Quick Guide to Playa Del Carmen

Offering a distinct European feel, a holiday in Playa Del Carmen is perfect for those looking for a laidback Mexican getaway. Set in the centre of the Mayan Riviera, the coastal town boasts beautiful beaches, clear waters and warm weather all year round and its main thoroughfare, Quinta Avenida, is home to plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. Take a day trip to the nearby well-preserved Mayan ruins of Tulum or visit the stunning nature parks of Xcaret and Xel-Ha where you can go scuba diving and even swim with dolphins!

If you're looking for flights to Playa Del Carmen the closest, and most convenient, airport to the town is Cancun International Airport. There are a number of operators offering direct flights there. Thomson Flights offer a direct service from a several airports in the UK including Glasgow International, Manchester, Bristol and Newcastle. You can also fly directly from London Gatwick with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Direct flights take around eleven hours. For a much greater variety of departure points across the UK you can also opt to take the indirect route, but this can cost more.

Cancun International Airport is located around 22 kilometres from Playa Del Carmen and the cheapest way to reach the resort is by bus – look out for signs for the ADO BUS. You can also pre-book a transfer to your hotel or jump into a taxi once you arrive at the airport. Alternatively, car hire in Playa Del Carmen can be a convenient option and you can pick up a hire car at Cancun Airport. Be sure to book in advance for the best deals.

Playa Del Carmen is a popular holiday hotspot and as such there are plenty of accommodation options to suit everyone's needs. If you are on a budget and looking for cheap hotels in Playa Del Carmen you'll need to shop around online to compare prices and find the best accommodation to suit you. While there are many luxury five star hotels, there are also a number of very affordable guesthouses to choose from. The best value can usually be found from hotels offering all inclusive holidays to Playa del Carmen. Be sure to book in advance as affordable accommodation fills up quickly.

You really don't have to spend a fortune during your holiday in Playa Del Carmen as one of the best things to do is to simply head to the beach to bask in the sun and take a dip in the sea. If you do plan to do any sightseeing tours of the nearby attractions, make sure you shop around to find the best tour package once you arrive, and be sure to haggle over the cost to see if you can knock a few precious pounds off.!

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