More about Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen, is a beautiful vibrant young city located only 45 minutes from Cancun airport.
The ancient Mayan settlers called Playa del Carmen, Xaman-Ha, which in their language means “Northern Water”. Today it has become one of the cities with the highest growth and tourist influence and is known for their paradisiacal beaches of white sand and turquoise blue water, and all the sports and fun that revolve around these.
The true growth of Playa del Carmen is since the beginning of the 20th century, when people from other regions of Mexico, mainly from the Yucatan peninsula, due to the insecurity generated by the war of caste, began to migrate to this Region in search of better opportunities. The first activity that attracted and absorbed this migration was the production of chewing gum and wood. Then, it is believed that many of these workers decided to become independent and began to work as fishermen. That is how, the population of Playa del Carmen begins to consolidate.
In 1996 its population was of 10 000 inhabitants, in 2003 already had a population of 49 000 inhabitants, mainly due to the immigration of people of different estates in Mexico in search of the work that demands the tourist industry. According to the population census of the year 2016 Playa del Carmen has over 260,000 inhabitants!
Nowadays, Playa del Carmen is a city with too many opportunities and has an incredible economic development. That’s why investing in this city is your best option! So dare to live the life you´ve always wanted!