For those who must have the beach right in front of their hotel, the All Riviera Resort hotel delivers. This is a three level hotel with a swimming pool courtyard facing the beach, just a block from the Playa del Carmen zocalo and the ferry dock.
Get ready to bake right in front on Playa's main beach in All Riviera's beach club. They have loungers on the sand and service from their bar/restaurant. A short stroll up the beach there are several more clubs, plus dive shops, water sports facilities and more. Being in central Playa del Carmen is all about location and beach combing is a daily activity. Pop-in to the various beach front bars to mix it up a bit. All that sun will make you thirsty and you wouldn't want to get dehydrated, would you? You will find Playa to be an international town with interesting people from all over the world. The scenery can't be beat.
When the sun dips into the west you can head back to your room and get ready for a night out on 5th Avenue. Either direction from the hotel will take you to the Playa del Carmen nightlife. An international mix of fun loving travelers floods Quinta Avenida at night, dining just off the walking promenade which is one of Playa's biggest assets, next to the beach. Great people watching here. If you keep walking north to Constituyentes you'll see the fun keeps on going. The other way from the hotel passes the central zocalo and ends at Paseo del Carmen where you'll find Carlos and Charlie's, Bodegita del Medio and several more excellent bars, not to mention cafes, street performers and shops selling everything from Mexican blankets to fine jewlery. There's plenty to do in Playa, night or day.