Situated less than one hour south of the Cancun International Airport in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen real estate offers would-be expats and investors a unique opportunity to realize incredible return on investment while enjoying life in paradise.
“This town is easy and affordable to get to and it has become genuinely international – lots of digital nomads have figured this out and are making Playa their base”, wrote Coastal Living. “And with good reason: The beaches along this stretch of coast are gorgeous – all the way south to Tulum”.
Whether the plan is to live in Playa full or part time, this expat-friendly town offers the best vacations and quality of life, along with innovative real estate investment opportunities like luxury condos and vacation home rentals that are designed for making money in Mexico the smart way. Also, with Cancun situated so close, there are plenty of excellent hospitals and access to affordable healthcare, as well as “American-style” amenities that expats would miss in more remote locales.
Best Beach in Playa del Carmen
With an average of 340 sunny days each year, there are ample opportunities to enjoy the best beaches in the world regardless of when you’re in town. Whether you prefer the beach club downtown or take a short drive north to scenic Maroma beach, there are countless options to explore. The best way to discover the best beach for your taste is to get out and visit as many as possible to see which has the atmosphere, services and amenities that matter most to you.
One of our favorite excursions is a guided tour of Rio Secreto, an ancient “secret river” in Mexico’s Riviera Maya that winds through a breathtaking network of caves and cenotes that are home to countless stalagmites and stalactites. Also, consider visiting Xcaret, an eco-reserve, cultural center and adventure park that offers the opportunity to swim and walk through stunning freshwater caves, explore ancient Mayan ruins and visit a living-history village in the lush Riviera Maya jungle, followed by a culturally-themed Mayan dinner show.
Things to Do in Downtown Playa del Carmen
The heart of Playa’s shopping, dining and entertainment district is situated downtown along the miles-long pedestrian-only 5th Avenue (Quinta Avenida) thoroughfare, which also offers countless opportunities for people watching and is situated just a few blocks from the Mexican Caribbean Sea. The entire Riviera Maya region is also a top international culinary hotspot, with everything from mouth watering local fare to world-class pop-up restaurants like Noma in Tulum and a Cirque du Soleil dinner theater experience that is second to none.
“Less than a cave than a freeform casa surrounded by jungle, La Cueva del Chango doesn’t monkey around when it comes to local food,” wrote Coastal Living. “Come here to discover how familiar tacos, mole chicken and flan are supposed to taste.”
We also recommend trying the Mexican chocolate products at Ah Cacao Chocolate Café, which has a number of locations around town, and the sleek, ultra-friendly Oh Lala!, which serves up a variety of beautiful salads and curries, as well as filet mignon, New Zealand lamb and fresh tuna steaks.
Where to Stay in Playa
If you are looking for a top-notch experience and prefer vacation homes that are located right in town, or are interested in finding a Playa del Carmen real estate investment that can double as a vacation home, check out The Fives Luxury Residences. With one location situated right on the beach and the other just moments away near 5th Avenue in downtown Playa del Carmen, both of these luxury condo developments offer all the services and amenities of big-box resorts at a fraction of the cost, with larger units featuring the highest-quality finishes and fabulous locations.
The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences is currently accepting reservations and also has finished units for sale, while The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences is still under construction and will be ready soon. Whether you just want to come for vacation once in a while or plan to visit more regularly, The Fives Luxury Residences offers the best value in Playa.
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