Playa del Carmen is a balneari resort city just south of Cancun on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, in the northeast of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The city is the seat of the Solidaridad municipality. In the 2010 census, the city had a population of 149,923 people and it is rapidly growing in population. It is the third largest city in Quintana Roo, after Cancun and Chetumal.North Playa del has fine, almost white sand. The beach is calm and so you can do watersports, diving, and much more. There is also a little reef for some snorkeling.