Playa del Carmen

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  • Playa del Carmen, Play and stay here.

    Nov 7, 2003 by popsrocks is a Lead on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Laid back yet very close to some wonderful side trip destinations.
    Cons: Growing fast. I wonder if it will retain its small town charm.

    Summary: We just came back from another stay at a resort in Playa del Carmen. I hope to review it soon. I do have a few updates about Playa del carmen at the end of this review. Now please read on about my first impressions on our first trip there. ... read more

  • Playa: 11 Years and still going Strong

    Oct 23, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sand, surf, sun....what else do you need?
    Cons: Maybe too much gloss?

    Summary:  In the shadow of big brother Cancun lies the sleepy town of Playa del Carmen, starting to rouse and yawn from her slumber as a former fishing village. The years have seen her grow with a vengeance, shaking off the chill of desolation and poverty ... read more

  • Paradise in the Mexican Riveria

    Jun 3, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: local people, weather, food
    Cons: boutique stores were a bit pricey, people eating at mcdonald's!!!

    Summary: Playa del Carmen is a little piece of heaven. It's a combination of untouched beauty, fabulous resorts and local flavor. My visit to Playa was partly spent in an amazing all-inclusive resort. Luckily, we were blocks away from Quinta Avenida (fifth ... read more

  • Secrets Capri -- Wonderful All-Inclusive Resort

    May 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful room, fantastic pool, delicious food, lovely beach
    Cons: inconsistent service

    Summary: REVIEW OF SECRETS OVERALL This resort is wonderful. The food is a delight. The pool is one of the best I've enjoyed at a resort. The beach is beautiful and you can walk for miles. The hot tub is warm, not hot, but fun to hang out in. The rooms are ... read more

  • Gran Porto Real & Chichen Itza

    Apr 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very nice hotel. Beautiful beaches. Spectacular ruins.
    Cons: Gran Porto Real can be a bit noisy.

    Summary: My family and I just got back from Play Del Carmen. We stayed at the Gran Porta Real the last week of March, 2005. I found the resort very nice. Id rate it 4-5 stars out of 5. It was clean, secure, the staff attentive and the location great. It was ... read more

  • Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    Mar 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lovely beaches, friendly people, even tho they are inundated by tourists!
    Cons: Disco noise was the only drawback for us. Other noises are part of the environment.

    Summary: Just got back from a week in Playa del Carmen, south of Cancun. It's a great place to get a taste of the Mexican Riviera, a good mix of local flavors mixed with many attractions for tourists. It's the fastest growing area in Mexico; I had not been there ... read more

  • Shhhhh....There's a new Secret in PDC

    Jan 5, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, great service, beautiful facilities
    Cons: Beds of steel

    Summary: We stayed at the Secrets Capri in Playa del Carmen from September 4th to September 12th, 2004. We had previously stayed at Sunscape Tulum another resort and brand under AMResorts. To put it in a nutshell, these folks know how to run tropical All ... read more

  • Mexico's Playa del Carmen - Lots to Do, Both for Fun and Practicality

    Dec 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of shopping, hotels, eateries and night life, ferry to Cozumel, easy access
    Cons: Sales people can be pushy, can be hectic

    Summary: For my wedding and honeymoon, I spent 11 days on the Mayan Riviera. We stayed at the Aventura Spa Palace Resort, less than an hour south of Cancun. Less than 20 minutes north of our resort was Playa del Carmen, the capital of the Riviera ... read more

  • Playa Del Carmen: Shopping Mecca on the Caribbean Coast

    Jul 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The friendliness of the people; Great shopping bargains
    Cons: Requires flying into Cancun or Cozumel, which adds transportation time and expense

    Summary: Mexico is a nation with a thriving tourist industry. Tourists come to this popular destination from all over the world to enjoy its food, drink, history, and the warm hospitality of its people. Cancun, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and ... read more

  • Playa del Carmen has the Great Beaches that Cozumel Needs

    Dec 3, 1999 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: palapas on the beach, cheap hotels, mexican flavor
    Cons: hotel and timeshare developers are waking up to Playa del Carmen

    Summary: Looking for a friendly, relaxed beach resort with world-class beaches? Want to be able to go there without taking out a second mortgage? Look at Playa del Carmen, a beautiful beach area that's mostly known as a ferry access point for Cozumel. In truth, ... read more

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  • Wonderful until this year

    Jun 7, 2007 by
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    Pros: Great weather & shopping
    Cons: Too commercial. Annoying walking through town with aggressive vendors and time share sales persons.

    Summary: Loved the Old Town before it became so commercialized. Very disappointed this January with the changes. Spent 3 vacations at All Rivera Resort and loved. Not so this January. My room and several others were robbed. I had $600 taken out of supposed ... read more

  • Wedding in Playa Del Carmen (Lindo Resort)

    Jan 23, 2006 by
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    Pros: The food, beach, restaurant and pool.
    Cons: Making reservations for dinner.

    Summary: My wife and I were married in Playa Del Carmen this last June at the P. Lindo resort! It was incredible. The staff, beach, location, food, everything was great. The ceremony on the beach was wonderful with perfect weather. Everything, and I mean ... read more

  • Playa del Carmen is a changing fast...

    Jun 25, 2004 by
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    Pros: Nice people, beautiful water, still has small town feel
    Cons: Timeshare salespeople, may be growing too fast, eroding beach

    Summary: We visited Playa del Carmen two years ago when we were vacationing in Cancun. We decided to go back this year and spend the entire time in Playa. Playa del Carmen is still a very nice place to vacation, but I fear that it will soon be another rat race. ... read more

  • Playa del Carmen

    Apr 28, 2004 by
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    Pros: Lots to see and do, gorgeous beaches, great nightlife, variety of hotels.
    Cons: Rapid Growth, go soon.

    Summary: Playa del Carmen is a fabulous place for a relaxing, Caribbean vacation. Most vacationers tend to stick to the all-inclusive resorts. I prefer to stay right in town, and Playa del Carmen has a wide variety of accommodations to suit any budget. Don't ... read more

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