Cool Beach Retreats in the Vibrant City of Playa del Carmen

Not a sleepy fishing village

Over the years Playa del Carmen has become a thriving urban Caribbean destination. Playa is the 15th most popular destination in the world in the TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards 2018. And it is the #2 vacation destination of all of the Mexico destinations this year according to Travel Pulse.

So many people turn to Loco Gringo for villa and house vacation rentals we spent our summer adding some exceptional places in Playa to listings. Keeping all the desires and needs of you, our guest, in mind we wanted to share these great vacation rentals with you.

We love focusing on Playacar because it is an exclusive neighborhood in Mexico’s trendy Playa del Carmen. Relax and enjoy a peaceful vacation yet be close enough to the fabulous restaurants, shopping, water sports and entertainment that Playa offers. Playacar a gated community on the south side of the city of Playa offering a gated community, a stunning beach and delightful little shops and eateries within the development itself.

Find peace and refinement in an urban paradise

Villa Turquesa is one of our newest listings.

Here you can bask in the charm,  and creative design with a Mexican twist at Villa Turquesa in Playacar. This enchanting and elegant, four-bedroom home features ocean views throughout, two pools, and a rooftop terrace, and direct access to Playacar beach.

What we love:

  • Many of the rooms have ocean views
  • Plunge pool on the roof terrace
  • And just walk across the road, and you are on the wide open beach

Vacation Rental:  Casa Clara

Casa Clara is a lush, tropical villa in the heart of Playa del Carmen. This six-bedroom, six-bathroom extraordinary villa surrounds you with tropical surroundings and panoramic ocean views from the terrace – all just minutes away from the shops and restaurants of Fifth Avenue. Casa Clara brings the beauty and peace of paradise in sharp relief. You are surrounded by flora and fauna with stunning views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

What we love:

  • The opportunity to dine al fresco by the pool 
  • Palapa rooftop terrace (great for gazing at the lights of Cozumel)
  • The massive sliding doors that allow you to open up the villa and make the indoors and outdoors a vast living space

Best Vacation Rental for Groups and Family Reunions

And then there is Villa Alta Vista. With awe-inspiring ocean views, eight bedrooms, large common areas, and a rooftop infinity pool, this Playacar vacation villa is ideal for large families and groups seeking a luxury beach escape. At this vacation rental villa, your group will love the secure location just one block from the coast, only a 30-second walk from the stunning Playacar beach. The thrill of the famous 5th Avenue and Downtown Playa del Carmen lies just a 12-minute walk from the villa, setting you within easy distance of the city’s colorful shopping, restaurants and nightlife for memorable days and nights out on the town.

What we love:

  • The finished roof-top with an infinity pool
  • Chef services (Really, who wants to cook?)
  • And all the high-tech electronic needs including plasma tv, wifi, outdoor speaker system

Indeed Villa Alta Vista was built for multi-gen family gatherings or families and friends who are vacationing together.

These homes book in advance for the prime weeks. So we recommended booking months in ahead of time to ensure you get the dates you need. 


Call us today and we happy to hand-craft a vacation that you will love.  Call us at 512-853-9676.  

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