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Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

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Play Away: Treasures of the Yucatán

For more than twenty years, the Yucatán Peninsula has been Mexico's number-one tourist destination. But no matter how many mega-resorts are built in Cancún's hotel...

Best Hotels in Mexico

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in Mexico.

World's Strangest Bars

These wild watering holes—lodged underwater, built within a tree, or carved of ice—make for memorable happy hours from Scandinavia to Antarctica.

Best Affordable Beach Resorts

Escape to one of the world’s fabulous, affordable beach resorts, where even the room rate will put you at ease.

Ask T+L: Lost Passports, Belgium Breweries, Bargain Cruises, and More

Ask an Expert: Jane Wooldridge, Travel + Leisure’s New Cruise Editor Q: I’ve heard repositioning cruises are a great way to save. What do I...

World's Most Romantic All-Inclusive Resorts

Leave the kids and cares behind: it’s all about you—and your better half—at these romantic all-inclusive resorts.

New Riviera Maya Resorts

Not so long ago, Mexico's Riviera Maya was a sleepy stretch of Caribbean coastline. Now every hotel group wants in on the action. Michael Gross...

The (Mini) Vacation

Who says a four-day jaunt can’t be a full-blown winter vacation?

V-Day Hotel Getaways From Maine to Marrakesh

Hotels realize that there is no single recipe for romance (though you might conclude that if there were one, chocolate-dipped strawberries and Champagne would be...

Vacationist: Europe, Caribbean, Asia and more

Hotels are always on the brain for T+L editors, but that’s especially true this week as we launch the 2011 T+L 500 list of top...
HOTELS

Mahekal Beach Resort

Mahekal Beach Resort, situated on the sun-dappled Riviera Maya in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, was formerly the Shangri-La Caribe, deriving its name from author James Hilton’s vision for... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Yaxche

At the most intriguing place to dine in Playa del Carmen, chef Ramón Lizaola has tapped a time-tested resource—his mother, who handed down methods for preparing impossible-to-pronounce... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Blue Parrot Beach Club

The Blue Parrot dates to 1984, making the club one of Playa del Carmen’s elder statesmen. What started as a casual hotel and bar now includes the 5th Avenue Hotel’s 19 rooms, plus 22 curvy... more ›


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