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Playa del Carmen Receives Global ‘Traveler’s Choice 2016’ Award

29 September, 2016

TripAdvisor honored Playa del Carmen with a distinguished "Traveler’s Choice 2016" award,naming this Riviera Maya beach town as one of the best destinations in the world at 19th place.

TripAdvisor is home to the world's largest travel community,reaching around 350 million visitors each month with upwards of 385 million views and comments on around 6.6 million accommodations,restaurants and attractions. The annual Traveler’s Choice Awards are based entirely on user reviews,which rate the cleanliness of the beaches,quality of services,security and more.

Situated about one-hour south of Cancun along Mexico’s only Caribbean coast,Playa del Carmen – or simply “Playa” as many prefer to call it,is an ultra-chic destination that offers easy access to the very best of the Riviera Maya. Downtown Playa del Carmen is just a short ferry ride away from Cozumel Island and lies less than an hour north of the ancient town of Tulum,which is home to a variety of luxury condos and vacation homes. 

Speaking of Tulum,in addition to Playa del Carmen,there was another destination located in the Riviera Maya that received a high rating from travelers. Tulum’s Paradise Beach was also described as one of the best destinations for travelers in 2016 and came in at number 21 on the list. The ancient ruins of Chichén Itzá,which are also located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula less than two hours inland from Playa,were also named among the best attractions in the world by TripAdvisor.

In the category of “Best Hotel in Mexico,” destinations in Mexico’s state of Quintana Roo (where Cancun,Playa del Carmen and Tulum are also located) received 12 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice awards. Among these,the Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen came in first,while the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa in Playa Maroma came in second and the Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun,located in Puerto Morelos,also made the list.

Other Winning Destinations

On this year’s list,London was named the best destination in the world and the number one place of interest was Peru's Machu Picchu. The “World’s Best Beach” title was given to Grace Bay,located in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In other categories,the “Best Hotel in the World” award was given to Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur,which is located in India; while the “World’s Best Attraction” went to the Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando Florida; and the “World’s Best Museum” award was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

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