More and more tourists are betting on spending their vacations in Playa del Carmen, Mexico; and for good reason, since this Mexican Caribbean beach offers many attractions and sites to visit.
Playa del Carmen is becoming more and more famous for its exciting nightlife, great shopping, and its less crowded beaches (most of them with public access).
Even more so, there is a buzzing nightclub and bar area, while smaller than the one in Cancun it’s usually very safe. If you are not familiar yet with this paradise and you are considering the next destination for your holidays, here you will find six incredible things to do when you visit Playa del Carmen:
White Sand Beaches with Crystal Clear Waters
Evidently, the first tip is to explore the magnificent beaches of the Mexican Caribbean, as several specialized agencies have cataloged some as the most beautiful beaches in the world; among them, we recommend visiting Paamul Beach, Playa Paraiso, Playa Tukan and Playa Mamitas- you will not regret it!
This eco-tourism concept is a natural sanctuary where you can witness the splendor of the Mayan culture through diverse attractions, exciting shows, and magical experiences, all of which are close to the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. It is without question an unforgettable experience for families and couples.
Whether you are Mexican or not, visiting the archaeological sites where the Mayan culture flourished during the Pre-Hispanic period will leave you mesmerized as you witness the magnificence of these pyramids. For example, Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Coba are three touristic sites that offer excursions to the Mayan world discovered in the Yucatan Peninsula.
A unique experience you should not miss while visiting Playa del Carmen, the ‘Cenotes’ (Spanish) are natural formations exclusive to the Yucatan peninsula where you can swim or scuba dive. More than 2,400 Cenotes are believed to exist and just near Playa de Carmen; you can visit many of them, for example at the eco-park Kantun-chi.
Located just 45 minutes by ferry from Playa del Carmen, Cozumel is a paradise island with natural parks, beautiful white sand beaches, and archaeological sites, with the second largest coral reef in the world is a MUST stop if you visit Playa. Ideal for those adventurers looking to scuba dive or snorkel and who can practically visit any season of the year due to the 365 days’ Caribbean climate this region enjoys.
The ‘Quinta’ is a pedestrian street that runs parallel and very close to the beach. You could say it’s the heart of Playa del Carmen and an obligatory stop for all those tourists who visit the city year after year. Here you can go shopping, indulge in having a delicious and traditional meal, or just relax and enjoy a gourmet coffee. Located next to the beach and offering a vast amount of choices- this is a trendy street you can not miss.
As you can see, Playa del Carmen has countless activities that make it one of the top destinations in Mexico and the world. If you want to save on your accommodation we recommend to book your accommodation with us as we offer everything you need to make your family vacation in Playa del Carmen an unforgettable, comfortable and relaxing experience at a super accessible and competitive price!
Mi Casa, Tu Casa is a private vacation rental home in Playa del Carmen, Mexico that has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a pool, located 7 minutes away from the beach and 5th Avenue, with a shopping area nearby, located within a Private Residence area and security 24hrs. You can also hire extra services directly with us, like minivan rental, as well as cleaning services to make your time on vacation pass easier.
If you wish to make a reservation or you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected], we will gladly answer any questions.