3 Resorts to stay in Playa del Carmen

Planning a beach holiday in Mexico? You may want to consider these three resorts stays in Playa del Carmen.

Its that time of the year to start planning the beach holiday.. we love going to the beach in Summer or Winter when the weather gets a little too hot or cold here in Texas. Mexico is always a fun and easy destination for us. Having been to Cancun a few times before, we were looking into Playa del Carmen for our next flight. Just a short 45-minute drive from Cancun International airport Playa del Carmen has a relaxed, yet cosmopolitan feel, with a variety of hotels, shops, and restaurants ranging from casual to upscale. It is still small enough to explore on foot. European-style sunbathing is common on beaches. Playa is a popular jumping-off point for day trips to Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Tulum, and other peninsula attractions, and a passenger ferry makes frequent runs to Cozumel.

Here are 3 great resorts in Playa del Carmen

Rosewood Mayakoba near Playa del Carmen

Located in a special compound near Playa del Carmen – 40 miles south of Cancun, the Rosewood Mayakoba Resort has 18 Deluxe Overwater Suites perched above its mangrove lagoon. Each of these suites is nearly 1,000 square feet and comes with a heated plunge pool and a wide array of modern luxury amenities. Definitely the closest thing to the overwater bungalows in the Caribbean, this resort also has oceanview rooms and other luxury suites, and it’s one of the highest-rated in all of Mexico. Better still, the location is less than an hour away from the Cancun Airport, so it’s far more convenient to reach than any of the other resorts on the list.

Rosewood Mayakoba

Paradisus La Esmeralda Rivera Maya

A stunning private bay is home to the lush, tropical Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda and as the name states this is a paradise. Experience this all-inclusive Playa hotel with its promise of all-inclusive fun. The superior luxury resort in the Riviera Maya combines a breathtaking Caribbean setting with world-class facilities, including Family Concierge, YHI spa treatments, and modern meeting spaces designed to be flexible and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. All of this plus spectacular day excursions include diving and the iconic Mayan pyramids.


Iberostar Quetzal

Few have the opportunity to feel like they’re part of an archaeological exhibition and delve into the Mayan ruins that are found within the hotel. The construction has been very faithful to the Mayan culture, from the architecture, which has maintained the traditional palm leaf roofs to the stone statues depicting different characters and magical stories. This all inclusive Iberostar property with sandy beaches, combines traditional culture with luxury, creating an ideal place for a family vacation.


The powder white soft beaches, cool balmy evening with sundowners and beautiful sunsets are waiting… go ahead and book that beach vacation!

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11 thoughts on “3 Resorts to stay in Playa del Carmen”

  1. I’ve been to Cancun, PDC and Tulum a few times now. I’ve stayed at the big resorts, and an eco resort and also did a vacation rental in town once. I love the amenities and comfort and ability to relax at the beautiful resorts like these. But I find I’m so relaxed i have a hard time motivating myself to get off the property. The Mayan peninsula has wonderful Mexican food, ruins, nice towns, etc. I’m really liked staying in PDc and I’m glad I’ve had both experiences. And I encourage people who stay at the resorts to resist the lure of that beach chair and get out a little bit.

  2. I like Playa del Carmen way more than Cancun. I mean it is crowded but I feel like there is more to see and it is located closer to the action. To go to Xcaret, you can take public transportation or a taxi. Tulum is close too. Next time I go to the Riviera, I will stay there.

  3. I would love all of these but the Rosewood looks like the quietest and most quaint. I would love to go to Mexico next time I am back home in the states for an extended amount of time.

  4. All these resorts look amazing. It would be great to stay at any of these places I am sure they would have a high standard of quality in their rooms and service that would keep most people happy. We would stay in the one that has the most kids facilities.

  5. Those places always look so incredible in the pictures!
    I only spent a few hours at Playa del Carmen before I got on a ferry to Cozumel where I wanted to stay a bit longer.

  6. Those are some amazing looking beach locations. What a great place to escape to with the family. Great article, thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration!

  7. Rosewood all the way! It looks so serene and away from everything – would be a perfect hideout, though not sure if you kids would enjoy that as much hehe

    1. Haha me too, you are right it is the perfect hideout from most other touristy places. My kids wouldn’t mind at all! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Oh my gosh, these places look amazing! I wish i’d seen this most a couple months ago when I was planning out family reunion. We are no going to Dreams in Riviera Naiyarit.

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