Playa del Carmen vs Porto

Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 259,453 237,559
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Moderate Very High
Main airport Cancun International Airport (CUN) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit January - May, October - December May - September
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2183 $2050
Rent $941 $836
Groceries $129 $173
Dining out $211 $326
Cafe $43 $52
Coworking space $163 $112
Mobile internet $21 $24
Public transportation $17 $111
Taxis $9 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $50 $12
Sport and cultural events $98 $52
Museums and sights $221 $28
Nightlife $79 $77
Gym $43 $66
Yoga $55 $96
Massage $103 $56
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps N/A Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 72 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow