The best of Playa del Carmen,
the top destination situated right in the heart of the famous Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Playa del Carmen is the region’s top destination for Shopping, Dining and Nightlife. There’s plenty to keep you occupied here, plus Playa serves as an ideal base for exploring the rest of the Riviera Maya.
Playa del Carmen is famous for its Stylish Beach Clubs. Offering a pampering alternative to the public beaches, these clubs offer food and beverage services, a variety of Spa Treatments and Aquatic Activities and Sports…
After your day at the beach, head into town and take a stroll along the pedestrian Fifth Avenue strip, locally known as Quinta Avenida. La Quinta is the place to see and be seen in Playa del Carmen. By day it’s packed with people browsing the Shops and Boutiques; by night roving musicians entertain diners in the many Restaurants and Bars.
Playa del Carmen is one of the Riviera Maya’s Top Culinary Destinations where you’ll find everything from street tacos to five-star establishments serving up their own unique takes on Traditional Mayan and International Cuisine. A gastronomic Paradise by the Caribbean Sea!
Also home of the famous Food & Wine Festival: a culinary encounter which will be held in two of the most beautiful beach destinations in Mexico. During the course of four day, Cancun and the Riviera Maya will host the world’s best chefs give lectures, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and other activities.
As the evening progresses, La Quinta gyrates to the sounds of rock, salsa and reggae as people flock to the Bars and Nightclubs. The beach clubs get in on the action too, hosting dance parties that rage on until the early morning hours.
While Cancun, Mexico, is known for its mega all-inclusive hotels and 24/7 energy, Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a lot more sophisticated. Just an hour south of Cancun International Airport sits a stretch of beautiful beaches, boutique and luxury hotels, superb dining, Rich Mayan culture, and Accessible Adventure.
The Riviera Maya is a sugary stretch of Caribbean coastline on the northeastern corner of the Yucatan Peninsula. Its hub is the city of Playa del Carmen, which has blossomed over the last decade, becoming a veritable dining and nightlife hotspot all its own. At the southern end of Riviera Maya sits Tulum, a town heralded for its yoga retreats, farm-to-table dining, boutique shopping, and bleached beaches. And beyond Tulum? A paradise of natural beauty waiting to be discovered.
There is no shortage of adventure to be had along Mexico’s Caribbean coast. It’s easier to access than ever before.
This area was an important commercial and religious center for the ancient Maya, and there are many Archaeological Sites to discover in the area, such as Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza, Ek balam and Muyil. For hundreds of years, the area remained isolated from the rest of the country due to the lack of adequate roads. As Cancun was developed, some tourists wanted an alternative to the mega-resort area, and the Riviera Maya was discovered.
There are many Eco-tourism options in the Riviera Maya that allow visitors to experience the natural resources and Amazing biodiversity of this beautiful region of Mexico.
Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula (Riviera Maya) is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and famous Cenotes (Underground Rivers or Sinkholes).
But what are they and how did they come to be in the first place?
They are naturally formed sinkholes full of groundwater. They are beautiful ¡! The vast majority of the cenotes in the world, and the most famous ones, are specifically in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico (Riviera Maya).
The beaches are also the center of Playa’s activity. Playa’s great location, hip beach life and long stretch of beaches puts it at the top of a dream vacation list. Beach clubs, beach hotels and beachfront condos share the shores of Playa del Carmen making these beaches the public place to be during day. At sunset, the crowds move to Fifth Avenue for dinner and join up again for some beachfront nightlife.
Let speed & Adventure take over as you set off on an excitement day to explore our amazing Adventure & Eco Parks. You’ll get the chance to enjoy fantastic rainforest trails while driving ATV´s, sliding ziplines, swim in a refreshing cenote, or explore the Prehispanic Mayan ruins.
The most popular Water Activities in the Riviera Maya is without doubt Scuba Diving & Snorkelling. Clear waters, great visibility & all year-round warm water, you won’t resist the idea of practicing great water sports here.
The Riviera Maya is a world-class luxury Resort and Spa destination. Mayan traditions influence the region’s spas and treatments by incorporating Ancient techniques and Pre-hispanic Rituals such as the use of Indigenous herbs, Healing therapies and the Temazcal, or traditional Mayan sweat lodge. More of a cultural experience than a spa treatment. Dating back to pre-Hispanic times, the temazcal is believed to have been used widely among the ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures in Mexico. The name temazcal translates to “house of steam” in Nahuatl, the ancient language of the Aztecs.
The Riviera Maya offers the perfect location for Beach Weddings or the Honeymoon of your dreams, from a barefoot cabaña hotel to an all-inclusive luxury resort. The Riviera Maya is among the most popular wedding destinations in the world. Honeymoons in this area tend to center around individual hotels and resorts, most of which are all inclusive to some degree. You will be able to find everything from elegant boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and awesome all-inclusive resorts.
The Mexican Caribbean welcomes you to its majestic Golf Courses, blue ocean & mystical Mayan jungles. In the Riviera Maya you will find courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Robert Trent Jones II, among others. Praised and awarded by travel magazines and international golf organizations, golf courses at the Riviera Maya could also be part of your adventure in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.