Valerie Wilson Travel

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a coastal town along the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya strip in Mexico. Originally a small fishing town, all of the beaches in the area are public property and very easy to access. Miles of golden sand beaches and crystal waters filled with coral reefs run parallel to the town. There are also underground river systems to explore inside spectacular stalactite and stalagmite-filled caves! The central hub of activity in Playa del Carmen is on Fifth Avenue, which is filled with boutiques, restaurants, and exciting nightlife!

Fun Facts: 

Playa del Carmen is an excellent jumping off point to reach the Mayan Ruins in the area. (Tulum, Coba, or Chicen Itza ruins are perfect for day trips.)

Ancient Mayans in the area developed chewing gum as far back as 4,000 years ago!

The Mayan Riviera is home to several deep wells of clear water and underground rivers called “Cenotes.”

Where We Would Stay: Rosewood Mayakoba 

Rosewood Mayakoba is a 1,600-acre luxury resort built along a network of lagoons on the Caribbean Sea. The resort’s 129 suites and 10 villas are chic and modern in design but are crafted from the indigenous materials of the region. The resort fits seamlessly into the surrounding jungle and makes guests feel like they are immediately one with nature. Upon arrival, guests are transported by luxury boats via the lagoons to their suite,  their personal oasis in the jungle. Additionally, the resort has recently created a food lover’s paradise! “Aquí Me Quedo,” named for the feeling “Here I Stay,” is the new adults-only, private enclave that features open-air living and dining rooms, three infinity edge pools sunken in the sand, La Cocina, an open kitchen for interactive culinary experiences, and La Palapa, a 2,152-square-foot private indoor/outdoor beachfront venue. 

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