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Where to stay in Playa del Carmen

There are 4,706 vacation rentals available all over Playa del Carmen, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that fits your needs and your budget for your next adventure. If you’re in search of an affordable vacation rental anywhere in Playa del Carmen, you’ll be pleased to find that 20% of properties cost less than $49 a night. Whether you’re on the hunt for a luxury villa near Parque, Portal Maya, a hotel close to La Galería de Playa (Jueves) Art Gallery, or you’re looking for a place that also gives you close access to Playa del Carmen — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of properties from top travel sites like Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. Finding your dream vacation home at a reasonable price has never been this easy. Travel to Playa del Carmen with VacationRenter today.

Where Is Playa del Carmen Located?

Situated along the Caribbean coast, in the municipality of Solidaridad and in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Playa del Carmen sits on the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula.

What Is Playa del Carmen, Mexico Known For?

Away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city, Playa del Carmen is stripped back to what Mexico is famous for: its golden beaches, crystalline waters, and plenty of opportunities to laze under the sun. A gorgeous coastal area, Playa del Carmen blends the relaxed and approachable “touristy” vibes with a rich Mexican touch. Stretches of white sand beaches are available to explore, without all the typical commotion that is usually found on a Baja California beach. Whether you swim in the sea, dive in the depths of the Yucatan Peninsula, or catch some rays, Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to do it.

Places to Visit in Playa del Carmen

  • Frida Kahlo Museum: Situated in Playa del Carmen, art lovers will absolutely love the Frida Kahlo Museum, an art museum solely dedicated to the life and works of one of the greatest Mexican artists in history. Opened on her 110th birthday, the museum will give Kahlo fans a chance to learn more about her tumultuous life, controversial art, and an in-depth interactive chronology of the iconic artist.
  • 5th Avenue: 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen certainly should be on the tip of everyone’s tongue as they hear the street name that has multiple connotations. One of the best things to do in the city, 5th Avenue is the main pedestrian street that runs parallel to the beach. Running for over 22 blocks and home to everything you could need, from trendy brunch bars to all-inclusive hotels, a visit to 5th Avenue is inevitable when you visit Playa del Carmen.

Popular Destinations Near Playa del Carmen

  • Rio Secreto: A recent discovery, Rio Secreto lies 20 minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen. The largest cenote on the peninsula with more than 12 kilometers of tunnels, Rio Secreto is famed for its expansive half-sunken cavern where you can explore haunting passageways, take part in a prerequisite Mayan entrance ritual, jump in the popular diving spot, or marvel at dripping stalactites, stalagmites, and colorful mineral formations.

Best Neighborhoods in Playa del Carmen

  • Downtown Playa del Carmen: A fusion of Mexican culture and European comfort, downtown Playa del Carmen offers everything you could need all within a walkable distance. An eclectic mix of new world technology and old world culture, tourists will love the diverse range of world-class restaurants and bars. Visitors are given several opportunities to mingle with the large expat community, and ability to walk along this pedestrianized treasure that exudes European charm from every corner.

Home-types in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Playa del Carmen: