Playa Del Carmen Maps and Helpful Guides

Playa Del Carmen maps

Here is our Playa Del Carmen Maps Guide. When we travel we find it super helpful to get an understanding of where things are by looking at maps. Some of these maps for you and some we have found for you.

We have found that it is hard to find a good map of Playa Del Carmen. Even with Google and Bing maps, we find them lacking at times. We have been collecting Playa Del Carmen maps of all things we find helpful and hopefully will assist you in getting around and finding things. We will add to this collection when we find more maps of Playa Del Carmen.

Playa Del Carmen Maps

We hope this selection helps you out. If you want to see any other types of maps of Playa Del Carmen, let us know in the comments below and we will try to find one and post it here for you. We made a print button at the bottom of this page in case you wanted to print out these Playa Del Carmen maps.

Where to stay in Playa Del Carmen map

We made this map because many people going to a vacation spot find it difficult to know where to stay. There are areas inside of Playa Del Carmen and outside where hotels are listed. We hope this map will guide you to the ideal hotel for you here. If you would like to read the accompanying  article to where to stay in Playa Del Carmen, see here.


Where are the all-inclusive hotels and the best ones near Playa Del Carmen?

This map that we made shows you areas that are popular among readers for areas of all-inclusive hotels near Playa Del Carmen. This can help you find a hotel that is walkable to the downtown or close to attractions. 


This map of Playa Del Carmen shows the neighborhoods

This is the best quality we could find of this map. It does show on the map how Playa Del Carmen has expanded. Each of the color sections is a neighborhood or planned community.

Playa Del Carmen Maps
Map of Playa Del Carmen neighborhoods.

Map of the best areas to live in Playa Del Carmen

Also related to the neighborhoods of Playa Del Carmen, are the best and worst areas ranked by foreigners. This map that we made has 5 colors. Each color represents a different rank. Click on each section to read more details. 


Map of daytrips and excursions in the Riviera Maya

Are you wondering what is close and where you can go? We made this interactive map for you. You can click on each marker and see what there is to do and also follow the link to an article we wrote about that place. You can also see our entire article about excursions from Playa Del Carmen and the Riviera Maya here.

5th Avenue Map Guide

Most people are coming to Playa Del Carmen to walk on 5th Avenue. See our huge guide to what to see and where to go here!

Playa Del Carmen maps for nightlife and bars

Here are two maps we made for you that show you were the nightlife is including the clubs and live entertainment. The second map is a list of all the popular bars in the center of Playa Del Carmen. There are links on the maps for more information and the main articles for both nightlife and bars.

Playa Del Carmen Taxi Map with Prices

This is not our map but does have the prices for taxi rides in Playa Del Carmen. You click on where you are, and it will show you the rates to the other zones. This does not mean drivers will respect them though. 


Seaweed map of the beaches in Playa Del Carmen

Many people wonder what the beaches are like in Playa Del Carmen. On and off there is seaweed that lands on the beaches. Here is a map that shows what beached get hit harder and what beaches a normally more clear. To read more about this map, see our seaweed in Playa Del Carmen article here.


Map of where to buy alcohol and beer

If you are staying for a while in Playa Del Carmen you might want to know where these stores are. We made this map to accompany the article linked to it.

Map of the state and municipalities

This is a map of Quintana Roo State. You often here of areas that are the municipalities. For example, Playa Del Carmen is Solidaridad and extends well beyond the city limits of just Playa Del Carmen.

map of Quintana Roo

Playacar Playa Del Carmen Map

Many people wonder where is the Playacar section in Playa Del Carmen. Here is a map that shows you phase 2 and where the all inclusive hotels are. The “AI” on the map indicates an all inclusive hotel. At the very right of this map is the beginning of the downtown of Playa Del Carmen. It is a about a 10-20 minute walk from these all inclusive hotels into town along a nice sidewalk. Also you can see there are two all inclusive hotels that are not beachfront in the Playacar section.

Playa Del Carmen Map
Map of Playacar hotels in Phase 2

Playa Del Carmen Map of Local Buses

If you want to read more about taking the bus, read here. These are public vans and busses that only service the city of Playa Del Carmen. Most tourist do not need to use them since the downtown is walkable. Most of the busses service neighborhoods further back from the beach.

Believe it or not this is the best map we could find for the bus routes in Playa Del Carmen. Sorry it is not more zoomable. It will just give you a general overview of where busses go to.

Playa Del Carmen map of bus routes

Map of Transportation to Parts of the Riviera Maya

If you are looking for a private transfer from the Cancun Airport to your hotel or rental in Playa Del Carmen or the Riviera Maya, you can click on the section of the map you are going and get the rates and a link to the best transportation company we recommend.


Road map of Playa Del Carmen and the Yucatan Peninsula

Are you going to be driving some while here? This map shows you the few highways that run between towns and points of interest. Most of these highways are free but there are a few toll roads. these tolls can be expensive. The toll roads you are most likely to drive on are the 180 from Cancun to Chichen Itza or from Playa Del Carmen to Nuevo Xcan. This toll road will speed your way going from Playa Del Carmen to Holbox, Valladolid, Merida, Ek Balam, or Chichen Itza. This highway is so new it is not on the map below but you can read about it here.
Playa Del Carmen Map

 Beachfront restaurant map of Playa Del Carmen

Looking to enjoy a meal on the ocean? Here is our map we made for an article taking about these beachfront restaurants in Playa Del Carmen.

Bakery and sweet treats map of Playa Del Carmen

Looking for something sweet? We have you covered with this map. There are so many places to try where you can get a pastry, cake or candy. Make sure you try some of these places when in Playa Del Carmen.

Map of Playa Del Carmen for living here

Are you thinking of moving to Playa Del Carmen? Here is a map we made for you to get a feel for the area and where might be a good place for you.

Rental map for Playa Del Carmen

Here is a map we made for you so you can get a sense of what the cost of rent are like in certain areas of the city. You can follow the links on the map to read the whole article on renting in Playa Del Carmen.

Map of Playa Del Carmen for investing in real estate

Are you thinking of buying property in Playa Del Carmen? Here is a map that we made to show you where it is good to buy. There are links in the map to the complete article if you want to know more.

Opening a business in Playa Del Carmen Map

Are you thinking of moving to Playa Del Carmen and opening a business? Where are some good places to look? Here is our business map of Playa Del Carmen. It highlights some trends we have seen in the business sector and can give yo some good places to look. For more on opening a business in Playa Del Carmen you can read our article here.



Plaza Las Americas Mall in Cancun Map

Everyone likes shopping, well almost. Cancun still is a little draw for shopping since the biggest mall around is there. Plaza Las Americas Mall in Cancun is the preferred mall to go to. Here is a map of it. There is also this helpful map of the local bus service in Cancun

Playa Del Carmen Map

Is there a Playa Del Carmen map you are looking for? Let us know in the comments below and we will try to add it to the list for you.

If you like our Playa Del Carmen Guides, we have made dozens more for you here! 

Playa Del Carmen Guides

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  1. The best and most versatile website I’ve found on playa del carmen. The only thing I would like is a guide for long term rentals. Thanks for your hard work

    • You probably have seen our article on renting correct? It is about apartment renting but there is no links to agents. We will see what more we can include to make it a little easier finding a place in Playa. Thanks so much for reading!

    • Tommy, Bloody Brilliant website and tool to help all who visit this small paradise. Many Thanks & much appreciated.

  2. This guide answer a lot of question great work. Do you have a app to access this on your phone. I would like to use it at time when I am in Playa del Carmen. I am also a person looking for long term rental 6 month a year. I live in Brazil with my girlfriend I am on tourist visa in Brazil. We have to leave for 6 month each year. I do have a question to renew the visa in Mexico what is the easy way and how long do you have to stay out of the country. Suggestion would be great if you setup a referral network for long term rentals. I am part owner in the Mattress store.

    • Hello Gary

      The law only states you need to leave Mexico before your 180 days are up or what every they stamped on your passport. Many will leave for a few days and enter again to Mexico and receive another 180 days. However it is up to the immigration to how many days they give you. Right now the law does not state you need to be out of Mexico for 6 months.

      We would like to do an app and that is a good idea.

      When we find a good long term rental company we will certainly tell you about them.

  3. Thanks on your maps. They are very helpful in visiting Playa.
    I want to encourage one to continue your great job, have
    a nice evening!

    • Thank you Mike. We will keep working on more maps of the area. We have some cool ones coming out for more exploration. We hope you have a great time here in Playa Del Carmen.

  4. Great site! thanks! Im thinking of renting in Zazil-ha a few weeks, can you tell me more about this neighborhood? a friend recommended it.
    any restuarants/bars? safety? etc. thanks!

    • Hello Rick

      Zacil Ha is a large area and many area of the city are under interpretation as to where it starts and end so we will speck more about the general area.

      There are more small restaurants along 5th between CTM and 50th Street. However most of the places are below 40th Avenue going south.

      Most of the larger building and modern buildings are very safe. Since Zacil Ha boarders a more local neighbor hood, there can be friction between richer and poorer areas. This can be some pretty break ins. This happens usualy at smaller buildings that have more easy access across a wall or through windows with access. This is a not a major issue but something to note about places to stay and looking at what a place looks like before renting.

      Overall if you do not have a car you will walk more to shop and go places but it can be a quieter end of town to stay in.

  5. I please need the postal address of the post office in Playa del Carmen. I will be very grateful if someone can help me. Thank you, Jaap

    • Thank you Glen for letting us know. We hope you have or had a good time here. If there is anything else you need, feel free to contact us.

  6. I love your site. I am moving to Playa and have found it so helpful. It has been my moving bible.

    • Thanks so much for reading our website. We wish you the best in your planning. If you need anything just send us a message or post a comment here and we will get back to you.

  7. A very big thank you for all the information you have on Playa Del Carmen. I love the maps and detailed information. It made my stay there this summer so much better. Best wishes to you and I hope to return soon.

    • Thank you Gabriella. We hope you get to come back soon. We will be out exploring more places for you to visit for next time.

  8. Hello, thank for all this useful information, I am thinking to moved to Playa del Carmen, I am a retiree but mi income is not really high (is in pesos), I don’t drive but the good thing I do speak Spanish, where would you recommended to star looking for an affordable house with public and safe transportation, thank you.

    • Hello Ana

      The cheaper rental places will be on the west side of the highway in some of the planned communities. Real Ibiza is a popular one with several phases. There are mini vans to come he center of town. Most of the area around Plaza Las America’s is good because it is central.

  9. We have been planning a trip to Playa del Carmen for months now and have been using your website for everything. Thanks for all the maps that make it easy to know where to go and what to avoid.

  10. You really do have a guide for everything! I love it. I read your site all the time for details on what is new and good in the area. Keep up the good work.

  11. Hello, could you let me know where it is good to buy groceries in Playa? What are the difference between shops?

  12. I just wanted to say how helpful your website has been in my search for a new place to live. I am considering moving to Playa Del Carmen this year and have been pouring over your site for all the details. Thanks for all your articles.

  13. Your mapos are very helpful expecially the one on where to stay in Playa. I never know what part of a city is best and if I did not see it I might have ended up in Colosio. It looks near the water but not near anything else.

  14. Can you clarify where taxi Zone 1 ends and Zone 2 begins? The detail on the taxi zone chart is not clear enough to read, and it seems something important should be clearly understood. I ask that because for the last three week we have been going from CTM and 10th to Juarez and 10th and paying 25 pesos. We have had no complaints until today and the taxi driver insisted that the cut off for Zone 1 is 38th and produced a taxi chart. I which I would have had my camera to take a clear picture. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    • We only have the one map as well but upon a close examination and comparing it to google maps it does appear to be 38th street. One the map it is a large avenue but not a larger yellow one that looks to be 46th AKA CTM Avenue. It is also looks like 38th from the amount of blocks from Constituyentes Avenue.

  15. We are Retirees looking to rent long term in PDC. We have been told there is a “residential” area and a “tourist” area. Is this accurate?

    • We do have a map in this article called “Map of Playa Del Carmen for living here” It shows the areas where people live and what they are like. There are more touristic areas close to 5th Avenue but some people like to live there because it is easy to rent out when you are not there. Some of the areas from 30th Avenue and west are more locals areas. Some neighborhoods are more local and expats don’t tend to live there because the houses and apartments are close together. Driving around will give you a good feel for what might fit you the best. One deciding factor is if you want a car or not.

  16. I am really like your maps that you have made for Playa del Carmen. They are helpful and you cannot find them elsewhere.

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