Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen…the heart of Mexico’s Caribbean
Playa del Carmen is a city made up of cultures from around the world, with influences from Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Boasting unspoiled coastlines, crystal clear blue water and a commitment to preserving its natural surroundings, Playa del Carmen’s intimate charm offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle found in most other resort areas. Tree-lined pedestrian walkways present a seemingly endless array of shops, restaurants and lounges. White sand beaches and lush green jungles beckon. Here you will meet backpackers, jet setters and sun worshippers. With restaurants, nightlife, and endless activities set within a tropical paradise, Playa del Carmen has become a world-class vacation destination and a playground for the world. And, best of all, Playa del Carmen offers the warmth and beauty of a tropical climate, where the average temperature hovers around 80 degrees year round.
Shopping – Stroll the pedestrian walkway of Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue). You will find over a mile of unique shops offering the latest styles in clothing and beachwear, unusual handicrafts, artwork, jewelry, leather and imports from all over the Caribbean. And don’t forget everyone’s favorite souvenirs: Mexican tequila and Cuban cigars!
Food & Restaurants – Mexican, Yucatecan, Italian, Argentinian and a hos
t of other international restaurants line Quinta Avenida. Within a block of the Luna Blue Hotel & Bar, there are over a dozen excellent restaurants. Once you begin your Fifth Avenue stroll, you will find many, many more within a short distance. With all of the spectacular choices of fare, you can have a different theme every meal.
Nightlife – When the sun goes down, Playa starts to party. Begin your evening in a small cafe watching the nightly promenade on Quinta Avenida or listening to strolling mariachis. After dinner, visit one of the local clubs for jazz, blues or world music. Tequila tasting at local bars is another favorite pastime. In the later hours, wander down to one of the beachside nightclubs to dance in the sand until dawn. The next day, after a long nap on the beach, you’ll be ready to do it again.
The Caribbean Sea – It’s always beach weather in Playa del Carmen. Temperatures average 80 to 85 degrees year round . Take a walk in white powder sand. Swim in crystal clear waters. Watch sunlight and shadows change the color of the sky and the sea countless shades of blue. From the days of the ancient Mayans, the beauty of this shoreline has nutured the soul and invigorated the spirit.