Playa del Carmen - The #1 Destination in Mexico
Location: On the Coast of Mexico
Playa del Carmen is within the Riviera Maya, running from Cancun to Tulum. It is a popular stop for cruise ships, offering a nearby dock. It is located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea within the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. The area is covered in low tropical jungle, and most water is contained in underground river systems that form many caves popular for spelunking. Temperatures are warm but mild, averaging at 25 degrees Celsius all year, which is why many flock here during the winter.
Culture: Natural Paradise and Ancient Ruins
There is no doubt that the landscape itself is enough to make people want to visit this Mexican paradise. The ocean offers views of crystal clear blue waters unlike anywhere else, and places like Rio Secreto offer an adventure in a majestic underground pool within a picturesque cave. The city is surrounded by natural Mexican jungle as well, offering unique experiences, such as jungle buggies off the beaten path, a jungle safari, or even ATV adventures where you can get your heart pumping while exploring untouched nature. For those who love history, there are plenty of amazing discoveries here. Chichén Itza is one of the famous wonders of the world, and Tulum offers unique ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Xcaret combines both worlds with an eco-park, featuring a natural aquarium, a zoo, and a jungle adventure.
Activities: Water Exploration and Nightlife
During the day, the place to be is near the ocean, whether you're soaking up rays or enjoy swimming or skimming on the surface. Water sports are a popular pastime here, for sure, but there are many unique adventures to have in Playa del Carmen. A catamaran can give you a relaxing tour of the area and offer a bit of relaxation and romance, but scuba diving and snorkeling experiences can be had here that cannot be had anywhere else. Many excursions offer a chance to swim with giant sea turtles and stingrays or get a view of all the small, colorful creatures that call the coral reef their home. Xel-Há Park is quite popular for this, as it offers a lazy river where you can view the world's largest natural aquarium and enjoy warm ocean waters. Nightlife here is always pumping with bars and clubs offering live entertainment like sky dancers.