Last Updated on February 11, 2022 by Janine
On the hunt for beachfront Airbnbs in Playa del Carmen? Look no further! Each of these stunning properties would make the perfect base for a visit to the Riviera Maya.
Playa del Carmen is one of the most popular destinations in the Riviera Maya, and it’s easy to see why. This laid-back city is sprawled along some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. It’s host to lively nightlife, incredible restaurants, and it’s perfectly situated amongst all the best excursions the Riviera Maya has to offer.
And, if you’re headed to Playa, one of the best beach towns in Mexico, you might as well stay right on the damn beach!
I’ve curated this list of Airbnbs based on my experience living in Playa del Carmen. These rentals are all well-located in safe and convenient neighborhoods, offer excellent amenities, and have great reviews. While I haven’t stayed in them personally, I would feel completely confident in booking any of these properties.
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- Beachfront Airbnbs in Playa del Carmen
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- Additional travel resources for Playa del Carmen
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Why choose Airbnb?
Airbnb is my favorite option for accommodation throughout Mexico. It allows you to base yourself in neighborhoods that you wouldn’t find yourself in if you stayed in a hotel. As a result, you get to see Mexico from a local’s perspective and have a more immersive experience. You get to see what it would be like to live there!
Airbnbs are a fantastic option for extended stays, as you can book units with full kitchens and living areas. This helps you save money by preparing your own meals and offers you a comfortable space to relax between outings!
Beachfront Airbnbs in Playa del Carmen
Incredible 2 bedroom beach house
This two-bedroom, two-bath condo is situated just steps from the beach and two blocks from 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. The unit offers a full kitchen, a dining area, and a living space with a fold-out couch. There are sliding doors opening up onto a balcony, perfect for sipping cocktails in the evening.
The master bedroom boasts a luxurious king-sized bed, and the loft-style second bedroom features both a queen bed and a king bed.
In addition to beach proximity, the building offers a pool and is situated just a few blocks from the heart of 5th Avenue. You can walk everywhere from this Airbnb!
Oceanview studio suite
This beautiful studio is well-located and offers incredible amenities and tasteful decor. It has a king-sized bed, a mid-century inspired sofa-bed, and a dining table for two.
The kitchen features a full-sized fridge and a cooktop. It’s small but sufficient for whipping up simple meals. There’s a coffeemaker for mornings and a microwave, which is perfect for reheating leftovers!
The unit also offers a balcony with an ocean view. Within the building, you’ll find a rooftop pool and lounge area offering unobstructed views of the ocean. There’s also a jacuzzi, a spa, and a bar area!
Best of all, this Airbnb is located in the heart of 5th Avenue, meaning it’s easy to walk to most attractions, particularly restaurants, beaches, and bars.
Luxury condo in pueblito escondido
This beachfront Airbnb offers everything you could want in a Playa del Carmen accommodation. Not only is the unit just steps from the beach, but the complex also offers two pools, one on the rooftop offering panoramic views of the ocean.
The condo is decorated in a chic, minimalist style, using earth tones to invoke a tranquil, beachy feel. This unit offers one bedroom with a king bed and a living area equipped with a sofa bed. There is a full kitchen with a breakfast bar and a dining area with seating for four people.
The kitchen boasts a full-sized fridge, stove, and microwave, along with plenty of counter space for meal prep.
This condo is well-located and perfectly appointed, making it a fantastic base for exploring Playa del Carmen.
Safe, modern luxury apartment
With stylish, modern decor, spacious rooms, and an abundance of natural light, this Airbnb offers the perfect space for relaxing between excursions.
The condo sits on the very popular Calle 38 Norte, just off 5th Avenue and a block from the beach.
The unit features one bedroom with a king bed, a spacious living area, and a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with a breakfast bar. The living room opens up to a large balcony with jungle views. The dining table seats eight, and the fold-out sofa in the living room enables this unit to sleep up to 4 guests.
While the unit itself doesn’t offer ocean views, there is a rooftop pool and jacuzzi that does! The complex also features a well-equipped gym.
This part of Playa del Carmen is known for its beautiful, modern condo buildings, fantastic cafes, and boutique shopping. 38 Norte is a lush, tree-lined corridor down to the beach. You’ll find fabulous restaurants and bars along this stretch, too, including Trujillo Cantina, which serves delicious cocktails in a jungle setting.
With an average rating of 4.9 stars and a plethora of rave reviews, you’re sure to enjoy your stay in this gorgeous condo.
Casa Moskito, oceanfront villa
This incredible beachfront villa offers the ultimate Playa del Carmen experience!
With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this Airbnb can accommodate up to 8 guests. Two of the bedrooms offer king beds, while the third holds two queen beds and a crib.
The villa has an open-concept floor plan, making it great for groups. The kitchen features full-sized appliances (including a dishwasher!), a microwave, blender, toaster oven, and coffee maker. Off the dining room, which seats 6, you’ll find a small bar area, offering sufficient space for drink prep and storage!
The spacious living room features floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that reveal incredible views of the ocean. The doors open up to a terrace with an outdoor dining space and an infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean sea! What more could you ask for?!
Located within the gated community of Playacar, this villa is within walking distance of 5th Avenue yet far enough removed to shelter you from the noise of Playa’s party scene.
This would make the perfect spot for a family trip or a girls’ getaway!
Spacious condo in beachfront complex
Located in the Pueblito Escondido complex, this condo offers spacious rooms with contemporary decor.
The unit includes one bedroom with a king bed, a large living area, a dining table that seats four, and a full kitchen with a breakfast bar. With a full-sized fridge and stove, cooking meals in this unit. Plus, there’s a microwave available for reheating takeout.
There is a small balcony off the living room which overlooks the pool area.
While this condo doesn’t offer ocean views from the unit, the complex is located steps from the beach. Additionally, there is a rooftop pool and lounge area that offers ocean views!
Pueblito Escondido sits just a short walk off of 5th Avenue, along Calle 38. This is one of the best areas to stay in Playa del Carmen, as you’re just steps from beaches, bars, restaurants, and more! Best of all, in this location, you’re sheltered from the noise of the 5th Avenue nightlife.
With an abundance of amenities and a fantastic location, this condo makes a lovely place to stay in Playa del Carmen!
Conveniently-located beachfront condo
The decor may be slightly dated, but with all the incredible amenities this beachfront Airbnb has to offer, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is the decor.
The unit offers a kitchen with a full-sized fridge, a cooktop, a microwave, and a toaster oven—the dining table seats four. In the living room, you’ll find 2 built-in sofas with pull-out beds. There is a large, covered terrace off the living area, perfect for sipping your morning coffee or evening drinks.
The bedroom features a king bed, a television, and plenty of clothing storage.
Beyond your room, this condo complex sits in a killer beachfront location and offers multiple pools for guests to enjoy. There is even a pool bar/restaurant open from 9 to 5 each day!
This condo sits at the South end of Playa del Carmen, near the desirable Playacar community. From here, you are within easy walking distance of the beautiful Playacar beaches, the ferry to Cozumel, and everything that 5th Avenue has to offer.
They may not be beachfront, but each of these Airbnbs still has plenty to offer. Don’t overlook them!
Villa with private pool, 2 blocks from the beach
Located just 2 blocks from the beach, this bright villa offers a peaceful respite from Playa’s lively scene.
The unit features a full kitchen, a living space with a large flat-screen TV, an outdoor dining area, and a bedroom with a king bed and a small workspace.
Off the living room, sliding doors open onto a peaceful outdoor dining space and a private pool surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation. There’s even a hammock for lounging!
This villa is located inside the Playacar development, a beautiful gated community south of 5th Avenue. The bars and restaurants along 5th Ave are just a 10-minute walk from this unit.
It may not be beachfront, but the private pool and beautiful garden scenery offer a fantastic alternative.
Luxurious Ocean View Condo
This gorgeous Airbnb offers spacious, well-appointed rooms and a peek-a-boo ocean view.
The unit has 2 bedrooms; the master features a king bed and an en-suite bathroom, while the second boasts two single beds.
The living area features an open floor plan. The kitchen holds full-sized appliances, making it easy to prepare meals during long-term stays. You can even admire the ocean view while you cook! Floor to ceiling glass sliders open off the living room to reveal a large balcony with additional seating and an outdoor dining table. The balcony overlooks the pool, and you’ll be able to see the ocean peeking through the palm trees too.
This condo complex holds multiple pools: one on the roof with amazing views and one on the ground level. Additionally, your rental includes beach towels and snorkeling gear, so you’ll have everything you need for a fantastic day at the beach.
The contemporary furnishings and spacious rooms make this a chic and comfortable condo perfect for extended stays. Plus, the convenient, beach-adjacent location puts you within a quick walk of everything that Playa has to offer.
Additional travel resources for Playa del Carmen
These gorgeous Playa del Carmen Airbnbs are just the first step in planning your visit.
You may find the following posts helpful as you continue planning your trip to this part of the Riviera Maya:
- How to Get From Cancun to Playa del Carmen
- The Ultimate Playa del Carmen Itinerary
- Awesome Day Trips from Playa del Carmen
- Riviera Maya Transportation Guide
- Incredible Things to do in the Riviera Maya
Or, click here to read everything I’ve written on the Riviera Maya!
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