Mexico : Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen has dug its own Euro-chic niche along the Yucatán peninsula. Sophisticated expatriates and Europeans on holiday relax in the seafront lounges, maintaining the nascent reputation of this small enclave as the place in Quintana Roo to see and be seen.

Playa del Carmen is a fun beach town on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, which is part of the classic itinerary of the Mayan Riviera on the coast. Playa del Carmen is best known for its beaches, festivals and giant seaside resorts. But there’s the whole other side of town. It is an ideal hub for independent travellers who have a lot to do indoors and outdoors.

The Country
Between the two Americas, Mexico is a prime Latin destination. The remains of pre-Columbian civilizations and the many natural curiosities make the journey exciting and full of mysteries. In the footsteps of the Mayan and Aztec peoples, you will discover some of the best preserved and most beautiful archaeological sites in Latin America.

The City
Playa del Carmen, now one of the largest cities in Quintana Roo, ranks alongside Tulum as one of the trendiest places on the Riviera. Located to the lee of Cozumel, the city’s beaches are full of fit Europeans. The city is ideally located: close to Cancun International Airport, but south enough to allow easy access to Cozumel, Tulum, Cobá and other interesting destinations. The reefs are excellent and offer diving and snorkeling nearby. Look for rays, morays, sea turtles and a wide variety of corals. The lavender sea fans offer very picturesque views.

  • October-April
  • 7 days
  • Air France / Aeromexico / XL Airways France

Exclusivity and luxury meet at the Blue Diamond Luxury Luxury Boutique Hotel, a full 5-star hotel in the Riviera Maya. This beautiful adult hotel is located just ten minutes north of Playa del Carmen, in the middle of a lush 15-acre tropical jungle, beautiful gardens and palm-filled beaches. Here you can enjoy a luxurious resort between the peaceful rivers, the spiritual Mayan Cenote and the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the most exquisite international flavours in one of the many restaurants at Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel. The hotel’s all-inclusive service offers extraordinary gastronomic proposals, a spa perfectly equipped for your relaxation.

This restaurant offers a unique culinary experience in a breathtaking setting. On Playa del Carmen beach, the chefs prepare typical Mexican dishes over a wood fire: meat, fish or other delicious pizzas are waiting for you!

Head towards Chichén Itzá to explore the Mayan treasures. The day will begin with a visit to the archaeological site, and the remains of this sacred place. Given the beauty of the site, it is not surprising that Chichén Itzá has been classified as one of the seven new wonders of the world. After discovering the temple’s treasures, you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. You will then be ready to dive into the crystal clear waters of the cenotes, the underground natural wells that make the Yucatan famous.

Embark on a day of adventure and relaxation. On the agenda: white sandy beaches, swimming in the lagoons and visiting picturesque villages on two of the most beautiful islands in Yucatan. You will board a speedboat to Isla Contoy, where you can dive into the crystal clear waters of the world’s second largest coral reef. Disembark on the island to enjoy a sublime natural swimming pool, and to explore the treasures of Contoy. You will discover a secret lagoon, where many birds nest… a real paradise on earth!


Playafood is a restaurant guide for travellers and residents of the Mayan Riviera, aimed at food lovers, especially those who like to share and recommend their experience.

Riviera Maya Guide

Discover all that Riviera Maya has to offer with this free guide in French containing maps and offline lists. The best restaurants, hotels, activities and monuments in Riviera Maya.

Price per person based on 2 people.
For 7 days, included:
– Flights
– Hotel
Prices are for information only and may vary according to the seasons and periods.

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