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. Work out when and for how long to visit Riviera Maya and other Playa del Carmen attractions using our handy Playa del Carmen trip planner .
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  • Playa Del Carmen has a large clean beach on the Riviera Maya It can get crowded at weekends Great selection of beach bars/restaurants  more »
  • A wonderful place to visit, walking, relax, have fun, spend it super good at all times and at any time. Beautiful and charming places for all tastes. All the Riviera Maya offers hundreds of sites and attractions to enjoy them and enjoy them to the fullest,
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  • Was clean, friendly, busy, lots of great shops, restaurants, bars and access to a beautiful beach under the arches of two mermaids.  more »

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Where to stay in Playa del Carmen

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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