Downtown Playa del Carmen has been named the “Friendliest City in Latin America” by Expedia, recognized for its friendliness and the warmth of its people, who are always happy to share the Riviera Maya region with anyone, from tourists and part-time residents to other locals and expats who are living in Playa del Carmen full time.
“From a peaceful day on its seashores, to a night out on Fifth Avenue,” wrote Expedia. “The attention hoteliers from Playa del Carmen provide will make you feel part of the family; almost at home”.
13 other cities throughout Mexico joined Playa del Carmen on Expedia’s list of the 40 friendliest cities in Latin America. The cities were selected using comments from Expedia users and evaluated things like customer service, hospitality, comfort and tranquility. In Mexico, the list also included Cozumel, Akumal and Puerto Morelos in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, as well as Isla Mujeres near Cancun, Baja California Sur, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.
Downtown Playa del Carmen was chosen because it offers a pleasant combination of relaxation and excitement. Situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya, just one hour south of the Cancun International Airport, Playa is close to a number of ancient Mayan archaeological zones and some of the best beaches in the world, but also offers a number of exciting shopping, dining and entertainment options, including along the Fifth Avenue (Quinta Avenida) pedestrian-only thoroughfare.
Visitors and locals alike enjoy searching for the best beach in Playa del Carmen, but they also have fun discovering everything else the Riviera Maya has to offer, from stunning jungle adventures to diving in cenotes, to the ultimate in relaxation, Caribbean-style! The weather in this part of Mexico is also fabulous year-round, so you can probably imagine that Playa del Carmen real estate has also become a hot commodity. From income-producing investments like vacation home rentals, to homes and villas, commercial real estate and condos in Playa del Carmen, this vacation rental market is seriously booming.
More than 40,000 tourists every day are visiting downtown Playa del Carmen this summer during the Riviera Maya’s holiday season, which began July 8th and runs through August 13th, and hotel occupancy rates are already above 90% as visitors from around the world continue to arrive for their summer vacations.
“The tourist dynamic of our municipality shows that the flow of visitors, national and international, favor Playa del Carmen,” stated Ocampo Colmenares, who serves as head of Solidarity Tourism in Playa. “In June of this year, there was an increase of 3.7 percent compared to 2016, even taking into account that we have 2.087 more rooms.”
This is fantastic news for anyone who has already invested in Playa del Carmen real estate, and should serve as a bellwether for anyone who has been looking at investment properties like vacation home rentals. Overall, Playa del Carmen boasts an average occupancy rate of around 84.9 percent, while all-inclusive hotels are reporting 92.1 percent.
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