Being able to step out your front door and have your day’s options just steps away is a utopia that many people wish for. We know just the place where those dreams can come true. And that place is downtown Playa del Carmen. Having a variety of restaurants, shopping and world-class beaches within walking distance eliminates having to climb into an overheated car or having to flag down a taxi.
Downtown Playa: having anything and everything you need at your fingertips!
Never a lack of eateries
Living in Downtown Playa del Carmen – approximate borders are from the gated community of Playacar south to Ave. C.T.M. north, and the Federal Highway west to the beaches east provides hundreds; and if you count the curbside and open markets a la carte, there could be a thousand or more choices. The minute you step out of your house, you can almost taste the aromas scenting the air. There are not only cuisines native to Mexico but from all four corners of the world.
Almost every ‘Avenida and Calle’ has its share of restaurants, cantinas, or bar and grills. The chefs that create these tantalizing feasts bring their culinary talents from all around the world including Mexico, Asia, and Europe just to mention a few countries. Add this to the Mexican ambiance and local vibe and you can’t find any better place to enjoy a meal and your favorite beverage.
The shopping is like no other place
Being a world-renowned destination, downtown Playa offers multiple levels of shopping experiences. There is traditional to trending – the past all the way to the latest styles. Taking a casual stroll in any direction can lead you into a boutique shop or a mall that hosts internationally known name brand stores and outlets. Moreover, shopping in one of Playa’s boutiques or hometown stores can yield you anything from a sombrero and a bottle of tequila to modern shops with full-length glass doors and all the latest fashion trends. You can find anything needed or just wanted from head to toe; plus the most sophisticated technology offered anywhere.
Venture closer toward the older parts of Playa del Carmen and explore the open-air markets. Everyone should experience one of Mexico’s oldest traditions where farmers and craftsmen alike trade and sell their goods. Families present their products under makeshift tents and canopying trees which adds to the unique atmosphere. You can find the freshest fruits and vegetables, handmade clothing, and centuries-old handcrafted artwork. The smells of freshly prepared tacos, tamales, stuffed chili and chicken tinga, are just a few of the aromas that fill the air. Provecho!
The cultural atmosphere
Everywhere you look and around every corner is a new experience. Walking through Playa’s north to south and east to west communities reminds you of how simple life really is. The timeless architecture will slowly give way to evolution’s perpetual progress. But one thing that won’t change is the culture and its steadfast traditions. The bright colors and festive décor announces Mexico’s rich heritage to celebrate life and all it has to offer. This is very evident when exploring the narrow streets that lie beyond the more touristy thoroughfares.
The welcoming smiles
Living in and around downtown – central Playa del Carmen can bring hope back to humanity. Mexicans are some of the most welcoming and warmhearted people you will ever meet. When walking down the street or just standing and admiring the beautiful sites, you can give a smile and receive a smile. Even though for most English-speaking people who know little to no Spanish, a simple “hola” or “buenos dias” will immediately get you a similar reply. If you need help or have a question, Mexicans will give an effort do anything they can to assist you. This proud and courageous society offers unmatched hospitality.
The fabulous beaches
Mexico’s Riviera Maya can proudly boast some of the most prestigious beaches and gorgeous turquoise water found in the Americas. We can try to frame this masterful terrain around your senses but if you haven’t experienced it live, then you need to catch the next flight to see and feel for yourself. Imagine this for a moment, walking on a sugar-fine white-sand beach with the warm Caribbean water gently caressing your feet. The ocean breeze and its familiar scent swirling all around you while you lay relaxing under the swaying palm trees. Get the picture yet? Every day on the beach is a postcard setting.
Mexico and Playa del Carmen are some of the safest destinations for tourist to come and enjoy time with family and friends. Are there occasions when crime strikes, of course. However, statistics show that with the extreme amount of visitor to the area every year, there is little to no serious harm that comes to its tourists, expats or seasonal residents. Playa del Carmen has a strong police force that is very visual in all parts of the city. Locals understand that if they don’t maintain a level of safety, people will not return or even worse, not come at all.
Living in Playa del Carmen or better yet in or around its central district provides a fun-filled atmosphere. You have the choice to start the day out by either relaxing on the beach or take time visiting with friends or family in your favorite café or bar and grill. If you are feeling adventurous or need to accomplish a specific task, then you are in the right place. ‘Come and experience what life is really about. Come and enjoy everything Playa!’
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