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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

When to Go to Playa del Carmen

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Traveler Reviews & Photos

VLADAN
10
Exceptional
Nice tourist destination, geared to both European and American tourists. Lots of food and shopping options. Most popular restaurants can get crowded very quickly and street sellers can get annoying. Easy to get around using cabs, but do negotiate the price. Playa Mamitas recommended city beach.
VLADAN
United States of America
January 7, 2018
Tong
8
Very Good
As the name suggests,Playa is a beautiful seaside town good for dining,shopping and relaxation. It's the end of my 2 monthes holiday,so I just relaxed and was doing nothing. It's not-so-Mexico tourist hub but better than Cancun If you are traveling in shoe string.
Tong
China
January 12, 2018
10
Exceptional
I liked that the many stores and great restaurants in the city and also that the city had beautiful beaches. Play del Carmen is a lively city with a ton of positive energy.
Canada
January 6, 2018
Nikhil
8
Very Good
An amazing place to visit. Would definitely come back. Probably spend less time or maybe a different resort
Nikhil
Australia
January 19, 2018
Dean
8
Very Good
It’s very touristy I would not recommend staying there more than three days
Dean
United States of America
January 17, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Playa del Carmen

Mahekal Beach Resort

8.9 Excellent

Score from 698 reviews

$298

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

$348

Average price per night
  • “excellent quality of food”
    79 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    70 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
    60 related reviews
In Fashion Hotel & Spa - Adults Only

8.5 Very Good

Score from 337 reviews

$88

Average price per night
Hotel Aventura Mexicana

8.9 Excellent

Score from 472 reviews

$129

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 896 reviews

$162

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

8.2 Very Good

Score from 243 reviews

$139

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    70 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    48 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    19 related reviews
Eurostars Hacienda Vista Real

8.2 Very Good

Score from 1,002 reviews

$100

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    34 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    29 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    25 related reviews
Cache Hotel Boutique - Adults Only

8.2 Very Good

Score from 463 reviews

$93

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    57 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    30 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    21 related reviews
Posada Mariposa Boutique Hotel - 5th Avenue

8.4 Very Good

Score from 733 reviews

$63

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    67 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    30 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    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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