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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

When to Go to Playa del Carmen

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Traveler Reviews & 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
April 10, 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
United States of America
April 15, 2018
nadavgr
6
Review score
If you are looking for parties and exit point for other attractions near by... this is your place. If you want to relax and soak up some sun... go to Isla Mujeres 😊
nadavgr
Israel
April 6, 2018
Melanie
6
Review score
Fine for couple of days relaxing after 24 hours travelling. But it’s very touristy, full of cheap bars and got hasseled a fair bit for souvenirs etc. Enjoyed the day on Cozumel the most.
Melanie
United Kingdom
April 8, 2018
Debbie
10
Exceptional
Fantastic area with great beaches, restaurants, shopping, nightlife. Highly highly recommend the HM hotel
Debbie
Canada
April 7, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Playa del Carmen

Mahekal Beach Resort

8.9 Excellent

Score from 804 reviews

$195

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 Awesome

Score from 548 reviews

$338

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

8.8 Excellent

Score from 518 reviews

$85

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    61 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    40 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
    26 related reviews
Magic Blue Boutique Hotel

8.8 Excellent

Score from 915 reviews

$138

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

8.3 Very Good

Score from 482 reviews

$84

Average price per night
Playa Palms Beach Hotel

8.5 Very Good

Score from 462 reviews

$118

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 Excellent

Score from 520 reviews

$46

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

8.3 Very Good

Score from 910 reviews

$55

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 513 reviews

$54

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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Recommended in 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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