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 snorkelling, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Xcaret Eco Theme Park and El Camaleon Golf Club are just a couple of the must-see attractions. If you're looking for accommodation options 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Playa del Carmen a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travellers speak highly of Playa del Carmen for its snorkelling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport 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 centre. 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 near Playa del Carmen?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,490 holiday rentals near Playa del Carmen. From 670 Houses to 2,790 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Playa del Carmen is on HomeAway.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Playa del Carmen:

  • Zazil-ha: 2,187 holiday homes
  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 2,273 holiday homes
  • Playacar Fase II: 927 holiday homes
  • Luis Donaldo Colosio: 1,756 holiday homes
  • Centro: 2,971 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes 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 homes near great places in Playa del Carmen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Quinta Avenida: 5,543 holiday rentals
  • Cenote Chaak Tun: 5,286 holiday rentals
  • Central Square: 5,305 holiday rentals
  • Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall: 5,309 holiday rentals
  • Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church: 5,375 holiday rentals

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 670 Houses in Playa del Carmen. Our other popular types of Playa del Carmen holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,790 holiday houses
  • Villas: 237 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 10 holiday houses

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 3,322 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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