Once a small fishing village, Playa del Carmen has emerged in recent years to become one of the Mayan Riviera’s hottest destinations.
Once a small fishing village, Playa del Carmen has emerged in recent years to become one of the Mayan Riviera’s hottest destinations. Home to a truly international group of people, the city has a cosmopolitan look and feel while still maintaining its small town charm. Much of the activity takes places along Fifth Avenue, Playa’s famous and mainly pedestrian area that sits just one block from the beach. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of cafes, international cuisine, craft shops, clothing stores and much more. If you prefer to relax, the white sand and turquoise water make the city’s beaches a perfect way to while away the day. And for those looking to spend a night on the town, Playa’s happening club and bar scene is sure to entertain.