Playa del Carmen Mexico Quinta Aveneda Feliz Navidad

Why I Love Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

A few years ago, we had the good fortune of spending a few months hanging out on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. We were surprised at how much we loved the area. With so much to do and being surrounded by some of our favorite foods, we instantly felt at home here. For that trip we decided to make Playa Del Carmen our base of operations and it turned out to be perfect for our needs.

Between the miles and miles of gorgeous white sand beaches, the many local attractions, the cheap transportation and easy access to shopping centers, Playa del Carmen had everything we....

Mamitas Beach Playa del Carmen Looking at the Pier

Cold Pools and Warm Breezes

Well it's been almost ten days since we arrived in Playa. Time seems to be flying by. We've been to the beautiful beach and the overpriced markets numerous times. We've walked La Quinta Avenida (the popular 5th Avenue pedestrian corridor) from one end to the other. We've tasted the delicious (and not so delicious) fares of several high and low end restaurants and have enjoyed countless hours on our deck and by the pool.

Amazingly enough to some of you, we haven't gone on any big excursions or taken any tours yet. We've looked into heading to Cozumel by ferry and are planningthat for the next time the sun is shining and the wind isn't blowing. We've found that almost every day we've had one or the other...