All Inclusive holidays to Playa del Carmen mean beaches and Mayan ruins
After a 10-hour flight from the UK you can be relaxing on the sun-kissed beaches of Playa del Carmen.
Many come here to experience the underwater world – the coral reefs and abundant sea life offer a wealth of snorkelling and diving opportunities, with shipwrecks lurking in the depths for qualified divers to explore.
No visit to Playa del Carmen would be complete without a visit to the spectacular ancient city remains nearby. Tulum, home to a Pre-Columbian Mayan walled city is the closest ancient site to Playa del Carmen – around 40 minutes away by car. While inland, in the middle of the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza houses the iconic Mayan pyramid – a truly remarkable experience shrouded in secrets. In between the two, you can climb the pyramid at Coba for excellent views of the Mayan jungle.
Playa del Carmen beach is split into two halves – the northern beach is a bustling hub of bars and cafes with a wide expanse of sand and the southern part is more relaxed, with a diving centre and captivating caves to explore.
Mamitas is one of the best-known, most action-packed beaches in Playa del Carmen with jet-skiing, catamarans, banana boats and parasailing. But if you prefer a more relaxed day at the beach, head to Paamul, 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen where you can simply sunbathe under the many palm trees, or snorkel to see fish, sea urchins and turtles.
What's included in your holiday
In most cases, your All Inclusive package will include transfers to your hotel from the airport, along with buffet meals, drinks and some hotel activities and evening entertainment. Facilities like spas and beauty treatments are usually offered for an additional charge. Check the hotel information to find out exactly what’s covered before you book or see if one of our Playa del Carmen All Inclusive hotels below grabs your attention.
Other popular holidays in Mexico
Other All Inclusive regions of Mexico offering beautiful beaches, Mayan history and lively nightlife include Cancun, the well-known party destination, with live bands and international DJs playing until the early hours. The bustling city of Puerto Vallarta provides lazy days on its two beaches and lively nightlife as well as an artistic centre. Or visit Riviera Maya for an unforgettable scuba diving and snorkelling experience.
To find out if Playa del Carmen is your perfect choice, take a look at our travel guide and the selection of All Inclusive hotels below.
This 4* beachfront hotel is just a 20-minute drive from Playa del Carmen. Its highlights are the three lagoon-style pools but you get plenty of activities in your All Inclusive package with tennis, beach volleyball, water polo, kite surfing, aqua aerobics and a fitness room. There's a huge choice of dining options across its eight restaurants, plus evening entertainment includes live shows, karaoke and quiz nights.
Set right on a sandy beach, this 4* hotel is made up of three sections, The Beach, Family Riviera and adult-only. There's plenty here to keep you occupied with three swimming pools, a spa with fitness room, table tennis, minigolf, a spinning room and a sauna. And if all that activity gives you an appetite, never fear as the dining choices include three buffet and seven a la carte restaurants, as well as a Mexican grill and a cupcake cafe. If you fancy venturing beyond the hotel grounds, the shopping mall is just 800 metres away and Playa del Carmen's nightlife is three kilometres away.
With a picture-perfect beach just a few steps away, this 5* adults-only hotel offers three outdoor pools and a range of activities including a gym, yoga, table tennis, cooking classes and Spanish lessons. There's also a spa and beauty salon, which are payable locally. The hotel has two restaurants and a tapas bar with live music laid on in the evenings, plus it's only a 10-minute taxi ride north of Playa del Carmen if you want to go out and explore.