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Playa Del Carmen Hotels Expected To Completely Sell Out This Winter 

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Winter high season is in full swing in the Mexican Caribbean, with more tourists visiting the region than ever before this year. 

The popularity of the destination shows no sign of stopping, with some areas close to reaching full hotel capacity and even selling out before the winter is over.

One such area is Playa del Carmen, which is seeing a 95% increase in occupancy, as big-scale resorts and even smaller boutique hotels are selling more than ever before; a testament to the destination’s commitment to making it a must-see place!

beach shoreline in playa del carmen with hotel in the background

Americans lead as the number one visitors to Playa del Carmen, and it comes as no surprise; the destination is perfect for families young and old, with many options and attractions for everyone to have the best vacation ever.

Hotels in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres are also expecting to see most hotels filled by January, which is not only great news for the economy but for local jobs as well, filling 500 vacancies just last month in preparation. 

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The Mexican Caribbean remains a popular choice for most Americans due to its convenience and guaranteed top-notch vacation vibe, with stunning beaches, boundless tourist attractions, stunning luxury accommodations and some of the best cuisine in the entire world. 

With hotel occupancy levels looking to sell out this winter, this may be your sign to get booking for your next trip in the new year, and why not?

Playa del Carmen has so much to offer as a vacation destination that you won’t want to leave!

The Convenience of Playa Del Carmen

Located in the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen boasts an incredible 75 miles of white, sugary-sandy shoreline and is only a mere 45 minutes south of Cancun International Airport. 

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As convenience is a high priority for Americans when planning their next vacation, traveling to the Riviera Maya could not be easier, with many hotels offering shuttle services from Cancun Airport, as well as taxi and bus services being easy to navigate.

Playa del Carmen is also situated near other popular tourist spots like Cancun and Tulum, meaning all the fun and hidden gems that surround them are easily reachable.

tourists enjoying a beach in playa del carmen

Places To Stay In Playa Del Carmen

Another reason why this coastal resort town is continuing to grow in popularity is how many accommodation options are situated on and around the beach for tourists to book.

Playa del Carmen offers some brilliant places to stay, with boutique hotel options complete with rooftop pools and trendy bars, as well as all-inclusive resorts that are perfect for families and friends looking to have everything they could ever wish right at their fingertips. 

If you are looking to see the Riviera Maya while watching your money, there are also a plethora of budget-friendly hotels and hostels on offer as well.

Trust us, there is something for absolutely everybody. 

Busy Hotel Pool in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Fun, Fun, Fun In Playa Del Carmen 

The main reason why anyone travels here is that the good times are endless, with fun to be had around every corner.

The Riviera Maya itself is known for its stunning natural beauty, home to a plethora of cenotes, (naturally formed sinkholes filled with water) that are the perfect place to visit and swim in; there are more than 2, 500 in the region. 

Surrounded by the Mayan jungle, there are incredible opportunities to explore the landscape via ATV tours and even ziplines, as well as dedicated adventure parks to immerse yourself in the very heart of the jungle mangroves.

Playa del Carmen sculptures

If you are a fan of visiting historical sites, Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to set as your base, with popular archeological zones not too far away, such as Muyil, Cobá, and Tulum.

Each paints a fascinating picture of ancient Mayan life, which existed over 1,500 years ago and was a seminal part of both the region’s and the world’s history.

Perfect for those who just want to pick a quiet spot by the ocean to lounge in the hot Mexican sun all day, Playa del Carmen has you covered, offering prime waterfront views and the calmest, peaceful ocean vibes that you’ve been dreaming of all year. 

Like something out of a postcard, this destination is one you should try out; when it’s not fully booked that is!

aerial view of a large deserted beach in playa del carmen

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Friday 22nd of December 2023

2 corrections as I am currently living in Playa Del Carmen as an American.

- PDC is south of Cancun (not North) - There’s actually more Canadians living here than Americans during the winter. However, there are people here from all over the world (Americans are just a small population).