Places to Visit in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, America

Places to Visit in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, America

Playa del Carmen is a city as well as prominent tourist area in eastern Mexico situated in Quintana Roo state of Mexico. It is the seat of Solidaridad municipality, located about 310 km from Chetumal, 65 km from Cancun, 20 km from Cozumel and 1600 km from Mexico City.

Playa del Carmen is widely known for its magnificent central beach and also city houses numerous residential buildings, restaurants, entertainment centres and boutiques to take advantage of tourism. Inter Playa del Carmen is the native football club of Playa del Carmen.


Geography of Playa del Carmen:

Playa del Carmen is geographically positioned between 20°37′39″ N latitude and 87°04′52″ W longitude, at an elevation of 10 meters.


How to reach Playa del Carmen?

Cancun International Airport is the closest airport to Playa del Carmen placed at a distance of 55 kms. It costs around US$10 from airport to Playa del Carmen by bus and half price for children. Tourists can also use rental cars or taxis.

Online booking is preferred and the major private transfers include:

  • Amstar DMC
  • Discovery Mundo
  • Cancun Limo
  • Entertainment Plus

There is boat service offered between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, serving from 8AM to 8PM and ride takes around 30 minutes.

Tourists can use bus or taxi or car for local travel and ADO Bus is the major bus operator.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Playa del Carmen:

Playa del Carmen is the site of very popular electronic dance music festival, BPM which is organized in the month of January every year.

Playa del Carmen houses 3 large supermarkets and plenty of traditional and modern shopping centers. The prominent food corners in Playa del Carmen include:

  • El Asador de Manolo
  • Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe
  • Babes Noodles and Bar
  • Ileana’s Il Pescadore


Things to do in Playa del Carmen:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Shopping
  • Beach lounging
  • Mini Submarine Tour

Places of interest in Playa del Carmen:

Quinta Avenida:

Quinta Avenida is the major street (pedestrian) in Playa del Carmen housing many entertainment centres, restaurants, bars, and clubs all around.


Playa del Carmen beach:

Playa del Carmen beach is a white sand beach offering activities of surfing, snorkeling and surfing. Tourists can also enjoy boat riding here.



Scuba10 is the top scuba diving site, assisted by experienced operators. One can also enjoy scuba diving activity at nearby Abyss Dive Center and Training Facility other than Scuba10.


Other places of interest in Playa del Carmen are as follows:

  • Aqua Safari
  • Bottom Time Divers
  • Dive Paradise
  • Deep Blue
  • Ocean Tours Scuba and Water Sports
  • Scuba Mau
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Chankanaab National Park
  • Paradise Beach
  • Playa Palancar

Best time to visit Playa del Carmen:

Throughout the year is best, especially the months of April and May will be the ideal to travel Playa del Carmen.


Accommodation options in Playa del Carmen:

Playa del Carmen hosts numerous fine hotels offering top class accommodation facilities to the tourists. The hotels have all upgraded facilities and services like free Wi-Fi, elevators, swimming pool with individual temperature control system, doctors on call, airport shuttle and air ticket booking. The major hotels in Playa del Carmen are:

  • Aventura Mexicana
  • Pueblito Luxury Condo Hotel
  • Casa del Mar
  • Hotel Casa Tucan
  • Om Playa del Carmen
  • Aldea Thai Luxury Condo Hotel
  • Hotel Coco Rio
  • Hotel Casa Ticul
  • Condominiums Natz Ti Ha
  • Hotel Cohiba
  • Hotel La Tortuga
  • Hotel Las Golondrinas
  • Hostel Playa
  • Hotel Playa Del Karma
  • Hotel LunaSol
  • Barrio Latino Hotel

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