The Gulf of Mexico region along the Yucatan Coast is a fantastic vacation destination with a diverse array of attractions. From historic cities and ancient ruins to pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, there’s something for every type of traveler.
One of the most popular destinations along the Gulf of Mexico is the historic city of Merida. With its colonial architecture, vibrant culture, and world-class cuisine, Merida is a must-visit destination. Wander through the city’s colorful streets, explore the markets and museums, and dine on traditional Yucatecan dishes like cochinita pibil and sopa de lima.
Just outside of Merida lies the stunning Celestun Biosphere Reserve, home to flocks of pink flamingos and other exotic wildlife. Take a boat tour through the mangroves to see these majestic birds in their natural habitat, or relax on the beach and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Another must-see destination along the Gulf of Mexico is the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the best-preserved ruins in the Yucatan, including the towering Pyramid of the Magician and the stunning Governor’s Palace. Take a guided tour to learn about the history and significance of this incredible site.
For beach lovers, the Gulf of Mexico has plenty to offer. The stunning beaches of Progreso and Telchac are known for their calm waters and pristine sands, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. If you’re looking for a more secluded spot, head to the charming fishing village of San Crisanto, where you can explore the mangroves, go birdwatching, or simply unwind on the beach.
Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or simply soaking up the sun, the Gulf of Mexico region along the Yucatan Coast is the perfect vacation destination. With its rich history, natural beauty, and warm hospitality, it’s easy to see why so many travelers fall in love with this magical corner of Mexico.
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Things to do in Playa del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Mexico. Between the crystal clear aqua blue water and the silky sand, it`s hard not to fall in love with the beaches here. Add good food, good music, and great company, now you`re talking. Browse through the selection of our favorite local beaches and beach clubs.
Located on Calle 48, Canibal has a much more intimate feel, more like a private beach. Our favorite among the list. Canibal tends to be more relaxing where the view is the main attraction. This corner of paradise is a perfect location for this beach club because it attracts those that are looking...
Kool Beach Club
Located next to Mamitas Beach Club, Kool provides a very similar vibe catering to younger travelers looking to party. With regular events and festivals, Kool has developed a reputation for “the place to be”. Address: Calle 28 y Zona Federal Marítima s/n, Centro, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.,...
Mamitas Beach Club
Located on Calle 28, Mamitas is one of the hottest beach clubs in Playa del Carmen. with a bar/club type atmosphere; Mamitas is a good place to meet people, enjoy the internationals Djs, drink & eat, all from the comfort of your private beach chair or bed. Address: Mza 10, Lote 8, Calle 28...
Playa Del Carmen offers some of the most beautiful and challenging courses of any destination in Mexico. With its diverse landscapes and creatures, there is certainly a course that provides the experience you’re looking for. Although there are several great courses throughout the Riviera Maya, we have outlined some of our favorites that are in close proximity to Playa.
Puerto Aventuras Golf Club
The most economical choice in the area, this course is located in the gated community of Puerto Aventuras which is approximately 20-25 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen. It is a 9 hole jungle course in fair condition and has many local animals that are often encountered throughout your round....
El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba
Our pick for the best course in the area, designed by legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman and inaugurated in 2006, El Camaleón Golf Course made golf history in 2007 when it became the home of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the first PGA TOUR event to be contested outside the US and Canada. Like...
Grand Coyote Golf
Situated just minutes from Playa del Carmen, the Gran Coyote Golf Riviera Maya (formerly known as Grand Coral Riviera Maya) snakes through dense Mayan jungle with scenic glimpses of the Caribbean Sea throughout. The designer, Nick Price, laid heavy emphasis on having the most minimal environmental...
Nightlife & Shopping
When most people think of Playa Del Carmen, they think of 5th Avenue. And for good reason! With hundreds of shops, restaurants, and bars, it’s not hard to see why this iconic street has attracted so much attention. Browse through our selection of the top nightlife and shopping.
Club de la Cerveza
If you`re looking for a relaxed spot to enjoy various local and international beers, look no further than Club de la Cerveza. It has a cozy, laid back atmosphere, friendly staff, and a large selection of craft beers. The prices are a bit higher than the bars selling the mass-produced beers but...
Quinta Alegria is a 5th Avenue shopping mall that would resemble any in North America. With familiar stores, coffee shops, etc., it`s a safe bet you`ll find what you`re looking for. That being said, don`t expect to pay any less than you would in North America/Europe... It`s still a tourist area...
Located on 5th Ave near 10th Street, Tequila Barrel has a laid back feel where you can go watch and bet on almost any sporting event, or just enjoy drinks with friends. Address: 5ta ave Between calles 10 y 12, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico Phone: +52 984 125 5994 Opens: Everyday...
If it’s food you crave, look no further. Playa Del Carmen is home to a wide range to culinary styles appealing to all tastes. From the simple to the sophisticated, here is a list of the most popular restaurants along with our top picks.
Sur Steakhouse is known in Playa for their impeccable service, good steaks, and a nice selection of wine. It`s a great place to come to sit on 5th Avenue and "people watch" while enjoying a great meal. Address: Calle 10 Nte 236, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico Phone: +52 984 803...
If you`re coming out to Playa Del Carmen, you can`t miss some of the delicious pastries offered at Chez Celine. This authentic French bakery on 5th avenue offers typical French products like Baguette bread, croissants, pastries, sandwiches, quiches, and salads. Our personal favorite has to be...
If Thai is what you`re after, look no further than Babe`s. Located on Calle 10 between 5th & 10th Avenue, Babe`s is a popular place to enjoy various noodle and rice bowls just off historic 5th Ave. Playa del Carmen, one of Mexico's most popular vacation destinations, is located in the Riviera...