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Playa Del Carmen holidays are neatly tucked away in the Riviera Maya in Mexico. Ideally located on the beautiful shores of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Playa Del Carmen, as the locals call it, offers the ultimate seaside vacation experience in Mexico. Unlike the crowds that flock Cancun, Playa has been able to maintain a casual and relaxed vibe which sets it apart from other resort towns, even as it plays host to cruise ships that dock weekly in its harbour. Enjoy endless ocean activities for all ages, excellent shopping, amazing Mayan tours, thrilling jungle adventures, or just explore this charming town on foot all on your own.
Holidays in Playa Del Carmen offers inviting waters of the deep blue Caribbean Sea offer limitless water sporting activities such as snorkelling, diving, swimming, parasailing and kayaking. The breathe taking coral reefs off Playas coast astound divers daily, here you will find the Meso-American Barrier Reef the second longest natural coral reef in the world, behind Australias Great Barrier Reef. It is an underwater rainforest spanning over 600miles from the coast of Mexico to Honduras, teaming with a dazzling array of corals, fishes, birds and exotic marine wildlife. The reefs close proximity to the shore creates a unique marriage between the sea and land as sea grass and mangroves intertwine effortlessly to create a life giving eco-system for its thousands of habitants. It is a kaleidoscope of colours, shapes and patterns of coral reefs, colourful schools of fishes, sea turtles, sharks and other marine life.
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Playa is well known for great shopping and the best place to go is Fifth Avenue or La Quinto Avenida, a delightful pedestrian walkway filled with beautiful shops and boutiques offering authentic Mexican souvenir to luxury shops selling Cuban cigars, duty free perfumes and jewellery. The atmosphere here is lively and electric as there are number of bars, clubs and restaurants located along the street. As the golden sun makes it descent behind the horizon the atmosphere of La Quinto Avenida is amplified as it is transformed into an exciting party scene. With great bars featuring live bands playing reggae, salsa and traditional Mexican music the party never ends. Go bar hopping or hit the nightclubs, or catch the bongo bands on the beach featuring skilled fire dancers and hypnotic belly dancers for a night to remember.
Mayan culture is deeply embedded throughout Playa del Carmen with many beautiful ancient Mayan sites in close proximity to the resort district. Visit magnificent sites like Tulum and Xel-Ha on the coast or Coba and Punta Laguna further inland. You will be amazed by the impressive architecture, intricate beauty and provocative stories of Mayan life and culture. The Playa prides itself in preserving and maintaining its natural eco-system, with a number established of Eco- Parks. The unique landscape of the Yucatan has created rare natural formations like cenotes that are underground sink holes that you can swim through and spectacular caves bursting with extraordinary formations of stalactites and stalagmites that will leave you speechless.
Discover the jungles of Playa del Carmen on one of the adventurous jungle tours in an open 4x4 jeep. Enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the lush tropical jungle, take a deep breath and explore rolling hills and flowing rivers. Conquer a heart thumping jungle zip line or test your climbing skills by rappelling into a cenote for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Go hiking in the jungle or kayaking through caverns or underground rivers in rapid water. Or slow things down on a relaxing bird watching tour; see beautiful local and migratory birds in their natural habitat and enjoy a tranquil moment in nature.
Playa del Carmen offers a wonderful accommodations and lodgings for holiday makers, from ultra-luxurious five star hotels to modest guesthouses and hostels. The pearl white sandy shores are home to the larger more luxurious all-inclusive resorts in Playa, with amenities such spas, multiple restaurants and bars for your enjoyment and convenience. Stay at the Club Hotel Riu, Playa Car Palace or Sandos Playa Car just to name a few. Looking for more intimate and cosy accommodations choose to stay at a small guesthouse, hostel or apartment.
The delightful seaside town of Playa offers an unforgettable Mexican vacation experience with its beautiful landscape, friendly atmosphere and numerous attractions. There is something for everyone to see, do and enjoy in Playa del Carmen.
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