Flying to Riviera Maya means Cancun Airport then a direct bus ride of about an hour. As a large holiday destination, there are direct flights to Cancun from practically any city in the US, Canada, and several in the rest of Latin America, as well as from many European cities (e.g. Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Lisbon, etc.).
(IH Riviera Maya also offers transportation to our guests at the school residence to and from the airport.)
Getting around Playa del Carmen is easy thanks to the mix of local and public transport. There are city buses all over the city, with a stop just a five minute walk from the school. There are also the Colectivos, a minibus public transport service all over the Riviera Maya area. You can take shuttles to cities nearby and use the two ADO Bus stations (several routes).
The nearest places around the school to get some lunch or a coffee are Starbucks, A-cacao, Chez Celine, Bisquets Obregon, Bio-Natural, La senda Vegana and Sushi-ken, all five minutes’ walk away. The closest (within five blocks) supermarkets to the school and residences are Plaza fiesta alegría, Walmart, Mega Soriana and Super aki.
We have our very own purpose built student residence, just a 5 minute walk from the school. There are communal areas and kitchens, where you can relax with other students from around the world - or you can rest and work in your own room.
If you would like to arrange your own accommodation that is fine as well - we'll happily give suggestions on best areas, distance to the school, transportation options and potential routes.