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Playa del Carmen Mexico, Quintana Roo

Top reasons to visit:

  • Beach (1647)
  • Nightlife (618)
  • Shopping (555)
  • Diving (358)
  • Relaxation (353)
  • Food (301)
  • Snorkeling (288)
  • Sand Beaches (204)
  • Restaurants (192)
  • Beach Walks (158)

Playa del Carmen was highly rated for beach by 256 guests from the United States!

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The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Playa del Carmen mean to you?

Jason
Jason, Canada

21 days ago Report

The beach is very accessible from town and there is nice mix of beach clubs, where you pay a nominal fee for the use of a chair and/or umbrella for the day, and open beach to lay on a towel.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Playa del Carmen.

Darcy
Darcy, United States of America

10 days ago Report

There is everything from small local Mexican boutiques to big-name stores. I especially loved a little shop called Narcisa, with reasonably priced Mexican designed clothing that was flattering and comfy. Shalom also has fun Bohemian styles.

Why do you recommend Playa del Carmen for food?

Jason
Jason, Canada

21 days ago Report

There's a good selection of restaurants which are mostly comprised of Mexican, Italian and Seafood. There are lots of other options as well, and at different price points, so there seems to be something for everyone. I love that a lot of the restaurants are on 5th avenue, which makes for great people watching.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Jan
Jan, United States of America

6 days ago Report

El Oasis Mariscos (Playa del Carmen) - 50 Avenida Sur / Calle 12 Nte

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Playa del Carmen.

Anonymous, Unknown location

6 days ago Report

Walking through 5th avenue, drink and listen to music next to the beach, great massage

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Playa del Carmen?

Nelly
Nelly, Bulgaria

29 days ago Report

In case you have a car, better to live in the closed village Playacar, part if wich is even on the walking distance. Very green and quiet.

What is it about the people in Playa del Carmen that makes them so watchable?

irishmexican43
irishmexican43, United States of America

26 days ago Report

cosmopolitan, friendly people and business owners, from different countries
  • Sightseeing 43 endorsements

How can you enjoy the sights in Playa del Carmen while avoiding the crowds?

Thomas
Thomas, Canada

6 days ago Report

Walk down the middle of 5th Avenue
  • Gourmet Food 85 endorsements

Is Playa del Carmen the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Geoffrey
Geoffrey, Canada

16 days ago Report

Carboncitos Restaurant the best.
  • Friendly People 63 endorsements

What makes the people from Playa del Carmen so friendly? Tell us your story.

Geoffrey
Geoffrey, Canada

16 days ago Report

The need to sell time shares, beer and nachos!
  • Sand Beaches 204 endorsements

What made the beach in Playa del Carmen unforgettable?

James
James, United States of America

2 days ago Report

better than Cancun and Cozumel
  • Culture 57 endorsements

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Playa del Carmen?

Andrea Alejandra
Andrea Alejandra, Mexico

27 days ago Report

Knowing about the mexican culture and traditions as well as art
  • Beach Walks 158 endorsements

How could the beaches in Playa del Carmen be made better for walking?

Anonymous, Unknown location

6 days ago Report

Nice sand and water color
  • Tourism 36 endorsements

How is tourism changing Playa del Carmen?

Tasha
Tasha, Canada

14 days ago Report

I hated 5th Ave but you can get "normal" Mexico one block away.
  • Fishing 13 endorsements

Did you find anything frustrating about fishing in Playa del Carmen?

Anonymous, Unknown location

17 days ago Report

our family of 4 caught 2 baracuddas, a wahoo, sailfish and a blue Marlin. What a day!!!!
  • Bars 115 endorsements

What did you enjoy most about bar hopping in Playa del Carmen?

dorothy
dorothy, United States of America

22 days ago Report

just having fun
  • Art 1 endorsement

Tell us what you really thought about the art in Playa del Carmen?

Andrea Alejandra
Andrea Alejandra, Mexico

27 days ago Report

Knowing about the mexican culture and traditions as well as art
  • Sunbathing 57 endorsements

What was it in particular that made sunbathing so nice in Playa del Carmen?

Anonymous, Unknown location

6 days ago Report

Great weather, lot of space to put a towel or rent a bed.
  • Snorkeling 288 endorsements

Anonymous, Unknown location

7 days ago Report

Love love love. Can't wait to go back.

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