Stunning white sand beaches with an array of all-inclusive resorts and private villas flanking beautiful shores, a sense of luxury and an invitation for world-class diving and snorkelling; this is Playacar, Mexico, a gated community especially for the tourist trade who are seeking that little bit extra. The beach life is the major attraction to this exclusive private resort which also features a private 18-hole championship golf course. Each hotel boasts its own strip of beach with powder-soft sands where sun loungers are ready for the guests.
Just a short distance away and you have the desirable Playa del Carmen for trendy nightlife, shopping and more.
This stretch of Mexico's coastline is loved by many water sport enthusiasts and diving is one of the most popular experiences due to the incredible array of marine species showcasing a rainbow of colour. Head out on boat tours to visit sites further afield or snorkel closer to the shores or in secluded beach areas found between large rocks dotted along the coast. In fact many sunseekers will also enjoy lazing away in these more private beach spots. If you are a non-resident of these private hotels then it is recommended that you do find an area away from the designated sun loungers as these are almost always reserved for guests of the all-inclusive resorts.
An hour's transport from Cancun, Playacar is ideally situated in order to explore the wider area of the Riviera Maya such as Tulum and its sea-side archaeological site, ruins of an old Mayan village, the theme parks of Xcaret and the fantastic entertainment and shopping area of 'La Quinta Avenida' (Playa del Carmen).