Playa del Carmen is located in the middle of the Mayan Riviera in the state of Quintana Roo, about 55km (35 miles) from Cancun. It is popular with young revellers attracted by its party-town reputation and is a popular stopping-off point for cruise-ship visitors too.
Travellers taking flights to Playa del Carmen will discover wonderful beaches, a good range of accommodation and, of course, fantastic weather. The annual average temperature is about 27 degrees.
Sports on offer include swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, para-sailing and sky diving.
Quinta Avenida or Fifth Avenue is located just one block off the beach, adjacent to the "Zocalo" (main square) in central Playa del Carmen. It's Playa del Carmen's main thoroughfare, a place of shops, eateries and entertainment. The cuisine on offer ranges from Italian and American to traditional Mexican.
A good transport network connects the resort with other tourist spots and other parts of Mexico. There is a ferry to Cozumel that departs several times a day.