Playacar is a gated community, so you will need to check in at one of the 3 gates. Be sure to have the address of your condo or rental home available for the guard and ask the owner or management for a card if you are staying for any length of time, so you can enter through the ‘resident’ gates.
Beach Access: Bahía del Espíritu Santo and Cunaro de Piedra
The Xaman Ha Mayan ruins
Places to Eat
Don Pepperoni Playacar
La Vaqueria Burger Bar
Dona Aurelia Sabores Mexicanos
Mza 16 Paseo Xaman Ha Lt 16 Loc. 7
+52 984 879 3777
Small Mexican restaurant in Playcar. The staff is friendly and the food is consistently good. Try the wonderful chicken mole!
La Brioche French Bakery
Plaza Pakal | Local 2 Playacar Fase II
+52 984 803 4500
French bakery serving an assortment of pastries and baguettes with quality coffee. Great place to grab a sandwich or a quiche to take to the beach.
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Renting a car is a great idea for getting out from Playacar into the rest of the Yucatán peninsula and seeing Chichen Itza, Tulum and Mérida. If you’re staying in Playacar or only popping out to Quinta Avenida, a taxi or scooter is more convenient and cheaper (parking is tight in town). Car rentals in Mexico can be tricky and expensive, so if you want to rent a car, we recommend reading our post on renting a car in Playa del Carmen and Cancun. It’ll save you time, money and frustration.
Thanks for reading our guide to Playacar! If you want to find out more about the Yucatán and the Riviera Maya, check out our First Timer’s Guide to Visiting the Riviera Maya and Cancun.