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Often seen as Cancún’s little sister, Playa del Carmen is a small town in Mexico’s Quintana Roo state that’s popular with expats. Nearby you’ll find all the quintessential Yucatán experiences – from beaches and swimming in a cenote to the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum – but Playa del Carmen is far less busy and chaotic than Cancún. The main goal while you’re in Playa del Carmen should be relaxation. Get a massage, take a yoga class, go snorkeling – whatever you do, do it tranquilo.
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