Playa del Carmen is one of the most popular beach resorts not just in Mexico but along the entire Pacific coastline. As well as relaxing on the white sands or taking part in various water sports, Playa del Carmen is much more than just your standard beach resort, being in close proximity to wonders like ancient Mayan ruins and exploring underground ‘cenotes’ of the region.
Budget-friendly holidays to Playa del Carmen are becoming increasingly popular with travellers from the UK and the region can be reached from a few airports here. In order to reach Playa del Carmen, you will want to fly to Cancun International Airport and from there, the resort is located around a 1-hour drive away. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison site for getaways to the stunning resort off Playa del Carmen. Direct flights to Cancún are usually around 10 and a half hours long.
Playa del Carmen has a number of great times to visit throughout the year, but perhaps the best time is when the resort as a whole is at its most lively during the winter months, particularly from December to March. This is the time of year when temperatures are in their late 20s on a fairly consistent basis. The summertime is also a great time to visit this resort, although the temperatures do rise to the mid-30s on most days which can be a bit too hot if you are doing a lot of walking rather than sun-bathing.
Unsurprisingly, this beach resort is famous for its wonderful beaches and there are plenty of them for you to choose from. Playa Mamitas is one of the most trendy with a selection of beach clubs which cover all of your food and beverages for a day for a small fee. Playacar is a more quiet beach and is the ideal spot to relax away from the crowds. Punta Esmerelda is probably the best beach for families due to the fact it has a shallow and calm swimming hole for the little ones to splash about in. Most of the beaches in the area have a variety of water sports on offer including parasailing and jet-skiing.
Playa del Carmen is one of the most-visited resorts on the whole of the Yucatan Peninsula and as a result, has some of the best accommodation options too. All-inclusive, swanky hotels can be found throughout the resort alongside more budget options like apartments and hostels. There are also plenty of villas to choose from a little further back from the main beaches. This resort is also one of the most lively when it comes to the evening and you can expect to find a range of world-class restaurants by the seaside for some wining and dining and an incredible choice of bars and clubs for partying afterwards!
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