Get to know this expat-friendly Mexican town near Cancun, and one of the 20 Best Places to Live 2017. Get the inside scoop on Playa del Carmen, including where to eat, drink, play, and stay.
Just south of Cancun, this town is easy and affordable to get to and it has become genuinely international—lots of digital nomads have figured this out and are making Playa del Carmen their base. And with good reason: The beaches along this stretch of coast are gorgeous—from Playa del Carmen all the way south to Tulum. And, of course, with Cancun just 45-60 minutes north, there’s access to good hospitals and “American” amenities one might long for in more far-flung locations.