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Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2019
Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019
Playa del Carmen is a family-friendly, romantic neighbourhood known for being upscale and offering ample choices for restaurants and bars. Part of the neighbourhood's charm is its friendly people. Take in the natural beauty of the sea and beaches—or broaden your horizons with some local live music. Playa del Carmen is a great home base for exploring the greater Playa del Carmen area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.
Attractions like Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and CEDAM Museum highlight the local culture. Central Square, Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and Dive Sites are some of the notable landmarks. Be sure to get some family photos at Yucatek Divers, Xplor Theme Park, and Xcaret Eco Theme Park.
Shopping, dancing, and diving are a few popular activities in the area. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Mamitas Beach Club, Coco Beach, and Canibal Royal Beach Club. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Chaak Tun Cenote, Tres Rios Ecopark, and Chac Mol Cenote. With a shopping trip to Quinta Alegria, Plaza Las Americas, or Artisans Market, you might find that perfect souvenir. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal, Playacar Golf Club, or Mahi Golf Course.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as El Camaleon Golf Club, Xpu-ha Beach, and Paradise Beach. Pier Navega, Guadalupe Church, and 28 de Julio Square are also favourite places to visit.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.) is the closest major airport, 21.2 km (13.2 miles) from Playa del Carmen. The next closest airport is Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), located 50.8 km (31.6 miles) away.