Playa del Carmen - a resort town situated on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Playa, located about 50 km. from the airport and 60 km. from Cancun, in the middle of the Riviera Maya. Riviera Maya - a Caribbean coast length of over 100 km, from Cancun to Tulum.

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Map of Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mexico is relatively young resort, tourism here has been developing since the late 80s, when the usual fishing village with a population of 1,500 people joined the ferry to the island of Cozumel.
The main tourist street in Playa, is 5th Avenue which is located along the beach. On it there are restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and a disco, it happens, so discos are held on the beach. In Playa del Carmen, as well as Cancun is the most pretentious disco Riviera Maya Coco Bongo (Soso-Bongo).
Unlike Cancun accommodation is cheaper to order an average of $ 40-50, you can remove the normal accommodation for two in a 5-10 minute walk to the beach. In Cancun, for this price you can stay in a hotel or hostel in 10-20 minutes by taxi or bus.

How to get to Playa del Carmen

Direct scheduled flights from Russia is not Mexico. You can fly with transfers in Europe, the United States or Cuba. Usually, the cheapest flights are through the US, but it needs a US visa, even if you do not leave the airport. Arrival will be at Cancun airport. With transfers while on the road would be 15 hours.
In addition, from November to the end of March Transaero performs a direct charter flight from Domodedovo airport, flight time 13 hours

How to get from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen

From the airport to Playa del Carmen can be reached in several ways.

1. The most economical way to get to Playa bus ADO. Sale of tickets and stop is a few dozen meters from the exit of the airport. You can ask any passer Donde la parada de autobús a Playa del Carmen (Donde la parade de autobus a la Playa del Carmen). Buses run from 8.00 to 23.30, the fare of 130 pesos, or $ 10. Time on the road about a half hour.
2. Shuttle bass (Shared Shuttle) - this is the type of our minibuses, carrying tourists stopping to each hotel.
3. By taxi from the airport to Playa ride will cost more than 50 dollars.

Climate Playa del Carmen

The average monthly temperature, ° C

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In Playa del Carmen sustained a mild climate throughout the year. The average winter temperature is + 26 ° C, while in the summer more than + 30 ° C. From May to the end of November during the rainy season, they are particularly intense in the end avgusat in September and October.

Playa del Carmen attractions

Close to Playa del Carmen, there are a number of tourist attractions that you can visit, both independently and as part of a tour group.
Xcaret –national eco-archaeological, cultural and entertainment park. Here is a collection of entertainment and facilities for active recreation: diving, snorkelling, underwater journey through the river, swimming with dolphins, horseback riding, theater performance, a cave with bats and much more. Xcaret (Xcaret) is a 15 minute drive from Playa del Carmen, and one hour from Cancun. Entrance fee to the park an average of $ 100, depending on the level of the purchased ticket.
Chichen Itza (Chichén Itzá) – political and cultural center of the Mayan civilization and one of the most famous and iconic archaeological monuments of this culture.
Koba – Archaeological Site of the Mayan culture
Tulum – the ruins of the pre-Columbian city of Maya civilization, located on the 12 meter high cliffs on the shores of the Caribbean Sea.
Cozumel – an island located in front of Playa del Carmen, a 45-minute ferry ride. The island has a tourist infrastructure, the archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization. Twice a year, held on Cozumel porn Olympiad (from 27 to 31 May and from 22 to 26 October).
Cancun – famous and popular resort town on the Caribbean coast.
Sian Ka'an – Biosphere Reserve, a total area of 5280 km². The reserve includes tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, as well as 110 km. the world's second largest Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. On the territory of Sian Ka'an is more than two dozen archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization.
Sac Actun– a huge cave system with underground rivers. In 2013 it was considered the second largest in the world.

Shopping

In Playa large number of souvenir shops where you can buy: the poncho, sombrero, various souvenirs and clothing. One of the main associations with Mexico is tequila varieties, which are a large number, prices start at a few dollars a bottle and ends a few hundred dollars. Also in Playa del Carmen, you can buy cigars: Cuban, Dominican, etc., prices start from 4-5 dollars per cigar. Most of the shops are located on 5th Avenue, but before committing to buying them, I advise you to visit the Walmart shopping center, it will help you save money.

Where to eat in Playa del Carmen

In Playa del Carmen, a large number of cafes and restaurants of different levels, this problem will not be having lunch. But here we must bear in mind that at a Mexican restaurant and a café almost always meant a tip of 10%, sometimes they fit in myself through. Another thing is if you want to eat well and do not overpay. In this case there are Chinese restaurants where 3 - 5 dollars you can eat well and no one will have to ask for a tip. It is also not a bad coffee shop is in the Walmart supermarket. If you live in or withdraw hostole apartments themselves are cooking food in Walmart supermarket it is quite possible to purchase products.

Hotels and hostels in Playa del Carmen

In Playa del Carmen is a wide choice of hotels and hostels of different price categories. Prices start at about $ 15-20 per night for a bed in a hostel or a modest room again at the hostel or hotel room and ends up costing more than $ 500 a night in a five star hotel. In both cases, the road to the beach can take 5-10 min., Although many expensive hotels are located almost on the beach. At the rate affects the seasonal factor. To search for a better hotel to use the search system, which included the greatest number of services on selection of hotels, Find cheap hotels

Playa del Carmen travel photos

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The architectural composition on the beach in Playa del Carmen.

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ADO bus stop and Tucker beside her.

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The road to the beach at the intersection of 5th Avenue.

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Fifth Avenue.

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Souvenir shop next to the beach.

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Mexico has a lot of popularity as in a cafe or restaurant table next to sing a song.

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The usual street in Playa del Carmen.

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Gift Shop, clothes and alcohol on Fifth Avenue.

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The same store inside.

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Another store with a large selection of goods on 5th Avenue.

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A small part of a display of tequila at Walmart supermarket.

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Fifth Avenue at night.

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Beach in Playa del Carmen

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