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The Riviera Maya has plenty to offer in regards to its natural attributes, not least the top shopping and nightlife destination, Playa del Carmen. An undeniable paradise, this destination sits at the heart of the Yucatan peninsula and serves as a prominent base for tourists wishing to delve into the magic of the Riviera Maya. As one of the world leaders in hotel reservations, Hotels.com can help you secure the Playa del Carmen hotels which are right for you. This destination is internationally renowned on the holiday market and is widely reputed for its swanky beach clubs and classy town centre restaurants. Cocktails prepared with fresh fruits can be enjoyed as you watch the sunset and an evening meal in the famous Quinta Avenida will never be short of surprises, as it is a favourite location among local musicians.

An atmosphere like no other: Playa del Carmen

This stunning location started life as a small fishing village and has since developed into one of the most popular holiday resorts on the east coast of Mexico. The island of Cozumel is now considered one of the best scuba diving sites in the world and is only a short boat ride away. While you reside in Playa del Carmen hotels, you will be spoiled for choice concerning activities and excursions. The Riviera Maya is bursting with beauty and a short bus ride to the many scenic attractions will emphasise this fact. The coral reef is one of the largest protected areas in the region and is home to over 500 species of marine creature. Take a trip to Xcaret or Xelha for a glance into life of the Maya civilisation. Other attractions within proximity of Playa del Carmen accommodation include the House of Whispers and the Mexican Cemetery.

Tips for safely negotiating Playa del Carmen

Although rates of theft here are generally less than most parts of Europe, Mexico experiences more violent crime so it is wise to remain on guard. Staff at many Playa del Carmen hotels can offer invaluable tips and travel suggestions. Adhere to all advice given regarding dangerous neighbourhoods and try to travel in groups after sunset. This part of Mexico is generally safe as there are thousands of tourists and most local citizens are polite and helpful. It is customary to tip in this part of the country and the norm is about 10% of the final bill, however many tourists leave slightly more if they are impressed with the service. Hotels.com offers a host of services designed to cater you holiday to your needs so try it today!