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August 23, 2021
In pre-Hispanic times Playa del Carmen was called Xaman Há (in Mayan language: Xaman Ha ’,‘ Agua del Norte ’) and it was a starting point for the Mayans on their pilgrimage to the sanctuary of Ixchel in Cozumel.
The first modern settlement dates from the early twentieth century when a community of fishermen, coconut and gum tree producers was located there.
Playa del Carmen is the heart of the Riviera Maya belongs to the state of Quintana Roo and is famous for its beaches lined with palm trees and coral reefs.
Little by little, Playa developed into one of the most important tourist poles in the Yucatan Peninsula, driven by the development of the Cancun hotel zone.
With the presence of world-renowned hotel chains and the Island of Cozumel recognized as one of the best destinations for recreational diving.
The exploitation of Playa del Carmen was inevitable given its location 40 minutes from the Cancun airport, its wide and beautiful Caribbean beaches.
The proximity to Mayan archaeological sites and natural areas with cenotes, rivers and mangroves, which offers a contemporary, exotic and cosmopolitan lifestyle that contributed to its tourist growth, which is today the main economic activity of Playa del Carmen.
Which has given a lot of work to the construction and Real Estate industry that represent the second most important industry in the municipality.