Playa del Carmen Quality of Life

Xcaret Park

Life in Playa del Carmen is very quiet, the pace of the city is so relaxed that even the analysts of International Living (IL) and Live and Invest Overseas classify it as one of the most recommended places for retirees.

It is one of the safest cities in Mexico and without a doubt, a privileged vacation destination; reasons enough to become an excellent option for those looking for a radical change and to live in a better environment.

Now that we get into the context of the lifestyles you can lead in Playa del Carmen, I recommend you to read this article so you know what to do in Playa del Carmen. “Is it safe to travel to Playa del Carmen?“.

Now let’s focus on the notable places that are close to playa del carmen.

What to do in the surroundings of Playa del Carmen?

There is no doubt that Playa Del Carmen is a paradise that you will not get tired of exploring, but leaving the city you will also find places that are internationally recognized and I recommend you to visit them. 

How far is xcaret from playa del carmen?

There are a lot of ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Xcaret Park, by bus, cab an even by bicycle

  • By bus your trip will take 20 minutes
  • By Taxi it will take you 12 minutes
  • By Bicycle it will take you 35 minutes.

How to get to Chichen Itza from Playa del Carmen?


Chichen itza is far from Playa del Carmen but it is worth the trip to visit one of the 7 wonders of the world. 

If you are in Playa del Carmen, you can get there in 3 ways.

  1. By Bus

The ADO transportation company offers a direct service from the Playa del Carmen bus station to the pyramids access gates, with a cost of MXN$696 pesos round trip approximately. One of the advantages of traveling by bus is that you don’t have to worry about anything, the schedules are established, you just have to get on the bus and that’s it.

     2. Rent a car

One of the best options to visit Chichén Itzá is to rent a car, since it is more economical to rent it among several people and you can also take the opportunity to visit some of the cenotes near the area and/or go through Valladolid, a magical town located approximately 20 minutes from the pyramids, this way you can explore the area without having the pressure of a return schedule.

The distance between Playa del Carmen and Chichen Itza is approximately 190 kilometers, and it will take you about 2 hours and 40 minutes to get there if you travel by car.

    3. Buy a Tour to  CHICHÉN ITZÁ 

One of the favorite tours for tourists is to buy a tour with one of the different tour agencies in Playa del Carmen, prices vary between 65 and 160 dollars depending on the season and the type of tour, the advantages of these services is that they come and pick you up at your hotel, they have a guide, some offer food and also return you to the door of the hotel.

A disadvantage of the tours is that the time is limited, as you travel with a large group of people, there is an itinerary that everyone must follow, you can not take the time to know much.

How to get to Holbox from Cancun

From Cancun you must take a bus ADO to Chiquila and it will be a 2 and a half hour trip. There is a small port from where ferries depart (there are only two companies with the same rate but different departure times) and boats (they are more expensive).

By ferry you will have a 30 minutes trip to the island. Once there you can walk 7 blocks to the center of holbox or take a golf-taxi cart.

Playa del carmen few years ago

You can travel safely right now, I recommend these two articles to learn more about COVID and health safety in Playa Del Carmen and its surroundings.

Access to Rapid Covid Tests in the Riviera Maya“.

“Can I travel to Playa del Carmen right now?

Invest in Playa del Carmen, while enjoying a quiet lifestyle.

It is a city that has grown rapidly, just a few years ago it was a small fishing village; now, it is one of the most famous places in Mexico and even for those who decide to move, it is much easier to find new houses in Playa del Carmen.

One of the main richness of this place is its multiculturalism and the encounter of two worlds; a place that preserves its small-town charm, but that has also opened up to the cultural mix that has occurred with the arrival of national and foreign tourists who have decided to stay and make their lives in this paradisiacal place.

Due to all its attractions, you will surely find many houses for sale in Playa del Carmen, but you should know that within this wide real estate offer, the variety of styles and, above all, costs will be very evident; but do not be discouraged if you see that the houses are very expensive, because there are very affordable, you just have to know how to look for them.

If you would like to live a quiet life in this area and also be part of the economic growth, just contact me and we will schedule a meeting to advise on investments in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

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