Playa Del Carmen is filled with expensive stores, boutiques, chain restaurants, bars, and clubs. This generally isn't how I travel, but to be honest its kinda fun to spend a couple days in resort towns like this. Much more expensive than everywhere else we have been, and a lot more Americans than anywhere else I've seen.
Still, we made a good night of it. We went to an 'authentic' Mexican restaurant with plastic palm trees and neon lights. There was also a mariachi band playing music. Then, we hit one of the several beach clubs, The Blue Parrot, to watch a fire show and dance the night away. In some ways, its kinda cool that my vacation ends on the beach and partying. Later today, we head to Cancun, for more drinks and beach.