Playa del Carmen attractions

Beach in Playa del Carmen

Punta Esmeralda

Emerald Point has become a favorite beach among Playa del Carmen locals, set on the northern edge of the city. Here, a shallow cenote provides a calm coastal pool where kids love to play, and the soft white sand bea…
Aquarium in Playa del Carmen


An impressive three-story aquarium with 200 marine species and 45 exhibits. One of the few options in Playa for non-beach days.
Square in Playa del Carmen

Parque Fundadores

Playa del Carmen’s most iconic park is bordered by the famous Quinta Avenida on one side and by a popular local beach on the other side. Here, kids can run around on the playground or try some Mexican treats at the …
Park in Playa del Carmen

Parque la Ceiba

Two blocks west of the highway, this pretty park has play areas for kids, shady picnic spots and walking trails as well as activities such as movie screenings, yoga classes and the occasional concert. Every third Sa…
Street in Playa del Carmen

Quinta Avenida

Restaurants, bars, stores and craft stalls line a 2km stretch of this busy pedestrian thoroughfare.
Museum in Playa del Carmen

Museo Frida Kahlo Riviera Maya

This 'museum' is mainly info about Kahlo rather than displays of her artwork. It's also small. But if you're looking for something to do on a non-beach day, you could come here and learn about one of Mexico's most f…