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Holidays to Playa del Carmen

Overview of Playa del Carmen holidays

In one respect, Playa del Carmen is certainly a beach resort: it is a thriving holiday resort with miles of picturesque beaches. Visitors on Playa del Carmen holiday also find resort amenities, which can be of a very good standard, close at hand along the famed 5th Avenue, also known as La Quinta or Quinto Avenida. The extensive beaches and the opportunity to explore some rather quaint smaller destinations a few miles along the coast, contribute to a more expansive feel than many people associate with a typical beach resort.

Holidays in Playa del Carmen probably concentrate on the first instance on 5th Avenue, where there are international restaurants and lots of places to buy a drink, meaning that many holidaymakers come to think of 5th Avenue as the central party area. Around 5th Avenue, there are plenty of other holiday amenities, including tour operators, Internet cafes, and diving shops. However, roaming a little further afield brings travellers to a more Mexican side of Playa del Carmen, where the Mexican restaurants of 30th Avenue, away from the tourist zone, provide a different flavour for Playa del Carmen holidays.

At night time the town fills with life along 5th Avenue, with restaurants, clubs and other temptations. It is only a 45-minute walk along the main avenue, but within this area there is a lot to keep party-goers occupied, with a genial atmosphere being very common.

For many holidaymakers, though, it is the beach and the beach activity that are the key to holidays in Playa del Carmen. With plenty of white sand along the extensive coast it is possible to find quiet spots, even if the beaches near the ferry terminal get busy with sunbathers and water sports enthusiasts. The beaches are clean, with a clean-up every day and there are numerous opportunities for snorkelling, diving, and fishing.

Furthermore, if the party life of Playa del Carmen holidays becomes too much, there is a convenient escape further along the coast at places such as the Chaak Tun Cave. Small places like this are quieter than the central attractions in Playa and it is frequently possible to swim or sunbathe in comparative seclusion. Even back in cosmopolitan Playa the northern beach can provide a little seclusion and, like everything else, is within walking distance of 5th Avenue.

 
 
 
 
 

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