Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa

Stroll along the sand or relax in the shade on Playa Carmen, a lengthy beach with room enough to find yourself a quiet spot. Surfers flock here, but the strong tides don't lend themselves much to swimming. Likewise, this may not be the best place for children, though rock pools at low tide provide places to play. Refuel at the onsite restaurant and browse handcrafted jewelry and clothing from the occasional vendor. Plan your visit to Playa Carmen and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Santa Teresa trip itinerary planning site .
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  • At 54 I took my first surf lesson with my son here! It’s a fantastic little beach that is part of Santa Teresa/Mal Pais area.  more »
  • When one long walks along the beach it is very easy to locate when you reach Playa Carmen. There is the beginning of what is the move or the end. There is the crossing of the interbalnearia route and the path leading to Cóbano. Watching the sea opposite have left many rocks that can, according to the tide, see or not and to the right a sea with some excellent waves for surfing. You can be in the shade and walking a good stretch of beach until you reach the water.
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  • The city has no interest, the salesmen in the stores continue to challenge you. Before the invasion of the waves Beach must have been beautiful, but now it's horrible. How sad this scourge... It's a natural disaster... It must be so beautiful and now it's Brown
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