Playa del Carmen was originally known as Xaman-Ha or waters of the north. It is located approximately 40 miles south of Cancún. This once small fishing town is now the home to about 100,000 people. It is the third largest city in the Quintana Roo. The close location to Cancún makes Playa del Carmen an excellent side trip on a weekend. Playa del Carmen has accommodations to meet any traveler’s needs. Playa del Carmen hotels can offer many different services and amenities. The hotels in Playa del Carmen make it easy to stick to any budget. The available discount hotels Playa del Carmen has to offer can be found effortlessly with EasyToBook.com. Playa del Carmen cheap hotels make it possible for the traveler to stick to a budget and still enjoy the sites.
Coba dates back to 500 A.D. but around 900 A.D. when it was over taken with jungle. This mostly untouched area gives the visitors a very “Indiana Jones” feel. This site has limestone roads, a pyramid, ancient ball court, and castle. Xel-Ha or “the place where water is born” is a natural aquarium. The name comes from the constant flow of bubbles that come from the river floor. The location is in the midst of archeological sites, caves, and thick jungle. Cavernas Chaaktun can be explored from both above and below water. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful caverns in the Yucatan displaying both stalagmites and stalactites.