· In the 2005 horror movie The Cave, divers become trapped with man-eating creatures in an underwater cave system in Romania. Many of the cave scenes, however were shot in the Riviera Maya.
· People tend to think of Playa del Carmen as “Cancun South,” when in reality Playa has a much more “small-town feel” and genuine Mexican ambiance. In fact, buildings here are restricted to three stories to retain the charming village feel.
· Ancient Mayans in the area cultivated chewing gum as far back as 4,000 years ago.