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Playa del Carmen

Interesting
Playa del Carmen
The Essential
Interesting
Long confined to the role of port of embarkation for Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has now become a tourist town in its own right. It has kept its human scale despite the beautiful beaches, nightlife and sparkling shops on La Quinta. This cosmopolitan seaside resort is an attractive counterpart to the excesses of Cancún, and European tourists have made clear which one they prefer. It is also a good base for excursions to Cobá and Tulum.