About Playa del Carmen

Discover the secrets of a small fishing village called Playa del Carmen which has acquired a European atmosphere perfect for rest and relaxation.

In Playa del Carmen you will find the Playacar tourist complex with modern hotels, golf courses, beautiful beaches, and a commercial center. Water sports are a natural choice and include: parasailing, motorboats, jet skiing, snorkeling, diving and parachuting. The reefs on the coast of Playa del Carmen are near the beach so snorkeling and the marvelous underwater world of the Caribbean are just a short distance away. Diving is deeper.

Playa del Carmen Ave. is the most popular area where you will find the majority of bars and restaurants in addition to various stores of Mexican arts and crafts, silver, seafood, souvenirs, and many others. At night, this same avenue has a very special European atmosphere where you can enjoy live music in many restaurants and cafes. Among the most recommended places for fun is Sr. Frogs, located to the side of the wharf where the ferries leave for Cozumel.

Activities in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a real Paradise for visitors, since they can find a wide variety of activities that go from relaxing to challenges for risk taker sports people. The varied marine life is an attraction that amazes professional divers, as well as the rich flora and fauna, ideal for photography safaris.


In Playa del Carmen and surrounding areas, golf lovers can find beautiful golf courses, professional places offering all services necessary to practice this sport, surrounded by the majestic nature, typical of the zone.


xFor those looking for rest and body health, this destination features exclusive facilities. Tourists can enjoy relaxing massages by professional hands, besides different alternative therapies such as facial treatments with herbs and species, clay or seaweed treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, holistic treatments and temazcal baths: steam baths of pre Hispanic tradition.


Doubtlessly, diving is a great activity for those who visit Playa del Carmen and surrounding areas, since the subterranean water mirrors called “Cenotes” have impressive caves and galleries, stalactites and stalagmites under water that will amaze the visitor. In the Great Mayan Reef, the second largest reef of the world, you can practice snorkeling, traditional diving, cave diving and discover more than 500 years old coral formations, where a wide variety of color fish live.

To the west, you can find the Cenotes area, where you will experience cave diving in places such as: Chac-mool, La Ponderosa, Dos Ojos, Nohoch-Na-chich, el Gran Cenote, Car Wash, Chikin Ha, Taj Majal and Angelita.