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Located at the edge of Mexico’s stunning Yucatan Peninsula on its Caribbean coast, Playa del Carmen is one of the Mayan Riviera’s premiere vacation destinations. And with their privacy, style, staff, and amenities, Playa del Carmen luxury villas let you experience the best that this beautiful resort town has to offer.
Originally a small fishing village, Playa del Carmen first became known in the 1960s as a ferry stop to nearby Cozumel. In the 1980s, the area began transforming into a popular tourism destination of its own, thanks in part to the opening of the Cancun International Airport.
While it was known in the 1980s as an off-the-beaten-path destination for backpackers, the 1990s saw significant development in Playa del Carmen’s tourism sector as resorts began popping up and travellers flocked to the area to experience its beautiful beaches, famous nightlife, and enchanting Mayan Ruins. It was around this time that villa rentals in Playa del Carmen started developing as well, as guests craved a higher standard of luxury and privacy.
Playa del Carmen continued to develop further since then, and today there’s a greater emphasis on honouring Mayan culture and embracing the ecology that offers so much to this beautiful region. Our Playa del Carmen villas proudly contribute to this rich heritage.
Renting a villa in Playa del Carmen is easy with Rental Escapes. First, choose your approximate travel dates. Next, decide on your party size. From there, your Rental Escapes villa specialist will be happy to present you with the best available options, including beachfront villas, villas with private chefs, and villas in the gated development of Playacar. After, your concierge can help with any requests you may have, including airport transfers, car rentals, boat charters, private chef service, and anything else you can think of.
Playa del Carmen is home to stretches of beautiful coastline, especially in the Playacar development, as well as a bustling core of shopping and nightlife known as La Quinta (5th Avenue).
Luxury villas in Playa del Carmen can be found all along the coast and in are often fully staffed, and any additional staff you may want can be added by your concierge.
Our Playa del Carmen villas are also independently owned and operated, so each has its own sense of style and character, with unique architectural touches and distinct interior design.
Below are a few of our guests’ favourites, including beachfront villas, villas with private chefs, and villas in Playacar.
While Playa del Carmen is home to some great restaurants, nothing beats having your own private chef on hand, ready to make your favourites. That’s why Playa del Carmen villas with chefs offer such an unparalleled luxury experience. They include:
Villa Kin Ich: Located directly on the beach, Villa Kin Ich benefits not only from one of the most coveted and private locations in Playacar, but it’s also the closest villa to the shopping and nightlife of La Quinta. The stunning interior and exterior design perfectly complement its ocean views, and the full staff, including private chef, are at your service. All that’s left is to enjoy a vacation experience that you’ll never forget.
Casa Corazon: A true homage to the culture and landscaping of the Mayan Riviera, Casa Corizon blends traditional patterns with modern amenities and lush landscaping to create an ambiance that honours and elevates Playa del Carmen’s legacy. Combine with its privileged location near La Quinta, its panoramic views, and its private chef service, and you have a vacation experience that you can’t get anywhere else.
Alta Vista: With an open floor plan, a rooftop infinity pool, a swim-up bar, a beachfront location, and a talented chef ready to wow, staying at Villa Alta is like having a private resort for you and up to 16 guests. All you have to do is relax, unwind, and indulge.
For many, the beach is the top reason to visit the Mayan Riviera. Beachfront villas in Playa del Carmen let you experience the best of beach life from the comfort of your own private infinity pool. They include:
Casa Clara: Located across the street from Playacar Beach, Casa Clara is surrounded by panoramic views and lush tropical flora. Take it all in from the rooftop terrace over margaritas or from the loungers around the pool – this is villa living at its finest.
Beach House: Beachfront in Playacar, Beachhouse is a chic 4-bedroom villa that’s perfect for smaller groups. The interior is modern and well-appointed, and the exterior features a private pool, hot tub, and, of course, the soft white sand and turquoise waters that made the Mayan Riviera famous.
Casa Vela: Located directly on the sand in a 100-acre nature reserve, Casa Vela is a 4-bedroom, three-story palapa that perfectly reflects the diverse and stunning ecosystem around it. It’s also equipped with fun extras like stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, table tennis, and bocce ball, while the full staff on hand is there to create stunning meals, guide you around the grounds, and fulfill any requests you may have. A truly magical experience.
A gated community home to some of the best beaches in Playa del Carmen, Playacar villa rentals stand out as among the most luxurious in the Mayan Riviera. Some of our guests’ favourites include:
Villa Kaa Naa: Nestled within Playacar and surrounded by lush vegetation you’ll find Villa Kaa Naa, a charming 5-bedroom villa whose exterior design perfectly compliments its rich landscaping. The interior is equally balanced, with a minimalistic, open floor plan blending with rich organic materials and imaginative designs to create a unique ambiance.
Vista Hermosa: Directly across from the beach, Vista Hermosa truly lives up to its name, especially when you’re taking in the view from the loungers set directly on the infinity edge pool. And with 8 well-appointed bedrooms and a large outdoor living area, it makes an ideal stay for up to 16 guests.
Villa Saasil: Impeccably designed and exuding a Zen-like ambiance, Villa Saasil stands out as one of Playacar’s most tasteful villas. Little touches like the three-level pool, the hammock hanging over it, the arched red brick ceiling, and the 1,900 acres of beautifully manicured gardens all create a blissful retreat for up to 10 guests.
Most visitors to Mexico, including from the US, UK, EU, and Canada, only need to show a valid passport upon entry for stays less than 180 days.
Most visitors to Playa del Carmen will arrive by air, flying into Cancun International Airport, which services both domestic and international flights. Once you arrive, your Rental Escapes concierge can arrange an airport transfer.
To travel within Playa del Carmen, most guests use taxis, rental cars, or private drivers to get around, all of which can be arranged by your concierge as well.
Peak season in Playa del Carmen runs from December to April. This is when temperatures are mildest and driest, but also when you’ll find the most tourists. If you plan to visit during this time, make sure you book in advance.
Shoulder season from May-July and November-December is a favourite time for many, as you’ll find fewer crowds and better deals. The weather’s still great, though there’s sometimes a chance of showers in the afternoons.
Low season runs from July-October. This is when you’ll see the fewest crowds and the best deals, but also the highest chances of precipitation. September and October are also hurricane season, though your chances of running into an actual hurricane are quite low.
Visit the Mayan Ruins: Mayan ruins are scattered all throughout the Mayan Riviera, including the famed Chichen Itza pyramid site and the Temple of the Wind God in Tulum. For many, these are must-visits, while the nearby Coba and Muyil ruins offer a lesser-known but equally impressive experience.
Enjoy Xcaret Park: A true testament to the beauty and culture of the Mayan Riviera, Xcaret eco-park offers cultural performances, swimming in cenotes and underground rivers, dolphin experiences, and so much more.
Stroll down La Quinta: Playa del Carmen’s shopping, nightlife, and dining hub, La Quinta (Fifth Avenue) is also the beating heart of this resort town. Visit in the evening and take in its vibrant atmosphere.
Playa del Carmen is home to a bustling food scene, with everything from fine dining to street food options, as well as both international and Mexican cuisine.
There’s a big emphasis on fresh seafood, with grilled shrimp, lobster, octopus, and fish all being readily available.
Local specialties include ceviche, Yucatan dishes like salbutes and panuchos, conchinita pibli (slow-roasted pork), and other Mexican favourites like tacos, enchiladas, moles and more.
Your Rental Escapes concierge can also arrange private chef service and pre-stocking on any villa stay.
Playa del Carmen benefits from a warm, tropical climate, with dry winters and springs and humid summers and falls.
Winter in Playa del Carmen is the mildest and driest time of the year, with average temperatures of 23-28°C (73-82°F) and average rainfall of 45-55 mm (1.8-2.2 in).
Spring remains relatively mild and dry, though with an occasional chance of short showers in the afternoon. Average temperatures are 24-30°C (75-86°F) and average rainfall is 20-40 mm (0.8-1.6 in).
Summer sees both temperatures and precipitation increase, with showers and thundershowers being a possibility in the afternoons. Average temperatures are 25-32°C (77-90°F) and average rainfall is 80-150 mm (3.1-5.9 in).
Fall, lastly, sees the heat start to cool down, though with the chance of showers still present. Average temperatures are 24-30°C (75-86°F) and average rainfall is 75-150 mm (3.0-5.9 in).
If you’re hoping to visit this beautiful part of Mexico, Rental Escapes can elevate your Playa del Carmen villa rental into a true luxury experience.
Our portfolio includes the finest villa rentals in Playa del Carmen, including luxury villas in Playacar, beachfront villas, villas with private chefs, and much more.
Your Rental Escapes reservations expert can find the best villa for your group, and your concierge personalizes your trip to create the ultimate Playa del Carmen villa experience.
Contact us today to reserve your next dream holiday!