Playa del Carmen is ideally suited to cater to visitors and locals alike, Playa’s famous Quinta Avenida ( Fifth Avenue) is open to foot traffic only and is filled with a wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops.


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Playa del CarmenOver the last few years, this little beach town has grown to become the most appealing destination in the Riviera Maya.

People from all over the world visit Playa del Carmen, drawn by its stunning beaches and its relaxed Caribbean lifestyle.

With visitors from all corners of the globe, Playa del Carmen has a cosmopolitan ambiance that is unmatched in the area, and people of all nationalities can be found shopping in the streets, suntanning on the beach, or dancing the night away in one of the town’s trendy nightspots.

Playa means “beach” in Spanish, and despite its rapid growth and a wide range of services and Playa del Carmen Nightlifeamenities, Playa del Carmen has remained a true beach town.
Everywhere you go the turquoise Caribbean is just a few steps away.

Savor traditional Mayan seafood or homemade international cuisine, visit stylish boutiques, galleries and shops, or just chill out in a sidewalk cafe.

You’ll find everything you need in Playa del Carmen, from groceries to swim suits, pharmacy supplies to snorkeling masks. The town has all types of shops from small local vendors to large businesses; even a Sam’s Club and a Wal-mart. So pack light and buy it for less when you get here. There are several banks and many ATM machines throughout town.



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La Tortuga Hotel and Spa is strategically situated between 12th and 14th Streets in the centre of Playa del Carmen, just one block from the action. Just in front the hotel you can enjoy a French meal at Byblos Restaurant; if you venture a few more steps, Calle Corazon with its bars, restaurants, and shops will lead you directly to 5th Avenue.

On 12th Street, enjoy “pizza al trancio” at Pizza Pazza, eat great seafood tacos, or relish a delicious meal at Di Vino Restaurant.

When the sun sets, this busy street in the heart of Playa del Carmen comes to life with mariachi live music, nightly shows, DJ and lounge parties at La Santanera, Bali, Kartabar, and Diablito plus live entertainment and fun at beachfront discos.


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