Playa del Carmen receives, on average, over 300 days of sunshine every year! The rainy season comes to a close at the end of October and the region enters a very comfortable, slightly dryer climate. In December, the average temperature ranges from 80 degrees Fahrenheit or 27 degrees Celsius during the day, and can drop down to 69 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 degrees Celsius at night. No need to pack your bulky parka!
This entire area of the Yucatan Peninsula, sits upon an underground river system that has carved out hundreds of uniquely stunning, fresh water sinkholes called cenotes. Cliff jumping, swimming, and snorkeling equate to hours of magical Mayan Riviera memories!
This clean, safe city by the sea is nicknamed "The gem of the Mayan Riviera". Your only real safety concern will be to avoid Montezuma (or a very inconvenient stomach and bowel issues, if you are not familiar with this ancient emperor's revenge)! We highly recommend not drinking the tap water and washing your vegetables thoroughly in a disinfectant.
For a city considerably smaller than most major urban centers in Mexico, Playa del Carmen boasts limitless options for quality restaurants. With such an abundance of selection, those who appreciate fine and authentic dining will think they have entered into foodie heaven!
Playa del Carmen is a nature lover's playground bursting with an array of exotic flora and fascinating wildlife. Along the magnificent coastline, in lagoons, cenotes or canals, are a multitude of people enjoying watersports such as paddle boarding, kite surfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, diving, fishing and wave running on jet skis or catamarans. Mountain biking, horseback riding, and motoring around on ATVs are also fantastic ways to enjoy the vast splendor in the area.
The Mesoamerican Reef, (the second largest barrier reef system in the world) is just beyond the alabaster shores of Playa del Carmen and attracts snorkeling and diving enthusiasts from around the globe. In fact, dive sites near Cozumel, (45 minutes by ferry or boat from Playa del Carmen) are consistently rated as some of the best in the world.
The sublime coastline consists of white sand as soft as talcum powder. The Caribbean waters are so translucent; it often appears as though you are wading in a swimming pool. Playa del Carmen boasts many of the best beaches in the world.
There are 4 well-known eco-parks and many other less frequented, albeit breathtaking outdoor recreation areas throughout the Riviera Maya. Ride a raft down a lazy river at Xel-ha or Xcaret, zipline over the jungle canopy and through waterfalls at Xplor and attend a sacred shaman ceremony in the middle of the jungle at Go nATiVe. Preserved archeological sites showcase the brilliant mathematical skills and advanced astrological knowledge of the ancient Mayan civilizations that thrived thousands of years ago. With so many options for fun and adventure in Playa del Carmen, you will have to make more than one trip to fit it all in!
There are nearly as many renowned, championship golf courses in the area as there are cenotes. If you look forward to a vacation that involves a day or two of phenomenal golf in paradise, Playa del Carmen offers just that! The abundance of palm-lined courses gives you a chance to enjoy spectacular scenery and hopefully knock a couple of strokes off your handicap!
It never snows in Playa del Carmen! You won’t have to worry about finding that elusive, missing mitten, bundling up or driving through a blizzard on your way to a dreaded, I mean festive dinner at your in-laws. If, by some freak accident on Mother Nature's part it does snow, and you have (luckily) booked your dream vacation with Bric Vacation Rentals, our friendly ambassadors would be happy to handle all of the shoveling for you!