Is Playa del Carmen Worth Visiting?

Playa del Carmen, located in Mexico's sun-drenched Riviera Maya, is recognized globally for its breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant cultural offerings. Renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, dazzling white sand beaches, and the famous Fifth Avenue, a pedestrian walkway filled with exciting shops, authentic Mexican restaurants, lively bars, and local artisans showcasing their crafts. A haven for water enthusiasts, it offers scuba diving experiences among the awe-inspiring coral reefs, while those interested in the rich history can explore the nearby Mayan ruins. Whether you seek tranquility, adventure, rich history, or the vibrant nightlife, Playa del Carmen is an idyllic tropical paradise that caters to all.

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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 4 experiences

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Things to do

4.4/5

Safety

4/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

4/5

Solo travel experience

I stayed in Playa Del Carmen for a week and felt relatively safe walking during the day. At night it gets a bit chaotic on the main street, which I wouldn't go to by myself.

Posted: May 31, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Playa del Carmen for my first solo trip. I was 2 blocks away from the beach and about 3 blocks away from La Quinta (5th Avenue). I had a nice time on the Avenue and went on a few excursions.

Posted: April 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I enjoyed my solo trip to Playa Del Carmen. Lots of excursions and cheap (safe) places on Airbnb to choose from. Quite a lot of places to walk around. Taxis everywhere. Excellent food. Beautiful beaches. Cheap buses that run from town to town and can also take you to the Mayan ruins.

Posted: March 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I'm a dancer attending to a special event in Gotenburg from June 12th to 18th and then I will explore the country. I'm really clean and open minded.

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Paola

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Hi, My name is Paola and I'm interested in culture, architecture, art, books, camping, cinema, dancing, events & social, food & cuisine, health, live music, nature, photography, running, solo travel and history

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Hello, I'm Kary and I'm interested in culture, animals, art, history, live music, nature, nightlife, photography and diving

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