Information about Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen, is the heart of the Riviera Maya, it was formerly a fishing village known as Xaman Há; Today it is a cosmopolitan beach city with a wide gastronomic offer and a variety of lodging and entertainment options.
Account according to data from the Population and Housing Census of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of the year 2020 with a population of 304,942 inhabitants, making it the second most populous city in Quintana Roo.
The climate of the municipality is warm subhumid with rains in the summer of greater humidity. The average annual temperature is 25.8°C, the lowest temperatures are recorded in the month of January with 13°C and the maximum are reached in the month of August with 32.9°C. The prevailing winds are from the southeast. The annual rainfall is 1,331.2 millimeters with the rainy season from June to November.
The climate is affected by Cyclones or Hurricanes, which increase precipitation, especially in the summer. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 of each year.
Playa del Carmen is one of the most visited places in the Riviera Maya and, in general, in the Mexican southeast. So that tourism is the most important economic activity in the town, making the rest of the economy depend directly or indirectly on this activity. The city is a tourist destination and also a connection to other attractions mainly related to ecotourism, adventure tourism and beaches, among which are:
Xcaret, eco-archaeological park 6 km south of Playa del Carmen.
Xplor, a natural adventure park located 6 km south of Playa del Carmen next to Xcaret.
Cozumel, an island located in front of Playa del Carmen, a 45-minute ferry ride.
Tulum, Mayan archaeological zone located on the coast 64 km south of Playa del Carmen.
Xel-Ha, ecological park.
Sian Ka'an, Biosphere protected by SEMARNAT and World Heritage Site by UNESCO