Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,530 vacation rentals near Playa del Carmen. From 1,340 condos to 1,107 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Playa del Carmen for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Lazy, sunny days are waiting for you in Playa

Situated along the Yucatan Peninsula's Riviera Maya, this coastal resort town is known for its white, sandy beaches and colorful coral reefs made for scuba-diving. Along Playa del Carmen's main pedestrian street, Quinta Avenida, you'll find blocks of beachfront cafes, restaurants, and shops, as well as nightclubs and bars. The locals refer to the town simply as Playa, so keep this in mind when you pop out the front door of your Playa del Carmen vacation rental and spend the day searching for a slice of local life.

Explore Mexico, from sea to shining "cenote" sinkholes

Playa del Carmen's downtown is the heart of the destination, and the Quinta Avenida is its main artery. This pedestrian street is lined with bars, restaurants, and beach clubs, as well as boutique shops full of unique souvernirs. If you came to Riviera Maya for the history, then be sure to book a tour out to the nearby historical ruins and archaelogical sites. If natural wonders are more your speed, then head out on a snorkeling trip to one of the stunning local "cenote" sinkholes, where you'll swim among the caves in impossibly blue waters.

Up close and personal with Kahlo and the crocodiles

Most of Playa del Carmen's attractions are coastal—from sandy beaches to colorful coral reefs, you'll find an aquatic feast for the senses. But if you prefer to spend time elsewhere, take the kids to the L'Aquarium Playa del Carmen, or walk among the crocodiles at Croco Cun Zoo. Get your culture on at the 3D Museum of Wonders, the Museo Frida Kahlo Riviera Maya, or the Galeria de Arte 5ta Avenida. Or, opt for a Playa del Carmen vacation rental overlooking the sea, and take in a natural masterpiece each morning as the sun rises.

Perfectly pleasant Playa, practically all year long

Playa del Carmen's weather is tropical and pleasant for most of the year, but the best time to visit is in April and May. This window between spring break and summer vacation promises smaller crowds and more affordable prices, as well as nearly perfect weather. Think 70 to 80 degrees during the day, with cool evenings. October through March promises dry and warm weather, too, while summer tends to be hot, humid, and busy. Hurricane season starts in June and lasts through September, so keep this in mind when booking your Playa del Carmen vacation rental.

Why simply play when you can full on Playa?

Situated in Quintana Roo on the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen is lined by the impossibly turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The island of Cozumel is just off the coast, and easily reachable by ferry. For those who opt to stay put, there's plenty of natural beauty to see in the area around the Playa, whether you're swimming with the fish as they dart in and out of the coral, diving into crystal clear cenotes, or kicking back on the white, sandy beaches, fruity drink in hand.