Cancun, Playa's neighbor to the north, attracts thousands of vacationers each year.  Playa, though in possession of the same, if not better beaches and weather, is of a decidedly different bent.  Therefore, this web guide is targeted towards those not looking for a resort style vacation or Senior Frogs style nightlife. 

Much has been said of late about the rate at which Playa Del Carmen is growing.  Many fear that with the continued growth of the community and tourist industry in particular, the town will loose much of what makes it unique.  This double edged sword is at once a blessing and a curse for the locals, know as "Playenses" and tourists alike.  Odds are, that the sooner one can experience the magic that is Playa Del Carmen, the bet