Sailing in Playa del Carmen
Located on the Riviera Maya strip forty miles from Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a beautiful Mexican coastal town with stunning beaches, world-class resorts, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.
Compared to its more visited cousin, Cancun, Playa del Carmen’s true treasure lies in its proximity to local ruins, a vibrant coral reef, and exotic aquatic wildlife. A Playa del Carmen Yacht rental provides the best opportunity to explore the bay surrounding the town and engage in exciting aquatic sports and activities like fishing, snorkeling, and so much more.
The Beaches of Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen takes up 32km of the Riviera Maya coastline and has a lot of local beaches despite its size. Playa has everything from white-sand beaches to rocky, sandy stretches and shallow bays with sparkling coral sands.
Playacar is touted by most locals and travelers as the best beach in the town because of its open space and the accompanying resorts and restaurants. In addition, Punta Esmeralda is the safest beach for families, while Xcalacoco beach and Inti beach are the best for sailors on their Playa del Carmen yacht rental.
Akuma Beach is well known for its world-class diving instructors and facilities. Most of the other beaches around Playa are either built around private resorts or are well-hidden and cater to travelers looking for more privacy and intimacy while visiting or sailing Playa del Carmen.
Marinas and Anchorages in Playa del Carmen
The skippers are nice and cordial, and depending on what packages you pay for, they will either take you on a Playa del Carmen catamaran tour around the bay or let you sail to places by yourself. The local reefs are a good place to visit and snorkel with your Playa del Carmen catamaran charter.
However, if you’re looking for a more relaxing experience, you can sign up for a catamaran tour Playa del Carmen. The tours feature snorkeling trips, well-made local cuisine, and a helpful guide that’ll show you the most exciting parts of the town from the water. In addition, they offer the kind of service you would expect from yacht charters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, while only at a fraction of the price.
Keep an eye out for Marina Fonatur, Marina Kaybal, and The Reef Marinas to get the best yacht charter Playa del Carmen. You can also stop at any of the anchorages to store your party boat rentals in Mexico.
Land Attraction Playa del Carmen
There are tons of stimulating things to see and do in Playa del Carmen. Once you step off your catamaran, you can kick your feet up at a local resort, visit the seaside restaurants and bars to experience the best of the town, or sign up for a trip to any of the world-famous Mayan ruins located in the Riviera Maya.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can rent a car and make the trip yourself. Tulum, the site of the Tulum ruins, is a popular secondary destination for people visiting Playa del Carmen. After touring the picturesque ruins by the beach, they retire with Tulum Yacht rentals to explore the surrounding waters.
If you’ve still not had enough excitement, you can also tour the local underground water system, take a snorkel trip alongside sharks, and enjoy private dinners on board luxurious yachts.
Weather in Playa del Carmen
Like the rest of Mexico and the Caribbean, Playa del Carmen sees good sunshine year-round, meaning it’s always a great time to go Playa del Carmen sailing. April-May is the High season and the best months of the year to book a private catamaran Playa del Carmen. The temperature averages between 70 and 90 degrees.
June to September is hurricane season, so the weather gets very bizarre, especially towards the end of the season. Therefore, we recommend only booking a catamaran in Playa del Carmen after you’ve checked the forecast. October to March is the dry season, and the temperature spikes a bit during those months, but it’s good enough weather to plan a Playa del Carmen catamaran tour.
Planning the trip
Most tourists and Island hoppers that visit Playa del Carmen come by ferry or drive down from the local airport in Cancun. The town is very welcoming and is packed with people from all over the world. As with any major tourist destinations, it pays to book ahead to get the best catamaran rental Playa del Carmen, private boat charter Playa del Carmen, and hotels ahead. The city can get wild, especially at night, and the local authorities advise travelers to remain cautious and don’t visit any places they wouldn’t go in their town or city.