Where to stay around Playa del Carmen?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,175 holiday lettings near Playa del Carmen. From 1,344 Condos/Apartments to 713 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Playa del Carmen area.

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:

  • Playacar: 833 holiday homes
  • Villas del Mayab: 700 holiday homes
  • Zazil-ha: 1,749 holiday homes
  • Plaza Paraiso: 761 holiday homes
  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 2,412 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?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Playa del Carmen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Plaza Las Americas: 4,646 holiday lettings
  • Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal: 4,530 holiday lettings
  • Playacar Golf Club: 4,549 holiday lettings
  • Playa Paraiso: 4,439 holiday lettings
  • Playa Paraiso Golf Course: 4,454 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Playa del Carmen listed on HomeAway 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 Condos/Apartments in Playa del Carmen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,344 Condos/Apartments in Playa del Carmen. Our other popular types of Playa del Carmen holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 713 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 271 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 12 self catering accommodations

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

Can I rent beach rentals in Playa del Carmen?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 1,110 beach rentals in Playa del Carmen. You have also many other possibilities in Playa del Carmen area, including:

  • Downtown rentals: 791 holiday rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 518 holiday rentals
  • Mountain rentals: 2 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,980 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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    Make a holiday rental property or villa in Playa del Carmen, Mexico your home away from home

    The Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen has its roots as a small fishing village on glorious white sand beaches. Located on the Caribbean coast, Playa del Carmen lies at the heart of Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, perfectly located for a full exploration of the area.

    Things to do on holiday to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    Many of the activities you will enjoy on holiday in a Playa del Carmen villa will revolve around the sea. The beaches are absolutely magnificent, with powder soft white sand stretching as far as the eye can see. Snorkelling and diving trips are of the highest quality, and there are a good range of dive centres catering for every level of diver, from the interested beginner to the seasoned professional. The beach is also a great place to charter a fishing boat and head out into the Caribbean to try deep sea fishing.

    Playa del Carmen has attracted some wonderful restaurants in recent years, meaning visitors can enjoy cuisine from a huge range of cultures, from Mayan to Thai, Argentinean to Italian. There are also a huge range of beach bars and restaurants along the seafront, serving sunbathers with margaritas all day. The nightlife in Playa del Carmen is great fun, with many live music venues filling the air with everything from rock to reggae, folk to mariachi. If you are looking for nightlife in Playa del Carmen, 5th Avenue, which runs parallel to the beach, is a great place to start your evening.

    There is even an 18 hole golf course, the Playacar Golf Course, within range of a Playa del Carmen holiday home, and arranging a round is easy. If you would like to swim in one of the regions famous cenotes, you are in luck. The beautiful Chaak tun Cave is just a few miles along the road from Playa del Carmen.

    Places to visit on holiday to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    There is a passenger ferry operating from the pier in Playa del Carmen taking people across the straight to the island of Cozumel. The island is famous for its scuba diving and snorkelling off the huge coral reefs that surround the island.

    The countryside of the Mayan Riviera is adorned with ancient Mayan ruins, all of which stir the imagination. There are some fascinating sites along the Mayan Riviera, including the famous site at Tulum, many of which look like they are yet to be discovered, still surrounded by tropical vegetation. The Xel-Ha ecological theme park is also worth visiting when on holiday in Playa del Carmen, where you can swim with dolphins, cliff dive and see turtles.

    Weather in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    Year round, monthly average temperatures only fluctuate by around 5˚C, meaning that there is never a bad time to visit a Playa del Carmen holiday rental. During the summer, temperatures average around 26˚C, with daily peaks reaching around 32˚C for much of the time.

    Travel to Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    Taking a holiday in Playa del Carmen is easy. There are regular direct flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN), which is served from the UK by both First Choice Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines from airports including Manchester (MAN), East Midlands (EMA), Birmingham (BHX) and London.

    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.

    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)