Gap Experience programmes in Mexico, Playa del Carmen

Located on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula, this former fishing village is today one of the most visited sites of the Riviera Maya, a tourist are in the south of Mexico which runs alongside the Caribbean Sea. With its heavenly beaches and its turquoise waters, Playa del Carmen is one of the most popular destinations of the country and its tourist industry has experienced an exceptional growth over the past few decades. In this way, the city has developed its infrastructures and, along with Cancún, is one of the most important tourist centres of Mexico and Latin America. With a capacity to welcome up to 400,000 tourists during the high season in its hotels, Playa del Carmen has transformed itself into an international seaside resort. Today, almost 75% of the working population are employed in the hotel industry and commerce. Playa del Carmen is the strategic place par excellence for visiting the surrounding sites such as Cozumel, the ancient Mayan cities like Tulum, Uxmal and the pyramids of Chichén Itzá. A dynamic and lively atmosphere reigns in Playa del Carmen! Foreign investors in search of a relaxing setting for their holidays, young party animals who come to enjoy the intense nightlife and lovers of nature and culture mingle together in this small paradise at the heart of the Caribbean!

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