7 Amazing Airbnb in Playa del Carmen and Other Beautiful Vacation Rentals

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

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

Disclaimer: Playa del Carmen Airbnb is not the only platform available to search for hotels. Since the recent changes on Airbnb, which I didn’t really appreciate, I have been on the look for other platforms and I realized that both Booking.com and VRBO have amazing apartments offering an even better value for money. That’s why in this post you will find a mix of all different booking resources, the best of each world.

I have included the most high-end apartments in Playa del Carmen and the coolest vacation rentals and Airbnb in Mexico at reasonable prices. So without any further ado, let me help you find the best home rental in Playa del Carmen for you.

My favorite Airbnb in Playa del Carmen and other amazing vacation rentals

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

馃搷 Playa del Carmen  2 guests 路 1 bedroom 路 1 beds 路 1 bath 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙 馃挷馃挷馃挷

Among Playa del Carmen rentals, this beautifully furnished condo-hotel bungalow it’s one that reflects the finest and authentic Mexican style.

You will enjoy an equipped kitchen, daily cleaning, WIFI, swimming pool with jacuzzi 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 from walking distance to Mamita`s Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Playa del Carmen.

Las Palmas” In Alizes – Relaxing 1 Br By Coco Beach

馃搷 Playa del Carmen  4 guests 路 1 bedroom 路 2 bed 路 1 bath 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙 馃挷馃挷馃挷

Spectacular condo apartment in the heart of Playa del Carmen on the 2nd floor of condo ALIZES, a condominium complex of 52 condos surrounding a beautiful large pool and tropical garden.

The cozy and spacious apartment is equipped to guarantee maximum comfort and is decorated with a modern design local art and tropical colors.

Guests can also enjoy a pool surrounded by a spacious manicured garden.

The location is also one of the best in Playa del Carmen only 2 blocks from the famous 5th AVENUE for shops and restaurants and only a few steps from the beach. So not too far away from the beating heart of Playa but enough to enjoy peace and tranquillity.

There is a balcony off your bedroom overlooking our beautiful pool and a balcony off the front living room overlooking the street and the police building in front of us.

If you are working from home this is the perfect place, tranquil and with fast reliable high-speed fiber-optic WIFI

For your convenience, you can rent bikes from a bike shop within the complex.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

What guests say

Amazing visit
“My girlfriend and I just spent a week here and it was amazing! Griselda was an awesome property manager, even when we had mishaps, she was awesome. The location is about a 3-minute walk from the beach which is beautiful. About a 5-minute walk from the main streets! It was an absolutely perfect trip! We will for sure be back.

OPENING PRICE !!! Cueva Maya original studio, WIFI-A/C 900 from great beach

馃搷 Playa del Carmen north side 2 guests 路 studio 路 1 bed 路 1 bath 猸愨瓙猸 馃挷馃挷

Casa Dali is a cozy unique homemade by Eduardo, your host. Nicely decorated with colorful tile, woods, and plants to create an intimate cozy place suitable for a couple or a single traveler. 

Located at only 900 meters from one of the best beaches of Playa del Carmen in the far north.  It鈥檚 around 10 minutes taxi from the city center but it makes also a lovely walk along the new side of the 5th avenue.


-The kitchen, with oven, is fully equipped with all kinds of utensils besides a mixer, a large wardrobe with hangers, and … a small and intimate colorful place outside, where you can enjoy the beautiful garden.

-Further on in the garden and entrance area there is also a communal space, place of cultural mixture, talks and meals, between the guests and Eduardo if they wish so.

-The guests will have, if they wish, and according to availability, bikes in optimal conditions for 80 pesos per day.

-The house is accessed by the main door, through the garden and, next to the door with lock of Cueva Maya there’s a beautiful and colorful private space in the garden.

Eduardo will be also available to cook breakfast lunch and dinner upon request.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

apartment entrance surrounded by plants

What guests say:

Magical Stay -Fabulous Energy
We both absolutely enjoyed our stay at Eduardo鈥檚 magical abode. The inner terrace is really gorgeous with lots of plants, flowers, and birds. It feels really fresh to be in the inner gardens to which our room was connected. The shower has such beautiful painting and tiling, the kitchen is very functional and the bed really comfortable. The place is clean, cool & restful. It’s in a very quiet area that is also close to the beach and local markets while being only a 20min walk to the more central area of Playa. We slept really well and ate really well during our stay. We also had the opportunity to discuss with Eduardo who gave us a lot of local tips and made us feel at home immediately 馃檪 He is a fascinating human being with beautiful energy. Aside from Spanish he also speaks English, French and Italian. As we also speak & understand these languages it was a pleasure to be in his presence馃檹馃徑馃

Incredible 1BR w/ Fabulous Rooftop Pool & Beach View!

馃搷 Playa del Carmen center 2 guests 路 studio 路 1 bed 路 1 bath 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙 馃挷馃挷馃挷

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 is one of a kind. A brand new space with modern decor, with its white walls and modern decor.

Whether you are in Playa del Carmen for work or pleasure this is the perfect spot, with great WIFI, and of course a spectacular rooftop space with a pool and sunbeds.

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What guests say:

We had an excellent stay in this Vrbo Rental. The room was clean and secure. Our host kept in excellent communication with us throughout our stay. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful with any questions we had. The property is located right between 5th Avenue and the beach access. It is located just a few blocks from several night clubs but we didn’t have any issues with it. Overall it was a great stay and recommended.

Modern apartment w/ WiFi, partial AC, shared rooftop pool/spa & great location

馃搷 Playa del Carmen center 2 guests 路 studio 路 1 bed 路 1 bath 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙 馃挷馃挷馃挷

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 budget-conscious solo travelers that loves style and comfort without breaking the bank.

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

Read more and check availability on VRBO

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What guests say

A well located flat, first class facilities, a very quiet condo with pool, business centre and laundry areas. Underground parking and very good internet. Plus 24/7 security.

The spot is just like the pictures, the location is great! And the building is in great conditions. However, The service is not good at all…

Communication with the owner is impeccable. Very clean. Very quiet. Super friendly staff! So close to the ocean and everything you need! Must come by

Brand new apartment with strong WiFi, AC, 2 rooftop pools & spa-close to beach

馃搷 Playa del Carmen center 2 guests 路 studio 路 1 bed 路 1 bath 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙 馃挷馃挷

Spectacular ocean view Playa del Carmen apartment. Probably one of my favorites for the modern vintage-look decor, the colorful artworks sprinkled around the space, and the overall fresh new look.

Guests also enjoy two rooftop pools, a spa, a fitness center, four separate rooftop lounging areas, an outdoor grilling station, and a bar.

The location is also very convenient, within walking distance to everything in Playa del Carmen, This home is the perfect spot for your next adventure. This retreat also offers free high-speed WiFi, perfect for remote work, streaming, and distance learning.

Ceiba B307 has a full kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. New queen-sized sofa bed in the living area, free Wifi, and Roku TV with Netflix. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living and bedroom that provide the rental with great natural light.

The bedroom has a brand-new queen-sized bed. The bathroom boasts a tiled shower with a relaxing rain shower head you can take advantage of after a relaxing day at the beach or a busy day exploring the city.

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rooftop pool
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What guests say

Lovely condo with great amenities and perfect location!

Brand new apartment with strong WiFi, AC, 2 rooftop pools & spa-close to beach

馃搷 Playa del Carmen center 2 guests  路 1 bed 路 1 bath 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙 馃挷馃挷馃挷

Spectacular modern one-bedroom apartment located in one of Playa del Carmen’s fanciest areas. It is ideally situated only 2 blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from the famous 5th Avenue. This means that you are within walking distance of any of the most interesting locations in Playa del Carmen.

The neighborhood is very quiet and secure and the building has its own doorman 24/7 with video surveillance.

The apartment is nicely decorated with sleek gray and wooden furniture for an elegant and yet cozy feel.

The common rooftop area is a great feature of this building. Here you will be treated to gorgeous panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea while relaxing on the lounge chairs or enjoying a dip in the refreshing Jacuzzi or the swimming pool.

Also included:

  • Free wi-fi
  • Complimentary Netflix account use
  • Up to 75 kw of electricity consumption.
  • 1 complimentary 20L. tank of purified drinking water

Please note – Due to construction reasons near the property, there may be noise from 9:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

view from a rooftop
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What guests say

It was really perfect! Few steps away from a beautiful beach and only a minute away from 5th Avenue. Location enhanced our stay extremely. It was so easy to go wherever we wanted whenever. The house itself was very clean and exactly how it looks on the photos. Kitchen was equipped with everything we could have wanted. Rooftop was also really nice. On top of that checkin, checkout and communication couldn鈥檛 be better. It was a great experience. Highly recommend.

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 #1 choice for party lovers.

Frequently Asked Questions on Renting in Playa del Carmen

Is Airbnb Safe in Playa del Carmen?

In my humble opinion and experience, Airbnb and VRBO and all other verified booking platforms can be considered safe.

The Homeowners are verified by the companies, I wouldn’t have any safety concerns at all, but always make sure you do your homework, like checking the previous reviews and make sure you are in a safe area.

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. You can refer to my complete guide on safety in Mexico.

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 on 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 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 a 30-minute 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 between Cancun and Tulum (the same distance to each destination)

I hope it summarizes my point of view.

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