Best Beaches: Playa del Carmen

Everyone has an opinion about the best beaches in the world and Playa del Carmen, or Playa as it’s known,  in Mexico is definitely among the favorite choices for the top spot.  Located on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Playa is about 40 miles south of another Mexico favorite – Cancun.  The now resort city originated as a small fishing village, but people quickly discovered its charm when a ferry service to Cozumel started.  As passengers loaded up for the ferry to Cozumel, a world-class scuba diving destination, they came to love Playa del Carmen turning it into the vacation destination that it is today.  Still less crowded that Cancun, Playa has sugary white sand beaches for soaking up the sun’s warm rays and the inviting crystal clear turquoise water is the perfect temperature for a quick dip to cool off.  For those days when you might want a break from all the beach relaxation, Playa is a great home base for exploring the nearby Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba or Tulum; or you could head into Playa’s Avenida Quinta for a two mile long main street pedestrian friendly atmosphere filled with shops, restaurants, bars and hotels.  Located just a block or so off the beach, Avenida Quinta has everything a shopper could possibly want and then some.  With activities for everyone, it is easy to see why this is a favorite of so many.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico