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Amazing Airbnb and other beautiful homes to rent in Playa del Carmen

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Check out these amazing Airbnb in Playa del Carmen: I have picked the ones with the best location, trendy decor, and convenient facilities.

I have selected the below Airbnb home rentals in Playa del Carmen considering their location and spectacular decor for your amazing stay on the Riviera Maya.

But first I would like to spend a few words on Playa del Carmen.

I have never written anything before about Playa because it hasn’t been my favorite destination. I came to Playa in 2012 when it was a tiny fishing town, laid back and relaxed.

Back then, it was already a popular place among vacationers flocking to the colorful pretty town to party, enjoy the beach and the great cuisine, in other words, the good life.

Playa del Carmen was my happy place, my first Mexican home.

Fast forward 5 years I found a completely different town, a huge city I would say, 10 times bigger, crowder and crazy busy.

It took a while for me to make peace with the new version of Playa del Carmen but I did it eventually, and in one of my trips around Mexico I have even spent 1 month living there just before the COVID-19, and totally enjoyed it.

Besides the strategic location and all the amazing things that you can do, you can find the best variety of cuisine among all the Playa del Carmen restaurants, an array of the best international and local dishes for all budget and taste.

Choosing to stay in Playa is actually the best and most convenient choice and in this post. Here you will find some of the most high-end apartments and coolest Airbnb in Mexico at reasonable prices. I will help you find the best home rental in Playa del Carmen for you.

My favorite Airbnb in Playa del Carmen and other beautiful homes for rent

Romantic Bungalow King Size. 2 Pers.Wifi. Near Beach & 5th Ave.Downtown.Parking

📍 Playa del Carmen · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 beds · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲

Beautifully furnished condo-hotel bungalow for 2 people.

You will enjoy an equipped kitchen, daily cleaning, WIFI, swimming pool with jacuzzi are shared, terrace with sunbeds, safe, T.V parking,

Security 24hrs, surrounded by tropical garden, reception service.

Strategically located in the new stretch of 5th Avenue, close to everything but far enough from the noise. One street away walking distance to Mamita`s Beach

Work from home and walk to everywhere

📍 Playa del Carmen · 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲

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Located right in the heart of playa at a close distance to all grocery stores, restaurants, and coffee shops and yet in a tranquil and quiet area. The beach is only an 8-minute walk (4 blocks away).

This chic downtown condo is thoughtfully decorated with modern and stylish pieces of furniture and art. The use of the color of the sand and sea creates a tranquil and cozy ambiance for maximum comfort and relaxation.

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Amazing studio with the use of Gym

📍 Playa del Carmen center · 2 guests · studio · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲

Spectacular new studio, decorated with an extremely modern taste. The apartment is fully equipped with world-class facilities.

The beautiful condo is located at only three blocks from 5th avenue and a 5-minute walk to the nearest public beach.

As a huge plus, all the guests can have free access to the Martina Beach Club its lounge chairs, and umbrellas.

Also included in the price:

– Pool on the ground floor.
– Roof top pool
– Cinema
– Gym
– Common areas
– Lounge chairs and umbrellas
– Parking lot

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Beautiful loft with Rooftop infinity pool

📍 Playa del Carmen center · 2 guests · studio · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ · 💲💲💲

You might think I am a little obsessed with rooftop pools, and you are right, especially because they give you the opportunity to photograph amazing sunsets and sunrises. That’s the main reason for me as I don’t particularly like pools in general.

This apartment in particular, though, is one of a kind. A brand new spacious loft with unique decor, with its whitewashed walls and light wooden furniture in harmonic contrast with the bright colorful abstract paintings.

Whether you are in Playa del Carmen for work or pleasure this is the perfect spot.

And you can always chill on the rooftop terrace after a hard day!

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Boheme Studio Blanco

📍 Playa del Carmen center· 2 guests · studio · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲

Cozy studio apartment in the heart of Playa del Carmen, at walking distance from the beach, the best restaurants, and shops of all sorts.

This cute apartment, although not very spacious, is a great option for the budget-conscious solo travelers that loves style and comfort without breaking the bank.

The beautiful hand made vintage decorations and pastel colors gives a homey and cozy touch to the space. Definitely perfect for solo travelers with a taste for beauty.

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If you are new to Airbnb or you wish to understand the platform more in details read my post on How to book on Airbnb – a step by step guide

Playa del Carmen Travel Tips in a nutshell

Top Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Best Vegan Restaurant in Playa del Carmen

The Pitted Date – great creative vegan dishes for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Best Pizza in Playa del Carmen

Trattoria del Centro – the best pizza I have ever eaten in my life. (I am Italian, just saying)

Best Cafe’ in Playa del Carmen

Basic Foodie – amazing bakery, especially the vegan almond croissant.

Best Mexican Restaurant in Playa del Carmen

Los Aguachiles – The best fish and seafood tacos in town.

Best Italian Restaurant in Playa del Carmen

Luma – Taverna del Mar – The most delicious Italian dishes in a cozy place

The most romantic restaurant in Playa del Carmen

Pavo Real by the Sea – Elegant setting on the beach.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

How to move around in Playa del Carmen

There are “combis” (small van) that run around Playa del Carmen all day and night, but I would suggest you should use taxis for your comfort. Always remember to ask the price before getting in.

Playa del Carmen Beach

Playa del Carmen boasts a beautiful coastline of white sand beach. It’s all free and available for public use. However, if you wish to stay more comfortable you should join a beach club.

I personally love the stretch of beach by Playacar, the luxury residential area where the beach is less crowded and quieter and the sea is turquoise.

If you love beach parties Mamita’s beach club is your place. It’s the first beach club in Playa del Carmen and it’s still nr 1 choice for party lovers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Airbnb Safe in Playa del Carmen?

In my humble opinion and experience, Airbnb can be considered safe.

The Homeowners are verified by the company and you can always rely on the reviews on the Airbnb Platform to have an idea of the service provided.

I wouldn’t have any safety concerns at all, but always make sure you do your homework.

Is it safe to go to Playa del Carmen Mexico right now?

Yes indeed, and even if you are not locking yourself up in an All-inclusive hotel, Playa del Carmen is as safe as any other touristic city. Just make sure you use some common sense. Petty theft is an issue just like anywhere else. I have watched puzzled at a bag-lifting situation from a distance, in plain daylight. But that could happen anywhere. I wouldn’t roam around at night alone, though, especially in isolated areas.

Is Uber Available in Playa del Carmen?

Unfortunately not. From Cancun to Tulum and on the entire Riviera Maya Uber is not available.

What is the best month to go to Playa del Carmen?

For a better climate, the dry season from December through March is definitely the best time to go. However, if you wish to swim with the whale sharks, summer is when you should travel, from June through September.

Which is better Playa del Carmen or Cancun?

This is a very difficult question. It all depends what kind of vacation you love.

They have both great beaches and spectacular hotels, and a strategic location.

However, if you love to have nice walks among shops and bars, and have everything at a walking distance, like a big town, Playa del Carmen is your place.

If you only care about basking on the beach chair of your fancy hotels and take some tours every now and then, pick Cancun.

Also consider that Cancun is at a 30 minutes ferry ride from Isla Mujeres and Whale Sharks tours, while Playa del Carmen is located at 30 minutes ferry ride from Cozumel.

Also Playa del Carmen is in between Cancun and Tulum (same distance to each destination)

I hope it summarize my point of view.

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