Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen

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Riviera Maya spreads throughout the exotic Yucatan coast, encompassing the most important historical and archeological sites of the ancient Mayas. Providing many diverse activities for everyone's taste, the district treats tourists to local or gourmet cuisine, relaxing spa massages, hikes through jungles, and tunnels of mangroves and natural pits to swim in. Scuba divers will find satisfaction exploring the second longest reef in the world-- the Belize Barrier Reef, and don't miss the Ancient Mayan ruins and pyramids. Use our Playa del Carmen family vacation planner to arrange your visit to Riviera Maya and other attractions in Playa del Carmen.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This is a great holiday area. Nice white sand beaches, shopping, lots of great restaurants, resorts and excursions available .  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Riviera Maya, an endless number of places to discover and share in the peninsula of Quintana roo and Yucatan staying locked up in a hotel or Park water would be the worst mistake that the traveller, committed since there are plenty of places to get to know the length and width of these States of the Mexican Republic
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  • August 9, 2017
    Shuttle from the hotel, in the middle of playa del Carmen is a lovely church. Some good branded shops h and m and some great brand shops Nike.  more »

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Look no farther than the shorefront if you're after a luxury hotel or resort with a swimming pool--some of the largest and most lavish options lie a few minutes from the town center, offering spacious settings and impeccable views over the water. The town center--especially the main street, Quinta Avenida--brims with smaller and more budget-friendly accommodations, a bit farther from the beach but just a stone's throw from a wide range of eateries and night spots.
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