Beach, pool, buffet, beach, pool, buffet, your next Playa del Carmen vacation doesn’t have to be routine, break free and explore this incredible seaside town in the Mexican Caribbean! Check out this list of 5 things to do in Playa del Carmen we’ve created for you:
1.- Playa del Carmen breakfast! The most important meal of the day. You’ll find the street vendors near the ADO bus station selling the most delicious cochinita tortas and tacos in the mornings, super inexpensive and speedy!
Looking for a more relaxed and healthy start to your day? Definitely visit La Cueva del Chango or Nativo Playa del Carmen for fresh juices, authentic Mexican chilaquiles or fruit crepes in a cool setting. If you’re in the mood for something a bit fancier, be sure to indulge in the cuisine in the beachfront restaurant Keel of The Carmen Hotel in Playa.
2.- El Acuario de Playa del Carmen. This new attraction is a stunning three story Playa del Carmen aquarium with more than 200 marine species to discover! Located on 5th between 12th and 14th Streets, the aquarium in Playa del Carmen is a magical space to explore and learn all about the creatures of the deep and the importance of preserving our ocean environments. Wheelchair and pet friendly, it’s a great way to share a couple of hours with the whole family.
3.- Shopping on 5th Avenue Playa del Carmen is popular for good reason, from local artisans selling paintings and handwoven goods to high end boutiques with diamonds and luxury designer items.
Mexico is famous for its silver, intricate embroidered items and of course, tequila, this is the place to find unique souvenirs and bring home the perfect piece to remind you of your special Mexico vacation. Enjoy a little stroll down 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, it offers some of the best people watching in the world, you don’t need to spend a peso to be entertained by the characters who visit from every corner of the planet.
4.- Playa del Carmen beach clubs and rooftop patios offer some of the most chic day parties to enjoy in the Mexican Caribbean sunshine. Visit the famous Mamita’s or Kool Beach Club Playa del Carmen for techno vibes and a party atmosphere, groove on the beach with hot DJs and cool drinks. Hit a rooftop pool bar for incredible views of the Cozumel Island and great ocean breezes, The Carmen Hotel or The Palm offer perfect rooftop fun to see and be seen while enjoying culinary treats and refreshing cocktails.
5.- Playa del Carmen at night is a vibrant and dynamic experience! You’ll enjoy world-class dining with incredible chefs at Playa del Carmen restaurants like Plank or Frida Kahlo Restaurante. Go authentic with real Mexican tacos and treats at one of the endless taquerias in town (hint, look for the place with a line of locals, the chairs may be plastic but the food will be gold!)
After dinner it’s time to really kick up your heels and let loose at one of the Playa del Carmen nightclubs. Discover the Vegas-style shows of Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen, dance all night to hot music at Mandala or La Vaquita or enjoy mojitos and live salsa at La Bodeguita del Medio with its Cuban flare.
The Playa del Carmen party goes all night and brings us back to #1 and breakfast all over again. Be sure to break from your routine and get out and see all the incredible things to do in Playa del Carmen.
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