Traveling to Playa del Carmen: The Ultimate First-Timer’s Guide

How do I know?!

???? Hi, I’m Shelley, and I’ve been living and traveling solo in Mexico since April 2018. I currently live in Merida, not far from Playa del Carmen. Before Merida, I spent about two months in Playa del Carmen, so I know town well — and I’m going to tell you all my Playa del Carmen travel tips and insider info!

As one of the best beach towns in Mexico, “Playa” (as the locals call it), is also one of the best Mexico travel destinations. Located on the Caribbean Sea, about 45 minutes south of Cancun, Playa has something for everyone — including Mayan ruins, swimmable cenotes, beautiful beaches and more. Read the full travel article here.

Playa del Carmen