SMALL TOWN, HUGE VENUES
The ‘heart’ of Riviera Maya, a 50 minute drive from Cancun’s Airport.
Founded just a few years ago, Playa del Carmen has been Latin America’s city with the most rapid growth for various years in a row now. This place is for the ones looking for cool and popular places to hang, week-long nightlife & some good old wander-and-shop at ‘Quinta Avenida’.
Playa is convenient if you’re planning on going out and visiting other places around: Cenotes, Tulum, ruins, parks & many other attractions are within a driving range of 20 - 50 minutes away. Featuring lots of options for world famous gastronomy, turquoise beaches & annual festivals, there is no doubt why this small roadside town is one of Mexico’s most visited beach destination.
Better to travel:
+ Low season: From February to late May, or September to late November*
+ For festivals / social travels: Very High season Holidays ( Spring break, Summer, Christmas/New Year)
HOW MANY nights stay?
Up to 6 nights
+ Sunny days and/or rain showers (both are great experiences)
+A different pace in life, a more relaxed and down to earth vibe throughout the city
+ Exclusive venues & good shopping sites (both national & international).
+ Endless gastronomic options.
What we love:
Like we said, Playa is conveniently located, which makes it pretty easy to explore around & get back to ‘the city’ during the same day.
Playa also has great scuba diving, freediving & other adventure venues close by.
+ Birthday Party
+ Corporate Events
+ Bachelor / Bachelorette
+ Group Trip
+ Honey Moon
+ Family trip
+ Bring cash money at all times.
+ Street vendors (Quinta Avenida) can be really noisy and annoying, we recommend avoiding conversations with them.
+ Avoid spending much time at the beach at night (unless your hotel is beach side), there are limited lights & although there are police officers strolling, it could still not be completely safe.