Playa del Carmen has a lot to offer. Much more than just its beaches. And that's why we made this mini list of the 5 places to visit in Playa del Carmen:
Attraction that recently opened in the destination, has become the great Novelty to visit in Playa del Carmen. Since in Quintana Roo we are lacking Museums, just opened one in Playa del Carmen but not exactly the traditional type. This 3D Museum has several attractions and plays a lot with the senses, not only with the view (to enter you need to take your shoes off) but it is a highly sensory experience. So now you know, if you want to visit not only the newest of Playa del Carmen, but also the only Museum of this type throughout the Continent do not hesitate and visit Plaza Pelícanos located on Avenida 10 between calle 8 and 10.
Of course we could not speak of the biggest attraction of Playa del Carmen which is the famous 5th Avenue. With an extension of about 6 kilometers (in a future will be 7) the 5th Avenue has become the heart, not only of the tourist destination but of the city itself. Along the streets of this avenue you will find several options to eat while enjoys the sunset in the mild climate of the 5th.
The best time to walk around the 5th and visit its businesses is at night as it offers a romantic atmosphere with the lights that are scattered throughout the 5th Avenue. Without a doubt the 5th avenue is not a must, because it is practically impossible not to be caught by its charm and its wide offer of establishments.
Mamitas is Playa del Carmen and Playa del Carmen is Mamitas. As simple as that. Mamitas is a pioneering brand of Beach and time has been kind to this beach club. Throughout the years Mamitas managed to position itself as "The club" of Playa del Carmen to visit, all thanks to its international events televised by companies like VH1, Telehit or MTV. Although nowadays it is not much on the international scene, it still remains the favorite option of the playenses refering a beach and a nice place to spent the day.
Also one of the newest spots to visit in Playa, L'Acuarium arrived to begin to diversify the entertainment offer not only in Playa del Carmen, but throughout the Riviera Maya. Starting operations in 2016 and with an investment of more than 300 million pesos, it has more than 4 thousand specimens of several marine species. The third aquarium in Mexico also has a social objective that is to involve the children of public schools in the awareness of the care and preservation of the marine ecosystem. As well as joining in work in support of this task. So if you love the Sea and everything related to it but do not want to sunbathe, this option is for you without a doubt.
Last but not least, we have the Founders Park. The park is the place where the tourism meets the local people. Every afternoon you can witness the cultural shows that are presented there. Honoring either the Mexican culture of many days ago with the papal flying or proudly presenting their Mayan heritage with Yucatecan Jarana dances or Mayan dances with personification included at the foot of the Famous Mayan Portal which was established to welcome the new cycle that the Mayas predicted in their calendar, which began on December 22, 2012. This mega 60-ton bronze metal structure with the incomparable turquoise sea background has gradually become the icon of the city. That is why you can not miss for any reason the opportunity to take the souvenir photo next to this emblematic sculpture.