Playa del Carmen review

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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stevenguyen stevengu…
81 reviews
Jul 03, 2007
This island is just half an hour with ferry from the city, and it costs about 10-15 USD roundtrip. Playa has some of the best beaches in the world. The sand is soft, the water is clear, and the sun is hot. Look for some of the more secluded beaches a little south of town. You should hop on and spend a day on the island that is worldfamous for it's snorkelling! There are also some beaches on the east side of the island that are perfect for surfing. The ferry dock is located south on 5th Avenida, and ferries run almost every hour. Forty to forty-five minutes away from Playa by boat is Cozumel, the biggest island in the Mexican Caribbean. Beaches are very safe, take regular precautions.

If you are traveling to Playa del Carmen you are probably going there for the beach. And this is a great picture of their beach. One end has the local's fishing boats, while the other is for swimming. It is fun to watch the locals coming in from the ocean with their daily catch. The water is warm, relatively clear, although not for snorkeling. There were not a lot of fish or underwater life, so you'll have to snorkel further down towards Tulum

You can see some things if you just go snorkelling straight from the beach, and the best is at Coco beach north of the city. But for the best snorkelling it is better to go on a tour. All over the city you can find agencies organizing all kinds of trips.

The food is very good but the service makes it an exceptional experience. In Playa you can walk down the 'Quinta Avenida'. This street is a succession of shops, bars and restaurants. You'll can enjoy the cheerfulness and the colours of Playa.
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