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Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

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A Taco Crawl through  Playa del Carmen
A Taco Crawl through Playa del Carmen

With a large Italian expat community, Playa del Carmen visitors might notice more pizzerias on its famous 5th Avenue than taquerias (taco restaurants). Don't let that fool you into to thinking you...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Playa del Carmen Bar Crawl
Playa del Carmen Bar Crawl

Playa del Carmen, often just called "Playa" translates to beach. But regardless of how hot it gets on the beach during the day, after the sun sets "Playa" truly heats up.

The town is a party town....

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Playa del Carmen Day Trip to Tulum
Playa del Carmen Day Trip to Tulum

Although some tourists decide to holiday at the growing number of eco-friendly and sustainable properties in Tulum, most still make the destination a day trip from Playa del Carmen.

The top reason...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

Captain Hook Dinner cruise (TorontoDoddie, Feb 8, 2007)
3.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Perfect Day for Two (Richard C, Aug 12, 2013)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Cancun fabulous for all. (hotnAZ, Jun 8, 2006)
2.5 of 5 stars 6 Votes
family time..... (Hsperez, May 11, 2012)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Best Of

Top Beach Clubs of the Riviera Maya (LunaBlue, Dec 29, 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 9 Votes
Playa Del Carmen Great Eats at Great Prices (coloradowanderer, Nov 28, 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 45 Votes
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote

Recent Trip

4.5 of 5 stars 34 Votes
Traveler List 2000-2009 (PeterCoox, Jun 16, 2010)
4.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes
Riviera Maya (katiekatt7, Apr 25, 2012)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote