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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, or just "Playa" as it is also commonly referred to by locals, is a coastal resort town in Quintana Roo on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Approximately 70 km south of Cancún and 20 km west of Cozumel island, it is at the center of the Mayan Riviera and offers a more relaxed atmosphere and smaller boutique lodgings.

33km

20.63333-87.08161

Cozumel

Cozumel is a Caribbean island just off the Yucatán Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. It has great diving, nice people, safe streets, and prices comparable to other Mexican tourist destinations. The diving is the main draw to Cozumel; if you prefer white sandy beaches then other nearby destinations would be a better bet It was badly battered in 2005 by Hurricane Wilma, but, with few exceptions, has been completely repaired.

42km

20.42-86.92

Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos is a town in Quintana Roo on the Yucatán Peninsula, about 20 km south of Cancún. It is a fishing village, and a resort and diving destination. It is roughly halfway between Cancún and Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The pier in the center of town hosts snorkel and sport fishing boats while yachts dock in a man-made harbour just south of town. The village used to be the embarkation point for the car ferry to Cozumel, but that now leaves from Calica, a major port south of Playa del Carmen.

63km

20.8398-86.8878

Cancún

One of the worlds most popular and famous beaches, known for its clear Caribbean waters, its lively party atmosphere, and its wealth of recreational facilities. During the U.S. college Spring Break (mid-Feb to the end of March) it is noted for drinking, sunburns, and debauchery.

93km

21.17429-86.84656

Valladolid (Mexico)

Valladolid is a small city in the state of Yucatán. Located about a 45 minute drive from the (lesser-used) east entrance of Chichén Itzá, it offers an alternative base for the ruins, while having its own charms as well -- although further from the ruins than the town of Piste, Valladolid is less tourist-oriented and has more historic charm.

104km

20.689444-88.201667

Chetumal

city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

229km

18.50361111-88.30527778

Merida (Mexico)

A short distance — yet seemingly a world away — from the rowdy, touristy beach resorts of Cancún and Cozumel that make up the Yucatán of cliché, Mérida is the cultural center of southern Mexico, boasting a panoply of excellent museums and attractions, a vibrant street life, and a wealth of historic colonial-era architecture that's second only to Mexico City on the national scene.

264km

20.97-89.62
Sights

Xcaret

Maya civilization archaeological site on Yucatán Peninsula

26km

20.57805556-87.11916667

Muyil

49km

20.07777778-87.61527778

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

biosphere reserve

108km

19.5-87.75

Chichen Itza

Majestic Mayan city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 and was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

143km

20.6829-88.56865

El Caracol, Chichen Itza

pyramid in Chichén Itzá

143km

20.6792-88.5707

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Tulum

Mexico
Tulum is on the Yucatán Peninsula, in Mexico. It is one of the earliest resorts in Mexico, offering a place of worship and solitude for the Mayan kings, clergy and gods in early times. The tropical beach backdrop is the main attraction of this picturesque, much-visited small ruin on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Shortly after your arrival, you will understand why early Mayans picked this beautiful place to relax.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

29.3°C17.8
Precipitation: 60.7 mm

Feb

29.8°C18.2
Precipitation: 48.3 mm

Mar

30.9°C19.8
Precipitation: 31.2 mm

Apr

31.4°C21.1
Precipitation: 38.8 mm

May

32.2°C21.8
Precipitation: 103.6 mm

Jun

32°C22.5
Precipitation: 156.5 mm

Jul

32.3°C21.7
Precipitation: 102 mm

Aug

32.4°C21.7
Precipitation: 101.7 mm

Sep

31.8°C21.4
Precipitation: 167.2 mm

Oct

31.2°C20.6
Precipitation: 178.1 mm

Nov

30.5°C19.4
Precipitation: 83.7 mm

Dec

29.4°C18.2
Precipitation: 65 mm
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