Playa del Carmen, Things to Do
3 Things to do in Playa del Carmen
All over the world, people know about Cancun. However, the locals and some fortunate tourists know a secret most people don’t. That secret is called Playa del Carmen. It is one of the fastest growing cities in all of Latin America. Playa del Carmen is a small but animated city with a remarkably great deal of things to do. Considering this, it should come as no surprise that this small but growing city has so many unique attractions. If you’re new to the area and are looking for things to do, we’ve got you covered.
Here are 3 attractions for newcomers to try out and enjoy.
- SAYAB Planetarium
This new planetarium just opened a couple of months ago. Astrophysicist, José Vicente Hernández is the well-experienced coordinator of the planetarium. He puts on a variety of shows he calls “Circus of Physics”. Be prepared to wowed by the wide variety of shows available. There’s even virtual reality available! Don’t forget to check out the astronomical observatory to see the amazing celestial bodies that exist in our galaxy.
If you come to Playa del Carmen, you absolutely have to visit 5th avenue. It is basically the main street where all of the most popular bars, restaurants, and stores are located. To top that off, it connects to the beach located about 100 yards away.
- Ventura Park’s El Beacho Club
Just a short drive away from Playa del Carmen is Ventura Park. There you will find El Beacho Club. You be asking: what is that?
Well, do you enjoy being treated like royalty? Then come get the royal treatment at Ventura Park’s El Beacho Club.
If you’ve never been to a beach club, let me explain how it works. You pay for access for a luxurious, 4-post bed complete with a top.
Then, the money you paid to access the bed actually functions as a bar+restaurant credit. So basically, you lay down on your comfortable bed, just a few yards from the water, and then a server will come to you. He then takes your order of a margarita and shrimp ceviche, and delivers it right to you and places it on a table alongside your bed. Does it get any better than that?
As you can see, Playa del Carmen is the perfect way to expand your vacation to Cancun. While it may be smaller than Cancun, it has a very large personality. Come see for yourself what makes Playa del Carmen one of the fastest growing cities in Latin America.