Playa del Carmen Life
Playa del Carmen was originally a quiet fishing village known Xaman-Ha, which in Mayan means “waters of the north”. Today, Playa del Carmen, known by locals as “Playa”, is one of the cities with the major population growth in Latin America and its tourism industry is in constant progress.
The town has grown along the beach and the urban development feel the closeness to the sea. The main street is called Quinta Avenida, or 5th Avenue. It is a pedestrian walkway and a common point of reference.
With more than 160 000 inhabitants, Playa is now considered as the “heart ” of the Riviera between Cancun and Tulum and is the perfect place to stay to explore the Yucatan Peninsula. ( very close from the famous Mayan archeological sites and theme parks, as Xcaret, Xel-Ha, and Xplor).
The surroundings of Playa del Carmen offer great opportunities to practice fishing, snorkeling, and swimming in sink holes, as well as land activities such as zip line, and horseback riding, among others.