Playa del Carmen Fast Facts
|Geography||Located on the Caribbean coastline in the northeastern part of the state of Quintana Roo. On the Yucatan Peninsula and close to Cozumel and Cancun.|
|Climate||Subtropical climate with warm to hot temperatures all year-round with relatively high humidity.|
Spring: February to May. Practically non-existent rain, warm temperatures, comfortable nights.
Summer: June to August. Hot temperatures, warm and calm water, passing thunderstorms.
Autumn: September - October. More rain and storms, warm temperatures, chance of hurricanes and tropical storms
Winter: November - January. Cooler temperatures, warm sun, chilly nights, chance of rain
|Average Temperatures||Annual average temperature = 27ºC / 80ºF|
|Local fare||Mix of indigenous and European flavors, styles and traditions. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, along with moles (sauces eaten with most meals), chapulines (grasshoppers eaten with lime), chocolate (considered Mexico's best), cocido (stew with meat or chicken and vegetables) and typical crowd-pleasers (called "antojitos", or "little whims") like quesadillas, tacos, empanadas and tamales.|
|Tourist Office||Address: corner Av. Juárez and 15 Av.|
Phone: 873 28 04
|Did you know?||For years Playa del Carmen was simply a small coastal town that people passed through to catch the ferry to the island of Cozumel. Little by little, however, people began to stick around for a few days, having discovered the town's relaxed vibe and fantastic beaches. Before long, it became a vacation destination in its own right.|