Playa del Carmen – A brief travel guide

Playa del Carmen has a very wide range of hotels that suit everyone’s needs, from the cheap hotels for backpacker to the wedding couple looking for pure luxurious relaxation. A unique mix of archaeological experts, dive junkets, backpackers and young hipsters makes Playa del Carmen a truly authentic place.

Playa del Carmen view

The 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen 

A good part of your time will revolve around 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen (La Quinta Avenida). This is one of the most important activities in Playa del Carmen. This is the main street that runs parallel to the ocean with all the intersecting streets that lead to the beach. It is a 2-miles pedestrian cobblestoned street, where you go for coffee in the morning, get lunch, shop for everything from crafts to expensive silver, have dinner, browse art, go dancing and go to see and to be seen.

Nightclubs Playa del Carmen

When the sun goes down the Playa del Carmen’s party scene awakens. Mayan Explore gives you a selection of the best nightclubs in Playa del Carmen:

Nightclubs in Playa del Carmen Nightclubs in Playa del Carmen Party Playa del Carmen La Santanera


Playa del Carmen Church

Coco Bongo one of the best nightclubs in Playa del Carmen is a huge party venue located in the 12th street well known for its famous shows offering a musical mix journeying through 70s, 80s, 90s, dance, trance and hip hop. Palazzo is one of the newest nightclubs in Playa del Carmen, the must to visit for locals every weekend. La Santanera is the heaven for electronic music. The nightclubs in Playa del Carmen have a unique sense of fun for everybody’s desires.

Playa del Carmen best beaches

Playa del Carmen best beaches are occupied by some famous beach clubs in the area. Mayan Explore recommends you visit some beachclubs that offer a high quality service:

Playa del Carmen best beaches

Playa mamitas

Kool Beach

Canibal Royal

Mosquito Beach club

Blue Parrot Beach club

Playa del Carmen is the best place for snorkeling since you have the Mesoamerican Reef 500 meters away from offshore.

Playa del Carmen sand sculptures

The best beaches in Playa del Carmen you can find them in Playacar where you will have an amazing view of the Caribbean sea and Cozumel without the noise of the famous beachclubs.

Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Mexican food blends the influences of the old and new worlds. There are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen that you can go to have breakfast or have an excellent dinner. Many common ingredients (such as tomatoes, chiles, turkey, vanilla, chocolate and corn were consumed in pre-Columbian times, whereas others (dairy, beef, chicken, wheat, onions and garlic were introduced by the Spanish and French. 

Playa del Carmen´s 5th Avenue is filled with a variety of restaurants to satisfy ever type of vacationer. One of our favorite mexican restaurants is Casa Adela. Check out our top restaurants in Playa del Carmen.

Playa del Carmen ocean view

In Playa del Carmen you will never get bored. There’s a wide range of activities to discover depending if you would like an adventure, romantic, fun or cultural experience.  Mayan Explore will always give you the best activities to do in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen.. Explore a vibrant, colorful and cosmopolitan village where everybody wants to live.


Playa del Carmen view


Travel guide to the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum. Features hotels, original activities, tours, restaurants and wedding planning.
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