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Playacar Beach

Beach at Playacar

&copy Suzanne Barbezat

Playacar is an upscale development located immediately south of the city of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. This gated community is home to some major all-inclusive resorts, such as Iberostar Tucan and Iberostar Quetzal, Riu Playacar, Royal Hideaway Playacar, Occidental Allegro Playacar, Sandos Playacar and Playacar Palace.

In Playacar there is a world-class 18 hole golf course designed by Robert von Hagge, and a shopping mall, Plaza Playacar. The Xaman-Ha Aviary is also located within Playacar, and contains 200 animals of 45 different species, besides birds they also have butterflies, iguanas and small mammals.

Playacar has a wonderful stretch of white sand beach, particularly since the 2009/2010 beach restoration project. In calm weather the water is excellent for swimming, but it can get choppy when it's windy. A system of beach warning flags will alert you to water conditions.

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