The enchanting Playa del Carmen, often considered the hidden treasure of Cancun in Mexico, is surely one of the most famous diving destinations in the whole world. It is not surprising, taking into account the location being extremely rich in mysterious underwater caverns and vibrant sea life. It is a destination also full of amazing beaches where people can relax, swim, sunbath and enjoy. Although it used to be a small fishing village in the past, Playa del Carmen has evolved into a real modern treat, offering plenty of activities that could satisfy even the most demanding visitors.
The beach activities are incredibly diverse. They include snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and, of course, simply resting on the white sands or soaking in the crystal waters. There are also many historical sites nearby, such as the ancient ruins of the Coba Mayan Village, providing tourists with a modest insight into the life of the ancient Mayas, who represented one of the most fascinating ancient civilization. You can also visit the Jungle Place sanctuary and interact with various animals, for example, the notoriously playful spider monkeys.
For those who are not much into history or watersports, there are plenty of other things to be enjoyed. If you are in the mood for some shopping, we recommend the famous 5th avenue where you can find various shops. As for delicious food, there is an array of restaurants and bars from which you can choose. Only to mention some, there is Kaxapa factory, famous for its Venezuelan cuisine and El fogon, offering authentic Mexican food, such as tacos or nopel nibs. Make sure not to miss AH Cacao Chocolate cafe, where you can enjoy Mayan drinking chocolate or other delicious deserts you will surely find tasty. Whatever your taste might be, you will surely not regret embarking on the incredible adventure of visiting Playa del Carmen!