A true vacation rental destination for those who enjoy relaxing, swimming, eating, drinking and taking in the cultural aspects of the Mayan archeological ruins and nearby sites. Accommodations in vacation rental villas, or condo rentals can be located on the beaches or near the crystal clear blue ocean.
Located on the Mayan Riveria, Playa Del Carmen has numerous local accommodations in vacation rentals that include complete kitchens and full living room suites. Enjoy one of the amazing meals cooked by Epicurean Chef Services. Chef Carlos will take over your kitchen in your villa rentals or condo rental and serve a fabulous local meal for you and your family. Many meals can be prepared and enjoyed in your accommodation in a vacation rental in a villa rental or condo rental. Special cooking classes are available where you will learn how to cook the local foods and the preparation of a complete meal. Your living accommodation can provide lodging for individuals, couples, families and whole groups. An accommodation can range from small vacation condo rentals up to a large vacation home rental or villa rental.
Day trips from your villa rental can be by bus, van or rental car. It is most desirable to leave your villa rentals early in the morning and travel the toll road expressway to the famous archeological Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza. The pyramids are amazing and easy to climb, but not for the faint of heart. These sites are amazing and better preserved than the other ruins in Talum and Coba, which are located closer to accommodations in Playa Del Carmen. The Plaza
and Ball Court are worth visiting as well as the Temple of Frescos and Temple of Chac Mool. Along the way, if you go by bus, you will stop at local tourist traps, restaurants and smaller local shops. If you really want to spend most of your time at the ruins, it is suggested you drive the 2 ½ hour trek on the well paved highways or take a smaller van or Collectivo, where you have more control over where to stop and for how long. Accommodations in vacation rentals and condo rentals can be located in the town close to the ruins, Vallodolid. This way, you can go early, beat the crowds and the heat of the day. Be sure to bring your own water, snacks, hats and sunscreen, as the heat is tremendous and there is very little shade around the ruins.
From your vacation rental accommodations, you can walk to Avenida 5, the mile long shopping destination with boutiques, shops, cafes, restaurants and the Ferry terminals. A short ferry ride to Cozumel
will take you to pristine beaches with soft white sands. You can also locate vacation rentals, condo rentals or apartment rentals on the Island. Take the Ultramar
ferry to the Island of Mujeres and enjoy the water sport events of snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, sailing or just relaxing and soaking up the sun.
Another wonderful day trip that can be planned from your vacation rental is Xel-Ha, the largest natural aquarium in the world where you can swim with the dolphins. There are numerous caves, caverns and cenotes that are worth exploring. Religious and historic architecture and artifacts as well as local arts, crafts and jewelry are in abundance in this culturally rich, clean and pristine, all season vacation destination.