How to get there in Playa del Carmen

Practical information for your trip to Playa del Carmen

Traveling to Playa del Carmen is usually done via Cancún that has a major international airport with scheduled and charter flights to the region from all over North America and Europe, as well as from the other cities in Mexico. The other airport near Playa del Carmen is on Cozumel Island. Comfortable long-distance buses to Playa del Carmen are available from many parts of Mexico, and there are frequent ferries between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. You can also visit Playa del Carmen on a Caribbean cruise.

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Moving around in Playa del Carmen

Local transportation in Playa del Carmen is handled by shared vans called colectivos and taxis. The town is also compact enough to walk around. Frequent local buses take you to the nearby destinations, and organized bus tours are also available from a variety of operators. Bicycle and car rental in Playa del Carmen are other good options for exploring the area.