The immense number of tourists who come to Mexico, to Playa del Carmen, are motivated to get to know this paradisiacal area full of hotels, wonders of nature and a perfect climate.
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Playa del Carmen: tourism and characteristics
Playa del Carmen (Cancun) is located exactly in the State of Quintano Roo, in the municipality of Solidaridad. This territory was founded as such on November 14, 1902 and currently has 356,923 registered inhabitants (in 2018).
The name of its inhabitants is: playense and its zip code is 77710 – 77720, depending on the specific area.
Many people use the word Cancun to refer to Playa del Carmen specifically, since said city is the head of the municipality of Benito Juarez and is located very close to the emblematic beach we are talking about.
Playa del Carmen is within the well-known area nicknamed Riviera Maya. An area full of beaches and exotic natural paradises that attract millions of people every year. So much so, that the two most important industries in this territory are tourism and construction (to build hotels and other tourist complexes).
The best Hotels in Playa del Carmen
To give us an idea, the population of this area was 10,000 inhabitants back in 1996. In 2004, the population had risen to 23,428 inhabitants, but in the last 7 years, it went from having about 150,000 to almost 500,000 inhabitants, which it is estimated that it will have by the end of 2018. A demonstration that Playa del Carmen in Cancun is being an international success.
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Below we have selected the 3 best Hotels in Playa del Carmen , depending on your needs:
3. Hostel 3B Chic & Cheap: The cheap
Hostel 3B Chic & Cheap, rated 4.5 out of 5 and with incredibly low prices ( around 11 euros per night ), is one of the best places if we don’t want to spend a lot of money on our accommodation in Playa del Carmen.
It has all the amenities, as well as a restaurant, rooftop bar/lounge, 24-hour reception, free WiFi and a swimming pool. Ideal for young people.
2. Hotel Ocean Maya Royale: better quality/price
In this option we find something much more expensive, but with unmatched benefits. It is for many the best option if we want to enjoy a dream vacation in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, without having to spend excessively on accommodation. The Hotel Ocean Maya Royale has free parking, air conditioning and is on the beachfront. Other features such as WiFi, pool and breakfast included are taken for granted. The price ranges between 150 and 200 euros.
1. Rosewood Mayakoba Hotel: the best
With prices over 600 euros(rooms for 2 adults), the Rosewood Mayakoba is the best hotel in Playa del Carmen. There are some even more expensive hotels, but this is by far the best of all. It has a swimming pool, buffet breakfast, air conditioning, beachfront, free parking, free WiFi, golf course, and buildings worthy of a Hollywood movie.
The famous entrance to Playa del Carmen. | Image from: I am Playense.
Weather and climate in Playa del Carmen
Now that we have discovered that there are spectacular hotels in Playa del Carmen that are perfect for all budgets, we must ask ourselves a question: What is the temperature and climate in Playa del Carmen
? What time of year is it? better to travel to this paradisiacal island
Well, as in any part of the Caribbean and the Riviera Maya , the average temperature throughout the year is above 20 degrees , normally hovering around 25.
We must be especially careful with precipitation. The months of June to November, it usually rains considerably,especially the month of October, which registers record torrential rains . If you hate the rain and you are going to travel to Playa del Carmen, you better go in the rest of the months.
Contrary to what one might think, the minimum temperatures reached at night or early in the morning do not drop enough for us to consider them cold. Although there may be minimums of 10 or 15 degrees on a specific day, the minimum average is usually around 17 and 18 ºC in the coldest months and 21 – 23 ºC in the warmest months.
The problem with the beach: sargassum
Despite being one of the quintessential destinations for lovers of sun, beach and rest (luxury or not), Playa del Carmen in Cancun has been finding in recent months and years witha serious problem: sargassum.
For those who are not familiar with this phenomenon, sargassum is a type of seaweed that can appear freely (not anchored to the sea floor), reaching the coast of the beach.
This phenomenon is reaching worrying levels since many tourists have decided to cancel or even claim part of the money they have spent in the hotel due to the sargassum.
On the other hand, the city council has not been slow to seek measures, and has chosen to buy special machinery to clean the beach and eliminate the sargassum. This equipment will have an approximate value of 25 million pesos.
Meanwhile, the citizens of the area work to keep Mexico’s Playa del Carmen as clean as possible .
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