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Playa Del Carmen Noted as One of the Top 10 Warm Weather Escapes!

Top 10 Warm Weather Escapes on Tripadvisor

Playa del Carmen

Tripadvisor has just released the Top 10 Warm Weather Escapes in the world, according to their statistics, and Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres along the Riviera Maya made the cut as well as our neighbour San Pedro, Belize!

Here is the list of of the Top 10 and a little about each one of them:

#1 San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro Town is the major settlement on the island of Belize having a steadily growing population of approximately 4,000 plus year round inhabitants. The residents are mostly of Mexican descent speaking both Spanish and English. With a picture postcard setting the island has the largest concentration of visitor accommodations in Belize and its hotels, fishing and diving facilities are some of the best in the country.

#2 Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa was selected no doubt for her world renowned gleaming white beaches, aquamarine waters and fun loving outdoor lifestyle. From the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city centre and the award winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek - time spent in CapeTown is never forgotten.

#3 Kata Beach, Thailand

The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Kata Beach or Phuket overs a vibrant nightlife, good shopping and many choices of activities, including extremely affordable spa treatments, Thai cooking classes, elephant trekking and more.

#4 Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Once a quite fishing hamlet, Tamarindo has evolved to be the area’s most developed and accessible tourist towns.  Located on the central west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Tamarindo offers visitors of whatever budget a chance to experience the region’s unspoiled beaches and incredible biodiversity in a range of accommodations.  Despite the town’s recent and ongoing development, it still retains that laidback vibe so characteristic of the region.

#5 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Did you know that Playa del Carmen was at one time, the fastest growing city in Latin America , and the world's fastest growing town (by a rate of 26% per annum), according to the Guinness Book of Records? Why you may ask? Well th

e Riviera Maya is one of the most popular and beautiful tourism districts in Mexico , covering an 80-mile stretch of Caribbean coastline, and is famous for its all-inclusive resorts, powder white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and array of recreational activities.

#6 Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas, Australia is just an hour’s drive north from Cairns via a spectacular coastal road that is surrounded by forest and the Coral Sea. It is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage listed jewels exist; the Great Barrier Reef and the Rain forest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. The climate is seductive with balmy days dissolving into tropical evenings with velvet starry skies.

#7 Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Luxurious accommodation, including several golf resorts, abound at beach destination Nusa Dua on southern Bali’s Bukit peninsula. Surfing and diving are popular activities for more active visitors to this exclusive spot. You can also trek up the many steps to Mother Temple Besakih. Spas, fine dining restaurants, white sands and an array of galleries and boutiques await those who prefer less exertion. Local Barong performances can be admired at Batubulan. May to November is Bali’s dry season.

#8 Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, where time passes slowly and your dream vacation becomes a reality. Located just eight miles across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun, Isla Mujeres is only 5 miles long and half a mile wide at its widest point. The downtown area (Centro) of Isla is just four by six blocks. Historically, Isla Mujeres is a fishing village and though it is now thoroughly discovered by tourists it still retains it's charm and tranquil atmosphere.

#9 St. John's, Antigua

Known as the capital city of Antigua is St. John's. Visit abundant farmers markets, candy- colored architecture and the ruins of sugar plantations whom all vie for attention with an array of coral reefs and sailing adventures. Visit the white baroque towers of St. John's Cathedral or you can experience the island's early cultures by visiting the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, housed in a 1750s colonial courthouse.

#10 Bophut, Thailand

Bophut is on the north coast, connected with Big Buddha Beach (Ban Ruk) on the east and Maenam on the west. There are many boutique and luxurious resorts available for accommodation as well as other smaller more authentic alternatives. One thing to make clear is that Bophut itself, rather than the beach, is the dominant attraction because it is an authentic Thai village.



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