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Playa del Carmen Condos & Vacation Rentals

Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

Playa del Carmen is a beach town along the southeast coast of Mexico. With crystal clear waters along golden beaches lined with palm trees, Playa del Carmen is a traveler's paradise to escape busy city life and relax in the sunshine.

Things to Do in Playa del Carmen

Get a taste of Mayan culture by exploring the ancients ruins of Tulum. Sitting on top of a cliff edge on the Quintana Roo coast, take a guided tour to learn about the rich history of the ceremonial site. Afterward, dive (quite literally) into Xel-Ha, where you can swim with tropical fish, zip line over the turquoise water or snorkel in the cove. Tulum-Xel-Ha is a fantastic day out for families and aquatic explorers, and most package tours include traditional Mexican breakfast and lunch. Discover even more history by heading to the archeological site Chichen Itza, roughly translating as 'at the mouth of the well'. Make sure you check out the Kukulkan Pyramid. The large stone-stepped pyramid is truly a spectacle to see at night when the lights show off its intricate geometry.

Best Time to Visit Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is popular with travelers over two periods. The first is from December through to April, where temperatures remain in the 80s. The second is over July and August, when temperatures reach 90.

A Local's Guide to Playa del Carmen

There are huge range of rental properties in the town of Playa de Carmen and the surrounding area, many of which have stunning ocean views. Step out the front door of your vacation home and explore what this vibrant city has to offer.

There is nowhere better to soak up the Mexican sun than on the many beaches of Playa del Carmen, located on the Yucatan Peninsula. Take in the stunning blue waters either on land or by boat. The silky white sand is broken up only by the occasional palm tree, and all you have to do is pick out the perfect spot and spend the day enjoying the tropical atmosphere, cocktail in-hand.

Playa Del Carmen is a quintessential beach vacation destination. The most popular sand beaches are located in the north, and include all the necessary amenities for a full day. Well stocked with sun beds, umbrellas and beachfront bars, you could spend hours here easily. Snorkeling and scuba diving just off the coastline are also popular activities if you want to take a break from sunbathing. The waters tend to be crystal clear, which is perfect for spotting some of the many marine animals and rainbow reefs that live in the Caribbean Sea just below the waves. By getting a vacation rental near the beach, you can rest assured that you will only every be a short walk away from the pristine waters.

To unwind on the waves, charter a catamaran and really explore what Playa del Carmen Mexico has to offer, before retiring back to one of the many Playa del Carmen vacation rentals in the area.

Although many of the activities in Playa del Carmen revolve around the sea, there is still plenty to do inland. Visitors to Playa del Carmen can delve into the area’s lush surroundings for tours in the nearby reserves, which are rich in wildlife. On your adventures you are likely to spot rare birds, dolphins and even crocodiles. Head deep into the mangroves for a truly unique experience, keeping a close eye out for the majestic jaguar. Another great way to spot dolphins is via an organized excursion by boat.

Get a taste of Mayan culture by exploring the nearby ancient ruins of Tulum that sit precariously atop of the rocks above the waves, not to be missed on your Playa del Carmen vacation. You can take a guided tour along the Quintana Roo coast and learn about the rich history of this ceremonial site. If you are eager to learn more, head to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza and see for yourself the legendary Kukulkan Pyramid.

Shopaholics are truly in the right place, as Playa del Carmen is often described as one of the retail capitals of the Riviera Maya. For a truly unique souvenir, spend hours popping in and out of the many local shops that house handicrafts and local specialities. The best place in town for shopping is 5th Avenue, known locally as Quinta Avenida, located in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Not only can you pick up some great goods, but you can also sample some tasty tequilas or other local cuisine. Once you've had your fill of shopping, the Avenue is also famous for its nightlife scene, with many bars featuring live music every night.

Price and Availability Index in Playa del Carmen

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Playa del Carmen is in December, while the cheapest month is in September. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Playa del Carmen is in the high season in February. Playa del Carmen has its low season in September, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Playa del Carmen tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Playa del Carmen tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Playa del Carmen

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Playa del Carmen. The warmest months in Playa del Carmen are July and May, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is October, when temperatures drop to 36 ˚F. The wettest month in Playa del Carmen is October with 11.39 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.66 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Playa del Carmen

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO and more. We have 116564 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Playa del Carmen ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Playa del Carmen is available at $null per night. A typical accommodation in Playa del Carmen costs on average $128 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Playa del Carmen can pick from 22562 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 1092 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 4828 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Playa del Carmen by car, be sure to choose from 19866 accommodations that provide parking. 13556 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 3518 pet-friendly accommodations available.

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