Here are some Playa del Carmen facts that you need to know before packing your bag and travelling to this beautiful Caribbean city:
Visas: Citizens of some countries, including the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Chile Japan, and almost all countries in Western Europe, do not need a visa to enter the country as tourists.
Entry Requirements: You will need a birth certificate with an official state seal or a valid passport. Bring a valid photo ID in case you do not have a driver’s license.
Currency: The Mexican peso is widely used in Playa del Carmen, although the US dollar is also widely accepted.
Currency Exchange: The city has many banks and ATMs. If you are looking for currency-exchange houses, go to the area along Quinta Avenida at Calle 8 or close to the pier.
Seasons: Mid-December to Easter is the major high season. There is some kind of mini high season in the month of August. Low season is the rest of the year.
Crime: Playa del Carmen is generally safe and peaceful. But take extra care when you are in a tourist area. Just like many other cities, there are pickpockets who victimize tourists.
On the beach: Swimming in the beaches of Playa del Carmen presents a serious danger from undertow. Just follow the flag system when swimming in the alluring glasslike water.
Inoculations: No inoculations are needed to enter the country, although it is always a good idea to consult with a medical practitioner for current requirements.