How Much it Cost to Travel to Playa del Carmen: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Jan 2022

While it’s only about an hour south of Cancun by shuttle or taxi, Playa del Carmen is a very different destination. Unlike the endlessly long strip of beach hotels and timeshare buildings that makes up the tourist part of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is an actual tourist town, and a very charming one at that.

Playa del Carmen City Featured Image

Travel Costs to Playa del Carmen

Population 150,000
Area 150,000
Timezone UTC-5
Currency Mexican peso
1 USD = 18.7600 MXN
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Playa del Carmen?

Playa del Carmen Hotel Seasons

Playa del Carmen Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar53.00 - 75.00
starstarstarstarstar58.00 - 124.00
starstarstarstarstar78.00 - 142.00
starstarstarstarstar96.00 - 257.00
starstarstarstarstar258.00 - 459.00

Playa del Carmen Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed10.00 - 36.00

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Playa del Carmen?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Scuba divingHave fun exploring the underwater world with a two-tank dive and boat excursion that lasts about 2 and 1/2 hours.
adults
138.59
FishingCharting a boat for your own personal fishing trip is a fun and popular activity choice here, and one that's expensive as well. When booking, you'll want to note the two options available.
4-hour
6-hour
287.58
416.52

What’s the average price of food and drink in Playa del Carmen?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastThese prices are for cheap meals in the Hotel Zone. If you go Downtown you can eat for far less.2.93 - 6.40
Budget lunchIn the Hotel Zone the best deals are the small local places in the heart of the nightlife/tourist area.4.80 - 8.00
Budget dinnerYou might have to look around for reasonably priced places unless you head Downtown, which is probably not worth the savings.9.06 - 13.33
Beer (.33l bottle)Look out for happy hours and bucket specials to avoid paying the highest prices. The clubs charge double this range.1.87 - 3.46
-

What are the costs of transportation in Playa del Carmen?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to hotel zone31.98 - 37.31
Shuttle van from airport to hotel zone29.74 - 68.39
Bus from airport to hotel zone11.51
3km taxi ride in Playa del Carmen1.07 - 2.13
Bus ride in Playa del Carmen (ADO or Mayab)1.07 - 2.03
Bus to Cancun8.64 - 9.91
HAVE MORE INFORMATION OR AN UPDATE? SEND US YOUR TIPS.

When to visit Playa del Carmen

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January82642.4
February83652.0
March85661.1
April87702.0
May89733.0
June90756.0
July91745.0
August91745.0
September91746.6
October877111.2
November85705.1
December84652.9

Playa del Carmen Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:51am7:00pm
21 Jun6:09am7:23pm
21 Sep6:37am6:45pm
21 Dec7:20am6:31pm

Where to go before and after