Located on Quintana Roo’s Maya Riviera coastline, Playa del Carmen has forever been a popular beach getaway for Mexicans and travellers alike. With some of the best restaurants, nightlife, spas and pristine beaches, Playa del Carmen won’t disappoint. While it’s not as boho-chic or wellness friendly as Tulum, it still makes the perfect place to spend a few days, relax, unwind and enjoy yourself. If you’re heading to Playa del Carmen, you’ll want to know about the best places to stay. Here are the best Airbnb stays in Playa del Carmen for all budgets and trip types.
Also, heading down to Tulum? Check out The Best Airbnbs in Tulum here.
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AIRBNB PLAYA DEL CARMEN, THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING:
↠ It’s really hot in Playa del Carmen so make sure to choose an Airbnb with a pool. It isn’t always an expensive addition nor are they hard to find but they make all the difference in the sweltering heat.
↠ The closer you are to the beach the closer you are to the hub of everything. That includes all the bars and nightlife. If you are looking for a more relaxing stay and partying just isn’t your thing, make sure to book an Airbnb a little out of the centre.
THE BEST AIRBNB STAYS IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Minimalist Zen Inspired Apartment Near Beach
If you’re a design lover you won’t want to miss the opportunity to stay at this gorgeous, modern, minimalist apartment that’s perfect for a couple. With a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, comfortable living areas and a beautiful bedroom and open-plan bathroom, this place is all about the zen-inspired details and the local touches. It’s beautiful, earth-coloured tones and polished concrete wall add just a touch of industrial glamour to your beach stay. Stay here and you’ll never want to check out.
If you’d prefer to stay in a house suitable for the entire family, rather than a small apartment, this amazing two-bedroom house with garden and pool is for you. Located right into the centre of town, this house is a beautifully large base for your trip to Mexico. With two double bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms, a large, open kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas and private plunge pool, this house really has it all.
” Bohème” studio “Blanco”
For an airy, clean studio with all the bohemian vibes, this studio is the ultimate budget place to stay. With a comfortable bed, sofa, dining table, kitchen, lovely bathroom and ample terrace space, this is the perfect earthy place to base yourself for a few days. The studio also comes with a shared terrace and beautiful outdoor plunge pool, surrounded by tropical plants giving out all the jungle vibes.
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Riva Playasur 405 – Luxury studio
This luxurious, large, modern studio, is everything you’ll need for your stay in Playa del Carmen. It’s airy, beautifully decorated with a small kitchen equipped with juicer and coffee machine. The rooftop pool is the perfect place to relax and watch the sun go down and even has fast wifi- perfect for digital nomads. It’s centrally located and just a short walk from the ferry pier to Cozumel and the ADO Bus station.
Puerta del Mar cinco
The perfect Airbnb in Playa del Carmen for two couples, this lovely two-bedroom apartment with a large living area and kitchen is a great centrally located choice for your Mexico trip. It’s one of the few Airbnbs with indoor plants and the friendly owner will go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need. It’s beautifully furnished and well-equipped and just a short walk from the beach. At this price too, this Airbnb is a steal, especially for two couples travelling together!
Treehouse Bungalow Salamandra
If you’re looking to escape the city altogether for the perfect jungle escape, this treehouse bungalow located in a jungle garden just outside town should be your first choice. The beautiful, boho bungalow is perfect for a couple wanting to connect with nature. Here, you’ll wake up to the birds singing and the monkeys swinging from the trees. Take advantage of the hammocks and pool as well as the kitchen and common area for meeting new people.
Beautiful Loft with Roof and Infinity Pool
Probably my favourite Airbnb in Playa del Carmen, this beautiful loft is just that. Small but cosy, it’s tastefully decorated and has all the mod-cons you might need with a clean, bright bathroom and fully-equipped kitchenette. On the rooftop you’ll find an infinity pool as blue as the sea views you can see from up here. Not only is it the perfect place to stay for your vacation, but the rooftop also makes for an amazing place to watch the sunset.
IT Suite – Infinity pool /Martina Beach/ 5th ave
Located just steps away from the beach and 5th Avenue, this two-level, modern-luxe, loft apartment will make the perfect stay for a few nights in Playa del Carmen. The bottom storey includes a fully equipped kitchen with island as well as a comfortable sofa and large TV, perfect for movie nights in. Upstairs you’ll find the cosy, airy bedroom and modern bathroom. Upstairs you’ll find a beautiful roof terrace on which you can relax and cool off in the infinity pool while checking out the gorgeous view of downtown Playa del Carmen and the sea.
A Beautiful Classic, Out of the Ordinary
For a touch of colonial, Caribbean glamour, this is one of the most unique places you’ll find in Playa del Carmen. With its colourful accents and Afro-Caribbean inspired artwork, this eccentric Playa del Carmen Airbnb will transport you back in time. With its two bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and a large and airy living area it’s perfect for a small group or family. Around the back of this unique building, you’ll find an outdoor shower and plunge pool surrounded by beautiful, calming foliage. If you’re an interiors lover, do yourself a favour and don’t let this amazing old-world apartment pass you by.
Contemporary Loft with a Pool
If you’re looking for a simple, yet gorgeous studio Airbnb in Playa del Carmen, this beautiful hideaway might be the perfect choice for you and your other half. The apartment is simple, yet beautifully decorated with a large bed, a modern kitchen with a large fridge and a comfortable, newly- refurbished bathroom. The apartment also has a lovely balcony on which to sit and watch the green foliage right outside it. From the amazing rooftop terrace, you’ll find an infinity pool from which you’ll get a sea view- perfect for watching the sunrise each morning. A truly beautiful yet budget option.
These are just my favourite 10 Airbnb Stays in Playa del Carmen but there are many more wonderful options for all needs and budgets. You can use the box below to search them all.
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