Location Information

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General

Playa del Carmen is located in the north of the Mexican state Quintana Roo, along the Carribean Coast “Riviera Maya”.

The rapidly growing city is halfway between Cancún and Tulúm. Today, the city is a popular tourist destination at the Carribean coast of Mexico.

History

Xaman-Ha, which means waters of the North, is what early Mayan settlers called Playa del Carmen, as they used this area as a rest stop on their way to Cozumel Island. When travelling to Cozumel in search of the goddess of fertility Ixchel, Mayan women regularly stopped and visited Playa del Carmen. Originally this area was a small fishing village, but today it is – in addition to Cancún – one of the most rapidly growing cities and most popular tourist destinations in Mexico.

Nevertheless, the approximately 150,000 city residents have preserved a lot of its original charm. Unlike Cancún, located 70 kilometers north, Playa del Carmen offers a good mix of comfort and Mexican serenity. The sea and the beaches are just as heavenly as in Cancún, but the atmosphere is far less Americanized / commercialized. So you can avoid the crowds, relax, and also enjoy the much more pleasant prices!

Climate

Playa del Carmen is ideal year-round – the average air temperature is around 79 degrees Fahrenheit, the water temperature is 81 degrees Fahrenheit.

The best time to travel for European guests is in mid-October to late April because in summer the climate is quite hot and humid. In winter, however, there is a nice dry heat and the waters are still warm.

Geography

The long coastal beach of Playa del Carmen with its white sands and crystal clear turquoise sea conveys perfectly the typical Caribbean feeling.

Unlike Cancun and more like Cozumel Island, the sea is relatively calm and on the horizon you can see that the Yucatan is upstream. The waves and winds are very gentle – ideal for swimming/diving/snorkeling in the warm waters.

Incidentally, the world’s second largest reefs are found in Playa del Carmen and this makes the area one of the most famous diving spots worldwide. Most activities in Playa del Carmen can be found in or on the water. Therefore, snorkelers and divers of all experience levels can enjoy the beautiful waters inhabited by many tropical fish and cave diving adventure. Visitors can also borrow a kayak or take a deep-sea fishing trip.

Contact Details

Tel:+52 (984) 873 0467,  +52(984)873 3177

Email: info@playa-del-carmen-hotel.de

Address : Ave. 20 norte lote 33 entre calles 2 y 4 norte, Col. Centro. Playa del Carmen. Q.ROO.

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