Playa del Carmen is one of the most visited points in the world.
Playa del Carmen stands out for its incredible white sand beach and the impressive turquoise color of its Caribbean Sea. Here the sea is perfect for practically any type of aquatic activity: windsurfing, paddle surfing, snorkeling, diving, kite surfing, jetski ride, boat, fishing tours, etc.
Playa del Carmen is a vibrant city, with endless outdoor activities, a great gastronomic and cultural offer; its climatological conditions make it an ideal destination for tourism 365 days a year, and its proximity to other attractive destinations such as Chichén Itzá, Tulum, Cancun and Cozumel make it a must for anyone visiting the Riviera Maya.
History Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo Mayan Riviera Mexico
Playa del Carmen is a place where the Mayans settled centuries ago as well as in the rest of the country. Its Mayan name was Xaman-Ha, which comes to say that it was a place where the water of the Xaman (a god) emerged.
It was also the place from which the Mayans left for Cozumel.
After the discovery, Playa del Carmen became a municipality of seafaring tradition, there were many fishermen who settled in this region, and in fact, until well into the XX Century, Playa del Carmen was a fishing village of no more of 2000 inhabitants. That’s when it began its tourist transformation to become one of the most important places in this sense of the country.
Puerto del Carmen has undergone an incredible metamorphosis in the history of its last years, hotels, apartments, villas … all this has proliferated in recent years as a result of tourism development around incredible historical sites, such as Mayan ruins, or natural paradises.