Playa del Carmen (PLAYA DEL CARMEN)

Playa del Carmen (PLAYA DEL CARMEN) – A large resort town on the coast of the Caribbean in Mexico, located 45 km from Cancun Airport. Population – 149,923 people (2010).

Playa del Carmen is part of the Riviera Maya Resort Zone and is one of the most popular coast resorts. In the local port make a stop cruise liners.

The main advantages of the resort are snow-white sandy beaches with pure turquoise waters, as well as relative proximity to the noisy cancun and the island of Cozumel, with which the ferry message has been established.

The heart of the resort is a lively 3-kilometer pedestrian street «Fifth Avenue» (Fifth Avenue), stretching parallel to the sea. Numerous hotels, shops, bars and restaurants are located here.

Playa del Carmen is 45 km from Cancun International Airport.

From Moscow to Cancun 2 times a week (on Tuesdays and Fridays) the airline Transaero flies. Time on the way is 12 hours 45 minutes.

Also in Cancun you can get transit through airports in Europe, for example, with Air Berlin, Air France or Finnair.

From the airport to Playa del Carmen can be reached by buses from 2 and 3 terminals at 10:50, 11:30, 12:30, 13:20, 14:50, 17:35, 16:20, 17: 10, 18:00 and 19:00. Travel time – 65 minutes, fare – $ 10.

Playa del Carmen (PLAYA DEL CARMEN)

You can also get to a taxi or order an individual transfer in one of the local travel agencies.

In Dovespan Times, the territory of the future Playa del Carmen was called Shaman Ha. It was a transit point on the way to the sacred for Indians Maya Island Cozumel.

The current settlement began only at the beginning of the 20th century, when the settlement of fishermen and ruin-tree cultivals appeared at this place. Until the mid-1980s, Playa del Carmen remained a village with a population not exceeding 1500 people. But after he was associated with ferry post with Cozumel Island, tourism strongly transformed him.

In October 2005, a hurricane Wilma was held directly through Playa del Carmen, which caused considerable damage to the city, and for some time led tourists. After a few weeks, damage was mainly eliminated.

Playa del Carmen (PLAYA DEL CARMEN)

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