Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa

(4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Playa Carmen a centerpiece of your Santa Teresa vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Santa Teresa holiday planner.
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  • caminar por playacarmen con luz de luna es increible, el cielo se vuelve inmenso, lo recomiendo! el mar se retira muchos metros y hace que la playa se vuelva eterna. 
  • but a bit messy and at times can get too crowded. Best times to go are not in peak season and early am or late afternoon between 4 and 6 pm before the sun goes down 
  • It's a surfer beach but even if you aren't a surfer you can love this beach silky white sand , you can walk out a 100 meters and stand and be blown over by the waves too much fun Enjoy well worth it