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Playa del Carmen Holidays

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CurrencyMXN: Mexican Peso LanguageSpanish Flight DurationAround 11 hours (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT -6 hours

The Caribbean coast of Mexico is an idyllic setting for an exotic break, and as this is where you will find Playa del Carmen, you can just imagine what the resort has in store! Found on the coastal stretch of the Riviera Maya, holidaymakers will be met with turquoise waters, white sands and luminous coral reefs. And with blazing sun all year round, it’s the perfect spot for a Mexican adventure.

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Great Things to Do

With a long list of unique experiences in store, from diving in the reefs to exploring the nearby island of Cozumel, Playa is a playground for all.

Dive in Cozumel

Just a short ferry ride away from mainland Playa, you will find the beautiful island of Cozumel, which is not only a day-trippers paradise, but also one of the best dive sites on the planet. Whether you’re a newbie or you’ve had diving experience, the reefs and marine life around Cozumel are out of this world, and totally worth a dip.

Ride the Underground River in Xcaret

Just 5 minutes away from Playa del Carmen centre is the highly acclaimed Xcaret ecopark. Pronounced ‘eesh-caret’, it is home to a bucket list full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including snorkelling and cave exploration. However, if you want a really magical memory, floating along the underground river is a must!

Stroll Along 5th Avenue

Quinta Avenida, or 5th Avenue, is the main street that runs through Playa del Carmen, and the hub of activity for holidaymakers, from sun up until way past sundown. It’s completely pedestrianised, and is lined with a variety of restaurants, bars and shops to explore. If you’re after a night on the town, this is the place to be.

Head into the Caves at Rio Secreto

Just down the road from Playa, you will find the underground world of Rio Secreto, which is made up of a series of tunnels and caves, where dramatic stalactites and stalagmites touch. Wade, swim and walk through the cenote waters, to experience the beauty of this stunning nature reserve with the help of a professional guide.

Getting Around

Much of Playa del Carmen is walkable, especially as a lot of the resort is centred around 5th Avenue, which is completely pedestrianised. If you’re hoping to explore beyond the resort, hiring a car can be a great way to do that, but taxis are also on hand if you would prefer someone else to do the driving. There is also an excellent ferry service that can take you to Cozumel, and there are bicycle paths if you wish to cycle.

By Bus

There is a regular bus service (1st and 2nd class) available from the bus station that is near to the ferry terminal, which can cheaply take you to nearby areas and attractions such as Cancun, Xcaret and Tulum.

By Car

Hiring a car isn’t necessary if you’re staying put in the resort, but if you wish to explore the area and enjoy the flexibility of a self-drive, car hire is available at the north of 5th Avenue.

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Passports and Visas

You don’t need a visa to visit Mexico, but you will need to collect a tourist card upon arrival at the airport. Passports should be valid for the duration of your stay. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mexico/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Travel insurance, that covers extra activities such as diving, should be in place. You should also try to avoid mosquito bites, and drink bottled or boiled water. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mexico/health

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