Playa del carmen holidays
A former fishing village still holding onto it's roots
A Playa Del Carmen holiday from The Co-operative Travel offers a more relaxing option than the buzz of nearby Cancun, but with the same benefits of hours of sunshine and beautiful, unspoilt beaches. The introduction of a ferry service opened up the resort, and led to it being discovered by holidaymakers seeking a more laid-back destination than its near neighbour. Evidence of the fishing on which the town was founded is still prominent, but tourism has brought the limited development of a small group of hotels and other holiday accommodation.
Playa Del Carmen retains the traditional village atmosphere of the area’s past, and leaves you ideally placed to explore the region’s fascinating Mayan culture and ruins. Cruises and ferry tours also take you to some of the nearby beaches and islands.
Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled trek through dense jungle by 4x4 jeep and experience a totally unique tropical eco system just minutes away from the bustle of Playa del Carmen. The ecological park at Xcaret nearby is a popular family attraction.
a water sports fan’s dream come true
Divers love the crystal-clear waters of Playa Del Carmen, while it is also a good swimming and snorkelling spot. The town also has windsurfing and water-skiing facilities, while big-game fishing, especially in search of the elusive marlin, draws in thousands of visitors.
Quinta Avenue is the centre of the town’s shopping area, with a variety of shops selling everything from local handicrafts, especially pottery, silver and glassware, to designer clothes. Tequila and locally-produced dark chocolate are favourite souvenirs.
Playa Del Carmen’s restaurants are mainly located on Quinta Avenue and offer a wide choice of different international foods, including Italian, French and Thai.
A Playa Del Carmen package holiday is a great way to experience this fabulous area of Mexico, and all its natural beauty. Check today for availability of late deals and offers on a last-minute Playa Del Carmen holiday, and find out how much you can save.