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Help Ally Wu with their trip plan: Going to Tulum
Any recommendations form Playa Del Carmen? Just have a couple of days there.
From the trip, Going to Tulum
recommended Blue Parrot 5th Avenue
Blue Parrot 5th Avenue5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Kick off an evening out on the town with this long running, Playa del Carmen institution. Bring your own fish and they'll dress it out for you (they also have their own on the menu, of course). And ... read more
there's even a fire show and a swing in the bar if dancing on the beach and shots of tequila ain't cutting it for ya.
recommended Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant Playa del Carmen, Mexico
This beach restaurant/ bar was recommended to us by our concierge when we asked where to go in Playa del Carmen that is a chill non touristy beach venue. The Tulum Dream hotel staff knows how to ... read more
recommend a venue! Zenzi caters more to the backpacking crowd... Super low-key and there for the sole purpose of digging their feet in the sand, chillin out to live music and sippin margaritas. I had the best tuna burger of my life. Mucho recommended.
recommended Dive Mike
Dive Mike8 Norte, Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
There are tons of reputable dive shops in Playa del Carmen and along the Riviera Maya but Dive Mike is one of my favorites. I like this shop a lot because they're laid back and friendly in attitude ... read more
but very detail- and safety-oriented when it comes to equipment and actually being underwater. It's run by three dive instructors--an American (i think) and two Mexicans--who are really hands on. And no worries if you're not a diver, there are lots of excursions for snorkelers as well.
recommended Tukan Beach
There are three beaches in Playa del Carmen proper--Playa Faro, Playa Tukan, and Coco Beach. Generally, they all are well-kempt, with soft sand and clear turquoise waters. They also are within easy ... read more
walking distance of each other, so really anywhere you stay in Playa, it's easy to access them all. Of the three, Playa Tukan is my favorite. It's located on the north end of town, which has a laid back bohemian vibe. The beach itself has two beach clubs--Kool and Mamitas--which are good options if you want wait service, umbrellas, and lounge chairs; they both have small pools too. If you're not really into beach clubs, though, there also are huge stretches of beach where you can set up your own towel/picnic and just chill out for the day.
recommended La Cueva del Chango
Popular with expats and travelers in the know, La Cueva del Chango offers hearty and healthy Mexican eats from dawn to dusk. The restaurant has a gorgeous outdoor eating area with vegetation growing ... read more
just about everywhere--it kind of feels like your eating in the middle of the jungle. It's an especially great place for breakfast before you hit the beach, just a couple blocks away.