Photo of Playacar beach with bright fine sand surface © Thomas Gehrke Google
Photo of Playacar beach with turquoise water surface © Walter Moreno Google
Photo of Playacar beach with long straight shore © Iberostar Tucan Google
Photo of Playacar beach with partly clean level of cleanliness © Iván Hernández Google
Photo of Playacar beach amenities area © Ale Xalteno Ramón Google
Photo of Playacar beach and the settlement © nancy frizzera Google
Photo of Playacar beach with bright fine sand surface © Thomas Gehrke Google
Photo of Playacar beach with turquoise water surface © Walter Moreno Google
Photo of Playacar beach with long straight shore © Iberostar Tucan Google
Photo of Playacar beach with partly clean level of cleanliness © Iván Hernández Google
Photo of Playacar beach amenities area © Ale Xalteno Ramón Google
Photo of Playacar beach and the settlement © nancy frizzera Google
Photo of Playacar beach - popular place among relax connoisseurs © Christy Elliott Google
Photo of Playacar beach - recommended for family travellers with kids © Sandos Playacar Beach Resort Google
Playacar beach photo #9 © Shane Clark Google
8.5
Excellent

Playacar beach

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
#14 out of 98 in Quintana Roo
8.5
Excellent
Located within the settlement
Playa del Carmen 3.5 km
Map of beach
Italian Restaurant Luma Taverna Del Mar
820m

About

Playacar beach is located on the Caribbean Sea (part of South Atlantic Ocean) and it is in the 14th place out of 98 beaches in the Quintana Roo region The beach is located in an urban area. It is partially covered by trees which give natural shade.

It is a long lasting coastline with turquoise water and pure bright fine sand, so you don't need special shoes. The entrance to the water is very smooth. This beach is suitable for different categories of people, lonely travellers, relaxation getaway lovers, families with children, seniors etc. It is partially crowded during the high season.

Playacar beach coast is free for all. This beach has the following amenities, loungers and umbrellas, beach restaurant, toilets, sea pool. There is also possible to take different water activities such as catamarans or jet skis. During the season this beach line is supervised by a lifeguard.

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can also take part in other activities, snorkeling, sup-surfing, sea kayaking, diving. This beach is popular for windsurfing or kiteboarding. There are also some surf spots.

This beach is easily accessible, it is located very close to road. Parking is located directly on the beach.

3 more beaches are also available within a 5 km radius. The best one is Delphinus Xcaret beach, which has a rating of 8.1.

Playacar beach is located in Quintana Roo within Playa del Carmen, which makes it easily accessible and therefore popular among travelers. In the high season this may cause some discomfort, due to the large influx of tourists.

The beach stretches on the sunny coast, within the boundaries of the settlement, it is not difficult to get to it. If your stay is located not far from the beach, you can reach it by walking. In this case you will not be tied to finding parking or to the schedule of public transport. If you are traveling by car just use your navigator. In any case, do not forget about the availability of public transport and taxis.

Weather

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+30 o C +25 o C
Air temperature
5.7 M/S
Wind
+28 o C
Water temperature
0.6 M
Wave height

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Located within the settlement
Playa del Carmen 3.5 km
Map of beach
Italian Restaurant Luma Taverna Del Mar
820m
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Area

Average rating of nearest beaches is 7.7 (Very good)

Playacar beach is located in Quintana Roo within Playa del Carmen, which makes it easily accessible and therefore popular among travelers. In the high season this may cause some discomfort, due to the large influx of tourists.

The beach stretches on the sunny coast, within the boundaries of the settlement, it is not difficult to get to it. If your stay is located not far from the beach, you can reach it by walking. In this case you will not be tied to finding parking or to the schedule of public transport. If you are traveling by car just use your navigator. In any case, do not forget about the availability of public transport and taxis.

What to do in Playacar beach? Are there any attractions or entertainments in region?

For those who wish to engage in something more extreme than a lazy holiday on the beach, it is worth noting that Playacar beach is excellent for surfing. This kind of activity is suitable for beginners and for professionals. The waves in this region you can see in the photos above or study the reviews by our users. And by the way, on the beach you can take surfing coaches!

The deeper you dive, the more interesting the surrounding scenery - that's how you can characterize Playacar beach, but that doesn't mean that landscapes are uninteresting and it's better to spend all your time underwater. The fact is that one of the key activities on the beach is diving. Here you can scuba dive not only as a professional, but also a beginner, as there are several companies along the coast engaged in diving and diver training. Take advantage.

When it comes to what to do in Playacar beach, it's impossible not to mention an insanely popular activity: snorkeling. The coastal waters of the region are full of interesting views, which can be observed through a snorkeling mask. Well, if you do not have the necessary equipment for snorkeling - everything can be purchased at the nearby shops.

Extremes can be moderate or excessive, so if you are a fan of the first type, than Playacar beach welcomes you, offering kite and windsurfing. If on the contrary, it is not your kind of activity, we recommend you to find another beach, since the presence of lots of kite surfers on water can have a negative impact on the comfort of your leisure.

There is no particular indicator for the extremity of any particular activity, but if there were, then sea kayaking is definitely at the bottom of the scale. If you are a fan of this kind of entertainment, you can do your favorite activity at Playacar beach. See what our users think about it in the reviews section.

In most cases, the question What to do on Playacar beach implies the presence of any excursions or attractions near the beach. Of course in this area there are lots of places to go besides the beach. There are historical, entertainment and even gastronomic tours offered by local guides. More information is better to clarify directly on the spot.

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Localities

Playa del Carmen  •  3.5km

Transport

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Lila Bellman
10 Exceptional

The beach is consistently clean and pleasantly cool, with sand that maintains a comfortable temperature. Unlike other beaches in sunny destinations, the sand won't scorch your feet. It's worth noting that the sand has a distinctive composition, which you can look up for yourself - it's quite fascinating.

March 2023
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Dugan
10 Exceptional

This beach in the Riviera Maya is truly exceptional and ranks among the top beaches in the area. The golden, fine sand adds to its natural beauty and makes it a perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxing.

March 2023
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Zalina
10 Exceptional

Currently, the beach is stunning with a minimal amount of seaweed present. Although the sand isn't spotless, it is still delightfully soft. You'll come across some rocks and shells both on the shore and in the water, but it's still a secure place to be. The absence of large waves is particularly crucial if you have children. Additionally, there is nearly no litter to be found.

March 2023
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Dalo Ziso
10 Exceptional

The beach was absolutely stunning, with its golden fine sand adding to its beauty. It was truly a dream come true to visit such a picturesque location.

March 2023
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Cory
8 Very good

Sandy beach and offers a pleasant experience. Additionally, there are ample options for dining and drinking.

March 2023