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Playa Del Carmen Area - Off the beaten path..

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I am in love with the Playa Del Carmen area but the more we look the more I think we want to get off the beaten path for the ceremony.


It seems so much of the beach areas are full of resorts and condos. I think we want a more "back to nature" feel for the ceremony.


Since I can only remember populated areas any suggestions for a quiet beach or jungle area near the Playa Del Carmen? Or even a hotel with more of the natural feel? Thanks, Carla wink.gif

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Sounds like you'd be interested in Tulum. I was married at Dreams Tulum which everyone on trip advisor says is not the "real" tulum. Aside from Dreams, Tulum is a bunch of small not all inclusive hotels and the beaches are amazing (unlike at Dreams tulum which unfortunately had a crappy beach sad.gif )


But Tulum is about 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen (1h 30 - 1h45 mins from Cancun) so maybe that's too far for you.

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I agree Tulum seems like the place for you.

I have never been so no first hand advice here, but we are planning a vacation next year at Dreams Tulum and we picked Dreams Tulum for exactly all the reasons you have stated.

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Oh! My TTD pictures are from the city of Tulum... beautiful!!!! Gorgeous actually!

But, if you aren't willing to go that far... what about Akumal? I still think it's slightly past Xcaret, but it's also a cute little town with a lot of delicious restaurants!

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Originally Posted by adias.angel View Post
Thanks guys. Yea 45 minutes is a bit far. I was thinking of going no further south than xcaret.
I'm not too optimistic that you are going to find anything south of PDC and inbetween Xcaret. There is only a few hotels in PlayaCar but the beaches there are all not so pretty and erosion is taking over. Xcaret has no beach, all rocky.

You may want to consider resorts North of Playa del Carmen. Do you have a wedding coordinator? That would be a HUGE start, especially dealing with all these hotels that are 100% slammed right now due to high season and with slow turn around time to email requests.

Also, there is a private beach in PlayaCar, Phase 1 that we shoot weddings at.

Check out: del Sol Photography Wedding Photojournalism
and Sol Tamargo Photography Wedding Photojournalism

Those weddings were on that beach, receptions would have to take place in Playa somewhere or wherever you decide. In the background 1/4 mile away is a pier for the ferry to Cozumel, just to get an idea...

hope that helps :)

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Just north of Playa is a beach called Xcalacoco. It's just 10 minutes away from town and much quieter, mas tranquilo. On this beach are some small hotels,


Le Reve - Le Reve

The Tides - The Tides Riviera Maya Resort, a Luxury Playa Del Carmen Resort & Spa

Petit LaFitte - Petit Lafitte - family vacation hotel in Playa del Carmen


There is also a rustic restaurant called Coco's. All of these have a beautiful beach for a wedding. Not such a great beach for swimming because it's rocky, but not crowded and super close to town. I think they would be happy to arrange a wedding there for you.


We fell in love with this beach, we just bought a house there :)

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I've been on the beach and in the reception area of the Tides but I haven't been through. It looks great and the area is great. I sent some clients who were scouting there and they loved it.

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