We have been traveling all over the Caribbean and Central America during the month of February for the past 10 years. This is the first time that we are returning to the same place. Playa Del Carmen is an vacation paradise that has no equal. Pauline's vacation villa is absolutely perfect in every way. The accommodations are luxurious. Maria provides maid service 3 times a week and Sergio is the the nbr. one go to concierge on the planet. He visits the house daily to see if one as any requirement such as tours, house hold needs, recommendations to various venues, restaurants, entertainment etc. Sergio is a wealth of knowledge and one of the most pleasant personalities we have ever encountered. The house is a 5 min. walk to a fabulous beach that stretches for miles in each direction. The ocean varies from a rich coral to a deep blue color. If one is into fishing as we were, a pango will pick you up right at the beach by the house. As far as restaurants and entertainment goes, 5th avenue , which is the heart of Playa is a short walk from the house. 5th avenue stretches for about 60 blocks and is packed with a few hundred restaurants, bars and shops. I would imagine that if one tried to visit every restaurant available, it would take over a year to do so. If you leave 5th ave and head west, the experience is more subdued but equally rewarding. West of 5th ave you have the opportunity to truly mingle with the locals and enjoy their restaurants. The people of the Yucatan are absolutely the most pleasant and accommodating personalities one could imagine. Every cabbie, bus drive, waiter, bar tender , store clerk etc was beyond the norm of what one could hope for. Safety was never a concern (and my group is always concerned about the safety of a foreign environment). One does not need a car here. The taxi service is outstanding and quite reasonable and the bus service is fantastic and cheap. The buses are quite luxurious with plush seating, air conditioning and movies. A 45 minute ride to Cancun is approximately $5.00 U.S. or 70 pesos. If you were thinking of going to Florida, don't. In Playa the weather by day is always 80 to 85 degrees with a light southerly wind and around 70 to 75 degrees at night. As is said in the beginning--- We have found our paradise!!!!