Tourist Information on Playa del Carmen

Tourist Information on Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is one of Mexico's most magnetic destinations, thanks to its seaside location, laid-back personality, and close proximity to Cancun and Cozumel.

Location, Location, Location

Playa del Carmen is a beachfront town located in the Riviera Maya, south of Cancun and across the way from Cozumel.

Cancun Alternative

Vacationers looking for relaxation and/or good, clean family fun---as opposed to nonstop partying---will find that Playa del Carmen is a good (and often cheap) alternative to Cancun.

Things to Do

Besides catching a tan by the ocean, visitors can scuba dive, sail, snorkel, windsurf, shop, sightsee and eat Mexican food. Must-sees include the city's main street, Fifth Avenue and any strip of beach.

When to Go

The most popular months for visiting Playa del Carmen are December, January, February, March, April and August. If you don't mind rain, come during June or July for off-season deals.

Where to Stay

Playa del Carmen is friendly to tourists, so you'll have no trouble finding lodging. Top-rated hotels include La Tortuga Hotel and the Royal Playa del Carmen Resort.


Playa del Carmen is 80 degrees most of the time. In winter, the temperature is about 65 degrees.

Article Written By Laura Hoot

Laura Hoot is a full-time travel writer and editor for the website Vacation Rentals. Her work has appeared in various online publications, including The Budget Fashionista and See Jack Shop. Hoot holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin.

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