One of the top travel destinations to Mexico, Playa Del Carmen is a trendy beach town that welcomes visitors from all around the world – and for good reason. Between the soft sandy beaches and welcoming water, Playa Del Carmen is often the ideal alternative for those who don’t want to visit busier areas like Cozumel and Tulum.

Playa Del Carmen, still undergoing some major growth, is the place for visitors to see and be seen – especially the pedestrian area, Quinta Avenida. This vibrant spot is perfect for walking around, shopping and dining at any number of the tasty stops along the way. Another thing that puts Playa Del Carmen favorably amongst visitors is the close proximity to the Cancun International Airport, as well as the nearby resort cities of Tulum and Cozumel. This allows travellers to relax in the peaceful setting of Playa Del Carmen, but by no means are you stuck there with nothing to do.

No trip to the coast of Mexico is complete without spending some time on the water – and Playa Del Carmen is best known for its exceptional dive spots and snorkeling locations. The reefs create the perfect environment for an assortment of tropical fish, as well as other fascinating marine life including sea turtles and moray eels. If you love underwater photography, the variety of reefs and fish make breathtaking pictures!

As a port of call for countless cruise ships, Playa Del Carmen has the potential to get quite busy at times with tourists. Not to worry – head further into the town and you’ll find plenty of authentic shops and experiences all with the European Chic ambiance that the area is best known for. Going a few blocks into Playa Del Carmen will take you from highly tourist areas to a more natural landscape – which is ideal when you want to enjoy this Mexican destination as it’s meant to be enjoyed!

When you’re not laying out on the sandy beach relaxing and soaking up the sun, take a short drive outside of the city to the nearby ruins in Tulum or pick out a cave tour to explore the awesome rock formations.