Playa del Carmen holidays serve up laid-back luxurious beaches, bustling towns and a lively main street, so you can soak up the sun by day and sip on tropical cocktails by night. Crowned as Mexico’s very own Miami Beach, this cool seaside town has a white sandy beach dotted with sunbeds and chic bars, plus exotic offshore reefs found in its sparkling waters.
Fly to Cancun International Airport and drive down 45 minutes to reach Playa del Carmen, part of the Riviera Maya. There are tons of exciting attractions to keep you busy, whether you fancy thrills and spills at Xcaret Eco-Park, taking the kids to Wet n Wild aquapark or hitting up some history with Riviera Maya’s incredible ruins. Plus, with party-central Cancun just an hour’s drive you can opt for exciting evenings out on the town, too. Holidays in Playa del Carmen are great for couples that like to cool it on the beach and for fun-loving family holidays too. If you enjoy shopping, hit the main tourist area of 5th Avenue or Aka La Quinta, where you’ll find boutiques, bars and cafes running along a 5km stretch. Foodies, don’t forget to dig into some street tacos, fajitas, burritos and Guacamole.
Playa del Carmen enjoys a tropical climate, with an average of 240 days of sunshine annually, with mild rainfall, so you can visit any time for guaranteed sun and warm waters. The dry season extends from November till May, with temperatures in December touching just below 30°C.
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