Playa del Carmen Resorts

Playa del Carmen resorts are a popular choice for tourists looking for a relaxing sunshine fuelled vacation.

Before all the hotels, restaurants and bars were built, Playa del Carmen used to be a small fishing village based in a serene coastal location in Mexico.

The former village has now become a genuine alternative to Cancun though as a popular holidays destination. There are pedestrian paths along the coast and a variety of shops to explore. There is also a rural section which has been untouched by tourism and development. This section is home to many local people and their families.

If you plan to stay in Playa and you enjoy your nightlife, then you will be in for a great experience. There are a wide range of restaurants, bars, clubs and shows that cater for many different of tastes. From the popular and lively Coco Bongo Club, Carlos and Charley's and Senor Frog's to the quieter, more low key bars where you can embrace the atmosphere and relax in peace.

Looking out from Playa del Carmen Resor

Choosing the Right Resort

If you don't fancy the nightlife you can always stay in the comfort of your resort and look forward to another day of sunbathing ahead. Popular Playa del Carmen resorts are a key factor to the increase in tourism for the area.

You could base your Mexico vacation in one of the popular luxurious hotels like the Secrets Maroma Resort, the Royal Playa Resort the El Taj Condo Hotel, the Mandarin Oriental, the Rosewood Mayakoba or the Banyan Tree Mayakoba.

If you have a tight budget however there are also a variety of good quality hotels that provide package offers for cheap vacations.

Many tourists choose to base their holiday in one of their favourite nearby hotels and venture out to the main centre in Playa del Carmen to discover exciting attractions and to find new things to do.

Panoramic View from the beach in Playa del Carmen



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