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Playa del Carmen

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Until recently, Playa del Carmen was just a small fishing Caribbean village in Mexico. Nowadays, this city gathers young people from all over Mexico, Europe and South America who are seeking relaxation and enjoyment during their vacation. There are many design hotels, cool bars and fancy restaurants in the city. There are also plenty of golf courses, water and diving sports to try – something for every taste.

If you chose an all-inclusive vacation in Playa del Carmen, along with all the things it has to offer, you can visit the Fifth Avenue (Quinta Avenida). It is the most popular and visited street in the city, where you can explore all the shops for traditional souvenirs, jewelry or crafts. There are also luxury brand stores for you to check out and buy some of their amazing items. At night, Quinta Avenida becomes a top destination for salsa, rock, reggae, dancing and other night entertainments till the sun rises.

Playa del Carmen, located in the Riviera Maya, is also one of the main culinary destinations in the region. You can taste plenty of enchanting dishes there – lobsters, tacos, Yucatan specialties and even some vintage wine.

The Island of Cozumel is connected to Playa del Carmen by a very modern ferry. You can spend your Mexican holiday in Cozumel snorkeling, diving or exploring the sites and the parks. Playacar can be found on the south of Playa del Carmen. It is a luxurious resort, full of all-inclusive experiences, private residences and first-class golf courses.

Every year Playa del Carmen becomes a place full of international jazz musicians who make excellent concerts for locals and foreign visitors. Riviera Maya Jazz Festival attracts people from all over the country and beyond. Some of the names who participated so far are Fernando Toussaint, Al Dimeola and Victor Wooten. The vibrant festival takes place on Mamitas Beach at the end of November every year.

Another exciting celebration in Playa del Carmen is the Carnival. Thousands of tourists are attracted by this fun-filled celebration ideal for everyone - from kids to adults. The Feast of the Virgin del Carmen is held every July and it celebrates the patron saint of Playa del Carmen. It is also a great event to experience on your Mexican vacation. Another interesting celebration includes a visit to the faithful departed, during the Celebrations of the Day of the Dead, held in Playa del Carmen’s cemetery.

The fantastic sun and ocean Playa del Carmen is easily accessible from every part of the country but the best way to get there is from Cancun International Airport. It is located around 42 miles north of the destination. Other alternative is to arrive at the bus station from Cancun or any other place in the Yucatan Peninsula. If you are arriving by car, Playa del Carmen is also connected with Cancun to the north over the highway 307. If you continue south on the highway, you will reach Bacalar, Felibe Carrillo Puerto and the capital of Quintana Roo state – Chetumal.

For a great Mexican holiday, head to Playa del Carmen and you will not have any regrets!