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Playa del Carmen Information

About Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen is a beautiful coastal resort town in southeast Mexico located off the coast of the Caribbean. It neighbors the popular city of Riviera Maya, sits about 45 miles south of Cancun and is 12 miles inland from the island of Cozumel. Playa Del Carmen is great for outdoor adventure and relaxing in luxury, soaking up the sun.

Things To Do In Playa Del Carmen

There are all kinds of amazing and adventurous things to do in Playa Del Carmen to make your trip worthwhile. The Playa Del Carmen beach is beautiful with its soft white sand that looks into the beautiful Caribbean Sea. It’s a great place to enjoy sunbathing and enjoy the beautiful weather that Playa Del Carmen has to offer and should definitely be a place that you spend a couple afternoons on soaking up the sun. Playa Del Carmen has great adventurous options. One of those is the Xplor Adventure Park. Those visiting the park can enjoy six incredible adventurous activities with zip-lines, amphibious vehicles, rafts, swimming in underground rivers, spelunking and hammock splash. With the Xplor Fuego Tour option, you can even experience these activities at night with fire and incandescent lighting in the caves and underground rivers, which is extremely fun.

Another fun park to go to is Xcaret Eco Theme Park, which is another outdoor theme and recreation park, but it’s filled with an aviary, a dolphin's aquarium, a turtle sanctuary and a beach perfect for swimming, diving or snorkeling. Another fun adventure is to visit the Rio Secreto where you hike and swim through a route full of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Go deep inside an underground cave, and you can see some of the most beautiful mineral formations in the world. You can also take great boat tours and fishing charters out of Playa Del Carmen. If you’re interested in snorkeling or scuba diving, you have great options where you can visit offshore reefs by boat, as the offshore reef is a part of the second largest coral reef system in the world with the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

Day Trips From Playa Del Carmen

There are great day trip opportunities you have when visiting Playa Del Carmen. You can take a 20-minute drive south to Riviera Maya where there are more adventure parks including Xel- Ha that have opportunities for limitless fun. You can take great boat tours and sightseeing tours as well, a popular one being to the beautiful Mayan Ruins of Tulum. If you get tire, just soak up the sun and relax on Akumal Beach. Cancun is about an hour-drive north of Playa Del Carmen. Cancun is arguably Mexico’s most popular resort vacation destination and has a lot to offer visitors. You can visit a stunning Mayan archaeological site in the Chichen Itza, beach at the beautiful Playa Tortugas, visit the El Rey Ruins, and play some great golf at Pok-ta-Pok Golf Club.

Accommodations In Playa Del Carmen

If you’re travelling to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the best way to vacation is to rent a short-term vacation rental in the area so you can live like a local and control your vacation in the best way possible. Try to find a rental close to 1 or 10 Avenida, which are streets that are close to the beach and the main boardwalk in the center of town. On Tripping.com, you can find a wide variety of beautiful beach homes and condominiums of different sizes right on the beach to fit your needs and your budget in order to give you the best vacation experience possible. Book your Playa Del Carmen vacation on Tripping today!

Transportation in Playa Del Carmen

Luckily for travellers, Playa Del Carmen is very easy to walk as most of the downtown area and the beaches are close in walking distance to everything important in that area. There are also opportunities to rent cars, which would be a good idea so you can easily take trips to nearby adventure parks and other nearby cities. There are also taxi services and bus services in Playa Del Carmen.

Weather in Playa del Carmen

Hi: 80°
Lo: 68°
January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
Hi: 87°
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August
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September
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October
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November
Hi: 80°
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December

Vacation Rentals in Playa del Carmen

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Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 5227 homes in Playa del Carmen offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 4225 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 5154 homes with cable TV.

For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Playa del Carmen offers 629 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.

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