Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

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If you’re looking for a trendy, beautiful trip, visit Playa del Carmen. From its beaches overflowing with people from around the globe to waters clear enough to spot the diverse sea life, travel to Playa del Carmen for one of the best vacations Mexico has to offer. Originally a small fishing town, Playa del Carmen, or Playa, as it’s more affectionately known, has undergone rapid development with its luxury buildings, restaurants and boutiques to become the must-see destination that it is. Travel to Playa del Carmen for its reputation as one of the top diving destinations in the world. With a distinct and colorful sea life, not to mention its underwater caverns, a dive seems necessary for anyone regardless of experience. A Playa del Carmen travel experience also includes a lot of modern adventures, like top-par people watching, shopping along Fifth Avenue, and spending an afternoon on the golf course. And, what better way to navigate all of these activities than with our Playa del Carmen travel guide?

Things Not to Miss in Playa del Carmen

• Exploring the caves in the Riviera Maya
 • Zip lining and kayaking in nearby Mayan villages
 • Cooking, learning the local language, and salsa dancing at Playa Lingua del Caribe
 • Grabbing a drink at trendy nightclubs

When to Go to Playa del Carmen

The best time to visit is in April or May when the temperatures aren’t too high, and there’s less of a chance of overwhelming humidity. The beaches are less crowded, too, making the experience more serene. These prime two months are also the way to go if you want to avoid Mexico’s hurricane season, which lasts from June to September.

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