Sunset Sunday – Playa del Carmen

South of Cancun, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, travelers find the town of Playa del Carmen.

cloud cover creates color

Whether you spend one night, or one month, this gem on the Riviera Maya will leave an impression. And after three visits within the last year, I can confirm – it’s after the sun sets when the town really starts to heat up.

But just like anywhere, during sunset the town seems to pause. And just like in Tulum at sunset the sun might not be viewable dipping beneath the horizon on the Gulf of Mexico, but visitors (and many locals too) still take a breath. They take time to watch both the sky and clouds change colors. They take a moment and enjoy time as day turns to night. I did.

The best place to capture the moment remains the sands of the ‘playa’ (beach) itself. Whether taking a leisurely stroll or watching from the cozy, comfortable chairs at a place like Fusion, the cool, constant ocean breeze and mesmerizing waves seem to slow down time. And sometimes that is exactly what we need from our travels.

Happy Sunset Sunday.

Fusion, a great place to catch a sunset moment

stay adventurous, Craig

Day 15 of 20 day Mexico Bicentennial Tribute

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  • Kirsten

    Great post! I’ve enjoyed the sunset in Playa myself, and can attest to what a great place Fusion is to watch a sunset. Also, I’ve started to believe sunsets don’t have to be viewed in the west to leave an impact.

    • stayadventurous

      Yes, they can be watched anywhere, even in the East.
      stay adventurous, Craig

  • micheleinplaya

    Nice Craig! When is visit #4?

    • stayadventurous

      Wish I can say Nov 2010 for the Taste of Playa or the Jazz Festival, but if not, serious consideration for some QT February 2011.
      stay adventurous, Craig

  • Mark

    Love the Sunset Sundays. You’re starting to hit your stride!