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The Complete Playa Del Carmen Information Resource

…Written By a REAL Person Who Lives Here…

I knew, from the moment that I arrived in Playa Del Carmen…There was something different about this city.

It had both character and class. Most cities in Mexico don’t.

I started writing about it.

I started taking photographs.

I couldn’t stop.

There were so many amazing things to see and do.

Absolutely unbelievable. I was completely blown away!

This website was born out of a deep lust to explore this city and share all that I have learned with you.

I’m not a travel agent. Nor do I work for a travel agency. I wasn’t paid to write the information you will find in these pages.

I’m a real person with a real life here in Playa Del Carmen.

Some of the things that are covered throughout this website are the following:

If you want to get really excited about your trip here, I strongly suggest that you watch the video below.

Of all the Playa Del Carmen videos floating around YouTube, it is by far my favorite.

I’ve probably watched the video a hundred times myself as I was planning for my move here. It is professionally made, captures the essence of this city, and will likely answer some of the questions that you have about your vacation.

Moreover, it’s just fun!

Don’t Make The Same Mistake That I Did!

Playa Del Carmen is close to Cancun and easily accessible via the Cancun International Airport.

There are flights here from every major hub in the US/Canada/Europe, so getting here without too much time at airports is usually not a problem.

INFO FOUR FOR IDIOT’S

IMPORTANT: Look for Cancun International Airport when pricing tickets.

The Airport Code is CUN. (And be very careful with the spelling!)

You will NOT fly into the Playa Del Carmen airport.

It’s too small.

airport transfer van graphicYou will first fly into Cancun and then take a 45-minute ground transfer to Playa Del Carmen.

Many first-time, inexperienced visitors are confused by this.

How do I know this? Because I was one of them! (i.e. “Where the hell is the Playa Del Carmen airport code in this list?”)

Did the same thing happen to you? So, what is the solution? – A CHEAP, BUT PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFER!!!

The Cheapest Cancun to Playa Del Carmen Airport Transfers

I’ve scoured the entire area to find you the cheapest Cancun to Playa Del Carmen airport transfers on this planet. Here they are:

  • Private Transfer
  • From Cancun Airport to the steps of your hotel/resort
  • Great service
  • Best price in the area

Here is the full price list, and I strongly suggest you compare the prices here to other service providers.

You will see that these are the best prices in the area.

Full Price List:

ONE-WAY AIRPORT TRANSFER

  • $50 USD – 1-4 People, Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen
  • $65 USD – 5-8 People, Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen

ROUND-TRIP AIRPORT TRANSFER

  • $90 USD – 1-4 People, Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen + Playa Del Carmen to Cancun
  • $120 USD – 5-8 People, Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen + Playa Del Carmen to Cancun

NOTE: THE PRICES ABOVE ARE FROM CANCUN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN PLAYA DEL CARMEN. IF YOUR RESORT IS FURTHER FROM THE AIRPORT, PLEASE ASK FOR SPECIFIC PRICES.

With that said, fill out the form below and Oscar, my airport transfer guy, will get back to you as soon as possible.

Navigating this site

I have tried to make this site as easy to navigate as possible.

The menu near the top provides access to the most important pages.

In  addition, I have included as many pictures of Playa Del Carmen as possible.

I can still remember the day that I started investigating this city.

The first thing that I looked for was images that captured the general atmosphere of the city.

Next, I wanted to find information about the most popular activities here – not only information, but photographs of those activities as well.

Although there were many pictures of Playa Del Carmen out there, there didn’t exist one single site that satisfied my curiosity.

Consequently, on every page of this website you will find LOTS and LOTS of pictures of Playa Del Carmen!

PLEASE NOTE: Most of the pictures on this website are enlargeable. Try clicking on any of the photographs in this column to see what I mean.

I tried to make them large enough so that you could see the detail, but I also had to keep them at a reasonable size to accommodate all of the various browser resolutions and screen sizes that exist today.

I hope you enjoy them, and as importantly, I hope you share some of your own photos as well!

 

Playa Del Carmen Event Calendar

Believe me when I say you will have no problem whatsoever finding things to do around town.

In fact, most people here are overwhelmed by the choices.

Many groups divide themselves up during parts of their trip. For example, the men go fishing while the women go shopping.

Despite this, I put together a Playa Del Carmen Events Calendar that lists a few of the daily/weekly/yearly events visitors enjoy.

Although there is no way that I could list everything that happens on the Event Calendar, take a look at it to see if there are some things that look fun.

For every event, I have tried to include as much information as possible, including the following:

  • Map/Location of event
  • Venue contact information
  • Date/Time of event
  • Short description of the event

Also, if you are a restaurant/bar/club that offers a popular recurring activity that visitors rave about, please let me know and maybe I can add your event.

Event Calendar Graphic

Explore this site, but more importantly – COME AND EXPLORE THIS CITY!!!

Playa Del Carmen is difficult to describe in words – even when you have pictures to help you out.

The best way to experience the city is to come and visit it yourself.

I can remember walking the beaches for the first time.

It wasn’t so long ago that I was a tourist strolling along Fifth Avenue looking for souvenirs.

Since that time, I’ve fallen in love with Playa Del Carmen.

Trust me when I say that it offers more than most destinations.

With a touch of history, baby blue waters that splash along white sand beaches, and a nightlife that is extraordinary but not overwhelming, you simply can’t go wrong.

Like me, you may not want to leave at the end of your vacation!!!

I hope to see you soon, and I hope Playa Del Carmen has the same effect on you as it did me!

Lots of love…

Rufus

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