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Stay in either of IHG’s two Playa del Carmen hotels and you can enjoy all the magic Mexico has to offer. A recent boom in the population has made this dynamic destination the third-largest city in the state of Quintana Roo and one of the most fashionable spots on the Yucatán Peninsula.
The beaches are buzzing with throngs of beautiful bodies, the city is brimming with cruise ship crowds and the streets are bursting with café culture. Set on a grid system, the heart of the city is easily accessible on foot or by public transport, making it compact and convenient to explore. Just one block from the sea, Avenida 5 is the hottest hang out for tourists and features a pedestrianized strip of designer shops and eateries.
In the evenings you will be spoilt for choice amongst the area’s sophisticated and lively nightlife which includes a nightly fire show at the Blue Parrot beach club. Street food delicacies such as seafood stuffed tacos can be picked up from taco carts throughout the day and into the night, and fine dining is also widely available.
Whilst it may be a hive of activity, Playa del Carmen features strong European and American influences and retains a cosmopolitan feel and a sense of tranquillity. Fortunately for those who enjoy rustic retreats, glimpses of a more authentic Mexico can still be found as you travel around this one-time fishing village.
Away from the city limits there are an array of activities to keep you occupied. Dive or snorkel the waters of Playa and you will unveil a wondrous world of underwater reefs, sinkholes and caves to explore. Fans of fishing can charter their own boat to the south at Puerto Aventuras, where you might even be able to find a local restaurant that is willing to cook your catch for you in return for a small fee.
If you are looking for hotels in Playa del Carmen, look no further than an IHG property. Book your stay with IHG today and you can get away at a great price and enjoy quality accommodation to help you make the most of your trip.
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