The Riviera Maya Sights

Playa del Carmen Main Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Updated 02/19/2015

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The community's most central section of beach stretches from the ferry docks up to Calle 14 at Gran Porto Real, a swath of deep white sand licked by turquoise water. The beach and water are clean, but there is some boat traffic that makes swimming less idyllic. Snorkelers aren't likely to see much here, but you can't beat the beach for convenience: countless bars and restaurants are a short walk away on Fifth Avenue, masseurs compete (discreetly) to knead out your kinks, and it's easy to find a dive shop ready to take you out to sea. The closer you get to the docks, the more people you'll find. If you're looking for seclusion, head farther north outside Playa del Carmen. Amenities: food and drink; water sports. Best for: swimming; walking.

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between ferry docks and Calle 14, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico

Updated 02/19/2015


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