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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen Car Rental Deals

SIXT is ideally placed to meet your needs for car rental in Playa del Carmen. We have branches in the center of Playa del Carmen and a little further north on the coast at the Riviera Maya/Grand Velas resort area. We provide a wide range of rental cars, and deals on useful add-ons to ensure help you have an optimal drive with your rent a car in Playa del Carmen. No matter if on an holiday weekend getaway or an longer vacation our extensive fleet and affordable rates mean we can meet your mobility needs.


Sixt Car Rental in Playa del Carmen

Our two branches for car rental in Playa del Carmen boast a fine selection of premium vehicles. You can find out more about the car categories on offer at each location by viewing the branch page. Choose which branch best suits your needs and conveniently book online or in the Sixt app. It is important to note that reservations can be only guaranteed for the selected car category as specific models are subject to availability at each location.

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With a Sixt car rental in Playa del Carmen you have the opportunity to take the wheel of first class rental vehicle for an economy price. Doing a price comparison can demonstrate our attractive rates on rental cars from luxury brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Browse our up-to-date selection of top quality compact cars and sedans, sports cars and convertibles, SUVs and vans.

We also offer a great range of extras to enhance your car rental in Playa del Carmen. Most bookings can be canceled free of charge and unlimited mileage means that you don't have to worry about additional charges if you plan to drive extensively. If you are traveling with a young family we have a choice of child seats to suit different ages and you can also share driving duties with a partner if you take out additional driver coverage.

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Traffic Information

If you are flying into Playa del Carmen, the closest airport is Cancun International Airport. It's around 35 miles north of of Playa del Carmen on Highway 307 and about 32 miles from Riviera Maya/Grand Velas on the same road. Driving into town on the 307 from the north you will come across the first major intersection at Avenida Constituyentes, which is the exit for northern Playa del Carmen areas. The next major exit is Avenida Juarez, which will take you into central areas such as the main square. Part of Highway 307 has been elevated through Playa del Carmen and this helps to cut congestion in the town and provides a faster route south. The only other major highway in the area is the 305D, which runs northwest out of town and connects with the 180D to take you west to Merida.

Driving in Playa del Carmen is easy as the town has a familiar grid road layout. Avenida Juarez is the main route running east to west. It connects the beach area and the town square to Highway 307. North-south streets are called avenues and are all numbered in multiples of 5. The pedestrian Quinta Avenida is nearest the beach. Avenida Constituyentes is the other main east-west route. Parking in Playa del Carmen is relatively plentiful and reasonably priced. There are three covered garages in the downtown area, lots of open parking lots and on-street parking areas are indicated by white curbs.

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Sixt Tips

Playa del Carmen is a fast-growing resort town and now Quintana Roo's third-biggest city. It is one of the coolest resorts on the Mayan Riviera and attracts a cosmopolitan mix of American, European and Mexican visitors. It has great beaches and nearby reefs with abundant sea life make it a great choice for scuba diving. The pedestrianized Quinta Avenida is the place to take an after-dinner stroll and people watch. Here you will also find a good selection of restaurants and stores and the bars and clubs of Quinta Avenida are the center of nightlife in Playa del Carmen. There are plenty of beach bars and clubs and Fusion features live entertainment every night. The Blue Parrot is another favorite with a spectacular fire show in the evening. There are lots of charter boats to take you fishing and many dive centers to take you out to explore the reefs, which are part of the second biggest coral reef in the world.

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Sightseeing Destinations


If the nightlife of Playa del Carmen is not enough for you, take a trip to Cancun, which is just 40 miles or so north on Highway 307. The city is famous for its nightclub scene and you will find all sorts of dance bars, discos, live shows and festivals. All tastes and all ages are catered for and you will find DJs playing everything from salsa to reggae, rock and techno.

Distances to Cancun

  • From Playa del Carmen: 44 miles, about 1 hour 8 minutes
  • From Riviera Maya/Grand Velas: 41 miles, about 1 hour 5 minutes


If peace and quiet is more your thing, head south on Highway 307 to Chemuyil, home to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mayan Riviera. It is far less crowded than other resort towns on the Riviera and more remote but is easy to reach when you rent a car. There is a lovely hiking trail running along the coast behind the beach and the restaurants specialize in affordable local cuisine. The beach is protected by a reef and the calm waters are great for snorkeling or paddling in a canoe.

Distance to Chemuyil

  • From Playa del Carmen: 28 miles, about 35 minutes
  • From Riviera Maya/Grand Velas: 33 miles, about 45 minutes
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Business Travel

There is no doubt that tourism dominates the economy in Playa del Carmen. The state of Quintana Roo is one of the fastest growing economies in Mexico and much of this is due to tourism. Puerto Calica, on the facing island of Cozumel, brings in many of these tourists on cruise ships and this deep water port is also an important cargo port. It is accessible by car ferry. The popularity of the area also attracts many conferences to the area and the major venue is the Cancun Convention Center.

Distance to Puerto Calica

  • From Playa del Carmen: 20 miles, about 1 hour 35 minutes
  • From Riviera Maya/Grand Velas:26 miles, about 1 hour 45 minutes

Distance to Cancun Convention Center

  • From Playa del Carmen: 47 miles, about 1 hour 7 minutes
  • From Riviera Maya/Grand Velas: 42 miles, about 56 minutes

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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