Playa, as the locals call this city, is the third largest town in the state of Quintana Roo and a perhaps surprisingly international destination. Beachcombers from around the world come to Playa and you’ll overhear French, Italian, and German as well as Spanish and English when you explore this town located—as its name implies—directly on the Caribbean. Lazy days can be spent swimming and sunning, though the city is perhaps best known for coming to life after the sun goes down. Playa’s Fifth Avenue runs parallel to the beach and is lined with boutiques, bars, and restaurants serving every cuisine you might possibly be in the mood for. After dinner, there are clubs that stay open till the early hours of the morning if you are in the mood for dancing.