PA is private and sophisticated and if you’re looking for a quiet evening, PA is definitely the place. If you’re looking for a little more action, check out Playa del Carmen. This happnin’ little town, only about 15 minutes north of PA on 307, is the perfect place to spend an evening. Fifth Avenue is a large pedestrian walkway lined with trees, funky shops, restaurants, and bars. By day you will find countless open-air booths and shops vibrant with activity. By night this fun town kicks up its heels and takes a bite out of life. Trees are covered in strings of lights and you are free to wander up and down the streets soaking in the atmosphere.
This is a place where the “people watching” is as much fun as the other activities. Lots of European backpackers, 70s throwbacks, and the young at heart call this town home. If you listen you are likely to hear Italian, German, French as well as English and Spanish being spoken here. Playa also has a pretty beach as well as a ferry into Cozumel. Lots of people come early in the morning, enjoy Cozumel by day and finish up in Playa del Carmen for their evening meal and drinks. As in all of Mexico…even the nicest restaurants accept the most casual attire.