Originally Posted by felixvdp
Im moving to playa del carmen in january with 3-4 other people. We're looking to rent a nice house/condo for 6 months.
I was wondering if it was better to just book a couple of nights at a motel the first few nights and then just start looking for houses there? Seems to me like you can get a much better deal than through websites, because most websites are pretty expensive for what you get.
If anyone could share some info, I would highly appreciate that.
I would STRONGLY recommend not booking a place until you get down here. You want to get a feel for the place and decide what part of town you want to live in, if it's worth the extra dough to be on the beach, if you want to be close to the bars or not, etc. So yeah, just grab a hotel for a few nights while you check some places out.