Situated right in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen is the region’s top destination for shopping, dining and nightlife. There is plenty to keep you occupied right here, although Playa (as it is called by the locals) also serves as an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the Riviera Maya.
Playa del Carmen is world famous for its stylish beach clubs. Offering a pampering alternative to the public beaches, these clubs offer food and beverage services, a variety of spa treatments and aquatic sports, plus access to restrooms, showers and pools.
After your day at the beach, head into town and take a stroll along the pedestrian Fifth Avenue, locally known as the “Quinta Avenida” or simply just “La Quinta” (“the Fifth”). La Quinta is the place to see and be seen in Playa del Carmen. By day it’s packed with people browsing the shops and boutiques; by night roving musicians entertain diners in its many colourful restaurants and bars.