Playa del Carmen
In the heart of Riviera Maya, an emerging example of the zone's growth and development, Playa del Carmen is a must-see destination for those who desire a taste of Mexican Caribbean magic and want to enjoy all of nature's charms - but with the infrastructure required by world-class travelers.
The turquoise waters which bathe the beach at Playa del Carmen - on the west coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico - invite magical moods and awaken excitement in the presence of its natural beauty, framed by the tropical jungle which characterizes this zone. Only 60 kilometers from Cancun, halfway to Tulum, the ancient village known as Xaman Ha in the Maya language, has developed thanks to the many investments over the past few years which have stimulated growth here. A place once known for its tranquil simplicity, nothing more than a dock from which ferries departed for Cozumel, has now become one of the most important and sophisticated tourism centers on the Riviera Maya.
Enjoy a private, romantic getaway .. grace your business trip with a touch of class... go scuba diving, big game fishing, play golf and tennis... visit ancient Mayan ruins, world-famous Xcaret & Xel Ha theme parks, snorkel in cenotes & underground lakes, tour nature preserves, jungles and lagoons .. or relax on your own private hammock .. laze on the superb beaches and run your toes through the softest sand anywhere, swim in sparkling blue turquoise waters .. or sway to the town's Latin pulses. La Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), the zone's main artery, is filled with gastronomic and entertainment options, together with numerous shops and boutiques, all of which make this an obligatory meeting-place after several hours spent on the beach or on an excursion trip, prolonging the activity in Playa until dawn... whatever your dream, we have it.
Today, Playa del Carmen attracts sun worshippers, beach- and sea-lovers as well as those in search of the marvelous combination of ecological and archaeological tourism. The unique conjunction of culture plus nature, and the tranquility which chracaterizes this spot, are still the distinctive attractions to be found here, intelligently preserved by well- planned development which sought to conserve the original magic - and succeeded!