Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Playa del Carmen

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Playa del Carmen. Well known for its beaches, seaside and snorkeling, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Xcaret Eco Theme Park and El Camaleon Golf Club are just a couple of the must-sees. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Playa del Carmen

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Playa del Carmen a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • El Camaleon Golf Club (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Yucatek Divers (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Playacar Golf Club (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Xplor Theme Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Playa del Carmen

Travelers speak highly of Playa del Carmen for its snorkeling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, July, September and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Playa del Carmen

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Playa del Carmen is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Xpu-ha Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Paradise Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Akumal Beach (22.6 mi / 36.4 km)
  • Playa del Carmen Main Beach (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Mamitas Beach Club (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Playa del Carmen

Fly into Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.2 mi (19.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), which is 31.4 mi (50.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Playa del Carmen?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,588 holiday lettings near Playa del Carmen. From 661 Houses to 2,932 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Playa del Carmen area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Playa del Carmen?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Playa del Carmen:

  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 2,430 holiday homes
  • Centro: 3,167 holiday homes
  • Ejidal: 1,772 holiday homes
  • Playacar Fase II: 974 holiday homes
  • Luis Donaldo Colosio: 1,856 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Playa del Carmen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Playa del Carmen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Central Square: 5,433 holiday lettings
  • Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall: 5,444 holiday lettings
  • Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church: 5,447 holiday lettings
  • Gran Coral Golf: 5,684 holiday lettings
  • Pier Navega: 5,371 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Playa del Carmen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Playa del Carmen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 661 Houses in Playa del Carmen. Our other popular types of Playa del Carmen holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,932 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 253 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 10 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Playa del Carmen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,350 holiday homes with pool available in Playa del Carmen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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