Playacar is an upscale resort area of Playa del Carmen.
Located south of Cozumel, it is a gated community that has grown with Playa del Carmen, just south of its main urban area. Playacar is approximately a 40 minutes drive from Cancun. It is composed of 2 sections: the first one, Playacar Phase 1 offers nice by-the-sea secluded beaches and very exclusive villas, very close to downtown Playa del Carmen. The second, Playacar Phase II, was built around a golf course designed by Robert von Hagge, and exposes all inclusive resorts and private villas all around.