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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  • 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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  • Loved this beach for its wonderful surfing and people- watching at sunset, but mostly for the great food and drinks and staff at Carmen's- the pizza restaurant there which had the BEST ceviche we tast...  more »
  • We stopped in for pizza at Playa Carmen. It was recommended on Trip Advisor. The pizza was very good. It doesn’t taste at all like pizza in Canada or the US, but is very good. Nice thin crust, ample t...  more »
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