Does Carnival go to Playa del Carmen?

Is Playa del Carmen safe to walk around?

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico has been safe place especially compared to other tourist destinations or even where you might live. There are things however, to watch out for and know what are areas of concern. In general tourists have few issues with safety in Playa Del Carmen.

Where does my cruise ship dock?

Depending on the depth of the water and the available infrastructure at the port you’re visiting, your ship will either dock at a pier or anchor offshore. If your ship is docked, you’ll be able to simply walk off the vessel directly onto dry land via a movable ramp called a gangway.

Do Cruises dock in Cancun?

Cancun is one of the most popular beach destinations in North America, but cruise ships don’t actually dock in or near Cancun. In fact, the nearest genuine port of call to Cancun is Playa del Carmen.

Which is better Tulum or Playa del Carmen?

Tulum is more the destination of choice for those looking for an off-the-beaten-path, back-to-nature adventure where everything is much more rustic, small-scale, and low-key than in Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen is the better choice for those looking for a little more action and modern accommodation than in Tulum.

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How long do you need in Playa del Carmen?

Backpackers and other independent travelers can see most of Playa Del Carmen in three days. It will depend on what type of experience you want though. Playa Del Carmen does not offer really any museums or major cultural experiences.

Why is Playa del Carmen so expensive?

It is more expensive than most other Mexican cities.

Playa Del Carmen is more expensive then most other places in Mexico because rents are high on 5th Avenue and prices have to be passed on. Many things are imported to Playa and this adds to the cost as well.

Is Playa del Carmen walkable?

Playa Del Carmen (or just “Playa” as called by locals) was a small fishing coastal town that has developed into a city with lots of tourist infrastructure but has retained some of the small town feel and is easily walkable.

Is it safe to go out at Playa del Carmen at night?

While we would never suggest walking around anywhere at night (especially by yourself), Playa del Carmen is technically safe at night. There are dodgy areas that you should avoid, but if you stay on the typical touristy streets, you will be okay. It is better to stick with a group though.

What to know before going to Playa del Carmen?

10 Great Tips for Playa Del Carmen

  • Picking the right time of year to come to Playa Del Carmen. …
  • Avoid overly pushy store keepers or street sellers. …
  • Taking photos with characters on 5th Avenue and tipping. …
  • Drink up and we don’t mean just alcohol. …
  • Better safe then sorry where you use your ATM card or credit card.
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