Playa del Carmen...the heart of Mexico's Caribbean
Playa del Carmen is a city made up of cultures from around the world, with
influences from Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Boasting unspoiled coastlines, crystal clear blue
water and a commitment to preserving its natural surroundings, Playa del Carmen's intimate
charm offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle found in most other resort areas.
Tree-lined pedestrian walkways present a seemingly endless array of shops, restaurants
and lounges. White sand beaches and lush green jungles beckon. Here you will meet backpackers,
jet setters and sun worshippers. With restaurants, nightlife, and endless activities set within
a tropical paradise, Playa del Carmen has become a world-class vacation destination and a
playground for the world. And, best of all, Playa del Carmen offers the warmth and beauty of a
tropical climate, where the average temperature hovers around 80 degrees year round.
Shopping - Stroll the pedestrian walkway of Quinta Avenida (Fifth
Avenue). You will find over a mile of unique shops offering the latest
styles in clothing and beachwear, unusual handicrafts, artwork, jewelry,
leather and imports from all over the Caribbean. And don't forget everyone's
favorite souvenirs: Mexican tequila and Cuban cigars!
Food & Restaurants - Mexican, Yucatecan, Italian,
Argentinian and a host of other international restaurants line Quinta Avenida.
Within a block of the Luna Blue Hotel & Bar, there are over a dozen excellent restaurants. Once you begin your Fifth Avenue
stroll, you will find many, many more within a short distance. With all
of fare, you can have a different theme every meal.
Nightlife - When the sun goes down, Playa starts to party. Begin your evening in a small cafe watching the nightly promenade on Quinta Avenida or listening to strolling mariachis. After dinner, visit one of the local clubs for jazz, blues or world music. Tequila tasting at local bars is another favorite pastime. In the later hours, wander down to one of the beachside nightclubs to dance in the sand until dawn. The next day, after a long nap on the beach, you'll be ready to do it again.
The Caribbean Sea - It's always beach weather in Playa del Carmen. Temperatures average 80 to 85 degrees year round . Take a walk in white powder sand. Swim in crystal clear waters. Watch sunlight and shadows change the color of the sky and the sea countless shades of blue. From the days of the ancient Mayans, the beauty of this shoreline has nutured the soul and invigorated the spirit.
Directions to Playa del Carmen: From
Cancun, go south on Mexican Highway 307 for approximately 35 kilometers,
following signs to Puerto Morelos, Chetumal and Tulum. When
you reach Playa del Carmen, turn left onto Avenida Constituyentes. Proceed
to First Avenue and turn left just past the Gran Porto Real Hotel. Turn
left at the fourth street, on Calle 26 Norte (a one-way street).
The next street will be Fifth Avenue. Cross Fifth Avenue, and the Luna
Blue Hotel & Bar is a half a block up the street on your right,
between Fifth Avenue and Tenth Avenue.