Playa del Carmen has carved its own Euro-chic niche along the Yucatán Peninsula, making it a unique and fashionable place to plan your Mexican getaway. Expats, Canadians, Europeans and South Americans alike relax at the beachside lounges and restaurants, upholding this small enclave's budding reputation as the place in Quintana Roo to see and be seen.
La Quinta Avenida, 5th Avenue, features 22 outdoor city blocks worth of eateries, bars, nightclubs and endless shopping. Playa's swaths of white sand beaches and brilliantly turquoise waters are sure to impress even the most selective beach goers.
Located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Puerto Aventuras is perfectly situated for day trips to Merida, Coba, Cozumel or other local attractions. A 9 hole golf course, soon to be 18, (under construction), is one of the many activities offered along with diving (open water and Cenote), snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking, tennis, deep-sea fishing and bicycle tours. If your mission is to just chill out, then reading, snoozing and swimming at the 1.5 mile long peaceful beach is always and option.
Akumal is located about forty-five minutes south of Playa Del Carmen and twenty minutes south of Puerto Aventuras. It is divided into sub areas of Akumal, Akumal Bay, Aventuras Akumal, and South Akumal. This area was settled and developed by Don Pablo Bush and home to some of the prettiest beaches and best diving in the Yucatan Peninsula. The barrier reef that protects Akumal keeps the waters calm and gorgeous, making it a perfect vacation spot for families.