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

When to Go to Playa del Carmen

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
The beach is not the best (better in Tulum) but if you like diving and party it's perfect.
Guio =)
December 6, 2017
8
Very Good
I only tolerate the vendors to solicit your entry into their kiosks or storefronts. The layout of the city makes it easy to fine thanks. You can enjoy play Adele Carmen even on a low budget
United States of America
December 16, 2017
10
Exceptional
It’s perfect whether your an activities person or whether you’re a beach bum. Great restaurants and night life
Jos
United States of America
December 11, 2017
8
Very Good
There are a lot of nice restaurants with great food. Unfortunately also a lot of tourists , too many in my opinion .
Sylvie
Belgium
December 9, 2017
8
Very Good
Nice mid sized beach town with plenty of amenities. Easy to walk everywhere. Avoid Avenida 5 and head to 30th Ave for good MEXICAN food! El Fogon was a standout!
Michael
United States of America
December 16, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Playa del Carmen

Mahekal Beach Resort

8.9 Excellent

Score from 692 reviews

$199

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

9.3 Awesome

Score from 552 reviews

$259

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

8.7 Excellent

Score from 233 reviews

$58

Average price per night
Hotel Real Del Mayab

8.8 Excellent

Score from 234 reviews

$50

Average price per night
Hotel Plaza Playa

8.5 Very Good

Score from 422 reviews

$38

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    49 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    35 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    33 related reviews
La Galeria by Bunik

8.6 Excellent

Score from 329 reviews

$64

Average price per night
Club Yebo Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 486 reviews

$38

Average price per night
Hotel Sahara

7.4 Good

Score from 342 reviews

$33

Average price per night
Hotel Maya Turquesa

6.9 Review score

Score from 678 reviews

$57

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    52 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    18 related reviews
  • “comfortable beds”
    13 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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