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Playa del Carmen Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Playa del Carmen hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Playa del Carmen trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Playa del Carmen Vacation

Playa del Carmen Beach Vacation

There's nothing like a Playa del Carmen vacation to give you a little extra bounce in your step. The soothing sounds of the ocean waves and the smell of clean ocean air will help refresh your mind, body and soul. To be close to the city center on your trip to Playa del Carmen, base yourself around Maroma Beach (10 miles (16 km) away). If you're intending to stick around a while, look into our Playa del Carmen vacation packages. Not only will you save some money, you'll also have other beautiful beaches near you to explore, like Mamitas Beach Club and Paradise Beach. We call that a win-win!

Things You Should Know About Playa del Carmen

  • Held on the 16th of September every year, Independence Day is one party you won't want to miss in Mexico. Arrange your Playa del Carmen vacation around this important celebration and join the local community in their festivities.
  • Before you set off, see if you can buy some Mexican pesos. It's never a bad idea to arrive in an unfamiliar place with a little of the local currency in your pocket. Want an easy way to stretch your dollar? Our Playa del Carmen packages will save you plenty of money and time!
  • You won't be short of friends to have a laugh with in Playa del Carmen. About 149,900 residents call this incredible place home.
  • There are tons of terrific attractions here, such as Xcaret Eco Theme Park. If you're eager to see more of the area's great sights, lock in one of our affordable Playa del Carmen vacation deals.

Save Time and Money with Playa del Carmen Packages

What is the best way to save money on my Playa del Carmen vacation?

Saving is simple with our Playa del Carmen vacation packages. Combine your accommodations, flights and extras (such as activities and car rental) into one booking and save as much as $583. Expedia has 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties to select from, so choice won't be a problem! Not only that, there's no cancellation fee on most reservations if you need to change your plans.

Which airports can I fly into for a Playa del Carmen vacation?

With 235 flights monthly, Cozumel, Quintana Roo Airport (CZM-Cozumel Intl.) is probably where you'll arrive for your Playa del Carmen vacation. It's the only major airport in the city.

What are the most popular types of hotels for a trip to Playa del Carmen?

There are many types of accommodations to choose from in Playa del Carmen. It all comes down to the way you like to travel. Perhaps you want to be relaxing in apartments for most of your trip, or maybe condos are more what you're looking for. There are also some terrific hotels and private vacation homes to consider.

What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

From cars, hotels and flights to experiences and activities, the choice is yours. With our Playa del Carmen vacation packages, you can lock in just one of these, all of them or any combination in between. The more options you add, the more discounts you enjoy!

What are the best things to do in Playa del Carmen?

The ideal vacation is a mix of enjoying your favorite pastimes and trying new adventures. On your trip to Playa del Carmen, there'll be plenty of opportunities to do both. Find something right up your alley by checking out this list:

For more options, check out our Playa del Carmen things to do page.



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Best Lodging Options Near Playa del Carmen

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Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive $426
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020
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Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive

Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks and Tours / All Fun Inclusive

Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO
     
    4.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Amazing is an understatement! A must visit ! Perfection of a hotel and staff !

    Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive $178
    Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020
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    Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive

    Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive

    Carretera Federal 307, KM 282, Chetumal a Puerto Juarez, Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, QROO
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The hotel was amazing!! The place is well take care of. Everyone so helpful. It’s amazing how they keep so clean. There’s always making sure your tooken care. They even included food and drinks all included. The price is so worth it. It’s so close to the main parks. One thing I did have issue was ...

      Fairmont Mayakoba $189
      Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020
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      Fairmont Mayakoba

      Fairmont Mayakoba

      Ctra Federal Cancun - Playa Del Carmen K, Playa del Carmen, QROO
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Such a beautiful place to visit, we enjoy the bikes that are available for pedaling around the resort.

        The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences - All Senses Inclusive $121
        Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020
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        The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences - All Senses Inclusive

        The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences - All Senses Inclusive

        Fraccionamiento El Limonar, Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen, QROO
           
          4.1 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Resort is awesome. Due to COVID-19 they were only operating a few restaurants for each meal so not a lot of choices but during lunch the burger stand and taco stand down by the beach is the best

          Sandos Playacar All Inclusive
          Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020
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          Sandos Playacar All Inclusive

          Sandos Playacar All Inclusive

          Paseo Xaman-Ha, Mza. 1, Lote 1 Fracc. Playacar, Playa del Carmen, QROO
             
            4.0 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Wonderful place to stay. Considering Covid 19 is still in effect globally, this resort is extremely safe. Staff required all guests use handsanitiser before entering any place to eat. All staff wore face masks non stop. This even includes the gardner's and guys cutting grass. The reaort was at 20 ...

            The Reef Cocobeach - Optional All Inclusive $83
            Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020
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            The Reef Cocobeach - Optional All Inclusive

            The Reef Cocobeach - Optional All Inclusive

            Región 6, Calle Flamingo Lt 1 Mz 7, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Playa del Carmen, QROO
               
              3.6 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent and friendly staff!!! If you’re looking to save money this is a great hotel. Just don’t expect 5 ⭐️ accommodations. Would definitely recommend for the traveler on a budget.

              Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort $136
              Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020
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              Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort

              Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort

              1a Avenida esquina Calle 26, Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen, QROO
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The property is gorgeous and the staff is fantastic. Due to Covid restrictions, the police were occasionally asking people to get out of the ocean in front of the property but as soon as they left you could go back in:). There is a great little day club almost right on the property and the location ...

                Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive $218
                Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020
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                Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive

                Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive

                Avenida Xaman-ha, Mza 9 and 10, L1, Playacar Riu Resort Complex, Playa del Carmen, QROO
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The service at this resort is phenomenal. I would recommend this location to everyone.

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