Playa del Carmen is a spa town in the northeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, south of Cancun, on the Caribbean coast.
Originally a small fishing town, tourism in Playa del Carmen began to develop because of the ferries transporting tourists to the island of Cozumel. Passing by here, many people realized that the place is ideal to relax and get rid of the crowds of Cancun, while benefiting from the same quality beaches and the same turquoise water.
We made a short list with 5 of the best hotels in that beautiful area, to convince you:
Antera Hotel & Residences
Antera Hotel & Residences is situated 200 meters from Playa del Carmen Beach. It features an outdoor pool, a bar, a shared lounge and free private parking. This 4-star hotel offers a garden and air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and a private bathroom.
Offering garden views, the hotel has a sun terrace and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms have a patio with city views. Rooms at Antera Hotel & Residences include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The hotel offers à la carte or American breakfast options. Guests at Antera Hotel & Residences have a hot tub.
Important attractions near the hotel include the ADO International Bus Station, Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal and the beach for the disabled. The nearest airport is Cozumel International Airport, 20 km from Antera Hotel & Residences, and an airport shuttle service is available at an additional cost.
Grand Riviera Princess – All Inclusive
Located on the beautiful Mayan Riviera, this 5-star resort is 9 km from Playa del Carmen city center. The beachfront complex offers 12 swimming pools, some with hot tubs, and spacious suites with a private balcony.
Guests of the Grand Riviera Princess-All Inclusive can relax in the Princess Spa, which provides body and hair treatments. Active guests have an ultra-modern fitness center, as well as 6 tennis courts and 2 paddle courts. With 2 main international buffet restaurants and 7 à la carte restaurants on site, guests of the Grand Riviera Princess can enjoy a variety of dishes, from Swiss specialties at La Fondue to Asian dishes at Miso.
The 9 bars, including the Tequila Bar by the pool, offer cocktails and are privately owned. There is also a 24-hour sports bar. All suites at the Grand Riviera are standard with a flat-screen satellite TV and a fully stocked minibar. All suites include a sofa bed and a bathroom with a marble finish. Many suites enjoy a spa bath. El Cameleon Golf Club is 4 km from the resort. Cancun International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
Andaz Mayakoba – a concept by Hyatt
Offering two outdoor pools and a private beach area, Upscale Andaz Mayakoba is in the gated Mayakoba complex in Playa del Carmen. The resort has a spa centre and sauna, and guests can enjoy a meal at one of the 4 restaurants. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on this pet friendly property.
Every room at this resort is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Certain units include views of the sea or lake. Rooms include a private bathroom. Extras include bathrobes and slippers.
This elegant resort offers a Mayan Oasis Spa with 6 massage rooms and a hydrotherapy circuit centre and sauna and access to El Camaleón Golf Club and the Mayakoba Tennis Centre.
This resort has water sports facilities and free use of bicycles is available. You can engage in various activities, such as golfing and snorkelling. Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal is 9 km from Andaz Mayakoba, while Church of Guadalupe is 6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cancun International Airport, 40 km from Andaz Mayakoba – a concept by Hyatt.
The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton
Located in Playa del Carmen, less than 1 km from ADO International Bus Station, The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton provides accommodation with private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. Every room comes with a TV with cable channels. Guests at the hotel can enjoy an American breakfast.
Curio Collection by Hilton offers a sun terrace. Access to the outdoor swimming pool and business centre is provided to all guests of the accommodation.
Popular points of interest near The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton include Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal, Disabled-friendly beach and Kool Beach Club. The nearest airport is Cozumel International, 33 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Magic Blue Spa Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, only steps away from the city’s famous 5th Avenue, where nightlife, restaurants, shopping and attractions gather and a few blocks from the beach and different beach clubs where the hotel guests have access.
Magic Blue Spa Boutique Hotel is an Adults Only that offers an outdoor pool, hot tub and pool snack-bar with sun lounge beds where guests can relax and enjoy drinks, cocktails and signature dishes.
The brand new spa offers free hydrotherapy to all guests which includes sauna, steam room, pool and an indoor hot tub to get relaxed and pampered. Also a great variety of massages and treatments are available for guests all year long; as well as yoga lessons and a relaxing area for outdoor romantic massages.
As part of the hotel services, Magic Blue Spa Boutique Hotel features an Experiences Desk, Pool Butler and a Guest Relations.The property offers Wi-Fi free of charge,Valet Parking and a Brazilian Rodizio style restaurant located on site.