Playa del Carmen 2022 Holidays

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Top hotels in Playa del Carmen

Grand Riviera Princess - All Inclusive
Grand Riviera Princess - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Prolongacion 5ta Avenida, Mza 20 Lote 006, Playa del Carmen, QROO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €170 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
3.9/5 Good! (1,667 reviews)
"The property was great & very nice location!"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

Grand Riviera Princess - All Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Arte - All Inclusive, Adults Only
Hotel Xcaret Arte - All Inclusive, Adults Only
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juárez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €479 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
4.5/5 Wonderful! (267 reviews)
"The property was spectacular and spotlessly clean, the architecture and overall design of the hotel was jaw-dropping. No detail was overlooked. Every single staff member was warm, friendly, professional and accommodating. Each restaurant was different from one another and the food was outstanding. ..."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Hotel Xcaret Arte - All Inclusive, Adults Only
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €683 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,835 reviews)
"FOOD quality and quantity"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2021

Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen Holiday Packages

Sun, sea, sand and Mayan ruins make this former fishing village a popular resort town on Mexico’s Caribbean coastline.

Playa del Carmen was once a quiet fishing village in the heart of Mexico’s "Riviera Maya.” It’s now a popular tourist playground that attracts mainly European visitors. The volume of people may have swelled, but the atmosphere remains easygoing.

The sheltered, white-sand beaches draw the majority of visitors to the area, but Playa del Carmen, or “Playa” as it is locally known, has plenty of other assets.

Explore underwater cave systems, known as cenotes, at the Hidden Worlds Family Cenote Adventure Park. You can dive, swim and snorkel through these submarine environments. Arrange to see some Mayan ruins: there are many all over this part of the world, including some within the Playacar area of Playa del Carmen. Charter a fishing boat at the marina south of town and try your luck with a line out at sea.

Hop on a ferry for a day trip to the island of Cozumel, which can be seen from the beach. Cozumel is a popular diving and snorkeling destination made famous in the 1960s when Jacques Cousteau declared its reefs to be among the most beautiful diving spots in the world.

Back at Playa, take a stroll along Fifth Avenue. This pedestrian-only cobbled walkway is the town’s main strip and is located one block inland from the beach. It is lined with restaurants, bars, clubs and boutiques. At night it attracts the party crowd most of the action takes place at the southern end. Many of the clubs are open-air and play music until very late.

With a subtropical climate, Playa is either warm or hot for most of the year. The average temperature is 79 F (26 C). June, July and August are the hottest months, while September and October are the wettest due to the hurricane season.

In Playa del Carmen you’ll find that most of the things you need are within walking distance. If you don’t want to walk, you could hire a triciclo, a large yellow tricycle that is the Mexican equivalent of a rickshaw. If you plan to go farther afield, there are taxi, car and scooter rental options.

Playa del Carmen Beach Holiday

There's nothing like a Playa del Carmen holiday to give you a little extra bounce in your step. The soothing sounds of the ocean waves and the smell of clean ocean air will help refresh your mind, body and soul. To be close to the city centre on your trip to Playa del Carmen, base yourself around Maroma Beach (16 kilometres away). If you're intending to stick around a while, look into our Playa del Carmen holiday packages. Not only will you save some money, you'll also have other beautiful beaches near you to explore, like Mamitas Beach Club and Paradise Beach. We call that a win-win!

Things You Should Know About Playa del Carmen

  • Listening to the hypnotic sounds of lapping waves is one of life's little pleasures. See what's available among our Playa del Carmen beach hotels and get ready to relax.
  • Apartments are also popular with many visitors here. El Faro Beachfront Penthouse and Mareazul by Seaside are great examples of what you can expect from this style of accommodation.
  • Alternatively, go for one of our All-Inclusive hotels in Playa del Carmen. They make it easy to budget. Leave your cash in your room and enjoy the freedom that comes with going all-inclusive.
  • Our Playa del Carmen things to do page is a good place to start organising your trip to Playa del Carmen. Once you arrive, get chatting to one of the 149,900 friendly locals to find out more.
  • Save loads of cash on experiences by booking our Playa del Carmen holiday deals. With terrific attractions like Xcaret Eco Theme Park to discover, this destination will keep you busy.

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