Playa Del Carmen is quite small so it’s easy to get around by foot. A bike is provided if you would like to use it.
For day trips, you can rent a car. There are several car rental places around, and we find that it’s cheaper to go off 5th Avenue.
If you use taxi, it’s best to stay away from the ones on 5th Avenue. They tend to charge 3-4 times than the normal rate. Taxis are quite inexpensive in Playa.
Ado bus is an inexpensive ways to take day trips to Tulum, Coba, Meridad or other cities. Go to the bus station on 5th to get a schedule.