Playa del Carmen is a charming, cosmopolitan beach town located less than 40 miles south of Cancun in the heart of the Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It’s the ideal setting to relax and enjoy an authentic Mexican vacation in a city that has maintained a true Caribbean atmosphere. Everything in Playa del Carmen is within easy walking distance, and everywhere you go, the turquoise Caribbean Sea is just a few steps away.
Playa del Carmen is known for its tranquil beaches, gourmet dining, world-class shopping, and proximity to many of Mexico’s
most significant Mayan ruins. You’ll find visitors of all nationalities enjoying 5th Avenue, the vibrant pedestrian shopping hub that hosts countless restaurants, bars, and shops, along with live music, shows, and discos at night. Hop on a ferry to visit the island of Cozumel, or visit one of over 100 cenotés for an unforgettable diving adventure.
Every amenity is available in Playa del Carmen and there are banks and ATMs conveniently located throughout town, so pack light and buy it for less when you get here.