It is located in the municipality of Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, located in the tourist zone of the Riviera Maya, southeast of Mexico, and south of Cancun.
It is bathed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea with its incomparable turquoise color. Its main activity is Tourism. Its rapid popularity of this tourist pole made its population grow very fast. The demand for hotel rooms grew at par, becoming a destination with a high number of hotel rooms. Tourists coming to Playa del Carmen come from all corners of the palapa, but mostly come from the United States, Canada and Europe
Playa del Carmen has a highly permeable soil, which makes this region does not allow the existence of surface water currents, there are innumerable cenotes that are one of the both attractive of this region.
The climate of the municipality is warm subhumid with rains in the summer of greater humidity. The average annual temperature is 25.8 ° C, the lowest temperatures are recorded in the month of January with 17.9 ° C and the maximums are reached in the month of August with 32.9 ° C.
In pre-Hispanic times Playa del Carmen was called Xaman Há that means Water of the North. It was a point of departure for the Mayas in their pilgrimages to the sanctuary of Ixchel in Cozumel. Playa del Carmen was founded in 1908 by a chiclera colonizing company on the eastern coast of Yucatan. Until the mid-1980s, Playa del Carmen was a small town with less than 1500 inhabitants, although in the last three decades it has become a tourist destination
Playa del Carmen is a city made up mainly of people from different parts of the Mexican Republic and abroad, making this place a cosmopolitan place.
Playa del Carmen is synonymous with fun thanks to the many hundreds of places it offers to enjoy. From imposing archaeological sites, hundreds of natural attractions and tourist developments have given life to the paradise that today is Playa del Carmen.
The famous Fifth Avenue is the most visited street by domestic and foreign tourists. It is about 4 kilometers long, from Calle 1 to Calle 40. It is a very safe and busy pedestrian avenue, especially in the evenings and evenings. Here most of the trade is concentrated, from craft and souvenir shops to restaurants, bars and nightclubs.