Tired of the cold weather and snow? Come stay with us at Playa Palms Beach Hotel and exchange the cold weather for a gorgeous beach and sunny weather! Make the only umbrellas you have to deal with be stuck in a pile of sand or in your cocktail glass.
Playa del Carmen is an ideal wedding and honeymoon destination. The area’s diverse geography and culture mean you can enjoy beaching, dining, shopping, diving, and countless other memorable activities – all within walking distance of your Playa del Carmen boutique hotel.
Enjoy a Romantic Honeymoon at a Playa Palms Beach Hotel
A boutique beach hotel allows newlywed couples a little more privacy and seclusion than many of their resort-style counterparts. We invite you to check out the range of amenities Playa Palms Hotel offers our newlywed and honeymooning guests. In the meantime, here are some tips for planning a honeymoon in Playa del Carmen.
Do your homework. If you’re traveling to another country, you will need a passport at the very least. But did you know some countries require your passport be at least 6-months old? Does the country require you to be vaccinated? Research beforehand so you aren’t forced to cancel at the last minute.
Balance travel and vacation time. Fiji, Tahiti, the Maldives – all are amazing honeymoon destinations, but all require a hefty hunk of cash and more than a day’s worth of travel to get there and back. If you only have a week or two for your honeymoon, make sure to balance travel time and leisure time, accommodating for jet lag, so you feel like you’re experiencing a luxuriously long getaway.
Work with a travel agent. Online vacation planning is not as cheap and easy as it sounds. You can spend hours trying to find the best flight(s) and prices, accommodation rates, ideal things to do and see, etc., only to wind up frustrated and without any reservations to speak of. Let an experienced agent do the work for you, and you’ll wind up saving money due to their partnerships, association and wholesale discount rates.
Book your stay at Playa Palms, a boutique beach hotel in Playa del Carmen, and our concierge will work with you to create a honeymoon vacation itinerary that balances your interests and your budget. Contact us anytime if you have questions!
February, the month of love! And if you happen to spend Valentine’s Day in Playa del Carmen, there are a many ways you can spoil your loved one:
1 Watch the sunrise
2 Horseback riding at the beach
Is there anything more cliché and romantic than riding a horse at the beach? And Valentine’s Day is the perfect day for such a corny adventure. We suggest Punta Venado, which is a gorgeous beach about 16 km / 10 mi south of PLaya del Carmen.
Temazcal, the Pre-Hispanic version of a sauna is the most relaxing and healing experience. There is a special couple’s ceremony, guided by a Mayan shaman, to relax your soul and cleanse your body. Sweat it out, to the sound of chanting and the fragrance of herbs.
4 Lobster dinner on a Spanish Galleon
It can’t possibly get more romantic. Have a special evening on the Columbus, out in the Lagoon Nichupté. You can either see the sunset or eat in the soft glow of the moon and the stars above you while enjoying the beautiful view of Cancun’s coast in front of you.
A very Mexican romance. Enjoy a variety of Mexican dishes on a wooden, gondola-style boat, the so-called trajinera. Expect a fun ambiance with delicious food, drinks, and Mariachi music.
Despite the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan Peninsula being a famous tourist destination, there are plenty of genuine gems away from the mass tourism.
1 – Isla Blanca
Every city has its best kept secrets, for Cancun this is Isla Blanca. The isolated strip of land between the Chacmuchuc Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea is just a short drive out of Cancun. Make sure to bring your own drinks and snacks, since there are no shops, only a few fruits sellers.
What to do: relax, kite surf, spend an afternoon with friends
How to get there: Drive through Cancun and take the north out toward Punta Sam.
2 – Las Coloradas
The lagoon of this tiny fishing village on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula seems taken out of a fairy tale with its water sparkling in the prettiest pink hue. It sure is one of the most Instagram-worthy places on the planet. The color isn’t the product of a magic spell, though; it’s naturally emitted by the red plankton and the high quantity of brine shrimp that inhabits the lagoon. The miles of pristine, secluded beaches make Las Coloradas the perfect magic get away.
What to do: Take many, many pictures, be amazed, relax.
How to get there: By car, via Valladolid and Tizimin towards Rio Lagartos or by public bus via Valladolid.
3 – Rio Lagartos
The sleepy village just a bit West of Las Coloradas is best known for having the densest concentration of pink flamingos in Mexico. The town itself is very charming too, with its colorful fishermen’s houses and the boardwalk along the waterfront. Make sure to bring enough cash, since ATM’s haven’t arrived in this corner of the world.
What to do: Watch flamingos, take a walk through the town, visit the Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac
How to get there: By car via Valladolid or by tour (usually includes Ek-Balam)
4 – Ek-Balam
If you’re looking to get away from the masses Chichen Itza attracts, visit Ek Balam.This surprisingly well preserved archaeological Mayan site close to Valladolid is unlike any other, mostly because of its intricate artistic details. Only the center has been excavated, with several temples, two palaces and one large pyramid, El Torre. El Torre, one of the largest Mayan structures on the Peninsula, is both in size and architecture very impressive.
What to do: Discover ancient Mayan history and marvel at the detailed ornaments and sculptures.
How to get there: By car, public bus (via Valladolid) or with a tour.
5 – Bacalar
Picture rustic cabins instead of big tourist complexes, hammocks dangling over the Caribbean Sea, and pure tranquility. You’ve arrived in the picturesque village of Bacalar and its lagoon of 7 colors. It gets its name because of the many shades of blue of the crystal clear water, due to its sandy bottom..
What to do: Swim and relax in the lagoon and count its colors, kayak, go camping, eat fresh seafood, visit the fort and the Parroquía de San Joaquín.
How to get there: With the public bus or by car (about 3 hours drive south of Playa del Carmen, make sure to have enough fuel since the only gas station between Bacalar and Tulum is in Felipe Carillo).
6 – Isla Contoy
If you are a nature lover, you just found paradise: Isla Contoy, an absolutely breathtaking island of pristine beauty with an abundant wildlife. Daily, only a few visitors are allowed access on this secluded island north of Isla Mujeres, which makes it a very exclusive experience.
What to do: Watch animals on land and under water, snorkel in the reef, eat fresh captured seafood at the beach
How to get there: By tour.
At Playa Palms Beach Hotel we are happy to help you reserving any of the above mentioned tours. Just ask our concierge or at the front desk or send us an email.
Everything you need to know about booking, staying at and enjoying Playa Palms Beach Hotel. If you never ask, you’ll never know.
Booking your stay
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards or bank wire. If you pay with American Express please submit the security code in comments or notes in your reservation.
Yes. For group bookings (20 people or more) email email@example.com or call +52 803 3966 / 1 888 676 4431 (toll free US / Canada).
All prices, unless stated otherwise, are on a per-room basis.
Children up to 11 years old stay free of charge, and some rooms contain sofa beds suitable for one child. For babies, we can provide one crib per room. Please notify us that you require a crib at the time of booking.
No animals are allowed in the hotel.
Yes, reservations staying from January 5 to December 20 you can cancel until 7 days prior to arrival. Reservations staying from December 21 to January 4, until 30 days prior to arrival.
Standard check in time is at 3 pm. Early check-in is subject to availability.
Standard check-out time is at 12 pm. Late check-out is subject to availability and may incur a fee.
Yes, we do offer free luggage storage for our guests.
Depending of the room provided, yes. Our Garden View Studios fit up to 2 people, the Ocean View Studios and Ocean Front Studios fit up to 3 people, with an extra charge if the third person is 12+ years old. The One Bedroom Suites have a maximum occupancy of 4 people.
Questions about Playa Palms Beach Hotel and your stay
- We provide a private shuttle service. The fare for up to 4 people is 80 USD one way / 130 USD round trip, with an extra fee for early morning or late night pick ups. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your transportation, with details of your flight (arrival/departure time, flight number and airline) and how many people are travelling.
- A taxi from the airport charges around 100 USD.
- The public ADO bus service runs every 30 minutes between 8.30 am and 11.50 pm and charges 168 Pesos. It takes you to the Playa del Carmen bus terminal on 5th Avenue with Juarez. From there it’s a 5 minutes taxi ride to Playa Palms Beach Hotel.
- Shared vans charge between 300 and 600 Pesos.
- Rent a car (but keep in mind that we don’t have parking available).
No, we don’t offer onsite parking. But since we are in the center of Playa del Carmen, with eating, shopping and entertainment within short walking distance, you don’t actually need a car. However, you can catch a spot on the streets wherever it’s labeled with a white line. Or you can leave your vehicle in the parking garage from the shopping mall Quinta Alegría, about 3 blocks from Playa Palms Beach Hotel.
No, we don’t exchange money. Find information about where to exchange money here.
No, we have no elevators to access our rooms on higher levels or to help passing the stairs in the hotel entrance.
Yes, just as our name suggests, we are located directly at the beach, with a private beach for our guests. We provide loungers and beach towels.
Yes, provided that you book an Ocean Front Studio.
No, we don’t. But we serve our guests breakfast in the room and you can order drinks and snacks at the beach until 4 pm. But don’t you worry, there are plenty of restaurants and bars within a short walking distance from Playa Palms Beach Hotel.
All our rooms have soundproof windows and doors, and also our hotel entrance is glazed with soundproof glass to ensure tranquility inside of Playa Palms Beach Hotel. We hardly ever have complaints about noise.
WiFi is available free of charge in the entire hotel – in your room and even at the beach.
All our rooms have one bed, king or queen size. Our Ocean View Studios and Ocean Front Studios contain a sofa bed suitable for one person. Our One Bedroom Suites contain a sofa bed suitable for 2 people.
Requests for a room with king size bed are subject of availability.
Yes, all the bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer.
Yes, we offer 24 hours service or for an additional fee an express service.
With our concierge Carlos or our staff at the front desk. They are happy to help you with any information you need and to arrange your tours. You can check out our website or this blog for information on what to do during your stay in Playa del Carmen. In our blog you also find specific information, for example about getting around Playa del Carmen or what to do on rainy days.
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