Located about midway between Cancun to the north and Tulum to the south, Playa del Carmen has everything you’d need to vacation, and even live, in comfort on the Mexican Caribbean. If you’re looking for a condo, there’s plenty of Mexico beach real estate for sale in Playa, as the locals call it.
Besides the miles of beaches in Playa del Carmen, Mexico you’re also near many amazing Mayan Ruins, like Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Just outside of Playa, head to see some of the best cenotes in Yucatan, and also the famous Xcaret and Xel-Ha water parks in Mexico.
Spend some time strolling the famous Quinta Avenida, Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen. This street has everything from high-end shopping to some of the top bars, clubs, and best restaurants in Playa del Carmen. When in doubt, walking 5th Ave. is one of the best things to do in Playa del Carmen.
On 5th Avenue, head to the southern end of the street to enjoy Parque los Fundadores (Founders Park), home of the iconic Portal Maya statue.
Here, you’ll also see the Voladores de Papantla perform their ancient ritual while flying suspended from a 100-foot-tall pole. Right next to the park, take the Playa del Carmen to Cozumel ferry over to Cozumel Island for some of the best snorkeling in Mexico.
Besides visitors, remote workers also flock to Playa del Carmen for its relatively low cost of living, proximity to Cancun International Airport, good infrastructure and beautiful beaches. It is known as one of the best places for digital nomads in Mexico, and best beach towns in Mexico to live.