Playa del Carmen is the fastest growing city in Latin America. Playa del Carmen's beautiful white sand beaches have been the favorite of European tourists for years. Now tourists from around the world are discovering Playa del Carmen, the jewel of the Mayan Riviera.
Playa del Carmen is smaller and more charming than Cancun, Mexico. Just across the ocean from Cozumel Island, and half way between Cancun and Tulum, Playa del Carmen is the perfect home base for exploring Mexico's Caribbean Coast.
Playa del Carmen has hotels for all travelers. Playacar, the golf resort next to Playa del Carmen, has dozens of all inclusive hotels. Playa del Carmen has several large beachfront hotels such as the Continental Hotel and the Porto Real Hotel. Playa del Carmen's trademark accommodations, though, are smaller hotels. Some are on the beach, like the Blue Beach Hotel. Others are upscale boutique hotels scattered around Playa del Carmen. Budget travelers will enjoy Playa del Carmen's cheaper hotels and posadas.
The Caribbean reef off shore is the basis of Playa del Carmen's white sand beach. Scuba diving and snorkeling trips can be arranged any day of the week, any time of the year, in Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen's reef is home to beautiful tropical fish, including the edible species like mahi-mahi, snapper and lobster which are served fresh in Playa del Carmen's many international restaurants.
Visitors to Mexico with a party in mind will love Playa del Carmen's nightlife. Cancun has big spring break dance clubs, but Playa del Carmen has an upscale disco, late night drinks on the beach and live music nightly. Playa del Carmen also has locally run restaurants, a nice change from Cancun's American chains like Carlos and Charlie's and TGI Fridays.
The weather in Playa del Carmen is nice year round. It never gets cold in Playa del Carmen and the Caribbean is warm year round. You can fish, visit Mayan ruins, ride a horse on the beach or just relax in the sun anytime, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.