Situated right in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen is a coastal resort town in Mexico. Located on the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline, this resort is known for its palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and scuba diving. Playa del Carmen is also famous for its stylish beach clubs which are the place to see and be seen. Offering a luxury alternative to the public beaches, these clubs offer food and drinks and a more sophisticated environment on the beach.
When you are beached out, head into town and take a stroll along the pedestrian Fifth Avenue strip, locally known as Quinta Avenida. By day it’s packed with people browsing the shops and boutiques; by night it is the trendy venue for restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
The Riviera Maya stretches along the coast of the Caribbean Ocean, and includes the area going from Puerto Morelos to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. This area is home to a variety of habitats including beaches, coral reef, low tropical forest, wetlands, savannas, dunes, cenotes and both freshwater and brackish lagoons. At Sian Ka’an you can kayak through the mangroves, climb an ancient pyramid, float in crystal clear waters or try fly fishing.
Travel to Tulum, (pictured above), an archeological site built over a cliff. Explore the remains of an ancient Mayan city built in the middle of a lush tropical jungle. After your journey through the Mayan remains and your enchantment with The Castle, the Descending God Temple and the Frescos Temple, you will descend through a staircase to the peaceful beach, whose crystal-clear waters are perfect for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling.
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