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Situated along the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya Caribbean shoreline, Playa Del Carmen offers visitors sandy beaches, spectacular ancient ruins, outdoor adventures, and so much more. When you’re not relaxing on the palm-lined beach or marveling at the Chichen Itza pyramid, explore the wide array of things to do in Playa del Carmen. Let the vacation rental specialists at Casago be your guide as you experience Playa del Carmen’s vibrant nightlife scene, fantastic restaurants featuring fresh seafood and local cuisine, watersport activities, and more!
Those with an interest in history and archeology will definitely want to book an excursion to some of the nearby ancient Mayan sites, like Tulum or Muyil. Other popular Playa Del Carmen excursions will take you to natural aquariums and eco-parks. Below are a few of the most popular locations tourists love to visit:
Playa Del Carmen beaches offer something for everyone. There are some that are less crowded and more quiet, and there are also beaches that are more populated and have more things to do. Here are some of Playa Del Carmen’s top beaches:
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Playa del Carmen’s vibrant food scene features creative menus ranging from traditional Mexican cuisine to fresh takes on international fare. Here are Playa del Carmen restaurants you won’t want to miss: El Fogon: Known by many as Playa Del Carmen’s best taco restaurant. Food here is very affordable, averaging about $0.80 a taco. Try the wildly popular tacos “Al Pastor,” with thin slices of marinated, crisp pork shoulder. El Fogon has three locations on 30th Ave. El Sangha Rito: This spot is famous for its guacamole. There are many other items on the menu that are worth exploring, such as the dorados with chicken — you will not be disappointed! Alux: For a unforgettable dining experience head to Alux, located inside a cave that is more than 10,000 years old. The seating area is large, accommodating more than 250 people. If you want a more exclusive experience, you can head into one of the private vaults for your dinner. Reservations are required here, so try to book a few days in advance. If you want to try something truly exotic, Alux features many different authentic Mayan specialties.
Playa del Carmen nightlife is legendary for its exciting atmosphere, fun nightclubs, and Vegas-style shows. Here are some of the most popular places to go:
If you are looking to shop for souvenirs, mementos, and other regional items, La Quinta Avenida is where you want to go. La Quinta Avenida is Playa Del Carmen’s main street; it runs parallel to the shore and is a popular walkway for travelers and locals. Here you will find plenty of souvenir shops, boutiques, artisan vendors, and jewelry shops.
Casago can assist you in getting your trip to Playa Del Carmen started today! Our local experts have over 20 years of experience in making clients’ dream trips in Mexico happen. Our representatives can be reached 24/7 by phone or email. For more insider information on the best things to do in Playa del Carmen, or to book your beachside vacation rental, call us today!