Cheers on 5th Avenue and in Cozumel
If you’re staying in Playa del Carmen, Carnaval (the celebration that ends Lent) presents a couple different celebration options. Just across the Caribbean Sea at Cozumel, festivities extend from February 22nd through 28th. Their Facebook page proclaims that this is one of the best Carnaval celebrations in all of Mexico and the Caribbean!
If you don’t want to venture as far, Playa del Carmen offers parades on multiple nights as well. Starting on 5th Avenue at the sound end of Juarez Avenue, the processions will continue up the busy 5th Avenue until Contituyentes Avenue, where floats will weave themselves into the march. The parade finishes at Plaza Municipal, where a large stage then offers dancing and music throughout the evening.