Overview Playa del Carmen

Visiting Playa del Carmen

A stroll on Caribbean shores or an afternoon of bird-watching is about as exciting as things get around Playa del Carmen—so don’t expect the glitz of other Mexican resorts. Instead, you’ll see that Playa combines the rustic charms of a small Mexican fishing village with the amenities of a much larger destination. In addition to snorkeling and other water sports, visitors can take a day trip to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulúm.... Read More A stroll on Caribbean shores or an afternoon of bird-watching is about as exciting as things get around Playa del Carmen—so don’t expect the glitz of other Mexican resorts. Instead, you’ll see that Playa combines the rustic charms of a small Mexican fishing village with the amenities of a much larger destination. In addition to snorkeling and other water sports, visitors can take a day trip to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulúm.    Close

Stories and Tips Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen.2004 | Part 5

Written by jen_iloveplaya.com on 28 Apr, 2004

|Tuesday, March 2| ::Chichen Itza:: We got up early and actually went to the correct bus station and bought our tickets to Chichen Itza. I've wanted to go every year, but always put it off, because the bus ride is four hours, each way. The…Read More


Playa del Carmen.2004 | Part 3

Written by jen_iloveplaya.com on 28 Apr, 2004

|Sunday, February 29| We awoke around 8 AM and headed over to grab coffee for the balcony. We go to either Cafe Sasta or Java Joes. Cafe Sasta has bigger cups, but gets busy and sometimes there is quite a wait. Java Joes has…Read More


Playa del Carmen.2004 | Part 2

Written by jen_iloveplaya.com on 28 Apr, 2004

|Saturday, February 28| ::Isla Mujeres:: By 6 AM, we were wide awake. I got up and tried to find an open coffee shop, but couldn't so I got my fix at a mini-mart. We took a long, morning stroll along a paved, shoreline walkway. Back downtown, we…Read More


Playa del Carmen.2004 | Part 1

Written by jen_iloveplaya.com on 28 Apr, 2004

|Friday, February 27| My flight departed about twenty minutes late--at 7:20 AM. This year, I paid $272 for a ticket on Champion Air, purchased through MLT Vacations with a ten percent discount. I had an aisle seat, so I didn't get to see Cancun's striking coastal…Read More


Riu Palace

Written by milhouse on 01 Feb, 2003

We did a bit of researching in making the decision and prior to our departure. Much of what we had heard was true. The weather was rather cloudy and cool - we needed a light sweater in the evening and had to request a blanket…Read More


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Fishermen's Village Timeshare sales

Written by Cantin2 on 09 Jan, 2003

FISHERMENS VILLAGE TIMESHARE SALES: NOT ALL THE SHARKS ARE IN THE WATER Some of the sharks are on land as timeshare salespersons that work for the notorious Sunset Group that realtors claim are known for high-pressure tactics and utter disregard for the truth. They will tell you…Read More


Internet cafes

Written by Cantin2 on 30 Nov, 2002

Playa del carmen has quite a few internet cafes. They range in price from $1.00 per hour to $10.00 hour. The cafes in the central plaza tend to be more expensive because there is more visitor traffic there due to the proximity of the bus…Read More


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Playa del Carmen''s charms

Written by PatandCorinne on 06 Jan, 2003

If you want a concrete jungle with highrise towers, go to Cancun. If you want a small town carved out of the jungle with some charm, visit Playa del Carmen, about one hour south of Cancun. Playa is a bustling town that has retained a…Read More


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Massage Therapy in a Palapa

Written by Stircrazy on 27 Sep, 2001

I'm a regular massage client, with the same therapist for about 12 years, but TheGolfer is so touchy about who has hands on his bod that he has only had one massage in his life. That was when his back went out and he was…Read More


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Diego...Tulum Official Guide

Written by Stircrazy on 29 Sep, 2001

Upon arriving at the entrance to Tulum and the ruins, we disembarked the limo and hustled over to the hut to engage an official guide for our tour of the ruins. The hut was shaded with palms and across the plaza from the shopping area, near…Read More


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