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Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera Federal 307, KM 282, Chetumal a Puerto Juarez, Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, QROO
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3.96 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (3,403 reviews)

"It was so beautiful & everyone was so nice & helpful if needed!"…"

Reviewed on 14 May 2020

Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
Viva Wyndham Maya - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Paseo Xaman-ha, Lote, Playa del Carmen, QROO
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1.69 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (1,669 reviews)

"Super friendly and caring staff. It's obvious that the staff there cares about you and your experience. Heavy-handed bartenders, attentive waiters at the restaurants, and very energetic and invested entertainment staff. The only thing with this resort is that it is kind of bare-boned, i.e. you get ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020

Viva Wyndham Maya - All Inclusive
Andaz Mayakoba - a Concept by Hyatt
5 out of 5
Carretera Federal, Cancun-Playa del Carmen Km 298, Playa del Carmen, QROO
The price is £217 per night
5.58 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (274 reviews)

"The Andaz has a beautiful beach, though only umbrellas for the beach chairs, not palapas. This made a difference on windy days when they couldn't open the umbrellas. (We just walked next door to the Fairmont, which does have palapas and allows guests from other Mayakoba hotels to use their facilities.) ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Andaz Mayakoba - a Concept by Hyatt
Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Xaman Ha Lote Hotelero No. 2, Playa del Carmen, QROO
The price is £161 per night
1.99 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (916 reviews)

"The property was vert well maintained . The staff were very friendly, fun and helpful. The gardens were well maintained. It was amazing. I will return for sure"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive
Iberostar Tucan All inclusive
5 out of 5
Avda. Xaman-Ha, Lote Hotelero No 2, Playa del Carmen, QROO
The price is £160 per night
1.99 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,314 reviews)

"We have stayed at several all-inclusive resorts and this was one of our favorites! Loved the 3-story buildings vs. those requiring an elevator. Grounds were beautiful. Loved animals walking around the resort. Endless beach. Wonderful staff. Golf course within walking distance. Plenty of great seats ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Iberostar Tucan All inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
The price is £330 per night
3.95 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,420 reviews)

"We went to Xcaret for our anniversary and had a great time."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive
Iberostar Selection Paraiso Lindo All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km 309, Playa del Carmen, QROO
The price is £163 per night
11.61 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,133 reviews)

"I loved almost everything about the resort, but no the timeshare hassle..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2020

Iberostar Selection Paraiso Lindo All Inclusive
Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Chetumal Puerto Juárez, Km. 309, Playa del Carmen, QROO
The price is £215 per night
11.61 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (891 reviews)

"Amazing! everything from arrival to departure was breath taking. will definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2020

Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya All Inclusive
Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km 309, Lote 1 Playa, Playa del Carmen, QROO
The price is £148 per night
11.73 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (525 reviews)

"This was a last minute trip after I had to canceled my Europe vacation 2 days before. We stayed 4 nights. After the check in I wanted to make the reservation for dinner, They told me that I was allowed to make only 2, which is ridiculous. After talk with 2 people, I got 3. They do not have enough ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar All Inclusive
Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya All Inclusive - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Carr.Fed.307 Chetumal, Puerto Juarez Km.311, Playa del Carmen, QROO
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12.68 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,574 reviews)

"This is an amazing adult only all inclusive. You will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to go back! Great food, clean, wonderful people, and excellent service."…"

Reviewed on 20 May 2020

Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya All Inclusive - Adults Only
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Visiting Playa del Carmen

Travellers to Playa del Carmen give high marks for the beaches, entertainment choices and top-notch restaurants. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its bars. Top sights in the city include Playa del Carmen Main Beach, Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal and Mamitas Beach Club.

  • There are 3841 hotels and other accommodation options in Playa del Carmen
  • The closest major airport is in Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), 12.2 mi (19.7 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), 31.4 mi (50.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Playa del Carmen

Attractions like Xplor Theme Park, Xcaret Eco Theme Park and Yucatek Divers are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Central Square, Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church and Guadalupe Church. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Playa del Carmen Main Beach, Mamitas Beach Club and Maroma Beach.

Other favourite sights in Playa del Carmen include Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal, Quinta Avenida and El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course. Top places to visit outside the city include Xpu-ha Beach, located 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from the heart of the city, and Paradise Beach, which is 15.9 mi/25.6 km away.

Dressing for Playa del Carmen

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 30°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 20°C
  • From April to June, the average is 31°C during the day and 21°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 32°C during the day and 23°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 30°C as the daytime average and 20°C as the night-time average
  • Playa del Carmen gets about 1144.80 millimetres of rain per year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 31°C, while December and March are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 20°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Playa del Carmen?
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star property offers 10 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Traveller reviews also recommend Palafitos Overwater Bungalows at El Dorado Maroma, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma and Grand Velas Riviera Maya - All Inclusive as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Playa del Carmen, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Playa del Carmen.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Playa del Carmen?
Based on reviews, La Pasion Hotel Boutique by Bunik is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include One Playa Del Carmen and Catalonia Privileged Maroma - All Inclusive.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Playa del Carmen?
Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Resort - Newly Renovated is a top 4.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features 3 outdoor pools and 8 restaurants. Other options for your family trip include Iberostar Quetzal All Inclusive and Petit Lafitte Hotel. Also, attractions such as Xplor Theme Park and Xcaret Eco Theme Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Playa del Carmen?
Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Resort - Newly Renovated is a favourite 4.5-star property for couples, and features in-room massages and a full-service spa. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Royal Hideaway Playacar All Inclusive - Adults only and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla- Adults Only /All Inclusive.
What's the best all-inclusive hotel in Playa del Carmen?
Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen All Inclusive is a 4-star all-inclusive property featuring 6 restaurants and free water park access, and a favourite with Expedia travellers. Other good choices for your holiday include Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive and Sandos Playacar All Inclusive.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Playa del Carmen?
Gota de Sal Playa is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet include Andaz Mayakoba - a Concept by Hyatt and Banyan Tree Mayakoba.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Playa del Carmen?
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive is a top 4.5-star beachfront property with an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Viva Wyndham Maya - All Inclusive and Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Resort - Newly Renovated. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Playa del Carmen Main Beach or Mamitas Beach Club.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Playa del Carmen?
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is a 5-star hotel with a private beach and 2 restaurants, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Resort - Newly Renovated and Thompson Playa Del Carmen - Adults Only are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Playa del Carmen?
La Reina Roja Hotel Boutique is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 2 bars and a restaurant. El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel and Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Playa del Carmen?
Fairmont Mayakoba is a top 5-star resort that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Another good choice is Eurostars Hacienda Vista Real Hotel if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. Visit Playacar Golf Club, Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya or El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.

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