Playa del Carmen Vacations

Where to stay in Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen Hotel Deals

Grand Riviera Princess - All Inclusive
Grand Riviera Princess - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Prolongacion 5ta Avenida, Mza 20 Lote 006, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
The price is NT$5,755 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
3.8/5 Good! (1,666 reviews)
"It’s a beautiful place! A lot of walking but they have carts that take you from point A to point B. The employees are truly kind and helpful. Overall, a great place to enjoy vacation."

Reviewed on 2022/6/25

Grand Riviera Princess - All Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Arte - All Inclusive, Adults Only
Hotel Xcaret Arte - All Inclusive, Adults Only
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juárez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
The price is NT$19,299 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
4.5/5 Wonderful! (770 reviews)
"Outstanding experience! food and drink were excellent! staff was great! highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 2022/6/26

Hotel Xcaret Arte - All Inclusive, Adults Only
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$24,906 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,718 reviews)
"Awesome experience!"

Reviewed on 2022/6/24

Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Playa del Carmen Vacation Packages

Sun, sea, sand and Mayan ruins make this former fishing village a popular resort town on Mexico’s Caribbean coastline.

Playa del Carmen was once a quiet fishing village in the heart of Mexico’s "Riviera Maya.” It’s now a popular tourist playground that attracts mainly European visitors. The volume of people may have swelled, but the atmosphere remains easygoing.

The sheltered, white-sand beaches draw the majority of visitors to the area, but Playa del Carmen, or “Playa” as it is locally known, has plenty of other assets.

Explore underwater cave systems, known as cenotes, at the Hidden Worlds Family Cenote Adventure Park. You can dive, swim and snorkel through these submarine environments. Arrange to see some Mayan ruins: there are many all over this part of the world, including some within the Playacar area of Playa del Carmen. Charter a fishing boat at the marina south of town and try your luck with a line out at sea.

Hop on a ferry for a day trip to the island of Cozumel, which can be seen from the beach. Cozumel is a popular diving and snorkeling destination made famous in the 1960s when Jacques Cousteau declared its reefs to be among the most beautiful diving spots in the world.

Back at Playa, take a stroll along Fifth Avenue. This pedestrian-only cobbled walkway is the town’s main strip and is located one block inland from the beach. It is lined with restaurants, bars, clubs and boutiques. At night it attracts the party crowd most of the action takes place at the southern end. Many of the clubs are open-air and play music until very late.

With a subtropical climate, Playa is either warm or hot for most of the year. The average temperature is 79 F (26 C). June, July and August are the hottest months, while September and October are the wettest due to the hurricane season.

In Playa del Carmen you’ll find that most of the things you need are within walking distance. If you don’t want to walk, you could hire a triciclo, a large yellow tricycle that is the Mexican equivalent of a rickshaw. If you plan to go farther afield, there are taxi, car and scooter rental options.

Playa del Carmen Beach Vacation

There's nothing like a Playa del Carmen vacation to give you a little extra bounce in your step. The soothing sounds of the ocean waves and the smell of clean ocean air will help refresh your mind, body and soul. To be close to the city center on your trip to Playa del Carmen, base yourself around Maroma Beach (16 kilometers away). If you're intending to stick around a while, look into our Playa del Carmen vacation packages. Not only will you save some money, you'll also have other beautiful beaches near you to explore, like Mamitas Beach Club and Paradise Beach. We call that a win-win!

Things You Should Know About Playa del Carmen

  • Listening to the hypnotic sounds of lapping waves is one of life's little pleasures. See what's available among our Playa del Carmen beach hotels and get ready to relax.
  • Apartments are also popular with many visitors here. El Faro Beachfront Penthouse and Mareazul by Seaside are great examples of what you can expect from this style of accommodation.
  • Alternatively, go for one of our All-Inclusive hotels in Playa del Carmen. They make it easy to budget. Leave your cash in your room and enjoy the freedom that comes with going all-inclusive.
  • Our Playa del Carmen things to do page is a good place to start organizing your trip to Playa del Carmen. Once you arrive, get chatting to one of the 149,900 friendly locals to find out more.
  • Save loads of cash on experiences by booking our Playa del Carmen vacation deals. With terrific attractions like Xcaret Eco Theme Park to discover, this destination will keep you busy.

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