Playa del Carmen, Mexico in a nutshell
Named after the patron saint of Cancun, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Playa del Carmen's almost heavenly. The immaculate beaches enjoy a symphony of waves every now and then, with palm trees swinging by the Mayan Riviera. Situated along the Caribbean Sea, Playa del Carmen offers an idyllic retreat away from Mexico's sin cities. Playa del Carmen was a famous traveler's rest stop from the very start. During the Early Classic Period, almost two millennia ago, the waters of the north catered to Mayans, whose ruins still make formidable tourist spots. Tourists can hop across the Cozumel Channel and sample one of the world's most famous scuba diving spots. Other worldly tourist attractions include the eco-archaeological park of Xcaret, and the cruises by the Calica quarry. Other worldly tourist attractions include the eco-archaeological park of Xcaret, and the cruises by the Calica quarry. Going beneath the caves via cenote diving is also as popular, but Fifth Avenue has all the stops that could keep you on foot all day. The 2-mile long avenue has all the shops, bars, restaurants, and top-class hotels that make Playa an ultimate vacation destination.