Parque Los Fundadores
Parque Los Fundadores
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Mike Mihaljevich
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Mayan performers climb a tower some 30 feet or so and a act out a ritual or ceremony up high. I was attracted by the sound of a flute one was playing. Awesome sight as is the view of the ocean and all the tourists and street vendors.
Written January 17, 2020
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joynerk
Frostproof, FL75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We always try to visit here whenever we are in the area. We always see live entertainment. There is a small catholic chapel nearby and they often have a wedding or service you can see. The parque has added some sculptures and the nearby shops offer anything you can think of. GREAT local atmosphere.
Written April 24, 2020
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David D
Devon, UK25,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Wednesday 2nd March and we walked from our Hotel Riu Palace Mexico into the Town of Playa del Carmen where this Park is located along the seafront by the Ferry Terminal.

Known as Parque los Fundadore, it's name translates to Founding Fathers Park.

The most notable feature of the Park is the massive Portal Maya Statue. Also located here is the small Capilla de Nta Señora del Carmen as well as a small bandstand.

This paved area is a popular meeting place, somewhere to meet friends, or sit on one of the low walls having a drink or something to eat. Nice place to sit and enjoy the views out over the beach and sea or just watch the world go by.

Paseo del Carmen Shopping Mall and a number of shops and restaurants are nearby.
Written April 5, 2022
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David K
Charleston, WV186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This is adjacent to the ferry terminal with a backdrop of a small beach and the Caribbean. It is a nice park that is a nice stone cover area by the water. Really interesting beautiful large sculpture. They have a Mayan show in the evening with people that are twirling around this tower on fabrics that is interesting. I can still here the music now.
Written May 13, 2021
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Tom J
London, UK1,698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This statue located just before the beach in Playa Del Carmen. Head here first thing in the morning to get a clear photo without tonnes of people, but also head here in the evening to see street performers in front of the statue.

It’s a nice way to start the day off before walking along the main shopping street or if you’re coming from the other end it finishes the walk off nicely.
Written February 15, 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Fundadores park is a cute park at the end of Quinta Av, set between the Nuestra Senora del Carmen whitewashed Church and PDC beach.
However, the park is currently fenced being renovated (as well a good part of 5 Av.).
But, you can approach its magnificent Mayan sculpture from the beach, have few pics and swim in beautiful sea.
Written January 21, 2021
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Ginuwine
Amsterdam, The Netherlands117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Park Los Fundadores is a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Playa del Carmen.

It's a perfect place to watch the sunrise and often hosts events with dancers and performers.

Just a tip: if you're planning to take a ferry, don't buy tickets from the people around the dock.

Instead, get them at the official counters of the providers for a hassle-free experience.
Written June 8, 2024
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA9,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
Parque Los Fundadores or Founding Father's Park, is the center of local culture. The public space is a meeting point for the locals and tourists alike. A good spot for people watching, enjoy the scenery and watch the entertainment. The beautiful world of art, sculpture Portal Maya is the iconic image of Playa del Carmen. Here you can see the performance of the Papantla Dancers. They are literally flying high tied by a rope. According to one myth, the ritual was created to ask the gods to end the drought. Plenty of street vendors selling fruits and snacks. Lively place for people watching.
Written March 11, 2022
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Sunshine650550
143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Although crowded with tourists on cruise ship days, This plaza is a wonderful place to hang out. I watched an iguana wander around, nibbling on flowers for 25 minutes. There are shops and restaurants on three sides of the Plaza, the Cathedral is right round the corner
Written February 5, 2021
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Paulshappy
Courtenay, Canada4,157 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The PARQUE LOS FUNDADORES, commonly known as 'The Town Square' in Playa del Carmen, is at the beginning or the end of the "infamous" 5th Avenue shopping walk, depending on where you started, and it's an example of the landscape architect failing to come up with something that is usable, safe, or something to be proud of. And I won't be back!

This place is an accident waiting to happen, with its disappearing steps design that is nothing but a tripping-trap for both young and old. The park is unkept, crumbling around the exterior, overcome with weeds and filled with garbage.

AND the only redeeming quality is the one beautiful sculpture that is front and center down by the waterfront, and it's truly deserving of something better! We snapped our photo and now we're gone.
Safe travels, Paul
Written October 28, 2023
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