Simply walk down Juarez until you reach 5th Avenue, and you will see the gigantic ‘Playa del Carmen Arch’ right in front of you.
Here you’ll find a real mix of people, from tourists to local families.
As it’s so well known, this area can get pretty busy and a little noisy. However, as this beach is the widest in Playa del Carmen, it can fit all those extra beach towels and loungers, while still having nice quiet spaces to relax.
You’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice on Calle 10 beach.
Check out Lido, a hip, budget beach club, listen to live music in Zenzi, tuck into some delicious seafood at El Pirata, or simply lay out on the cool white sands and watch the world go by.
Between Kool and Mamitas, this beach is definitely party central.
The DJs play all day long, the drinks flow freely, and there are plenty of sun loungers to go around.
Playacar beach is also dotted with cute little palm trees, that offer some much-needed shade throughout the day. But get there early, the locals know this little trick, and take full advantage of it.
There are no restaurants, no beach clubs, and no bars. Just the sound of the waves lapping against the shore, and the birds singing in the nearby jungle. Paradise.
Coco Reef is also the best place to snorkel in Playa. So be sure to bring your snorkel and fins!