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Emergency numbers

Main emergency helpline 911

Hospitals in Playa del Carmen

Hospiten β€” The largest hospital and most well-equipped hospital in Playa del Carmen (with that comes a higher price than other local health centers.) You're more likely to find English-speaking staff than any other hospital in the area. CostaMed β€” A hospital center that offers the same services as Hospiten + dental. The majority of the staff speaks English.

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Is Playa del Carmen safe for solo female travelers?

"Playa del Carmen is a rather safe city for female solo travelers. However, I don't recommend going to a club on your own or walking alone at night. Stay away from drugs and do not drink excessively, and you will have a great time exploring this city. At no point did I feel unsafe in this city."
β€”Steph Kloeckener, writer at A Nomad's Passport

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Best travel insurance for Playa del Carmen

Travel insurance isn't mandatory, but recommended. 
Choose a plan that offers coverage for Covid-19 and unexpected quarantine.


*this information is taken from the official CDC website

There are no vaccinations required for entry to Mexico but check with your doctor if they recommend taking additional ones against:

  • Tetanus

  • Typhoid

  • Hepatitis A.

Drinkable tap water?

No. The locals avoid drinking tap water in Mexico because it's not clean enough to drink. Try to brush your teeth with bottled water too.

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