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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Cancún, Cozumel, Tulum – the main resort towns of Mexico’s Mayan Riviera – get a lot of love from tourists who are looking for their moment in the sun. But those in the know go to Playa del Carmen, which while offering the same gorgeous beaches and fine weather is also less crowded, more European in feel, and has a relaxed vibe that won’t make you need a vacation after your vacation.

It’s a walkable beach town, with the pedestrian-only, cobblestoned Quinta Avenue a popular stroll, but it also welcomes bikes as a way to get from place to place. From beachside ceviche to foil-wrapped arrachera nacional in a down-home setting, you will leave Playa, as it’s called by locals, dreaming of your favorite dish. Make sure to get in a siesta so you can dance the night away at a beach club, or check out the starlit skies from a rooftop lounge.