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Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

Located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, Playa del Carmen is home to an impressive selection of attractions and experiences, making it well worth a visit.
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What to Do

Looking for things to do in Playa del Carmen? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Xplor
Nearby City

Xplor

7.3
4.7/529 Reviews
"Amusement Parks"
"Theme Parks"
Xcaret Park
Nearby City

Xcaret Park

7.2
4.8/5109 Reviews
"Theme Parks"
Cozumel Island
Nearby City

Cozumel Island

7.5
4.7/584 Reviews
"Islands/Peninsulas"
"Beaches"
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

5.7
4.7/542 Reviews
"Beaches"
Federal Highway, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, 77780 Tulum, Q.R.
Nearby City
Xel-Ha Park
Nearby City

Xel-Ha Park

7.4
4.7/529 Reviews
"Water Parks"
Quinta Avenida

Quinta Avenida

3.7
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Cancun Beach
Nearby City

Cancun Beach

8.5
4.8/549 Reviews
"Beaches"
Cancun Underwater Museum
Nearby City

Cancun Underwater Museum

7.3
4.8/524 Reviews
"Museums"
Xenses Park by Xcaret
Nearby City

Xenses Park by Xcaret

2.8
5.0/51 Reviews
"Theme Parks"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Playa del Carmen, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers.
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Discounts on Tours & Tickets

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4 Different Cenotes & Beach from Playa del Carmen

4 Different Cenotes & Beach from Playa del Carmen

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"Experiences"
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USD154
Swim with sea turtles

Swim with sea turtles

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USD45
First Time Flyer

First Time Flyer

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"Experiences"
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USD120
Coba Tulum and Cenote Swim Tour

Coba Tulum and Cenote Swim Tour

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"Experiences"
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USD65
Mayan Adventure Snorkeling Tour from Cancun

Mayan Adventure Snorkeling Tour from Cancun

4.0/52 Reviews
"Experiences"
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USD139
Snorkel Xtreme Cancun

Snorkel Xtreme Cancun

4.5/52 Reviews
"Experiences"
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USD129
Private Snorkel with Turtle at Akumal

Private Snorkel with Turtle at Akumal

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"Attractions & Shows"
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USD699
4 Hours - 53' Hatteras - Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya

4 Hours - 53' Hatteras - Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya

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What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Playa del Carmen dishes and foodie spots.
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La Vagabunda de la 38

La Vagabunda de la 38

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"Latin American"
Flama Wood Fired Cuisine

Flama Wood Fired Cuisine

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"Western-style"
Pajama Jam

Pajama Jam

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"Western-style"
Restaurante Xingao

Restaurante Xingao

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"Asian Cuisine"
LOLA Rooftop Restaurant

LOLA Rooftop Restaurant

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"Western-style"
Chaya

Chaya

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"Other"
Che Che

Che Che

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"Latin American"
Tuch de Luna

Tuch de Luna

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"Latin American"
Zapote Bar

Zapote Bar

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"Coffee Shops"
Few outlets

Few outlets

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"Asian Cuisine"

Discover the Real Playa del Carmen With a Local Expert

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#mexico
#playadelcarmen
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Words alone could never express, how romantic and wonderful the Carmen Beachfront Hotel in Playa Del Carmen truly is! PERFECT is an understatement! ROMANTIC as it gets! The love of my life and I have traveled the world and this place is our FAVORITE! The rooftop pool and restaurant definitely add to the ambiance! On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) this hotel and it’s staff deserve an 11!
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Mike and Lea Klatt
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valentinescape
This Valentin day is full of events and the Toscana Grill in Playa del Carmen is having a live music night for all the people who is in love and celebrating this special day. What a better excuse for going out and enjoy the love that music provoques us. #valentinescape #resort #beachlife #tulum #mytripvlog #mexico #maya #beach #tripblazers #budget #budgettrip #salsa #playadelcarmen
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Gil around the world
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thebesthotelever
#thebesthotelever Gran bahia principe in riviera maya Mexico is one of my best places to visit, the complex is massive, I stayed in the coba part of the complex you can use all 3 hotels, there are golf carts that run all round the site so if your feeling lazy then you don’t need to walk, there are 19 different restaurants to try and about 15 bars, the staff, rooms, pools, drinks, wild life everything about this place is fantastic… go go go go !!!
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Debs28
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themepark
no place is like Xcaret. Beautiful park where you will be surrounded by nature and amazing views. so many activities to do so be sure to get there early to enjoy ALL day. There is an amazing show in the evening in a pyramid like arena. This show will blow your mind guaranteed. it shows Mexican culture like history and traditional/folkloric dance and amazing music. Last but not least there is a buffet full of delicious Mexican food with flavours like no other! #themepark #beachlife #mexico #xcaret #nature #mexicanfood
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lalish
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beachlife
One of my favorite places in Mexico is Playa del Carmen. It's located in the Yucatan peninsula, near its big brother Cancun. Playa doesn't have an airport, but you can take a bus from Cancun Airport in just about an hour. Playa has a long stretched beach where you are enjoy the sunshine or go for a swim. Parallel to the beach as 5th Avenue, a long street lined with restaurants, shops and bars where the party never stops. Try some authentic Mexican cuisine or find a place to have pizza or a burger if you prefer. From Playa del Carmen you can make some nice day trips to Cancun or Cozumel Island or visit the Mayan pyramids in Coba or Chichen Itza. There are also water parks around and beautiful cenotes to swim in. There's even a cenotes right at the beach. #beachlife
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Imaniac
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As a lover of street art, I almost didn't know where to look in Playa del Carmen. Most cities in Mexico have street art, but in Playa del Carmen it seems as though every single building has a mural on it. Walking through the suburbs especially, you'll see tag after tag after tag. It's not just a simple case of spray painting your name on the wall. No, these are super artistic paintings that would fit nicely in any art gallery. You really could set aside a whole afternoon just for spotting street art. It will make for an extremely colorful afternoon. And of course the best thing is that you don't have to pay anything.
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Imaniac
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bestislandtraveltowns
Our first introduction to the Viva Wyndham Maya was meeting our concierge, Luis Raul, and it couldn't have been better. He was so welcoming, so friendly, so empathetic with my tired 14 year old daughter, that within minutes, he had us slowing down and relaxing. The resort itself it beautiful--everything was amazing. We loved the walking under the palapa covered walkways, reading the information about the wildlife we saw along the paths and the ancient sculptures located on the property, sitting on the patio under the lights and the trees while listening to live music, swimming in the pools and of course at the spectacular beach. Our room was clean and comfortable. Staff checked in regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was great. The buffet had tons of options. We ate in the restaurants twice and those were fabulous as well. I couldn't take part in the activities (yoga, merengue, aerobics) due to a prior injury, but that looked like a lot of fun. There was live music every night on the patio and performances in the amphitheater. As beautiful and fun as the Viva Wyndham Maya is, it really was the staff that made the experience so amazing. Every single employee we encountered was helpful, patient, kind, and polite. Even the bartenders, making drink after drink in the sweltering heat by the pool, had smiles on their faces and would take a second to do a trick for a child, like throwing a piece of ice in the air and catching it behind their back with a cup. I highly recommend this resort to anyone and will go back as soon as I can. #bestislandtraveltowns#parachute#café#hoteldeals#summertrip#exhibition2021#swimmingpoolphotography
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Finding paradise wherever i go
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Playa del Carmen is mostly known for its beaches, parties and giant resorts. But there's the whole other side of the city. It's a great hub for independent travelers with many things to do in and around.
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Rosie
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