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Visit Playa del Carmen: Your travel guide

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Disabled-friendly beach
The first disabled-friendly beach in Mexico that offers easy access facilities like ramps, aquatic-beach beds, and aquatic walkers. A special service module will be at hand/available, plus towel services, beach showers, lifesaver vests and visual signing aids.
ADO International Bus Station
ADO International Bus Station

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Traveller's reviews and photos

Holger
8
Very good
I came from Tulum. It’s a small and relax town. So Playa del Carmen hit me at first because it’s very touristic. But after a few days and meeting some fellows living in Playa I discovered a different Playa. This Playa is a amazing place full of beautiful locations and lovely locals.
Holger
Germany
10 April 2018
yareli
10
Exceptional
I go to Playa del carmen twice a year. It’s the place to go to. you have the beach, clubs, restaurants, stores. They have everything. And everything is walking distance and secure. I really recommend Playa del Carmen and if you do go stay at the 5th ave since that’s where everything is at.
yareli
USA
15 April 2018
Paulo
10
Exceptional
This is a wonderful place to enjoy. It was everything we were hoping for and much more. We look forward to coming back. It's easy to find english speakers here and there are lots of places to shop and eat. The water is so close and we really enjoyed so much about this place.
Paulo
USA
16 April 2018
Lynne
10
Exceptional
Wonderful place with friendly people, great food, cheap prices, lots to do and see. Easy to get around walking or taking the local buses. Don't miss the mango margaritas or banana daiquiris at BipBip on 5th and Constituyentes.
Lynne
Australia
21 April 2018
Sebastien
6
Review score
The pedestrian avenue is really great. The ocean is not nice. Literallly full of algae witch decomposition smell stinks 😷. The area is full of poor Mexicans begging. When I was at the beach, it felt like a favella was close by and everyone dropped by.
Sebastien
Canada
22 April 2018

Accommodation and hotels in Playa del Carmen

Mahekal Beach Resort

8.9 Fabulous

Score from 816 reviews

£198

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    48 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    40 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    38 related reviews
The Royal Playa del Carmen-All Inclusive - Adults Only

9.4 Superb

Score from 544 reviews

£221

Average price per night
  • “excellent quality of food”
    79 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    70 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
    60 related reviews
Hotel Aventura Mexicana

8.9 Fabulous

Score from 524 reviews

£60

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    61 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    40 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
    26 related reviews
In Fashion Hotel & Spa - Adults Only

8.4 Very good

Score from 491 reviews

£60

Average price per night
Magic Blue Boutique Hotel

8.9 Fabulous

Score from 915 reviews

£122

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    47 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
    43 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    25 related reviews
Playa Palms Beach Hotel

8.5 Very good

Score from 461 reviews

£107

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    51 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    23 related reviews
  • “amazing views”
    20 related reviews
Club Yebo Hotel

8.8 Fabulous

Score from 534 reviews

£40

Average price per night
Posada Mariposa Boutique Hotel - 5th Avenue

8.3 Very good

Score from 920 reviews

£45

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    67 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    30 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    13 related reviews
Cache Hotel Boutique - Adults Only

8.2 Very good

Score from 522 reviews

£47

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    57 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    30 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    21 related reviews
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Recommendations for Playa del Carmen

There's a good selection of restaurants which are mostly comprised of Mexican, Italian and Seafood. There are lots of other options as well, and at different price points, so there seems to be something for everyone. I love that a lot of the restaurants are on 5th avenue, which makes for great people watching.

All the shops are concentrated on the long pedestrian street of 5th avenue, which makes it very pleasant to stroll and check things out.

nice many blocks walking mall with a variety of restaurants and shops / prices however designed for the higher US dollar

Walking through 5th avenue, drink and listen to music next to the beach, great massage

Nightlife starts late, so take a nap after spending a day at the beach.

El Oasis Mariscos (Playa del Carmen) - 50 Avenida Sur / Calle 12 Nte

The Mexican people are so friendly, funny and helpful

Xcaret and ancient mayan ruins

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