Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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Playa del Carmen is a little beach town that sits about an hour south of Cancún on Mexico's Riviera Maya and Cozumel is located just 25 minutes (Across the channel) from the fast pace of Playa ..... tranquil (Island Getaway) !.

Divers began seeking out these Caribbean waters for themselves, and in the 1970s a port was built to ferry the tourists from the mainland to Cozumel. Today Playa is home to more than 10,000 foreigners, including Europeans, Americans, Canadians, Argentinians, Venezuelans and many other people of all ages including 20- and 30-somethings, young families and retired couples. Playa is also a welcoming destination for the LGBT community.