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Weather Averages for Playacar in December
Averages for Playacar in December
A small section of southern Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Mexico, is known as being the hotel capital of the Riviera Maya. Filled with top resorts, fine dining and water sports galore, it’s a hugely popular holiday destination for couples and families.
The arrival of the festive season, coupled with spectacular weather, means December is an especially busy time in Playacar. Gone are the summer rains, and precipitation drops to just 97 mm over the course of the month. Winter temperatures are remarkably high by British standards, ranging from 19 to 29 degrees Celsius.
There’s great shopping in Playacar, with plenty of places to pick up some cultural and unique Christmas gifts and souvenirs. Plaza Playacar is the largest shopping centre in Playacar and fits in well with its surroundings, designed in traditional Maya style. Jewellery and clothing from Mexico and the Caribbean are popular buys, as are handmade goods and trinkets. Many US and international big name brands can be found at the nearby Paseo del Carmen shopping mall, located close to the ferry terminal.
Those looking for an elegant place for a Christmas or New Year meal will enjoy the sophistication of The Grill at the Royal Hideaway. Diners can select juicy steaks, chicken and vegetable dishes in the most romantic of settings, with candlelit tables and blue hues amongst the otherwise crisp white decorated dining room.
Those looking for an all inclusive complex should look no further than the Viva Wyndham Maya. With rooms from just £137 per night, this is one of Playacar’s best value all inclusive resorts. The outdoor ocean-view swimming pool is a major draw here, providing spectacular views over the Riviera Maya. The resort is particularly welcoming of families, with kid’s clubs and children-focused entertainment in the evenings.