5 Reasons to Visit Playa Del Carmen, Mexico {Family Travel}

5 Reasons to visit Playa Del Carmen

Looking to book your next family vacation? Here you’ll find 5 Reasons to Visit Playa Del Carmen. If your family loves beach holidays, then you’ll love all the amazing things Playa del Carmen has to offer. We just returned from a wonderful family vacation in Playa del Carmen, and we are already planning our next visit.

5 Reasons to Visit Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Location, location, location: Located on the southeast coast of Mexico, Playa del Carmen is along the northwestern portion of the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by beautifully clear warm waters and soft white sand. A gorgeous place to visit to relax and enjoy some quality time with your family. Playa del Carmen is also just 45 minutes from the Cancun airport and a short plane ride if you are on the east coast of Canada.

The beaches: If you are hoping to spend time at the beach, swim in the ocean and enjoy the crystal clear turquoise waters then Playa del Carmen is your ideal travel destination. The beaches are charming and stunning, and the sand is white and soft, perfect for long walks on the beach.

5 Reasons to visit Playa Del Carmen

Water Sports: Do you want a more active vacation? Looking for fun water sports? In Playa del Carmen you can go snorkeling, jetskiing, boating, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, parasailing and more. So many water activities to do with your family.

History: While vacation in Playa del Carmen you can book a day trip to Chichen Itza, one of the new seven wonders of the world or drive a quick 45-minute from Playa del Carmen to Tulum. A beautiful rock formation of ancient Mayan ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The Yucatan also has a variety of cenotes, underground caves filled with fresh water. A must see while you are visiting.

5 Reasons to visit Playa Del Carmen

The food: Whether you are staying at an all-inclusive resort or going to the local restaurants, the food in Playa del Carmen is cheap and delicious. We usually book all-inclusive vacations and take advantage of the buffets in the resort. Lots of variety, fresh fruits and vegetables and delicious meat, poultry and fish for everyone in your family.

Have you been to Playa del Carmen before? How was your experience? Share below.

Clips from our Mexican Holiday to Playa del Carmen Feb 2017

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16 responses to “5 Reasons to Visit Playa Del Carmen, Mexico {Family Travel}”

  1. Love Playa del Carmen, one of our fave spots too.

  2. I’ve never been to Playa del Carmen but it does sound and look like a great place for a holiday, lovely photos 🙂

  3. Been to cancun, but not playa del carmen. Looks very nice.

  4. your pics from your vacation look amazing. what a great family vacation. hoping my family can do something like this one day. love the excursions you can participate in and that dessert looks delish

  5. Looks so beautiful! I went to Mexico once ot Riviera Maya and I fell in Love. The beach wasn’t as sandy as this one, but it didn’t bother me.

  6. Sounds like that is one beautiful place to visit. The beaches alone have all of my interest.

  7. Have never been but would love to go one day!

  8. I love Mexico! I am not a fan of all-inclusives, but I do love Mexico!

  9. This looks like a great place to take a break and relax. I’ve only ever been to Juarez, an afternoon visit over the border from El Paso.

  10. These are five great reasons to visit Playa Del Carmen for sure.Your pictures and great review have convinced me.I hope to get there someday soon.

  11. Looks like a great place to visit. You had me with the beaches.

  12. I can think of 2 reasons to visit and they are 1. It’s hot 365 days a year and 2. It’s a really beautiful place. Those are the only 2 reasons I need.

  13. After the long winter we’ve been having I want to move in not just go for a vacation.

  14. We’ve been to Cancun but not Playa Del Carmen. We are hoping to go back to Mexico or maybe try Cuba this winter so it’s nice to hear that you enjoyed it, we will put it in the mix! Thanks!

  15. I have never been to Mexico! This looks like a fun place to bring the family though!! I can see my kids loving the beaches especially.

  16. Awesome vacation spot that many people will have fun visiting.

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