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What was once a fishermen`s town, Playa del Carmen or “Playa” is today one of the top vacation destinations in the Mayan Riviera. Sophisticated and serene, Playa offers a select mixture of restaurants and boutique shops located just a few minutes from the breathtaking beaches of the Caribbean Sea.
Most of the scene is centered on Fifth Avenues. Located one block from the beach, this charming area is surrounded by boutique hotels, shops, bars and restaurants.
Due to its excellent location, Playa del Carmen offers easy access to the wonderful archeological zones, sites such as, Tulum, Coba and Chichen-Itza are some of the places our visitors should get to know during their visit. You will be able to observe what where once the magnificent constructions of an extraordinary culture and their advanced knowledge way ahead of their time.
There are many alternatives to visit Playa del Carmen`s surroundings, all these options are spectacular for their color, sea and adventure, the reefs are an unforgettable view for divers from all over the world, to see the multicolored fish in the security of these waters make this an ideal place to practice and live the diving experience, from there you can venture in an entire different world in of the cenotes or underground water caves amongst the subterranean rivers and caverns that exist all around Playa del Carmen.
In Playa del Carmen you will be able to find an array of packages and excursions which will easily allow you to visit any of these wonderful sites.
[+]ENJOYING THE NIGHT IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
You will have the most entertaining nights of your life in Playa del Carmen, for its wide variety of options this magnificent place has to offer whether it be along the world famous Fifth Avenue or near it, the night offers endless fun without limits.
Bars, intimate and sophisticated locals to have a glass of wine as well nightclubs are the kind of options you`ll find during your night out. There are also a few options along the sea shore where you can dine under the moonlight or listen to good music while you enjoy the sea breeze and the spectacular view of a star filled sky. There`s surely something for everyone.
This destination will offer you extraordinaire option for fun; there are places to satisfy even the most demanding needs. There are nightclubs with great capacity and state of the art technology that present the best performance shows, electronic club music with live DJ or the trendy pop music night club.
Most night clubs are a short walking distance away from each other which makes it possible to experience all the different scenes that make Playa del Carmen`s night life unique and very amusing.
RESTAURANTS IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Playa del Carmen offers vast culinary combinations. In this gorgeous Caribbean site, you will find anything form European cuisine to South American foods with a touch of Caribbean flavors along with Yucatan`s peninsula traditional dishes, without leaving out the fresh fish and seafood a definite must have when visiting the Mexican Caribbean. Fifth Avenue is the primary meeting for the most demanding appetites, offering an extensive variety of national and international cuisines. You will be able to find high quality restaurants with ambiance that invites relaxation, cozy corners to enjoy with a special someone in a romantic environment under the moonlight or with friends enjoying great dishes and the ocean view.
Mexican food makes itself present in a vast variety of options for foreigners who like to enjoy the traditional Mexican flavors accompanied by the music of the mariachi and experience the Mexican culture at its best. Yucatecan food has its place guaranteed in restaurants exclusively specialized in serving this delicious old world local cuisine.
Just a stroll along Fifth Avenue means you`ll find the traditional artisan shops where you will be able to find representative creations of the different regions of the country with this you be able to extensively run through Mexican folklore and the artistic demonstration of the artisans from black pottery, knits from Chiapas and Oaxaca, even ornamental objects such as crosses, plates, masks, jars, purses, silver jewelry, hammocks amongst many other forms and techniques that you can take with you as a sample of our culture. Along this pedestrian avenue you will find local artists scraping sculptures on wood or making objects from sea shells as well as engravings on leather, having if you’d like personalized pieces.
The eclectic thing about this city is that it allows us to find local artisan shops as well as shops that carry national and international name brands. The swimwear and accessories boutiques are a must visit since they carry the latest fashion trends of the season, in this same manner you will find surf shops and sport accessories stores. If you need to shop for an outfit for a more formal affair, we recommend a traditional Guayabera (a traditional loose lightweight button down shirt) if you are a man, just as well if you are a woman there is a wide variety of styles from modern boutiques to extravagant evening dresses from the latest season trends.
You will also find international name brand jewelry stores that offer diamonds with the highest quality of cuts and other precious stones, if you are a watch lover, they have brands that carry, gold, platinum, or leather band watches with the most exact machinery. At the end of the Fifth Avenue you will find a shopping mall that consist of chain stores who carry clothing, accessories, jewelry, beauty products, sunglasses name brands just to name a few. It`s outdoor arquitecture is relaxing and reflects the beach atmosphere of our destination.