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Playa del Carmen

A resort-city just outside of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is the center of the region known as the Riviera Maya. Playa del Carmen prides itself on its reputation and charm as a fishing village and artists' colony, away from the crowded metropolis of Cancun.

The Quinta Avenida is the center of activity with boutique hotels, shops, and restaurants when you want to take a break from the beach and resort golf courses. "Fifth Avenue" is a pedestrian hub, especially for shopping as many of the latest fashion trends from Europe are sold here. In addition to pure white sand beaches and perfect turquoise waters, Playa del Carmen has freshwater cenote diving for adventurists, making it a perfect spot for vacation and a destination for Mexican travelers as well. 

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Playa del Carmen was named for Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patron saint of Cancun. Known simply as "Playa" to the locals, Playa del Carmen became a tourist destination as a ferry stop on the way to Cozumel and its world famous scuba diving. But the city's proximity to Cancun also attracts visitors through other nearby coastal attractions including Xcaret Eco Park and local Mayan ruins. 

Tours & Tickets

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VIP Nightclub Tour in Playa del Carmen

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Visit three of the hottest bars and nightclubs in Playa del Carmen on this tour! You’ll be guided through the ultimate night-time scene in Playa del Carmen, ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.99

One-Way or Round-Trip Ferry between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel

Make the most of your Caribbean vacation and take the ferry between Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel. Enjoy a smooth 45-minute ride aboard an ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.99

Best Cancun Snorkel Safari from Puerto Aventuras

A snorkeling safari is the ultimate way to discover Playa del Carmen’s pristine southern shores! Discover the spectacular waters of Inah Reef on this amazing ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.99

Playa del Carmen Food Tour

Eat like a local on this small-group food tour which offers a thorough introduction to Mexican cuisine and the authentic dishes of Yucatan and exico in Playa ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00

Culinary Experience on Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen

Enjoy a unique food and wine gastronomic experience on Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) in Playa del Carmen. You will indulge yourself as you visit five exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00

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