Are you looking for a vacation destination that boasts beautiful beaches, delicious food, great shopping and a wealth of outdoor activities? Sounds like you’re headed to Playa del Carmen, which was named by U.S. News as one of The Best Places to Visit in Mexico.
We can’t say we were surprised. Situated along the Riviera Mayan, Playa del Carmen has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world — think white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters. Plus, because it’s a newer kid on the block in terms of Mexican tourist destinations, it doesn’t have the same crowds that guests deal with in other popular locations.
Here are some of the features that landed Playa del Carmen near the top of the list.
Gorgeous beaches. If all you want to do is lay around, drinking cocktails with umbrellas and imbibing the sun’s rays to soothing sounds of ocean waves, you got it. There are also a wide range of beach and ocean-oriented activities to keep you busy, including snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. You can explore the unique and captivating Cenotes (underwater caves) or swim with dolphins and sharks.
Great food and shopping. The main streets are laden with fantastic restaurants, clubs and shopping. They will keep you busy from morning until night. You can also visit the Zócolo to buy local souvenirs and treats for folks back home.
A rich cultural history. Thousands of years ago, this area was inhabited by Mayans. You can tour the remains of sacred and secular ruins within minutes of Playa del Carmen. Some of these excursions are near the water, while others will take you into the heart of the nearby jungle.
Ready to explore one of the best vacation spots in Mexico? Book your stay at Playa Palms Beach Hotel.