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, Stayz has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


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)

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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Playa del Carmen?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,032 holiday rentals around Playa del Carmen. From 373 resorts to 2,511 flats & 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 around Playa del Carmen is on Stayz.

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:

  • Playacar Beach: 573 holiday homes
  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 1,510 holiday homes
  • Luis Donaldo Colosio: 1,145 holiday homes
  • Centro: 1,916 holiday homes
  • Zazil-ha: 1,404 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?

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

  • Cenote Chaak Tun: 3,919 holiday rentals
  • Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall: 3,961 holiday rentals
  • Sian ka'an Jeep Tour Expedition: 4,139 holiday rentals
  • 28 de Julio Square: 4,199 holiday rentals
  • Mario Villanueva Stadium Madrid: 4,003 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Playa del Carmen listed on Stayz 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 Resorts in Playa del Carmen?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 373 Resorts in Playa del Carmen. Our other popular types of Playa del Carmen holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,511 holiday houses
  • Houses: 475 holiday houses
  • Villas: 195 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels 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 3,005 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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