Playa del Carmen is one of the gorgeous coastal cities in Mexico. It is strategically located in Quintana Roo, on the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. Playa del Carmen lies on the beautiful shores of the Caribbean Sea.
Surrounding Playa del Carmen are other popular destinations. The city is bordered by the Calica port in the south and Cancun in the north. Because of its convenient location, you can easily access Playa del Carmen by sea, via the Calica dock and by air, via the Cancun international Airport. A popular itinerary in the city is the ferry boat ride to Cozumel island, more than 10 miles to the east of Playa del Carmen. If you are in other parts of Mexico, you can get to Playa del Carmen by car or bus.
Playa del Carmen and its surroundings are dominated by a tropical jungle wonderfully outlined by pristine, white-sand beaches along the Caribbean. The area also boasts of lagoons, mangroves, and inlets that are dispersed throughout the region. The land is made up of limestone, which limits the number of rivers in Playa del Carmen.
The city is a focal point in the Mayan Riviera, and the city used to be an important element in the ancient Mayan culture. Well-renowned Mayan ruins, like Tumulare and Coba, are easily accessible from Playa del Carmen. One of the unique features of the city is the presence of many cenotes, which is also called sinkholes. These geographical features are very central in the Mayan settlement and to the development of the civilization of the Mayan people.