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Playa Del Carmen, is located on the Riviera Maya, about a 45 minute ride south of the Cancun airport, and Tulum another 40 minutes south of Playa del Carmen.  Playa is the largest town in the Riviera Maya, having grown extensively over the last X years, from a once-small fishing village. Thanks to laws that restrict the height of buildings, Playa has managed to maintain its quaint atmosphere. It has not been overrun by big hotels, which can interfere with beautiful ocean views. 

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After spending the day on white sand beaches or diving in the cenotes, locals and tourists alike gather along  5th Avenue where you can find a variety of cuisine, shops and night life. Playa del Carmen accommodates the young and the young-at-heart quite effortlessly.  I have found Playa Del Carmen to have a wonderful cross section of cultural backgrounds.  People from all over the world have relocated here including myself.  There is something special about this place that you will want to be a part of.
If you are looking for the hustle and bustle of Cancun or Cozumel you will not find it in Playa Del Carmen.


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Mayan woman sewing in Playa del Carmen
This young woman is sewing a top like the one she is wearing. She said it would take about 2 months to complete. This photo was taken in a tiny shop located off 5th Ave and Calle 10.



Table of Average Temperatures

Month F min F max C min C max
Jan 64 80 18 27
Feb 68 86 20 30
Mar 72 90 22 32
Apr 77 95 25 35
May 81 100 27 38
Jun 77 99 25 37
Jul 77 99 25 37
Aug 77 99 25 37
Sep 73 91 23 36
Oct 73 95 23 35
Nov 72 88 22 31
Dec 65 80 19 27

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Condo Magia rental located near the beach with swiming pool and gym If hotels are not for you, you need to check out some of the amazing rental units that we have in Playa Del Carmen.  These condos start at 450 per week to 3000.  Check out Condo Magia Rental, the one on the photo. Just a few meters from the beach, has a private Jacuzzi, ocean view, pools and a gym. Price starts at $1100 per week or $200 daily if less than a week. If you want to see other apartments for rent go to our condo rental page.
A few things you should bring with you
hand sanitizer
Fanny Pack
Waterproof wallet carrier w/neck cord
Ear plugs - for loud clubs
Alka Seltzer, Excedrin - your favorite hangover cure
Tums, Pepto- Bismo, or some other anti acid relief
Aloe gel for sunburn
Zip lock bags in various sizes - wet bathing suits, lotions, etc
Imodium AD
Underwater Camera
Handful of $1 bills - for tipping
Film & Camera
Passport & or Travel Documents
Prescription Meds, copy of prescriptions
Photocopy of ID's & Credit Card information

Medical Information
Emergencies  free call 066

Fire Department (984) 87 9 36 69 – 87 9 36 70   Cell 116
Ambulance (984) 87 9 36 69 – 87 9 36 70 Cell 116
Police Department Playa Del Carmen(984) 87 7 33 40 Cell 113
Police Department Tulum (984) 87 1 20 55
Federal Police (they control the highways) (998) 88 4 11 07 Cell 112
Red Cross Playa (984) 87 3 12


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Medical Doctor

Dr. Vlasak M.D.
Exclusively Serving Tourists in your Hotel Suite or Condo. 
Licensed American M.D. on the Riviera Maya

Cell number 044-984-8762758 in Mexico international calls 52-984-8762758
Pager 984-8733011 Pager Id 9689 Playa Del Carmen


Dr. Med G. Ambriz M.D.
Serving Tourists in your Hotel Suite or Condo. 
Trained in USA, Germany and Switzerland

Languages spoken: Deutsch, English, Italian, understands French.

Cell number 044-984-106 9865 in Mexico Office  (984) 109 1245.
If you have questions prior to your arrival please email us!

Dr. Eduardo Rovirosa
Serving Tourists in your Hotel Suite or Condo or at the Hyperbaric Chamber.
10 Avenue and 28 Street Playa Del Carmen 
Languages spoken: English, Spanish.

Cell number from the USA 52-1984-1304321 in Mexico 044-984-1304321 (24 hours).
or 044-984-1149652
If you have questions prior to your arrival please email us!


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Post Office in Playa del Carmenpost office in playa del carmen

The post office in Playa del Carmen is located on Avenida Juarez in-between Avenida 15th and 20th.  From the bus station, the post office is 2 1/2 blocks towards the Hwy.

Open from 9:00 am until
4:30 pm.

FedEx services are available at Chedraui, a large supermarket, which houses a Mail Boxes Etc. type of store.  They are open until 6:00 pm. Closed on Sundays.


Consulates (All are located in Cancun)

USA           01 (998) 8830272
Canada       01 (998) 8833360
Germany     01 (998) 8841598
France         01 (998) 8852924
Holland       01 (998) 8860070
Spain          01 (998) 8832466
Sweden       01 (998) 8818013
Switzerland  01 (998) 8818000                                                  back to the top

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National Holidays:

February 5: Anniversary of the Constitution
March 21: Birth of Benito Juarez
May 1: Labor Day
May 5: Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla
September 16: Mexico Independence Day
October 12: Columbus Day
November 2: Day of the Dead
November 20: Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution
December 12: Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
December 25: Christmas
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Money, Banks, ATM's

    Mexican Peso is the official currency in Mexico. You can also pay for goods and services in most places with US Dollars, Euros, Canadian Dollars.
Most banks are located on Av. Juarez, 10th avenue and 5th avenue. Several ATMs can be found around town mainly on 10 Ave and exchange bureaus are found all over town.
For best exchange rates go directly to the banks, please make sure to bring your passport, you will need it to exchange money or cash traveler checks.
Credit cards are widely accepted as well as traveler's checks but make sure before you sit down for a dinner or at a bar that they accept credit cards or traveler checks.

Bank, ATM machine, money exchange and other bank services.
Location: 10th Avenue and Calle 12, and Ave. Juarez between Calle 20 and 25. Open 9:00 am , closed Sunday

Bank, ATM machine, money exchange and other bank services.
Location: Plaza Pelicanos, 10th Ave. between Calle 8 and 10. Open 9:00 am, weekdays

BBV Bancomer
Bank, ATM machine, money exchange and other bank services.
Location: Av. Juarez y 25 Avenue
Accepts credit cards Open 9:00 am, weekdays.

Bank, ATM machine, money exchange and other bank services.
Location: 30th Ave. between Calle 4 and 6, and Av. Juarez between 10th Ave. and 15th Ave. Open 9:00 am - 3 pm, weekdays

Monex - Money Exchange Wire Transfers in Playa del Carmen Money exchange.
Location: Plaza Antigua near Immigration office Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, closed weekends.

Scotia bank - Money Exchange/ATM in Playa del Carmen
Bank, ATM machine, money exchange and other bank services.
Location: The corner of 5th Ave. and Juarez, next to MacDonald in front of the bus station & second location on 10th avenue and Constituyente avenue, closed on weekends.

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