BY: VIVA LA TRAVELISTA
Which is better?
As a travel blogger that lives in Playa del Carmen, here's my take on how each compares when it comes to beaches, hotels, safety, nightlife, and more!
Can't decide between Playa del Carmen and Cancun?
Playa del Carmen is small, laid-back, and walkable, while Cancun is much larger and more bustling.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
The beaches in Cancun have bright turquoise water and are a bit more picturesque than Playa del Carmen beaches, although the waves can be stronger.
Both destinations have amazing hotels and all inclusive resorts but Playa del Carmen has a bit more variety for all budgets.
Both towns are under the same travel advisory but Playa del Carmen has a slightly lower crime rate than Cancun.
Both towns have vibrant nightlife but Cancun's Hotel Zone is famous for its nightclubs and party atmosphere.
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