So, you’ve booked your trip and bought that cute bikini or swim trunks. What else do you need for a perfect Playa del Carmen beach day?
First things first – bring a beach tote, where all your essentials fit. Plus, they are easy to clean in case they get all filled up with sand. If you are a guy, check out man beach bags – yes they exist and are pretty cool!
Albeit it’s obvious to use sunscreen at a Playa del Carmen beach, it is still important to mention. The sun in the Caribbean is hot, and, depending on where you are from, you get more easily sunburned. We can’t stress it enough, even if back at home you barely use any sun cream, make sure you do use it here. Make the environment a favor and use a biodegradable one. Here in Playa del Carmen, you can find them in any supermarket or pharmacy.
Some extra information: A higher SPF doesn’t mean a better protection. It means you are protected for a longer time.
Of course, these can’t be missing from a day at the beach. They can’t be missing from a day in Playa del Carmen in general! Don’t shy away from investing a bit more if you want your shades to be more than just a stylish accessory. Make sure they do keep the sun rays out of these peepers!
Especially if you are pale with a burn-prone skin, you should opt for wearing a hat. Particularly, if traveling to Playa del Carmen between April and July, when the sun is at its strongest. Believe us when we say, you will think of us thankfully!
Flip-flops or sandals
What else would you be wearing at the beach? They might actually be what you’re wearing 99% of the time while staying at Playa del Carmen, so be sure they are comfortable.
Unless you are staying at Playa Palms Beach Hotel as we will be providing you with beach towels. Nevertheless, you might consider bringing a Pareo, a printed cloth which is very practical since you can wear it, wrapped around your body, and use it as a beach towel too. Plus, it’s very light weighted. You can buy them everywhere on the 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen or in supermarkets.
Always stay hydrated, especially on the hot days! You can also get natural and fresh coconut water in many places here in Playa del Carmen. At Playa Palms Beach Hotel we have a bar service at the beach to keep you fresh and content.
A book or your phone
A thing that guests of Playa Palms Beach Hotel appreciate most, is the free wifi at our beach. Just relax in our loungers while taking your beach selfie or chat with your friends back home. In case there is no wifi or you simply love a good read, bring a book.
Or your phone for that matter. To have photos to remember the summer heat by when you are back home.