Expedia Lists Playa del Carmen Beach in the Top Bikini Beach List

Playa del Carmen is in news again. Expedia has confirmed what the locals, expats and thousands of tourists already knew. Playa del Carmen is the best beach to spot hottest beach bodies in the most stunning and glamorous settings. Expedia in its Listopedia Best Bikini Beaches Bucket List for you from Expedia, Playa del Carmen has been described as

The stretch of sand in front of Playa del Carmen, in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is notorious for beach bars, fire shows and impressive beach bodies. Attracting the glitzy locals and visiting American cougars, this is a beach where you can sit back with a margarita and people watch all day and night

Expedia Lists Playa del Carmen Beach in the Top Bikini Beach List

Expedia Lists Playa del Carmen Beach in the Top Bikini Beach List

Many people have this perception that Cancun is much more glitzy (Barbara Fialho, Rocsi Diaz, Adriana LimaJesse Metcalfe) but Playa del Carmen is a totally different experience. It’s beach lifestyle, eclectic settings and lack of big city feel make it a new favorite of celebs and commoners alike. It’s one place where you can just sit back with beer in hand and watch the proceedings on the beach.

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Playa del Carmen Seeks European Certification for Clean Beach and Water

Playa del Carmen Seeks European Certification for Clean Beach and Water

Playa del Carmen Seeks European Certification for Clean Beach and Water

Playa del Carmen authorities are trying to get the prestigious European certification known as Blue Flag. The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in Europe which certifies that a beach or marina complies with its rigorous norms.

Blue Flag criteria include water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria as per the news in The Yucatan Times.

Eduardo Morentin Ocejo, Director of Environmental Department said “We are already working on the certification beaches issue, because it is one of the projects we would love to promote, but in order to achieve this goal, we need to work hand on hand along with SERMARNAT and other Institutions.”

“Safe beach Program” envisions a natural barrier which will preserve the beaches in the region. The local authorities in Playa del Carmen will be tasked with the implementation of the project.

The certification will provide a challenge as well as an opportunity to clean the waters and beaches so that ‘Blue Flag’ could be claimed.  The certification doesn’t come easily as cost of implementation is very high taking in to account infrastructure and maintenance programs to maintain and monitor the quality of water as per the foundation’s standards.

Morentin Ocejo however was confident of successfully achieving this medium term project.

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Dress Code For Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

As opposed to an authentic Mexican town, Playa del Carmen is a modern, stylish and popular beach holiday destination on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Bikinis are perfectly acceptable at the beach

Bikinis are perfectly acceptable at the beach. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjayrafael/4625821753/. Playa Del Carmen Beach by rjayrafael, on Flickr

Common questions posed by travelers are, “What to wear in Playa del Carmen?” and “Can I wear bikini at the beach“. The gorgeous beaches of Playa del Carmen attract mainly families and couples, and although some women do go topless, there are, in fact, no certified nude beaches here.

It is true that the ambience of Playa del Carmen is quite carefree and liberal as compared to the other parts of Mexico but it is always a good idea to blend in with the crowd and keep in mind the local customs, attitudes and religious beliefs when choosing your attire in a foreign destination.

Playa del Carmen and neighboring areas have a sub-tropical climate, which means that the weather is pretty hot almost all through the year, or at least warm. The average annual temperature of the city is around 27-degree Celsius or 80-degree Fahrenheit, with high humidity levels, often around 90%.

The dress code in Playa del Carmen can be best described as ‘casual, easygoing and effortless’. As Playa del Carmen is a fairly hot place, so people tend to wear light clothes made from cotton and other natural fibers. Read Beauty and the Beach – Look stylish on your next Akumal Beach Vacation!. Most people are seen in t-shirts tops teamed with a pair of casual sandals. A hat or cap is extremely important to protect you from the glaring Caribbean sun. For a winter visit, a light sweater or jacket and jeans will be of good use. A rain jacket is a must-have item in Playa del Carmen for most of the year.

Casual clothing is the norm in Playa del Carmen

Casual clothing is the norm in Playa del Carmen. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bsabarnowl/4355519358/

Keeping in mind the easygoing aura of Playa del Carmen, formal clothes like a suit and a tie for men or cocktail dresses for women are really not needed. Typical beachwear is common on the beach and around the town, whereas “dressy casual” wear is perfect to enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife in. But if you plan to visit the rural areas or the ruin sites, it will be a sensible idea to put on slightly more you’re your bathing suit.

On weekends, more Mexicans throng to the beach to sit back and loosen up with the entire family. During this time too, it is recommended to cover up.