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Playa del Carmen

By Hudson, USA, February 2013

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Often referred to as the little brother to bigger Cancun, Playa Del Carmen has its origins as a sleepy little fishing village that started small. Still smaller than the comparable Cancun, and still full of local character, today Playa del Carmen is a vacation hot spot for those who are looking for the white-sand beaches and blue waters of Cancun without all the high-rises and people. And though Playa del Carmen still retains the character of the sleepy village of its roots, there are still plenty of exciting things to do here.

Stroll down the main drag of Quinta Avenida to catch all the modern day activities. Boutique shops, sandy restaurants and hotels dot the area, and all try to stay true to the Mexican heritage of the area. The beach is an obvious popular activity, as is the area’s great diving.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Cancun Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Cancun.

Photo courtesy of kthypryn via Flickr

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