Playa del Carmen was one of our favourite cities in Mexico (with our absolute favourite being the dreamy island of Cozumel). After a couple of hours in the city and we could clearly see why it is one of the top Mexico vacation destinations. The central location in the Yucatan Peninsula makes it the ideal place to stay for those wanting to really experience all this area has to offer. There are so many fun things to do in Playa del Carmen, you’ll be entertained whether you’re here for a few days, or a few weeks.
In the hunt for where to stay in the Riviera Maya, many people weigh out the pros and cons of Playa del Carmen vs Cancun vs Tulum. After having stayed in all 3, we found Playa del Carmen to have a very upbeat, unique vibe that we absolutely loved. Playa del Carmen acts as the goldilocks between the big city of Cancun and the laid back beach vibes of Tulum.