If you're on your way to Playa del Carmen and you don't know a lot about it, there's no need to stress — we'll give you the lowdown!
Playa del Carmen lies 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of Cancun, a well-known city.
This part of Riviera Maya boasts a population of around 100,000 people, some of whom will surely be happy to offer you some local travel tips.
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After a long day of exploring, there's nothing better than coming home to a stylish room and a plush bed. The Ambassador at Grand Velas All Inclusive (Carretera Cancun Tulum Km. 62) and the Grand Class at Grand Velas Riviera Maya Adults Only (Carretera Cancun Tulum Km. 62) are the top upmarket properties to consider in Playa del Carmen. However, if you don't think you'll spend much time in your room, why not try a cheaper option like the El Faro by Bric (Calle 10 entre 5a y ZFM) or the Royal Palms by Bric (Calle 26 entre Avenida 1 y 5)?
Prepare for some one-of-a-kind experiences in Playa del Carmen. Once you've left Cancun International Airport (CUN), the main streets will be 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.
Going off the beaten track is an excellent way to travel. So, why not do it from the driver's seat? Organize a rental vehicle via Travelocity and get set to crank up the tunes in Playa del Carmen.
Thrifty Car Rental is right in the city center. All you need to do is head to Calle 8 Norte Loc. 6 Between 5Th And 10Th Avenue. Another comparable option is Budget at Calle 4 Norte, Entre Av 10 Y Av 5Ta.
If you want to visit some of the significant places here, add the El Camaleon Golf Club and Xcaret Eco Theme Park to your travel program.
Eager to add some greater meaning to your travels? Make the trip to Guadalupe Church. Regardless of your beliefs, it's a great place to observe and find out about the local religion. Want some more ideas? Grab some cheese and a bottle of wine and head on over to Mamitas Beach Club. It's one of the most picturesque destinations in the surrounding region for a relaxing picnic. But there's more. Whether you're aiming for a hole-in-one or simply in the mood to have some outdoor fun, you'll have a ball (pun intended) at Playacar Golf Club.
So you've hopped off the plane in an exotic new destination — what's next? How about you kick back, bide your time and see what incredible experiences and once-in-a-lifetime adventures head your way? After all, isn't that what travel's all about?
You'll never get bored in Playa del Carmen. If you need some help deciding, here are our recommendations:
Visit Playa del Carmen for its unmistakeable culture and feel. Though, there are also world-renowned tourist attractions right around the corner! Tourists from near and far flock to Tulum Mayan Ruins. You can access it easily from Soliman Bay, 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.
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What currency is used in Playa del Carmen?
The Mexican peso (MXN) is the currency used in Playa del Carmen; however, the U.S. dollar (USD) is widely accepted in the main tourist area.
What is there to do in Playa del Carmen?
There’s a world of incredible adventures waiting for you in Playa del Carmen. Check out our top picks:
What is the best place to stay in Playa del Carmen?
If you want to have everything within walking distance, you can’t beat the downtown area between 5th Avenue (Avenida 5) and the beach. This is the main tourist scene which features plenty of restaurants, shops, bars and clubs.
If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly, check out Playacar. Located on the south side of Playa del Carmen, less than 2 miles away, this upscale and secure neighborhood has all-inclusive hotels and private condos ready to be booked.
What is Playa del Carmen famous for?
Attracting more than 17 million people each year, this popular resort city is renowned for its:
Pack your bikinis or board shorts because you’ll be spending your days on turquoise water beaches like the one at Parque Los Fundadores. Explore 5th Avenue for shops, entertainment and restaurants. After that, party all night at clubs like Coco Bongo. The city is also a great base for day trips to Chichén Itzá, Cozumel and Tulum, as well as a range of crystal-clear sinkholes, known as “cenotes.”
On the Riviera Maya
Situated near the boardwalk, this all-inclusive property is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Xplor Theme Park and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Xcaret Eco Theme Park. Playa del Carmen Main Beach and Mamitas Beach Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Playa del Carmen, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mamitas Beach Club and Quinta Avenida. Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall and Pier Navega are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Playa del Carmen, this beachfront property is in the entertainment district, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya, and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course. Mamitas Beach Club and Playa del Carmen Main Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda All Inclusive is a 5-minute drive from Coco Beach, where guests can snorkel beside the coral reef. It's a 5-minute drive to Playa del Carmen and the shops and bars lining Quinta Avenida, and just a little farther to Grand Coral Golf Club.
Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Central Square and Quinta Avenida. Playa del Carmen Main Beach and Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal are also within 15 minutes.
Located 5 minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen, 2 miles (3.2 km) from El Camaleon Golf Club and 2.7 miles (4.4 km) from Grand Coral Golf course, this hotel will redefine the experience of luxury. A 24 hour airport shuttle can take you to Cancun International Airport, just 35 miles away.
Located 8 km (5 mi) from Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Riviera Maya, the Fairmont Mayakoba occupies 45 acres of lush tropical forest and mangroves, set alongside a network of water channels.
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