Playacar is an area of Playa del Carmen known for its upscale resorts. You’ll find big names in resorts like Riu, Palace and Occidental plus highly exclusive, private villas facing the ocean. The resorts have top of the line restaurants, massive pools and a wide range of amenities so visitors can have a relaxing and luxurious stay. Playacar is a top choice for those wanting to stay right on the sand in Playa del Carmen while still being close to the excitement of Fifth Avenue, which is located a short distance north of Playacar. You’ll also find a prime 18-hole golf course in Playacar, which boasts a lovely setting surrounded by lush, green grass and trees.
If you love to shop and want a mall experience that differs from what you’ll find back home, Playacar is also the place to go thanks to Plaza Playacar, a mall that is fashioned in a Spanish-Colonial style of architecture and is full of shops that guarantee authenticity and quality.
If staying in Playacar, you’ll typically fly into Cancun airport and from there it’s about an hour’s drive down to Playa del Carmen. The resort you’re staying at in Playacar will likely offer transportation offers or you can arrange a shuttle through Viator.