All meals, snacks, and domestic and premium alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
Stocked in-room mini bar
Non-motorized water sports
Daily organized activities and nightly entertainment
Playa del Carmen’s lively, pedestrian-friendly Fifth Avenue is lined with restaurants and bars playing marimba music, and vendors hawking handmade goods and Cuban cigars. The Real Playa del Carmen Hotel sits in the center of the action, offering a new lobby area and bar that opens right onto the street. It’s within walking distance of a private beach club where a breakwater-protected cove creates good conditions for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. You can go back and forth between both properties on a complimentary shuttle that runs every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Though it's located in town, the Real Playa del Carmen has a quiet side. Hammocks hang from tree trunks throughout the property, and stone walkways are shaded by lush vegetation. Tropical landscaping surrounds three small swimming areas near thatch-roof huts. You can take a complimentary yoga class or get a massage in the spa garden.
As part of the all-inclusive package, you can dine for free at any of the hotel’s four restaurants. Maria’s specializes in Mexican-Caribbean dishes, while Albatross offers buffet cuisine and a laid-back, inviting atmosphere. There's lighter fare available at the bars onsite. After dinner, most guests funnel out to Fifth Avenue for drinking and dancing. Later, retire to your spacious master one-bedroom suite, which features a private balcony with garden views.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination
Just across the sea from the island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has been called "the hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula" by Lonely Planet. The laid-back beach bars and cafés have a way of converting vacationers into expats, but Playa's most compelling draw might be its cenotes—cavernous sinkholes filled with turquoise pools. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, particularly at the lily-pad-dotted Xlacah cenote, where you can snorkel among schools of colorful fish.
To the south, you'll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum's crumbling temples are situated on a dramatic bluff over the ocean, and Coba's enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel. There are about a dozen dive shops on the island offering trips to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world's most beautiful.
What You Get
Starting at $599, 4-, 6- or 7-night all-inclusive Playa del Carmen vacation with airfare
19 options available, including departures in September, October, November, and December from ATL, CVG, DFW, BOS, JFK, STL, DEN, PHX, or LAX.
Click here to see all options and departure dates.
Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional fee to travel solo ($289 for 7 nights, $269 for 6 nights, $189 for 4 nights). Read about package structures here.
Policies and Fees
For all options, book by: 9/13/13
Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $50 fee per person. 45-day cancellation notice required or fee equal to 50% of Groupon price applies; 31-day cancellation notice required of fee up to Groupon price. Airfare non-refundable 24 hours after booking.
Taxes: Tax included.
Airfare priced per person and based on double occupancy
Promotional value expires Sep 13, 2013. Amount paid never expires.
Book by 9/13/13 or promo value expires
Travel by 10/31/13 or 12/15/13, or depart by 9/29/13, 10/20/13 or 12/8/13, per option purchased
2/person, +2 as gifts
Valid only for option bought
Reservation required, subject to availability
Alternate departure dates/gateways may be available for additional fee
$50 fee per person to cancel
45-day cancellation required or fee of 50% of Groupon price; 31-day or fee up to Groupon price
Airfare non-refundable 24 hours after booking
18+ to check in
Credit card required at booking
Solo travel fee: $289/$269/$189 for 7/6/4 nights.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Master One Bedroom Suite
One king bed or two twin beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: Each additional adult should purchase a Groupon, call 1-800-309-4717 to inquire adding children 12 or younger.
Rollaways: not available.
Smoking policy: allowed in designated areas only.
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: call to inquire about handicap-accessible rooms.
Room upgrades: not available.
By plane: included round-tip airfare from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Logan International Airport (BOS), John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Lambert St Louis International Airport (STL), Denver International Airport (DEN), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
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