Playa del Carmen is a quaint town located along the Caribbean Sea in Mexico. It is part of the Riviera Maya region which bestows this city with unique geographical features that allows its tourist to indulge in a wide range of activities. These activities include scuba diving at a world-famous scuba diving site at Cozumel Island, enjoy picturesque beaches, play golf at a great golf course, visit exotic Xaman-Ha Bird Sanctuary, and experience shopping and nightlife at boutiques, bars, and restaurants on Fifth Avenue.
Its palm-fringed beaches and coral reefs make it a perfect beach resort for all those who are looking for some tropical vibes. Either walk barefoot on Playacar Beach or get some Instagram-worthy pictures on the shores of Los Fundadores Park with sculptures, the choice is yours.
For some retail therapy, you can head to Fifth Avenue- known for its vibrant market area and neon-lit nightlife. 3D Museum of Wonders, Xaman-Ha Aviary, and Point Esmeralda are other tourists’ spots in the area.
Moreover, Playa del Carmen has tourist development and residential area that boasts of some of the most elegant hotels that are mentioned below.
- Fairmont Mayaboka
Carretera Federal Cancun Km 298, Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
Fairmont Mayaboka has everything to offer that one can ask for. Rooms and suites with scenic views, rides that explore nature trails, boat tours through crystal clear canals, sunbathing at beach/ pools, golf and Spanish lessons, finger-licking delicious Mexican cuisine, and Mayan beauty treatments at famous Willow Stream Spa.
- Grand Hyatt Resort
1a Avenida Esquina Calle 26 Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
Infinity pools, three restaurants, and bars that offer local delicacies and overlook turquoise water of the Caribbean are significant attractions at Grand Hyatt. Its proximity to Fifth Avenue brings in Bohemian vibe and closeness to Paseo, an open-air corridor that connects hotels entrance to beach introduces us to the vibrant side of La Quinta Avenida.
- Rosewood Mayaboka
Ctra. Federal Cancún-Playa del Carmen KM 298 Solidaridad, Q. Roo, CP 77710 Mexico
Rosewood Mayaboka oozes class and luxury. It is surrounded by lush green mangroves, winding lagoons, and sandy beaches that offer a tropical getaway to tourists. Furthermore, here you can stay at one of the lagoon/ocean-facing suites, experience continental cuisine, and indulge in various recreational and wellness activities.
- El Dorado Maroma
Carretera Federal Cancun-Tulum Km 55.3, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
El Dorado Maroma is an upscale resort that is located on one of the top 10 beaches in the world. It is one of a kind resort with overwater bungalows that have glass flooring. Signature beachfront sky massages and Naay Spa that utilize ancient Mayan treatments are other features that are unique and noteworthy.
- Banyan Tree Mayaboka
Carretera Federal Chetumal – Pto. Juarez Km. 298, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
If you like privacy, then Banyan Tree Mayaboka is for you. All the suites and villas here come with an individual pool and provide fascinating views to residents. Thai inspired therapies at Spa, El-Camaleon golf course, and 14 event venues with world-class dining experience have earned this resort Traveller’s Choice Award in 2019.
- Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort
Lote Hotelero No. 6, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
As the name suggests, this is an adult-only resort that ensures luxury and tranquility in Riviera Maya. With 201 spacious rooms, six international restaurants, six pools, and facilities like the gym, spa, and endless range of adventure and water sport Royal Hideaway is a favorite choice of tourists.
- Hotel Xcaret Mexico
Road Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
Stay at Hotel Xcaret Mexico comes with an all-fun inclusive experience that provides you with unlimited access to parks with a shuttle between parks and airports. It boasts of magnificent 900 rooms, pools, spas, and restaurants with upscale amenities and friendly service.
- Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
Carretera Federal 307 Chetumal Puerto Juarez Km. 311 500, Playa del Secreto, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
Valentin Imperial is a paradise for tourists who love to spend their time around water. A private beach and one of the largest pools around Mexico are forte of this resort. Furthermore, it is minutes away from Cancun and famous Mayan archeological sites in the region.
- Iberostar Grand Paraiso
Carretera Chetumal – P. Juarez Km 309, Playa Paraiso, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
Iberostar Grand Paraiso is right on the white sandy beach in Playa del Carmen. This adult-only hotel has magnificent suites, excellent concierge and steward services, golf course, 11 restaurants and 14 bars, and personalized diving, sailing, cooking, and dance classes.
- Playacar Palace
Bahia Del Espiritu Santo, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
Playacar Palace is right beside the famous Fifth Avenue and Cozumel Ferry Dock, which makes it perfect for those who want to relax during the day and enjoy the nightlife. It comes with 201 stately rooms with astonishing ocean views, three restaurants, and 4 bars.