The tropical beach resort of Playa del Carmen on the Atlantic coast of Mexico´s Yucatan Peninsula has grown in popularity over the last decade and as a result the laid-back beach town is teeming with lively bars, inviting restaurants, and dozens of tour operators organizing trips for you to enjoy. Although this idyllic village has its own charms, it is the attractions in the surrounding region that hold the most fascination for visitors. The Yucatan was a former Maya stronghold and several ruins are still in good condition such as Coba and Tulum, although the pearl of them all is ancient settlement of Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the new world. Plunge into the refreshing waters of hidden cenotes in underwater caves, snorkel in the second largest barrier reef in the world, visit the Xcarat eco-park and or swim with dolphins in the Xel-Ha nature reserve. But whether you choose to relax, go on an adventure or paint the town red, you can be assured that there are plenty of comfortable apartments and luxury villas in Playa del Carmen available with HouseTrip.com and are the perfect resting place during your stay in Mexico.
When to go to Playa del Carmen
The sub-tropical climate in Playa del Carmen makes it an ideal destination to visit any time of the year. Temperatures in summer however are unbearable and hordes of summer tourists are best avoided, whereas December to May the sun is cooler and the crowds have thinned. October and November is the rainy season and subject to tropical rainstorms.
Getting to and around Playa del Carmen
Most international flights will arrive in Cancun airport from where you can easily get a bus to Playa del Carmen. For an alternative experience spend a few days on the beautiful islands of Cozumel and take the ferry across to Playa. The village itself is easily navigated by foot and there are plenty of excursions to go on with bus transport provided. If your Playa del Carmen accommodation is not in the centre, the cheapest way to travel is on the Collectivo´s which will pick you up from designated bus stops.
Where to stay in Playa del Carmen
Hotels in Playa del Carmen are notoriously expensive, hiked up to take advantage of hordes of visiting tourists. However, HouseTrip has plenty of fully-furnished Playa del Carmen apartments to rent together with a whole host of luxury villas in Playa del Carmen. Renting accommodation in Playa del Carmen is quick and easy to do with HouseTrip and in just six clicks you can have one foot in Mexico.