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Playa Del Carmen Hotels Expected To Sell Out This Summer As Popularity Skyrockets 

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Cancun is undoubtedly the most popular vacation destination in the Mexican Caribbean, but it isn’t the ONLY popular tourist destination in the region.   

Tulum, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, and of course Playa del Carmen also get a lot of foreign visitors too.   

In fact, in one of these places, Playa del Carmen, hotels are expected to sell out this summer as the destination’s popularity skyrockets.   

Aerial view of beach and trees in playa del carmen

The Numbers 

Playa del Carmen has already stayed steadily packed with tourists so far this summer.   

And officials are estimating that even more tourists will be arriving throughout the remainder of the summer.   

In fact, the estimates predict that hotels in the Mexican Caribbean tourist destination will reach 95 percent occupancy during the summer season. 

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Why Playa Del Carmen? 

Playa del Carmen, which was once considered the quieter alternative to Cancun, has much of the same things to offer as its even more popular counterpart.   

Although not quite the peaceful alternative it once was, due to its growing popularity, Playa del Carmen has even more to offer than ever before.   

Beautiful beaches, luxury all-inclusive and boutique hotels, great restaurants, a vibrant nightlife, and access to all kinds of nature and water activities 

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Who Should Visit Playa Del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen is the perfect Mexican Caribbean vacation destination for anyone.   

There are family-friendly activities and resorts and adult-only activities and resorts.   

So whether you and your partner want to get away alone, with a group of friends, or bring the whole family, there is plenty to do and suitable accommodations for any group.   

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How To Get To Playa Del Carmen 

To get to Playa del Carmen, you’ll need to fly into Cancun International Airport and then take transportation from the airport to Playa del Carmen.   

The airport is less than an hour away from Playa del Carmen by car.   

Transportation options include taxis, buses, shuttles, and private vehicles, and soon, will also include the Maya Train, which will have a station right at Cancun Airport.   

Prices for transportation will vary depending on the type, with the least expensive option being the bus.   

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Where To Stay In Playa Del Carmen 

Just like in Cancun, there is no shortage of accommodations in Playa del Carmen either.   

Both well-known hotel brands and smaller boutique-style properties line the beaches and streets of the popular destination.   

Prices range from about $70 a night for smaller hotels to around $250 a night and up for all-inclusives.   

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What To Do In Playa Del Carmen 

In Playa del Carmen itself, there are endless things to do, and even more only a short distance away.   

Some of the most popular things to do for tourists who visit Playa del Carmen are swimming in the crystal clear, turquoise Caribbean water, spending time at the stunning white sand beaches, snorkeling, and walking up and down the famous 5th Avenue, or Quinta Avenida.   

Traveling outside of Playa del Carmen will also give you the opportunity to visit Mayan Ruins, cenotes, the jungle, and more.   

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When To Visit Playa Del Carmen 

There really is no wrong time to visit an amazing vacation destination like Playa del Carmen, but there are a few things to consider.   

It’s definitely hotter during the summer months and is also hurricane season, although it isn’t often that the destination is badly affected by hurricanes.   

During the winter months, temperatures are more mild, but prices go up because so many people visit the region to escape the cold, but otherwise, fall and winter are the perfect time for a Playa del Carmen getaway. 

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