Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is an incredible town located in the southeast of Mexico, in the state of Quintana Roo; it is part of the Riviera Maya and has a high tourist attraction, being this the main source of income of the city.
Visit Playa del Carmen
If you are a beach and nature lover, you must visit Playa del Carmen; without a doubt, it is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. In this beautiful city, you will have the opportunity to discover incredible landscapes; where you will be able to carry out incredible activities, explore and have fun ALL AT THE SAME TIME!
How to get to Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is Cancun’s sister city and in order to get there, as a first step you have to get to Cancun airport.
Here at the airport, you have to take a private transfer service, cab, ADO bus or an economic transfer service (Playa Express).
Each of these options has its advantages and disadvantages, as well as its costs and amenities.
The best transfer option is our private service to Playa del Carmen. As its name suggests, it is a totally private service, equipped with air conditioning and Wifi.
Of course, you can opt for a cab which is a faster service in case you are in a hurry to get there or, if you are looking to save money you can buy your transfer ticket to Playa del Carmen in ADO Bus.
If you are visiting the Riviera Maya on a cruise ship, you will probably arrive in Cozumel and from there you can take a ferry to Playa del Carmen.
Travel Tips to visit Playa del Carmen
When traveling, it is always good to take with you the best travel tips; those that will allow you to have a better experience regarding the place you are going to visit. Here you will find our compilation of the best things to do in Playa del Carmen.
Quinta Avenida is the center of nightlife in Playa del Carmen; it is an avenue full of stores, bars and restaurants. If you like to stroll and walk when you go on a trip, then don’t miss the famous Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen.
Carnival in Playa del Carmen
If you decide to travel to this town in the month of February, you will be able to know and enjoy one of the best carnivals in Mexico. Playa del Carmen is home to culture and history, which the locals are in charge of keeping alive for tourists to know and enjoy.
Frida Kahlo Museum
The Frida Kahlo Museum is not Frida’s Blue House in Mexico City, but you will find a wonderful museum dedicated to Frida Kahlo in Playa del Carmen. For a cost of 14 MXN, you will enjoy a guided tour, where you will learn about the artist, her life and the way she saw everything around her.
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish Church
Playa del Carmen does not have many monuments, but it has a typical Mexican church, located in the parish of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, which is striking for being completely white and with a lighthouse. If you want to take a picture, you must remember that it is located in Fundadores Park.
Playa del Carmen is one of the most beautiful cities in the Riviera Maya, one that every tourist should know; that is why we will leave you some recommendations so you can enjoy your visit to this city to the fullest.
Where to eat in Playa del Carmen
You will find many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, ideal establishments to try local and international food. Passion by Martin Berasategui is a haute cuisine restaurant; it offers veal and beef seasoned with piperade sauce. La Cueva del Chango is a restaurant where you will eat the best chilaquiles with chicken or beef in the city. Finally, Frida Restaurant is a cultural place immersed in flavors, where you can eat and at the same time enjoy the art of the famous artist.
If what you want is a place to stay close to the beach so you can go out at night and enjoy yourself, then you should stay in Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida Hotels.
If you are looking for something quiet, south of downtown Playa del Carmen is a hotel zone. Considered a private urbanization, in Playacar you will find hotels like the Wyndham Garden, the Hotel 52 or the Pelicano Inn Beachfront;
Transportation in Playa del Carmen
The most common means of transportation in Playa del Carmen is the cab, which is recommended if you are going on a tour or if you are going out of the hotel for a short period of time. It is also very common to rent a car to move around; this option is recommended if you want to explore the area. You can also use the public buses, which are usually cheaper, but a little more uncomfortable.
Visit the Cenotes
Playa del Carmen is full of natural beauties, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit cenotes such as Cenote Azul, one of the most beautiful cenotes in the Riviera Maya; or Cenote Jardin Eden, where you can snorkel and explore its subway caves.
Best time to visit
The best months to visit Playa del Carmen, where you will find good weather, are the months from January to July. From April to October, the weather is a little more temperate, and from June to September is the highest rainy season.
If what you want is to dive into the wonderful waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea and the beautiful cenotes; from April to August you will find clean waters for a dip, diving or any other type of water activities in Playa del Carmen.
Playa del Carmen is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone and is undoubtedly one of the best places you have to visit, know and enjoy. A city in the middle of all this beauty of Mexico, a place to never forget.