Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Playa del Carmen

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Playa del Carmen. Well known for its beaches, seaside and snorkelling, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Xcaret Eco Theme Park and El Camaleon Golf Club are just a couple of the must-see attractions. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Playa del Carmen

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Playa del Carmen a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • El Camaleon Golf Club (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Yucatek Divers (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Playacar Golf Club (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Xplor Theme Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Playa del Carmen

Travellers speak highly of Playa del Carmen for its snorkelling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Playa del Carmen

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Playa del Carmen is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Xpu-ha Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Paradise Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Akumal Beach (22.6 mi / 36.4 km)
  • Playa del Carmen Main Beach (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Mamitas Beach Club (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Playa del Carmen

Fly into Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.2 mi (19.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), which is 31.4 mi (50.5 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Playa del Carmen?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,207 holiday lettings around Playa del Carmen. From 1,908 flats & apartments to 166 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Playa del Carmen?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Playa del Carmen:

  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 1,534 holiday homes
  • Playacar Fase II: 668 holiday homes
  • Playacar Fase I: 733 holiday homes
  • Zazil-ha: 1,441 holiday homes
  • Luis Donaldo Colosio: 1,166 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Playa del Carmen? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Playa del Carmen. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Plaza Las Americas: 4,119 holiday lettings
  • Playacar Golf Club: 4,008 holiday lettings
  • Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall: 4,017 holiday lettings
  • Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal: 3,959 holiday lettings
  • Gran Coral Golf: 4,294 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Playa del Carmen listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Playa del Carmen?

Yes, of course. offers 1,908 Flats in Playa del Carmen. Our other popular types of Playa del Carmen holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 166 self catering accommodations
  • Resorts: 378 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 458 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Playa del Carmen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,337 holiday homes with pool available in Playa del Carmen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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