Playa del Carmen is a year-round popular vacation destination, but due to its consistently beautiful tropical weather, the busiest season is winter.
This is when tourists living in cold weather destinations like the U.S. descend on the destination in droves to enjoy the tropical climate.
Because winter is so popular, there are 3 reasons travelers need to book their Playa del Carmen getaways now.
Hotel Occupancy Near 100 Percent Expected
There are hundreds of hotels, hostels, and vacation rentals in Playa del Carmen, but the hotels specifically fill up pretty quickly.
Occupancy rates are expected to reach nearly 100 percent in the hotels in the vacation destination this winter.
They will very likely stay near capacity until at least April – May, until after the spring break and Easter crowds are gone.
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Tours Expected To Sell Quickly
The winter months, which are dryer and slightly cooler, are the perfect time for taking tours, particularly archeological tours, jungle tours, and boat tours.
Many of these tours sell out quickly, and that is what is expected for this winter too.
Specifically in the case of boat tours, they are expecting them to be as much as 90 percent full.
Some of the boat tour options are sailing experiences, snorkeling adventures, and sunset cruises.
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Seasonal Flights Now Available
Another great reason to book your Playa del Carmen getaway now is the fact that most seasonal flights are now available.
A number of routes, particularly from the U.S. to Cancun, which is the best airport to fly into if you’re going to Playa del Carmen, are only offered during the busy season.
This means airport connectivity between Cancun Airport and the U.S. is even stronger during the winter months.
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Cancun Airport’s Growing Connectivity
New routes from U.S. airports and other international destinations to Cancun Airport are being added all the time.
Currently, there are direct flights available to Cancun from more than 120 airports throughout the world.
From the United States specifically, there are nonstop flights from 40 different cities.
How To Get To Playa Del Carmen
Flying into Cancun is a convenient way to get to Playa del Carmen for two main reasons:
- There are a lot of flights available, every day of the week.
- Cancun Airport is less than an hour from Playa del Carmen.
Cozumel, an island off the coast of Playa del Carmen, has an international airport too, but it offers direct flights from only 10 U.S. cities, and the ferry ride to Playa del Carmen takes as long as the ride from Cancun.
Upon arriving at Cancun Airport, you can take a taxi, private transportation, a shuttle, or a bus to Playa del Carmen and expect to pay anywhere from $20 to well over $100.
Playa Del Carmen’s Variety Of Accommodations
One of the things that makes Playa del Carmen so special is that it has a variety of accommodations to choose from.
To be sure, there are some sprawling all-inclusives in Playa del Carmen, like Secrets Moxche Playa del Carmen and Wyndham Altra Playa del Carmen.
But you’ll also find charming boutique hotels, affordable, comfortable hostels, and adult-only resorts too.
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Things To Do In Playa Del Carmen This Winter
Playa del Carmen not only has plenty to do, like taking a ferry to Cozumel, enjoying the beaches, and strolling down 5th Avenue, but it also sits about midway between Cancun and Tulum.
It’s in the perfect position to be able to enjoy all that the Mexican Caribbean has to offer.
This is why Playa del Carmen is so popular, so if you want to visit this winter, the time to book is now.
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