One of the most common questions among tourists who have as a destination the beaches of the Caribbean Sea such as Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel or Cancún.
What is the most convenient airport to travel to the caribbean?
Depending on where you want to go I will tell you exactly where you should arrive.
Airport near Playa del Carmen
Unfortunately, Playa del Carmen does not have its own airport, but there are two options you can consider.
The first one is the international airport in Cancún, you can take a bus or cab to Playa del Carmen and it will only take you about 50 minutes to get to Playa del Carmen.
The second option is the international airport of Cozumel, which is approximately 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen, but you must consider that to cross to the beach you will have to take a ferry.
How far is Playa del Carmen from Cancún
Since Cancún is the airport that receives the most foreigners, you will probably be interested to know how far is Cancún from playa del carmen.
The distance is approximately 55 kilometers, which is equivalent to a 50 minutes drive.
Cancún to Playa del Carmen
If you are at the airport you can take a cab or a bus as mentioned above.
And if you are in the city you can take public transportation or vans as they are known here, it will take you the same time to get to Playa del Carmen, approximately 50 minutes but it will be much cheaper and will leave you in the center of Playa del Carmen a few blocks from 5th avenue.
Playa del Carmen map
Now that you are in Playa del Carmen you probably want to know a little about what to do in Playa del Carmen and the places you can visit, so here is a map of Playa del Carmen.
Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Getting to Tulum from Playa del Carmen is easy as there are vans that leave from downtown Playa del Carmen to Tulum and at a very cheap price like $40 pesos, you can also take the van from the federal highway.
And the van will take you to the center of Tulum, depending on the area of Tulum you will probably have to take a cab, and in terms of time and distance, it is almost the same as the one from Cancun to Playa del Carmen.