Playacar is located south of Playa del Carmen in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsular. It is a gated community with several luxury, all-inclusive hotels and private apartments. There are two sections, one with accommodation by the sea front and one clustered round the superb eighteen hole golf course. The beach of soft white sand is lined with palm trees giving welcome shade in the heat of the day. The sand slopes gently into the clear blue sea offering good bathing conditions and a variety of water sports. Most holidaymakers choose to eat in their all-inclusive hotels where the range of food is quite remarkable. If a change of scene is desired, a short taxi ride to Playa del Carmen will find an abundance of international eateries. There are two shopping malls, Paseo del Carmen and Plaza Playacar which supply all your holiday needs. If more is required Playa del Carmen shops are just along the road. Apart from relaxing on beautiful beaches and warm seas and playing a round of golf, there are opportunities for seeing a little of Mexico’s ancient sites. The peninsula holds the Mayan ruins at Tulum which are surrounded by tropical jungle. A Playacar holiday offers a relaxing break cocooned in luxury where your every whim is satisfied.
Why Go To Playacar?
A Playacar holiday caters for your every need. Sun, sand and sea for those who wish to relax on the beach or participate in water activities, a championship golf course for aficionados of the sport, and excursions to some fantastic ancient sites for those with an interest in the history and culture of the area. When you add sumptuous accommodation and good food to the list, Playacar becomes irresistible.
Who Is Playacar Popular With?
A Playacar holiday is popular with a wide variety of people. Families with small children enjoy the all-inclusive holiday packages knowing that the accommodation and the facilities will be first class. Those who enjoy more active holidays will be pleased with the range of sporting activities on land and at sea. Golfers will naturally be overjoyed by the championship course.
When To Go To Playacar
Playacar offers year round enjoyment although the months between October and May provide the most comfortable climate. May to September may be rather hot with high humidity. The height of the British summer season happens to coincide with the rainy season in Playacar but the consolation is that, unlike Britain, the rain is warm.
Playacar - The Place
Playacar is a beautiful purpose built resort on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It is a superb gated development with fantastic swimming pools set in tropical gardens. The long swathes of soft, white sand fringed with shady palms are washed by clear blue seas. While most of the beach slopes gently into the sea, there are areas with a steeper gradient so care must be taken of children and less confident swimmers. The clear water is ideal for snorkelling and diving as well as a range of water sports. The resort is renowned for its wonderful championship golf course.
The hotels offering all-in accommodation are first class and provide a high level of comfort and luxury. There are also privately owned luxury apartments. The hotels a la carte restaurants serve a diverse menu with cuisine from around the world. There are a good number of shops with many delightful art and craft stores ideal for that special holiday memento. Nightlife is fairly low-key with hotels providing the evening entertainment.
The Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of the most amazing Mayan ruins in Mexico and are well worth a visit.
Playacar is as relaxed by night as it is by day reflecting the resort’s popularity with families and couples. The hotels provide evening entertainment with shows, discos and their own nightclubs. There is also a casino for those who enjoy a holiday flutter. If you are looking for a lively party atmosphere take a taxi to Puerto del Carmen where you can dance until dawn.
Playacar and neighbouring Playa del Carmen have plenty of shops to satisfy those for whom retail therapy is an important holiday component. Jewellery and perfumes are particularly cheap here as Playacar is a duty free zone. Mexican arts and crafts are noted for their vibrant colours and there is a wide range of textiles and ceramics. Papier mache articles make excellent gifts as, being light in weight, they use little of your baggage allowance.
Playacar’s hotels serve a wonderful variety of food from traditional Mexican dishes to international cuisine. As well as savouring the better known traditional food, you may want to try an insect dish. These are a popular ingredient in local diets. Tropical fruit dishes are colourful, tasty and healthy.