Playa Del Carmen - Downtown
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Playa Del Carmen Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Playa del Carmen grew from being a ferry port to the island of Cozumel
  • It was formerly a sleepy fishing village until the introduction of the ferry
  • The city is the major conurbation along the tourist strip known as the Riviera Maya
  • Playa del Carmen is blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches
  • 150,000 people live in the city

Playa Del Carmen Mini Guide

How do I get to Playa del Carmen?
It’s very easy to get to Playa del Carmen from Europe and North America. Most of the big tour operators in the UK have direct flights from London and regional airports including East Midlands, Glasgow and Newcastle. The journey from the airport to the city is around twenty minutes and there are plenty of hire cars available at the airport if you don’t have a resort transfer booked.

Playa Del Carmen Beach

What can I do in Playa del Carmen?
The easy answer to that is shop! The city has its own ‘Fifth Avenue’ called Quinta Avenida and the authorities have done their utmost to make sure the Mexican version is as populated as the New York one. You’ll find all the top designer names as well as the Apple Store and top restaurant chains. Many of them are there specifically to cater for the cruise ship guests but as you’re there you might as well take advantage. The other key attraction of the city is the beach. It’s absolutely perfect and dazzlingly white with attractive little beach bars and water sports. The sea can be a bit rough for little ones on times but there’s plenty for them to do.

Chichen Itza near Playa Del Carmen

Finally, if you have a hire car, why not explore a little of the Yucatan? You’ll be able to visit Xcaret, the semi-authentic nature and archaeological park on the Riviera Maya and do an underwater walk to see the marine life – no scuba skills required either! Inland there’s the world famous Chichen Itza with its step pyramids amidst the jungle.
 

Driving in Playa Del Carmen

  • R

    Road Driving Side

  • 30-70kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 100-120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • MXN/USD $

    Currency

  • 23

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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If you want to avoid the characterless holiday resorts along the coast of the Yucatan, consider staying in Playa del Carmen. It has plenty to do, much of it of a traditional flavour, and you can still hire a car there to explore the archaeological ruins of the region including Chichen Itza.

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