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Sculpture El Portal Maya, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico
Sculpture El Portal Maya, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico

Playa del Carmen Side A and B

Playa del Carmen Side A and B Chapter 01

 

Destinations’ Analysis by Franco Magno

 

Hi!, welcome you all my Magno followers who enjoy living great adventures and visiting places as unique and beautiful as Playa del Carmen.

Playa del Carmen is located on Quintana Roo’s state eastern coast. The old fishing village that is now an amazing and lovely traveling destination.

Sculpture El Portal Maya, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico
Sculpture El Portal Maya, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico

Natural, cultural attractions that include Maya archaeological sites, beaches, lush rain forest spots, nightlife, museums, tours, and a myriad of activities for all likings.

So, let’s move on to Magno side A and side B of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

 

Side A

 

The Fifth Avenue. Walking here is traveling into an alternate sensory experience. A party of colors, a celebration of flavors. Souvenir shops, restaurants, bars, a church, a cruise ship terminal, and the original founding park finished off with its sculpture “El Portal Maya,” an architectural gift to the eyes for the sake of memories.

The Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico 01
The Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico 01

Its natural amusement parks like “Xcaret” and “Xplor.” You’ll find here a complete series of thematic attractions where you’ll find out that one day isn’t enough at all.

By the way, I didn’t mention if you’d like to visit them from A to Z, three days would be required at least to get a whole image about these fantastic natural scenarios.

The “Playacar” area with its hotels is a good starting point, surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches where you can practice all kinds of water sports.

The Maya archaeological ruins of “Xcaret” and those of “Xamanhá.”

The Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico 02
The Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico 02

Tour operators for diving experiences, museums, beaches, and more beaches, abundant and splendid nature, nightlife everywhere, many but many sides A, courtesy of one of the most visited beach destinations in all Mexico.

Side B

So much beauty when you explore one of the several earthly paradises in Mexico has a side B we must live with.

Sargassum (Seaweed). That seaweed that the constant waves’ rocking movement from the sea to the shores accumulates precisely at the same headwaters.

Despite the fact this happening shows mainly from late spring to mid-summer, its presence is a challenge for everybody involved in Quintana Roo’s tourism industry.

From these lines, I acknowledge the joint, great efforts made by the Solidaridad municipality’s government, where Playa del Carmen exists, and the hotel owners association to remove the sargassum from the beaches of Playa del Carmen. Fortunately, the outcome of the battle against this natural phenomenon is going to the side of Playa.

A view of the sargassum or seaweed in summer, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico
A view of the sargassum or seaweed in summer, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo state, Mexico

Some visitors say it shows a strange or perhaps ugly looking to the places where this weed ends traveling.

That sometimes smells bad, so you cannot walk barefoot on the beach.

Mother nature has a thousand and one ways to express herself, and sargassum is one of them.

As I previously mentioned, most of the year, sargassum isn’t an issue.

However, as sargassum season appears, its removal works also increases, and those beaches retake their pristine and beautiful aspect with their marvelous white-color sand.

 

The Magno Recommendation:

 

If you want to do your shopping comfortably on Fifth Avenue, I recommend you walk in the morning around 10:00 or 11:00, when the shopping life just begins to make its way in Playa del Carmen.

At that time, those stores open their doors, and you can have a more personalized service. For the nightlife after 9:00 or 10:00 at night, the party starts to boil.

I recommend having a light dinner before at one of the many exceptional restaurants or outdoor cafes options, such as the “Mandarina’s Café” or at the “Las Camelias” or the “Blue Lobster.”

Ah! Just forgetting it. You can have your beer at any of the hundreds of bars and nightclubs in Playa del Carmen.

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