Playa del Carmen
Located just a 45 minute drive south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen
has transformed itself, seemingly overnight, into a sheik Caribbean
city with an eclectic flavor. Europeans have settled here and built
cafes and other businesses with a distinctly cosmopolitan feel. World
class jet setters either own property in the Playacar section or
they rent one of the many high end suites available for those who
can afford it. Then there are the tourists, those visiting from Cancun,
and the backpackers pulling the Mayan trail. All of these combine
into a unique atmosphere where people from all countries, all walks
of life, and all budgets come together to create a place that can't
quite be described to someone who has never been there.
So, if I were forced to choose between Playa del Carmen and Cancun,
which would I choose. If you have a week or more to stay, Playa del
Carmen is the hands down choice.
Why, what does Playa del Carmen have that's so great?
The three rules of business . . . location, Location, LOCATION!
Cancun's location is great, but the fact that Playa del Carmen has
its own shopping, nightlife, & etc., combined with the fact that
it is closer to nearby attractions put it in the center of everywhere
you want to be. The huge nightlife of Cancun is less than an hour
away . . . the ferry which takes people to Cozumel leaves from here,
the spectacular beauty of Tulum's ruins, Xel-Ha water park, the ruins
of Coba and a biosphere reserve . . . all less than an hour away.
All of which is completely beside the fact that Playa del Carmen
is beautiful, unique in its look, and has some of the best beaches
you will find anywhere.
That being said . . . a picture is worth a thousand words . . .
so check our Playa del Carmen pictures and you will begin to get
a feel for the flavor of this place.
If you think you want to give it a try, click on the hotels button
and you will find that Playa del Carmen has rooms for almost any