As most of you probably know, I recently (a few weeks ago) went to Playa Del Carmen @ Mexico.
While I was there, I got a lot of messages of people who want to go there later this year and they wanted to know what to do.
- 5th street in Playa Del Carmen
This is the main street of the city. 2 km of Mexican bars, cute shops (read : also a lot of touristic trash shops), fancy ‘jungle’ bars,… This place is ideal to visit in the afternoon, then have a drink at the Thompson rooftop bar and have dinner at ‘de Plank’ or ‘Oh lala’.
During our time in Mexico, we stayed in a hotel in Playa Del Carmen. We often visited Tulum; a city located 60 km from Playa Del Carmen. Everytime we visited Tulum we were kinda feeling bad that we didn’t booked a hotel right there. All the hotels, restaurants and bars are really Pinterest-worthy; eco-friendly hotels, vegan restaurants, fancy bars with swings as chairs, …
And the beach in Tulum… It’s the prettiest I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a lot of them, believe me. If you guys want I can also write a blogpost about a few hotspots in Tulum.
I would recommend you to chill at Ziggy Beach.
- Chitchen Itza
Even tough this place is super touristic, it is a MUST-do! Chitchen Itza is 1 of the 7 wonders of the world. I would really recommend you to visit this place with a guide. I know you might feel ridiculous in such a big group, following the leader with an umbrella, but these guides know a loooot about the history and will tell you some very interesting stuff.
- Sian Ka’an
Sain Ka’an is a biosphere reserve located in the municipality of Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It was established in 1986 and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
If you go to Sian Ka’an you just have to join a organized boot tour. The guides will show you the prettiest spots and will show you some awesome wildlife. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
- Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos is a town and seaport located 35 km from Playa del Carmen. I think this little town is a must-do, because it is a very quiet and relax place with a lot of lovely beach bars and restaurants. I would really recommend you to have dinner at ‘Al Chimichurri’, this restaurant serves really really good quality food and the waiters are so polite.