This sunny beach destination is popular for its close proximity to Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel, but there's so much more to love about this bustling ocean town. Spend your time in Playa del Carmen sunbathing on the sands, or venture inland for a day of shopping and touring, as you wander the coblestoned stretch of Fifth Avenue, packed with unique souveniers, artisan crafts and restraunts serving a variety of cuisine, both local and international.
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Festive Season Celebration: Experience Xcaret Posadas, thrilling Christmas pageants at Xcaret Park, throughout the month of December. Admission is included with a stay at Hotel Xcaret México (All-Fun Inclusive™)
Playa del Carmen offers world-class scuba diving and snorkeling, without the crowds and bustle of Cozumel. Schedule a snorkeling tour to explore the nearby reef and its colorful schools of fish and vibrant corals.
Fifth Avenue is a long stretch of cobblestone street packed with shops, galleries, restaurants and nightclubs. Get the full tourist experience by browsing here, but don't be afraid to wander down side streets to discover the hidden gems just steps off of the main thoroughfare.
Want to explore outside of town? Playa del Carmen is the main ferry port for Cozumel, so schedule a day trip and check out this unique island destination. Book a tour of Tulum, the ancient Mayan city whose well-preserved ruins still stand on the cliffs above the clear blue sea, or check out the nearby Xcaret eco-adventure park.
With average yearly temperatures between 70 and 90F, there's never a bad time to experience Playa del Carmen. The spring is known for milder temperatures and drier weather, while the summer months are hot and sunny. September and October are the wettest months of the year, considered Playa del Carmen's rainy season.
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