not to say your choices will be limited, you'll also find Argentinean, French, Italian, Japanese and Thai restaurants along with the odd fast food chain. Freshly caught seafood is abundant and delicious, with sushi being a popular choice.
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