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Playa del Carmen, or simply just Playa, is a city along the Caribbean Sea in eastern Mexico within the state of Quintana Roo State. Playa del Carmen is one of the trendiest destinations in the Yucatán Peninsula, and, even though the city is not as popular as Cancún or Cozumel, Playa continues to grow year after year. Although tourists arrive daily from the airports and the cruise ships, much of the town center retains its European chic appeal. Take a walk through the town center and you will quickly find a lively destination full of restaurants, bars, and shops. Finding a hotel in Playa del Carmen suited to your budget and expectations can be a difficult task, particularly when there are thousands of hotels to choose from. offers thousands of user-submitted reviews, photo galleries, and our interactive map so that you can find the hotel best suited to your needs.

What's Playa del Carmen Like?

Whether you have come for sun, sea, and sand, history, or something a little more modern, there is something for everyone in Playa del Carmen. One of the most iconic attractions is Coba Mayan Village, which is the well-preserved site of the West's first contact with Mayan culture. Playa del Carmen is rife with sightseeing opportunities, whether diving along the beaches, or taking a private tour around Mayan ruins. The Playa Punta Esmeralda beach features gleaming white sands, sapphire blue waters, and is the ideal place to relax during the afternoon. If you are looking to spend some money, the Quinta Alegria Shopping Mall is the place to be with its selection of exclusive brands.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen experiences a Caribbean climate which causes extended summers from May to September with temperatures of around 82° Fahrenheit. Even during the winter months temperatures can still be expected to linger at around 68° Fahrenheit. Although the official language of Mexico is Spanish, many of the locals will speak English, which is especially the case in high tourist areas such as Playa del Carmen. The town is pedestrian friendly, meaning you can easily get around on foot, however renting a bike for a day or two offers one of the most scenic and efficient ways of quickly getting around. You should tread with caution around certain parts of the town center, as the high tourist traffic often attracts pick pockets, so be sure to zip up your valuables. Book your ideal hotel in Playa del Carmen now and beat the crowds!

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