Playa del Carmen is a spa resort town in the northeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, south of Cancun on the Caribbean coast. At the 2005 census, the city had a population of 100,383 inhabitants and it develops very quickly. Playa del Carmen is the
3rd largest city in the state of Quintana Roo, after Cancún and Chetumal.
The city is named after the title "Our Lady of Mount Caramel", the title given to Mary as the patron saint of the inhabitants of the area that today regiunii.Primii became Playa del Carmen Mayan civilization dates back to the period.