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How to get from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen Airbnb

How to get from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen Airbnb Travelers are asking about getting to their Playa del Carmen Airbnb from the Cancun Airport. This is a frequently asked question that is gaining in popularity with vacation travelers choosing private accommodations and vacation rentals. We’ve got the local info and the expert tips. We’ve been there, done that and got all the tshirts.

Let us tell you a little bit about the geography of what we lovingly call Playa. Located about 52 kms/32 miles south of the Cancun airport, Playa del Carmen sits on the eastern coast of the state of Quintana Roo in a tropical area known as the Mexican Caribbean. It is a city unto itself and has its own distinct areas. Downtown Playa del Carmen or centro has cute boutique accommodations on 5th Avenue and vacation rentals on the beach. Playacar is the area just south of centro where you’ll find a large number of Playa del Carmen Airbnbs and luxurious houses and condos or rent.

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There are some really fabulous Playa del Carmen Airbnb and unique vacation rentals for travelers keen on having an immersive experience and a private place if resorts are not your thing. Playa del Carmen is generally safe, we do recommend verifying the location of your Airbnb and doing your research before booking. Just stay close to the main areas of the city, the downtown area is lively and welcoming of visitors from around the world. Playacar has some insanely luxurious houses for rent, def worth a look for a safe and out of this world vacation.

Getting to your Playa del Carmen Airbnb is easiest with private transportation with a reputable company. The villas, condos and private homes for rent are not going to appear with brightly lit neon signs like the resorts, it can be somewhat complicated to find where you are staying. Pre-booked, guaranteed transportation with a driver who knows his way around is key. Door to door, airport to Playa Airbnb, no messing around. We like this option for safety and your pocket book.

Getting to your Playa del Carmen AIRBNB by bus will take you a few steps. The ADO buses run from the Cancun airport on a regular schedule, though there are no early morning or late night buses (first bus around 8 am, last bus just before midnight). You can purchase your ticket at the Cancun airport, we recommend buying it once you are outside the terminal and see the official signs for ADO bus to Playa del Carmen. This way you can ensure you are on the next departing bus. The cost is about 216 MXN pesos (this may vary at any time) and the trip takes about an hour and ten minutes.

You will disembark the bus at the bustling ADO bus station on 5th Avenue Playa del Carmen. This is very convenient if you are staying close to the station but can be a hassle if you are carrying a lot of baggage or traveling in a larger group. From the ADO station you an walk to a few of the 5th Avenue Hotels or if you prefer, you can exit the station and turn to your right to find the taxi stand. From here you can hire a taxi to take you to your Playacar or Playa del Carmen AIRBNB, always ask the price before you enter the taxi and ensure you have all belongings with you when you exit the taxi.

There is a second Playa del Carmen bus terminal called the alterna, located at Av. 20 and Calle 12. This can be convenient for you depending on the location of your vacation digs

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MICHAEL - 9 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Hotel Occidental Costa Cancun

Friendly drivers and always on time.

Know what you want before booking. Snorkeling not good, drunken co-ed vibe.
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The service was just fine. Everyone was very nice. However, it was definitely a "drunken co-ed" vibe, and that was just not what we were looking for. Loud music, and a guy dressed up in a bra and wig pouring shots into people's mouths on the way back. That's not our vibe, but if that's what you're looking for... The sea was quite choppy where we were let out to snorkel. Obviously, they can't control that, but it was so rough you really couldn't see anything. We were quite rushed, and they only provided masks and snorkels, no fins (they did provide life vests). I had my own equipment, including fins, and I actually had to help a lady who was starting to panic, as she was swallowing. I had to grab her and tow her in as the guides were yelling at us to hurry up. Finally a guide came back and helped. Not a super great experience. The beach club was ok. The food was mediocre, but that's to be expected. The beach area was crowded and smelled of raw sewage.

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