Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Mexico - City of Karma

To get to Playa del Carmen from the Cancun airport we can take you there, just follow the link below: http://www.cancuntaxishuttle.com. Playa del Carmen is one of the most visited sites of the Riviera Maya and in general of the Mexican southeast. Playa del Carmen is the head of the municipality of Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, located southeast of Mexico, and south of Cancun. It is inside the tourist area called Riviera Maya. The city is bathed by the waters of the Caribbean.

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Also known as "Playa"

Playa del Carmen, or simply "Playa", has experienced rapid development in recent years with many new luxury condominiums, residential, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment venues. Currently there are plans to develop six luxury boutique hotels, several internationally renowned chain restaurants including Hard Rock Café, Chris Ruths and the Cheesecake Factory, as well as a small luxury shopping plaza offering design boutiques, a small cinema, condominiums of luxury and the first location of "The house of Blues", has boutique hotels throughout the city where you can find a variety of styles, modern buildings for rent for airbnb, to any beach that you will find beach clubs such as: mamitas beach , Kool Beach, Carolina Daylight club, Martina Beach Club, paradise beach club, Indigo beach club, Zenzi, among others.

Parks & attractions near Playa del Carmen

To visit the parks and archaeological sites of Cancun and the Riviera Maya, we will take you there, just send you request of services by email: info@cancuntaxishuttle.com, we will take you there. The city is a tourist destination and also a connection to other attractions mainly related to ecotourism, adventure tourism and beaches, among which are:

Xcaret:is an eco-archaeological park 6 km south of Playa del Carmen. An adventure like no other! Xcaret is an eco park with a sample of Mexican culture, nature, food, music and beauty. Live the culture and nature of Mexico with the best benefits. With your Xcaret Plus entrance “deléitate” in one of our restaurants with an exquisite buffet lunch, enjoy the comforts of the Area Plus, travel the Underground Rivers and relax in the cove. The most complete and fun experience during your vacation, opens 365 days a year. More than 50 natural and cultural attractions:

  • Access to the special ticket office by buying online.
  • Use of the facilities of the Plus Area.
  • A buffet lunch that includes a beer and unlimited drinks (soft drinks, fresh water and coffee) during your meal in the restaurant.
  • Access to the beach, the cove and the natural pools.
  • Routes in three underground rivers (includes security bag for the route).
  • Shows and exhibitions (Charrería, Voladores de Papantla and Prehispanic Dances).
  • The new presentation of "Xcaret México Espectacular".
  • Visits to the Coral Reef Aquarium, the Butterfly and the Aviary.
  • Life vests and floating tires.
  • Lounge chairs, hammocks and rest areas.
  • Sanitary, changing rooms and showers.
  • Use of snorkel equipment (requires a $ 10 USD refundable deposit).
  • Free parking.
  • Other services (WiFi, ATMs and stores).

Xplor: Natural Adventure Park located 6 km south of Playa del Carmen next to Xcaret. Test your adventurous spirit In Xplor you can fly through the skies in zip lines, drive an amphibious vehicle through the Mayan jungle, paddle with your hands on board rafts, walk through ancestral caverns to the interior of the earth and swim in a river of stalactites. In Xplor Fuego the night comes alive so you can enjoy the same experiences as in Xplor by day, but illuminated by the fire that will guide the way to all the activities of the Park. Day and night, a unique exciting and fun Adventure!

Xplor de Fuego: Get ready to live a night of adventure exploring from above, on earth and inside the planet. Open Monday to Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Xplor Fuego is an exciting experience full of adrenaline through zip lines, amphibious vehicles, swimming and rafting lava rivers discover ancient caverns and grottos in an underground world and slide in a hammock towards a cenote. Let yourself go at night and discover the funniest nighttime Adventure!

In addition, Xplor Fuego is an all-inclusive park where you can enjoy an exquisite buffet of ribs and many delicious dishes, plus unlimited soft drinks to satisfy your appetite and your thirst for an explorer. Come to Xplor Fuego to unleash your intrepid nature!

XSenses: Come and spend some special moments in Xenses, a half-day park with activities and fantastic scenarios that will stimulate your senses to the fullest. Non-Sense Circuit Discover... a crazy Mexican town that will test your balance, a vertiginous descent in a Slidder, a zip line to fly through the air like a bird and a Natural Spa with activities to immerse yourself in mud, float in a river of salt and purify yourself with abundant jets of water.

Circuit With Sense Live: A sensory journey through different ecosystems in complete darkness, a way to feel like a giant and like a dwarf, a small portion of Eden to interact with nature, the interior of the earth between grottos and caverns, fun optical illusions and delicious lemonade in a “Xítrico Garden”.

Fantastic Scenarios: Capture moments out of the ordinary in more than 50 fantastic scenarios: pose in a heart made of hearts, lift the weight of the world with your hands, float inside a pool without getting wet, get the kiss of a huge face made of stone, feel superman in the fortress of loneliness and visit the house paws “pa rriba”, among many others. Xenses is a park where the sum of your emotions is bigger than the total of your senses!

Río Secreto: A trip through a glass museum, whose formations tell the geological history of the earth and without a doubt a life transforming experience. "Everything I learned in my life made sense only by witnessing what was in front of me ..." It was the words of one of the explorers of Río Secreto as it flowed for the first time with the crystalline waters of a millennial and sublime site that little by little unveiled before his eyes. "The great discoveries are not over yet." Rio Secreto is shared with the world as a world heritage site.

People of all ages and from all corners of the globe have come to know Rio Secreto, a journey without equal to the very heart of the Earth, to a sacred place for the Mayans, a mysterious and fantastic world where their gods lived and now it is available to everyone. Without a doubt, a life transforming experience. Within a natural reserve unique in the world for its underground wealth, Rio Secreto has always been here and is always there for you, it does not matter if it's sunny or it's raining, if it is day or night, it will receive you in its bosom with a message from peace, life and joy.

Cozumel: (in Mayan language: Kosom, Lumil, Land of the swallows) is a Mexican island, the third largest and the second most populated in the country. It is located in eastern Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea, sixty-two kilometers from Cancun and constitutes (together with the continental enclaves Calica and Xel-Ha) one of the 11municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Located in the Mexican Caribbean, Cozumel is a flat island formed of limestone rock that comes from the reefs.

The most important natural elevation on the island is less than 13 meters above sea level. The cenotes formed by the filtration of water through the limestone for thousands of years can be explored by swimming or through activities such as snorkeling and diving; Different marine species can be appreciated.

The island measures about 48 km from north to south and 14.8 km from east to west, which makes it the third largest island in Mexico after Isla Tiburón in Sonora state and Isla Angel de la Isla in Baja California. Located 20 km east of the eastern littoral of the Yucatan Peninsula, and 60 km south of Cancún

Tulum: This archaeological site is located on the eastern coast of the state of Quintana Roo, in the region known as the Riviera Maya located on the coast 64 km south of Playa del Carmen. The city received in the antiquity the Mayan name of Zamá (that means in Mayan dawn) and the present one, Tulum (that means in Mayan wall), that seems to have been used to refer to the city when it was already in ruins.

Due to the numerous records in murals and other works found in the buildings of the city, it is considered that Tulum was an important center of worship for the so-called "god descending". Located on the coast 64 km south of Playa del Carmen

Xel-Ha: Considered one of the largest natural wonders in the world, Xel-Ha Park offers one of the best experiences in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Practice Snorkel and observe hundreds of colorful fish and a great diversity of marine species that inhabit their cove and cenotes. The all-inclusive park of Xel-ha has for you and your family aquatic activities, ecological attractions, restaurants and the best landscapes to admire while you relax in a hammock or walk through the jungle.

Come and immerse yourself in one of the cenotes, lagoons and caves or enjoy the water zip lines that you will only find in Xel-ha is a true paradise for nature lovers and a spectacular natural aquarium. It is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo, Mexico, and since 1995 is a model of sustainable tourism, with unique attractions for the whole family.

The ancient Mayans baptized this wonderful place with the name of Xel-Há, which in the Mayan language means "Where the water is born". Because of its privileged position, in pre-Hispanic times, Xel-Há served as a port of refuge, a commercial center, a pilgrimage point and a refuge for sailors, as well as representing a food reserve during bad weather. The legend tells that the Mayan gods united their wisdom, illusions and love for the beautiful, to create a place that would gather the best of nature in one place, which they called Xel-Ha.

Sian Ka'an:, Protected biosphere by the SEMARNAT y Human rights & protection part of the government known as UNESCO

5th Avenue (La quinta)

The famous Fifth Avenue is the most visited street by national and foreign tourists. It covers about 4 kilometers long, from 1st street to 40th street. It is a very safe and busy pedestrian avenue, especially in the evenings and nights. Here most of the trade is concentrated, from craft and souvenir shops to restaurants, bars and nightclubs. From Constituyentes Avenue, the locals have named, in an extra official way, Fifth Avenue as the New Quinta; since it is the new part and bohemian atmosphere of this important tourist destination.

Playa del Carmen is located within the Mayan Riviera, which extends from the south of Cancun to Tulum and the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an. Playa is a stop for several cruises that dock at the nearby docks of Calica, about six kilometers south of the city. The Xcaret Eco Park, a Mexican-themed "eco-archaeological park," is a popular tourist attraction located just south of Xcaret Park. The tourist activity in Playa del Carmen is concentrated in the famous Fifth Avenue, which extends from Calle 1 north to Calle 48.

It is an exclusively pedestrian avenue located one block inland from the beach. Fifth Avenue is enriched with shops, bars and restaurants. There are many small boutique hotels, as well as just next to the beach as well as on the same avenue. For example, Luna Blue Hotel & Bar, Fusion Beach Hotel Bar & Grill, Deseo, Basic, Casa Ticul, Latin Quarter and La Tortuga and many more.

Unique Caribbean destination

Playa del Carmen is located within the Riviera Maya, which runs from south of Cancun to Tulum and the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve. Playa is a stop for several cruise ships which dock at the nearby Calica quarry docks, about six miles south of the city. The Xcaret Eco Park, a Mexican-themed "eco-archaeological park", is a popular tourist destination located just south of the town in Xcaret (pronounced "shkar-et"). Tourist activity in Playa del Carmen centers on Quinta Avenida, or Fifth Avenue, stretching from Calle 1 norte until Calle 40, a pedestrian walkway located just one or two blocks inland from the beach. Fifth Avenue is lined with hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants. There are many small boutique hotels on Fifth Avenue as well as just off Fifth Avenue and on the beach, such as Luna Blue Hotel & Bar, Fusion Beach Hotel Bar & Grill, Deseo, Basico, Casa Ticul, Barrio Latino, La Tortuga and many others.

Playacar for your stay!

Playacar is a residential and tourist development in Playa del Carmen. Located just south (at the end) of the fifth avenue, you will find most of the all-inclusive hotels, the aviary, and the golf courses. There are two phases; phase 1 is mostly residential with some hotels and some stores. Phase 2 contains the largest all-inclusive developments and hotels along with the golf course and a significant number of residential properties.

Weather in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen weather boasts year round sunshine making it ideal for a vacation at any time of year. Playa del Carmen weather is tropical and humid with year round sunshine.

68° / 86° F October to March
75° / 91° F April to September

Languages spoken in Playa del Carmen

The official language spoken in Playa del Carmen is Spanish. Most of the Mexicans working in the tourism industry speak English and you will find that French, Italian and German are also spoken by some. Many of the local indigenous people still speak Mayan as their first language and Spanish as their second, you will often hear them speaking Mayan amongst themselves.

Spanish (National toungue)
Mayan (local toungue)

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