Playa del Carmen

A laid back beach paradise in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a Mexican resort town popular for honeymoons and destination weddings situated on the Yucatan Peninsula, about 45 minutes south of Cancun at the center of the Riviera Maya. The white sand beaches, the clear Caribbean Sea and the ferries to the island Cozumel, which boasts world famous scuba diving, have long lured honeymooners to Playa . . . what was once a small fishing town. Playa is now a rapidly growing tourist destination of its own that is still compact and easily covered on foot. Walk down the Quinta Avenida - a pedestrian walkway lined with boutiques, hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants. Enjoy the happening nightlife, which lasts through most of the night. Numerous dive shops in Playa offer trips to the offshore reef, which is part of the second largest coral reef system in the world. Cenote diving (in natural freshwater sinkholes) is also a popular tourist activity here. Adrenaline junkies can even sky-dive from Playa. There is plenty to do for honeymoon couples looking for action and plenty of beaches for those yearning to relax . . . a great combination for a memorable honeymoon.

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Highlights
  • Take a ferry to Cozumel and discover this tourist island, which boasts world famous scuba diving.
  • Visit Xcaret, a Mexican themed eco-archaeological park just south of Playa.
  • Swim with dolphins at Xel-Ha, a large ecological theme park or natural aquarium just north of Tulum. Here you can also see sea turtles, snorkel, cliff-dive, and scuba dive with stingrays.
  • Visit Tulum, about an hour south of Playa, which is famous for its beautiful Mayan archaeological site situated on cliffs overlooking a beautiful beach and the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
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Playa del Carmen Honeymoon Resources
Playa del Carmen Resources
Learn Spanish in your car and read about Playa del Carmen, Tulum & the Riviera Maya and Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan Peninsula to decide what you don’t want to miss before you go.