Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Playacar, Playa del Carmen that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $81 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Playacar. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Playacar – a slice of Caribbean paradise

Perched on Mexico's sizzling Caribbean coast, less than an hour by car from Cancun Airport, Playacar is an alluringly upscale seafront community perched at the southern end of ravishing resort city Playa del Carmen. This vibrant slice of paradise is renowned for its palm-fringed, white sand beaches, turquoise waters, crumbling Mayan ruins and thrillingly cosmopolitan vibe. Playacar vacation rentals range from sleek apartments to sprawling oceanfront villas, and vacationers while away their evenings here sipping ice-cold cocktails, marveling at breath-taking sunsets and feasting on succulent fresh seafood.

Things to do

Mayan ruins around Playacar

You'll find an eclectic array of attractions near to your Playacar vacation rental. The star draw for many is Chichen Itza, the mythical pre-Hispanic city which endures to this day as a jaw-dropping archaeological site abounding in ancient ruins. If you don't fancy the 2-hour drive to the site, you'll also find beautifully preserved Mayan monuments in and around Playacar. For an unforgettable family day out, head to Xcaret Park, a one-of-a-kind ecological and cultural amusement park. Here you can explore an immersive traditional Mayan village, or embark on a scenic river cruise.

Activities

Aquatic adventures and gourmet days

While the powder-soft sand and paddling in the blissfully warm sea will always be a draw, visitors of a more active disposition can try their hand at a host of adrenalin-pumping activities in Playacar. Ocean breezes offer ideal conditions for kite surfing and paddle boarding, whilst thrill-seekers can race the waves on jet skis, or propel themselves into the sky on flyboards. For break from the sun, join a cooking class and learn how to make mouth-watering Yucatán-style barbecue dishes. After a hard day's work in the kitchen, reward yourself with an evening of tequila and mezcal tasting.

Weather

Year-round tropical heat in Playacar

The region's enviable tropical climate ensures reliable heat throughout the year, but Playacar vacation rentals are in particularly high demand between March and May. These are the driest and sunniest months, offering unbeatable conditions for swimming and sun-worshipping. Visitors also flock to Playacar between December and February for a spot of winter sun, but overcast days and rainfall are more likely during this period. Between August and October is typically the wettest time, although the rain tends to fall in short, sharp bursts. There is also a risk of hurricanes and tropical storms at this time of year.

Natural features

Playacar's marine life

Playacar's crystal-clear waters are positively teeming with marine life. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, don your snorkel or scuba gear and marvel at live coral reefs, schools of colorful tropical fish, stately sea turtles and sleek sharks. Those who prefer to stay on the surface of the water can get up close to one of the earth's cleverest and most playful species and head off to swim with the dolphins. Playa del Carmen is within easy reach of dense tropical rainforests, home to playful spider monkeys, multi-hued macaws and elusive jaguars.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Playacar?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Playacar that's right up your alley. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "50 Steps To Beach 5 Min. Walk To Downtown 5th St. Casa Blanca Beach House" is a popular choice. Around 1 mile from Playacar, it has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including pet-friendly services and a garden.
  • Another enticing choice is "Best Caribbean Sea Views - 75 Steps To Beach", which is around 1 mile from Playacar. Offering 4 bedrooms, air conditioning and off-street parking options, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Playacar vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Playacar?

Nothing's better than squeezing in a quick break to get you feeling alive again. Pack your overnight bag and take a breather at one of these awesome weekend getaways in and near Playacar:

  • Spend your whirlwind break at "Beachfront 35% Off Ocean View Pool 4 Big Beds El Faro", which is around 1 mile to the northeast of Playacar. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you busy here. Try some hiking and biking and cycling or simply delight in the sights of Punta Sur Ecological Park and Corona Beach.
  • Alternatively, take some time out at "Stunningly Unique Custom - Built Villa Lots Of Privacy 3 Min Walk To Beach". About 1 mile east of Playacar, fun activities around here include golf and surfing and boogie boarding. More interested in sightseeing? Find time in your schedule for Punta Esmeralda Beach and Dolphin Discovery.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Playacar?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish option, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days checking out your new surroundings and your nights relaxing in your cozy hideaway. These properties in or near Playacar will tick all the boxes:

  • After a fun-filled day of outdoor exploration, kick back and relax at "Amazing Luxury Condo Close To Ocean And 5th Ave". Cable/satellite TV services and coffee and tea making facilities are just some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Or, use "Close To All Spacious Condo In Gated Community 24" as a base to tick off the sights around you. This cozy stay comes with air conditioning, WiFi and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Playacar?

Just because you only have one or two days to spare doesn't mean you need to spend it in a bland hotel. Head off on vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Playacar:

  • "Beautiful And Cosy Apartment In Playacar" is near the heart of Playacar, so you'll have lots of things to see and do. Check out leading sights like Xcaret Eco Theme Park and El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course when you're not enjoying your cozy rental.
  • "Two Floor Penthouse With Private Jacuzzi" is another enticing option. We recommend adding Playa del Carmen Main Beach and Mamitas Beach to your to-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Playacar?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Playacar that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "50 Steps To Beach 5 Min. Walk To Downtown 5th St. Casa Blanca Beach House". Located roughly 1 mile from Playacar, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including massage services and a villa.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few relaxing days together is "Best Caribbean Sea Views - 75 Steps To Beach". Located 1 mile from Playacar, massage services and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Playacar?

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your whole crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Playacar and get your loved ones together under one roof:

  • You'll have ample space to enjoy yourselves at "50 Steps To Beach 5 Min. Walk To Downtown 5th St. Casa Blanca Beach House". Around 1 mile east of Playacar, this impressive retreat has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. Quality amenities include a water park and a beach view.
  • "Best Caribbean Sea Views - 75 Steps To Beach" is another terrific option. It's around 1 mile to the east of Playacar, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A kitchen and a water view are among the things that'll help make your stay more comfortable.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Playacar?

Now and then you just have to get away from it all … with, say, 30 or so of your favorite people. Whether you're looking for somewhere to stay with the extended family or you're planning a big bash, we have large vacation rentals in and around Playacar that'll fit your entire party:

  • "18 Bedroom Private House Playacar Phase1 Rare Wlk2 Beach + 5th": With 18 bedrooms accommodating up to 50 people, space isn't a problem at this inviting vacation home. A kitchen and a nearby waterfront are just a taste of its numerous amenities.
  • "Wayak 2 Bedroom Apartment With Common Pool": Offering space, privacy and comfort, this impressive property houses up to 99 people in its 2 bedrooms. A kitchen and a swimming pool will help keep your gang content.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Playacar?

A pool is often a key feature of any good vacation. Enjoy hours of entertainment splashing around or simply kicking back by the water at one of these refreshing retreats in or near Playacar:

  • Every day can be a pool day at "50 Steps To Beach 5 Min. Walk To Downtown 5th St. Casa Blanca Beach House". A porch and daily housekeeping services are a couple of the other amenities that help make this place a favorite.
  • "Beautiful Individual House Equipped In Playa Del Carmen" is another popular option. After you've enjoyed a refreshing dip with the kiddos, take advantage of other conveniences like a TV and a fridge.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Playacar?

Every family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're organizing a getaway with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, these large family vacation rentals in or near Playacar offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 12 guests in 4 bedrooms, "50 Steps To Beach 5 Min. Walk To Downtown 5th St. Casa Blanca Beach House" is the perfect place to vacation with the family. This popular escape is 1 mile to the east of Playacar and has creature comforts that include childrens activities and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Best Caribbean Sea Views - 75 Steps To Beach" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This property is around 1 mile to the east of central Playacar and accommodates as many as 12 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A toaster and daily housekeeping services will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

When it's time to explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Playa del Carmen Main Beach, Xaman Ha Aviary and Quinta Avenida should be on your must-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Playacar?

Take a break with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Playacar and get set to create some fantastic new memories together. Here are a couple of favorites:

  • "Beautiful Cozy Cabin One Block From The Beach" - This popular getaway offers a garden and a porch and is about 1 mile to the east of the center of Playacar.
  • "Cabin - Ángel Blue Calle 14 Norte In The Heart Of Playa Del Carmen Qroo" - Another awesome choice, this rental comes with a kitchen, a porch and more. You'll find it around 2 miles to the northeast of Playacar.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Playacar vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.