Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa

4.4
#8 of 29 in Outdoors in 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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  • Authentic can be too much for me. Rustic and wild Beach a lot of premises. Few tourists. The village and too authentic for me. A bit poor I've not felt a comfortable with my head of tourist. It is too approached to sell us everything and anything. Beware the premises are not aggressive. They are nice but I'm not comfortable.
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  • We went to eat at the restaurant on the beach: very nice. After swimming turned short: no beach to ask our business and quite dangerous waves. We returned to Santa Teresa, where we found the surfers. Nobody at the playa Carmen. We recommend the restaurant
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  • We eat here a few times every trip. Super friendly bartender who remembers me year after year. Makes me feel like I'm at home. Great wood fire pizza that my kids ask for night after night.  more »
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