Playa del Carmen Mexico is a quiet village off the coast of the Caribbean – that is until recently. The once small fishing town has now doubled in size in just the last couple of years. Many travelers have discovered that it has the same great sandy beaches and gentle surf without the high prices of Cozumel and without all the traffic of Cancun. Since then, tourism has been thriving and Playa del Carmen Mexico is a location that people now associate with vacation paradise.
To get to Playa del Carmen Mexico, you have to travel to the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula. The area is also part of what is known as the Riviera Maya, a tourism district that runs parallel to the coast of the Caribbean Sea. It is south of Cancun by approximately forty-two miles and just across the straights from Cozumel. It is known for its marvelous white beaches, coral reefs, gentle surf, and relaxed atmosphere. No wonder the tourists are flocking there!
Because of the rise in tourism and the city’s citizens, development of more businesses has begun in downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico, now the third largest city in Quintana Roo. There are restaurant chains being built amongst the already established main street of 5th Avenue, or as the locals call it “Avenida Quinta”. However, the natives of Playa del Carmen Mexico have worked hard to maintain the small town feel and have succeeded in passing an ordinance that prevents buildings from exceeding four stories in height. No matter how high the buildings though, the residents will continue to bring the relaxed Mexican-Caribbean culture they are known for to the area.
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