Thursday, 21 March 2013

Playacar more than just a sun kissed beach

In recent years the beach in Playacar has become very famous for kiteboarding. During the months leading up to the World Kite Boarding Championships in April, this beach is packed with kiteboarders from all around the world. The windy conditions of the beach make for perfect kitesurfing conditions in Playa del Carmen.
Beach in Playacar
This beach is also known for being a quiet area in which you can relax, featuring one of the best beaches in Mexico and the world.

Playacar starts next to Señor Frogs and ends just past Sandos Playacar. The walk to the end of Playacar is a nice one, going by some big houses, hotels and resorts. The beach in this area has a lot of condos for rent and some of the best houses in Playa del Carmen are found here. If you want to have some of the best snorkeling in Playa del Carmen then you will find it past Sandos Playacar.

Sandos Playacar
Playacar is full of world class resorts and hotels. Some great examples of some of them are The Reef and Viva Wyndham Maya and Azteca. Day passes (which include food, beverages and entertainment) are available and they cost around 70 USD per person per day. This can often be a good option for spending a day in Playacar.
Viva Wyndham Playacar
Playacar Mayan Ruins

Playacar is also home to two sets of Mayan Ruins. One of them is located on the main road of Playacar and the other one is on the ocean front. This latter set of Mayan Ruins is called Xaman Ha, featuring Mayan history, legends and mysteries. Both ruins are free of charge to visit.

If you are going inside Playacar, you will be able to do some shopping at Playacar Plaza, and for those nature lovers you will find the Xaman Ha Aviary that has many exotic birds.

Playa del Carmen Golf Course

Golf in Playa del Carmen is known worldwide. Playacar is also very famous for its world class golf course. This 18 hole Playacar Golf Course was built among the lush foliage of the Yucatan Peninsula, making the golf course not only beautiful, but challenging as well. The club offers a first class practice area, complete with a spectacular driving range and a large putting green including chipping, pitching and green-side bunker areas. Golf lovers should not miss out playing golf in the Riviera Maya.

Golf in Playacar
Playacar beach is also a popular choice for having a beach wedding. For more info about wedding in the Riviera Maya, please click here.

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