Playa del Carmen (Mexico) Reviews
Description:City: Playa del Carmen / Country: Mexico / World Region: Central America / Playa del Carmen is a city on the coast of ... more
Playa del Carmen (Mexico) ... the Caribbean Sea in the north east of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, located at 20.62° North, 87.07° West. The city is the seat of the Solidaridad municipality. In the 2005 census the city had a population of about 100,383 people, and is rapidly growing in population. It is the third-largest city in Quintana Roo, after Cancún and Chetumal. Originally a small fishing town, tourism to Playa del Carmen began with the passenger ferry service to Cozumel, an island across the Cozumel Channel and world-famous scuba diving destination. While passing through, many people realized that it was a nice place to relax away from the crowds of Cancún but with the same quality beaches and turquoise waters. While perhaps not as impressive as Cozumel, Playa del Carmen's coast offers some good scuba diving opportunities, as well as cenote diving for the more adventurous.
Newest Review: ... out to sea and looked back you didnt know there was any otheer hotels around. The food was spectacular and everything was in such abundance I must have put on a stone atleast. I could thoroughly recommend this place. After reading comments I thought I had better add a bit about hotel, resort etc. Well.. Hotel was wonderful when we arrived and saw this huge elaborate entrance with bronze ... more
Customer Playa del Carmen (Mexico) Reviews (1)
by - written on 22/10/01, updated on 24/10/01 (Useful, 433 readings)
We went to Playa del Carmen last November and spent the most spectacular 2 weeks there at the Riu Yucatan. You know when you long for the holiday of a lifetime, so memorable you relive it over and over again.. well thats how we felt about Playa del Carmen. The people and the setting were magical. Although quite a few hotels in the area unless you went right out to sea and looked back you didnt know there was any otheer hotels around. The food was spectacular and everything was in such abundance I must have put on a stone atleast. I could thoroughly recommend this place. After reading comments I thought I had better add a bit about hotel, ... Read the complete review
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