Ciudad del Carmen attractions

Beach in Ciudad del Carmen

Playa Norte

Playa Norte, on the Gulf of Mexico, is Carmen's beach area. It's rather bleak looking, with wide expanses of coarse sand, murky green water, parking areas and the occasional palapa restaurant. Development is coming …
Square in Ciudad del Carmen

Parque Zaragoza

Parque Zaragoza has a handsome 19th-century kiosk and is one of the city's most pleasant areas to hang out. On its north side is the 1856 Santuario de la Virgen del Carmen, which pays homage to the patron saint of s…
Museum in Ciudad del Carmen

Museo Victoriano Nieves

The city's decent history museum is in an interesting old hospital building. Inside are archaeological relics (including stelae from Xpuhil), a petroleum exhibition and information on the region's pirate history – p…