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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.

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                                                                                                      Nice spot for a relaxing vacation

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                                                                                                      The condo complex is a very well maintained facility with a gorgeous pool area. (Actually several beautiful pool areas) The main pool area had plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas for use which was never a concern as we were often the only ones at the pool so we had our pick. The rooftop pool was being maintained while we were there but looked very comfortable. There is a nice a/c gym which was used a few times and the equipment is well maintained. There was plenty of parking available if we had rented a car. We chose to rent bikes and found that a convenient way to get around as the complex is quite a distance from 5th Ave. There is a Beachclub available within a 20 minute walk or you can get a golf cart ride at the security gate right at the compex. The only problem with this is they stop the golf cart access at 5pm so if you are after that you may need to take a taxi or take the walk. We went to the Beachclub one day but found the pool at the complex much more enjoyable and convenient and spent most of our days there. As far as the condo goes, it is a very nice unit, also well maintained with nice sized bedrooms and a reasonable size kitchen/dining and living room. The beds were very comfortable and bathroom facilities very modern, roomy and clean. There is also a nice sized balcony which was were we spent most of our time when we were at the condo. There was 2 couples in our party and there was seating for 6 both at the dining table and on the balcony. The kitchen is a bit crowded with 2 people in it but has all the amenities you need to cook your own meals. We did find the upstairs barbeque area inconvenient so we bought our own little briquette barbeque and used it on the patio.The only other thing that could be added was a nice carving knive and chef's knife for cutting up vegetables. Overall a very comfortable suite. Gabby is the manager and she was very accommodating. When we arrived, she was there to great us and show us around the facility and the condo. She also had a loaf of bread and a few groceries available on arrival which is great after a long travel day. She was available throughout our stay whoever we needed her and even drove us around town one day as she "was going that way anyway". Very accommodating! We would definitely rent again as the owner David always responded quickly as we were booking the unit and Gabby was a very good resource once we were there. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2016