Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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The Ideal Location For a Quintana Roo Trip


I have visited Quintana Roo area every year since I was a little girl and still go back as frequently as I can because of the beach, ocean, the people, culture, and I’m not going to lie… the food! (Quesadillas in Mexico is my go-to food). We’ve spent the majority of our time in the northern part of the region. Most people do the same because of the proximity to the Cancun Airport. The next question people ask themselves is where to stay while visiting Mexico?! Well my friends, I have the answer for you today.

Deciding on whether to stay in Cancun, Tulum, Akumal, Puerto Morales, Isla Mujeres etc. can be a difficult decision because each town is so different! If you are the adventurous type of traveler who wants to explore and see it all I would suggest that Playa del Carmen is a great central location with easy access to all of the surrounding area. The public transportation system is phenomenal and cheap, renting a car is an easy and painless alternative, there are also plenty of shuttles and taxis to get you to where you need to go.

Playa del Carmen also has countless options when it comes to accommodations. You could choose to go with a resort or a hotel if that’s your thing but the town also offers more than enough condos, hostels, apartments, Airbnb, etc. I have also found most options to be quite affordable. For example, you can get an Airbnb (my favorite option) right along the beach for $25-40 a night! When we take huge family vacations we usually rent out a 12 person condo which can be $200-300 a night that turns out to be not too expensive if everyone is splitting it.

I could go on and on about this town but I’ll just list a few more bulletin points below because nobody would have time to read the short novel that I could write about my favorite town in Mexico 😉 Enjoy!

Other Reasons why you should consider Playa del Carmen for your next trip:

  • Fun atmosphere and great vibe
  • Mamitas beach is my personal favorite
  • Availability of plenty of cheap food options
  • 5th Avenue
  • Easy to find a more secluded and laid back accommodations
  • ALSO easy to find the fun nightlife if that’s your scene


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  1. Cynthia Martinez

    May 2nd, 2018 at 2:31 am

    I agree! I am staying in Playa end of May. Can’t wait! What is your fav tacos? Or Restaurants? Do you recommend a company for guided cenote tours? Although we have found them on our own. Is Xcaret all the hype? Thanks!

  2. admin

    May 24th, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Cynthia!

    I hope your stay in Playa del Carmen is going wonderfully! We loved Xcaret! I would reccomend going. We went to Xhel-ha but actually prefer Xcaret if you are looking to do an adventure park. Our favorite restaurant is pic nic! It is located in Playa del carmen and also Cancun.

    Excited to hear about how your stay was!

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