- by travelpulse
- 01 Apr 2023
Playa del Carmen has gone from a tiny fishing village to one of the world's busiest tourism destinations. But this transition has by no means been a smooth one.
Along the Mayan Riviera lies the sophisticated resort town of Playa del Carmen. With its stunning beaches, world-class golf courses, and abundance of shopping and entertainment on Fifth Avenue, it's no wonder Playa del Carmen has earned a reputation as one of the Caribbean's hippest resort destinations.
Here modern conveniences combine with small-town charm. Stroll the elegant streets of Playa, explore the verdant Yucatecan jungle, and savor the local cuisine with its unique blend of indigenous and European flavors.
Playa's charms suit thrill seekers and history buffs, from the nearby Mayan ruins and Rio Secreto Nature Reserve to the culturally immersive Xcaret Park. The alluring turquoise waters attract beach bums and water sports enthusiasts.
These shores are home to an abundance of stingrays, moray eels, sea turtles, and colorful corals, all waiting to be discovered by snorkeling or scuba diving.
Your trip to the Riviera Maya is one you will want to repeat again and again. Thanks to the low prices and ease of travel, you can make this vacation an annual getaway. Just be sure to visit all the major sites to take advantage of all the things to do in the Riviera Maya.
Some of the best places a tourist can visit are easily accessible through Riviera Maya tours. These tours vary depending on your particular desires. History lovers can visit the ancient Mayan wonders of Chichen Itza and Tulum. Head with your family to Xcaret, an archaeological park and nature reserve. Enjoy the native animals or float down a subway river.
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