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Riviera Maya

Few destinations on earth cause as much amazement as Riviera Maya. What makes this destination special is the privileged location on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea embrace the powdery white sand of the beaches that cover the coastline. The 120 km of Caribbean coast that stretches the length of Riviera Maya exudes the multifaceted spirit of the destination. Sun and Sand, Mayan Culture, zip lining, cenotes, diving and snorkeling, shopping and nightlife are just a few of the many exiting options Riviera Maya offers to provide their guests with a truly unique and marvelous experience.

Welcome to Riviera Maya!

Facts

Playa del Carmen 150.000 habitants.
Tulum 30.000 habitants.
Police, ambulance, or fire fighters: 911
Hyperbaric Chamber: +52 984 87 31365
Banks are open Monday-Friday from 09.00-17.00 hrs.
Shops are open from Monday-Sunday from 10.00-22.00 hrs.
Supermarkets open from Monday-Sunday from 08.00-23.00 hrs.
Riviera Maya Tourism Board
Address: Plaza Paseo Coba, Mza. 29, Lote 3, Fraccionamiento Playacar Fase II
Playa del Carmen, QROO, C.P. 77710
Tel: +52 984 20 63150, Monday–Friday 09.00–17.00 hrs.
www.rivieramaya.com

The Region

The main city of Riviera Maya is Playa del Carmen. Located in the heart of the destination, this once small fisherman’s village has now grown to a city with all amenities a tourist could ask for. Playa del Carmen, simply called ”Playa” by the locals, is a vibrant and lively city.

The main street is the famous 5th Avenue, or ”La Quinta Avenida”. This avenue with a length of more than 3 km, crosses the city and is completely pedestrian. Here you will find bars, nightclubs, shops. Handcraft stores, coffee houses and restaurants from every corner of the world and for every budget whether a taco at the taco stand or a romantic candle lit dinner on the beach, options are there for everyone.

Shopping is excellent and the variety is enormous. Souvenir shops and art galleries, silverstores and handcraft from the region mingle with hammocks, sombreros, tequilashops and designer stores. La Quinta starts at the outdoor shopping mall called ”Paseo del Carmen” which is located in between Playa and the hotelzone Playacar.

In Playacar you will find beautiful all inclusive chain hotels in a private and elegant area. Resorts are located on the beach and surround the Playacar Golfcourse, an 18 hole golfcourse designed by Robert von Hagge and a challenge according to the golfers as the greens are quite narrow. Meals and drinks are inluded in the greenfee and the golfclub also features a spa.

Amongst the all inclusive resorts you will find a small arqueological site called ”Xaman-Ha”. This was a ceremonial site where the ancient Mayas would practice purification ceremonies before they would make the crossing to the Island of Cozumel to worship Ixchel, Goddess of the moon and of fertility. During centuries the Mayas would challenge the Caribbean Sea to bring offers to Ixchel to favor fertility and to ask for blessings such as good health and abundant crops for their community. Xaman-Ha is also the name of the small bird sanctuary also located in Playacar. This is a cute little park with many species of birds from the region.

The nightlife of Playa has become famous in the region and guests from all over visit to have fun and dance the night away. The bars are located mainly in 12th Street and all within walking distance one from the other. As most of them are outdoors the street at night are as busy as during the day, and options range from dancing under the stars on the beach until watching the sunrise at the after hours club.
Puerto Aventuras
Puerto Aventuras: Is a beautiful and exclusive tourism development, preferred by travelers seeking relaxation in comfortable tranquility. Located at 24 km from Playa del Carmen.
One of the principal attractions at Puerto Aventuras is the “Marina” where many yachts are docked and abounding in restaurants and cafes with a splendid view of the entire area. It is possible to charter boats by hour or for the whole day, for deep sea fishing or simply for cruising on tranquil turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
It is also a dolphin facility, where visitors can experience the thrill of swimming with dolphins or manatees. They can also visit the CEDAM Museum where numerous objects rescued from shipwrecks are on exhibit; this is an enormous interest for those who love navigation.
The abundance of fish in this zone makes it one of the favorite places for big-game fishing, and there is an international fishing tournament during the spring.
Besides fishing, regattas are held in the marina during May and June. And another favorite activity in the area is Golf, with a scenic course inside the complex.
Akumal
About 30 km further south you find the village of Akumal. Akumal means ”the place of the turtle” in the Maya Language and it was the first settlement of what has become the Riviera Maya, funded 52 years ago.

Inspite of tourist development the place has not lost it’s small village mentality and the atmosphere is laid back and friendly. Within the community you will find some hotels and guesthouses and many private villas and condominiums for rent. In the town there is a center on environmental issues created by the CEA (Centro Ecological Akumal) a nonprofit civil organization, whose primary interest is to create environmental awareness to residents and visitors and to ensure the environmental quality of the village. The main attraction of the village is Half Moon Bay, the beach area in the center of the village. As the coral reef runs very close to the shore there are very little waves and almost no current, which makes this beach area ideal for family vacations.

Half Moon Bay is home to the amazingly beautiful sea turtles, an endangered species that until today comes to the shore of Riviera Maya to lay their eggs. By just swimming out for about 100 meters you will have the unique possibility to snorkel with those fabulous creatures, as well as with stingrays and other multicolored tropical fish. At the end of the village there is a beautiful inlet called Yalku. This is the outlet of an underground river that mixes with the sea, so its water is brackish (mixed fresh and salt water). Yalku is a fabulous place to go snorkeling. The place charges a small entrance fee and there is snorkel equipment and life jackets for rent. You can also rent a palapa and spend the entire day here.

In Akumal you will find many different restaurants with excellent food and even better service. There are also some souvenir shops and supermarkets.
Tulum
Tulum which original name is Zamá meaning “Sunrise” in the Mayan language is the best known and the most representative site of the region. This majestic archeological zone preserves impressing views that inspire its visitors to be part of the mysticism that surround them.

There are over 60 structures all perfectly well preserved, amongst them “El Castillo” or “The Castle” , the highest construction of Tulum, which splendor and unique beauty are framed by the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

For the many murals and other painting that were found in the buildings it is believed that Tulum was an important ceremonial site dedicated to the Descending God. The site is open daily from 08.00 – 17.00 hrs. A little train will bring you from the parking lot to the entrance of the site, if you prefer you can also walk, it will take around 15 minutes. There is a fun outdoor shopping mall to buy a cold drink or some souvenirs after your visit to this stunning site.
Tulum Village
Tulum Village is located at 3 km south of the archeological site. This cute little town is certainly worth a visit. Tourists from all over the world travel to Tulum because of its laid back atmosphere. Tulum is very popular amongst European backpackers who travel here to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the local ambience away from the crowd. There is a bus station for those who want to travel by bus. In the town you will find many different restaurants and bars as well as souvenir shops, Banks, internet cafes and supermarkets. Most of the tourists rent bicycles to move around but there is also taxi service available.

The Tulum area is also very famous for its cenotes. A cenote is a fresh water sinkhole connected to vast underground river systems that flow beneath the ground and connect several caves and caverns. The cenotes have provided fresh water to the locals for centuries and they were sacred for the Mayans as it represented the entrance to the Xibalba, the Mayan underworld. Nowadays they are a unique place to go snorkeling or scuba diving.
Tulum Hotel Zone
The hotel strip of Tulum is without a doubt unique in the entire world. It is located on the coast just south of the archeological site and at 3 km distance from the village of Tulum. The beaches along this 9 km long hotel zone are amongst the most beautiful beaches Riviera Maya has to offer. The sand is powdery and white and the beaches are endless. The hotels are small and constructed with materials from the region and with great precaution to protect the natural environment. It is probably best described as small palapa style bungalows in an unspoiled natural setting.

Most of the hotels depend on generators and alternative sources such as solar panels for their electricity. Only a few will offer power 24 hours a day, more common is that the electricity gets shut off at 11.00 pm. The hotels will provide you with candles to illuminate, and of course there is the moon and the millions of stars that will for sure make your stay memorable.

The ambience in Tulum is best described as “Hippy Chic”. People come here to be away from the hustle and the bustle of the cities, to relax and to be close to nature. Many tourists will come to meditate and to practice yoga, giving this destination a unique spiritual touch.
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Sian Ka’an, means “where the sky is born” or “gift from heaven” in Mayan, is unique because of its diverse cultural and biological preservation. The area has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site and is home to more than 500 species of birds as well as the Muyil archaeological site. Funded as a non-profit Maya co-op program, the Community Tours Sian Ka’an offers visitors a myriad of experiences such as kayaking and visiting a local Maya community to learn how to make chewing gum.

Top 10

Here you will find the activities and attractions that you can not miss, once you are in this amazing destination.

Enjoy your stay at the paradise Riviera Maya!
Tulum Archaeological Site
Information about the attraction: the only archaeological Maya site on the shore. This walled city dates from the post classic period and offers over 60 well preserved structures.

Community Tours
Walk, swim and have a great day trip that combine ancient and modern Mayan culture, Sian Ka’an flora and fauna.



Río Secreto
Discover the amazing underground world at this unique semi-flooded system of underground caves and caverns.
Coba Archaeological Site
This archaeological site was an important commercial and ceremonial city in the pre classic period. Here you can climb the highest pyramid called the Nohoch Mul.


Coba Maya Encounter
This excursion combines a visit to the archaeological site Coba with adventure activities in an authentic Maya village.
Xel-Ha
A natural aquarium park considered the largest aquarium in the world, the perfect place to practice snorkeling and water activities.


Maroma Adventures
Marina with snorkelling, diving, horseback riding, motorized watersports and catamaran tours.
Xcaret
Xcaret is an eco- archaeological park with many different attractions like an aquarium, butterfly pavilion and their famous Mexico Spectacular Folklore Show at night.
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
26-28 November 2015 . Jazz music festival celebrates another edition with top national and international artists at Mamitas Beach Club, organized by the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office.

See you in november, Enjoy it!



What to do?

What makes the Riviera Maya a great place to vacation?: The long list of fun activities to experience and incredible eco adventure parks to visit during your stay in this marvelous destination. There is something for everybody and for every age group, from exploring the Mesoamerican Reef diving amongst colorful fishes, to hiking in the jungle or ziplining through the treetops, fun is guaranteed for all!
Akumal Monkey Sanctuary
It is very important for us at Riviera Maya to take care of our surroundings, and at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary and Rescued Animals we proudly do so. This is not a zoo, this is truly a sanctuary. You'll find locals from Mayan descent volunteering here to help preserve our fauna and natural heritage. Visit this Sanctuary to really witness rescued animals and thus contribute to our efforts in their preservation!
Aktun Chen
Recommended by National Geographic as one of the best underground walks of the world, does this thrilling park needs another introduction? Come and live all the adventures this park has available for you and explore Riviera Maya.
Alltournative
With Alltournative's Jungle Maya Expedition be prepared for an exciting day swimming in a Cenote, riding into the wilderness, having luch in the jungle Mayan style and touring in the unique archeological site of Tulum with a guide that will take you on this incredible adventure!

Aventuras Mayas
Offers Tours that combine snorkeling, rappelling, zip lining and archaeological sites. 4 different excursions are available, and we recommend this park for kids over 6 years old.
Chikin Ha
If you want to explore Riviera Maya with a thrilling yet slow paced excitement, come to Chikin Ha, an eco parke where you can swim in cenotes with clear turquoise waters or take a bike ride into the quiet jungle. The park also has a Temazcal with is an ancient form of spa used by our ancestors that makes you release stress and toxins through steam. Come and live the experience at Chikin Ha!
Cirque du Soleil Joyà
The unique experience at this high-end, worldwide famous show enhances at Riviera Maya, Mexico. This amazing spectacle holds dear the mexican traditions and stories and represents them in their theatrical performance, giving our visitors a taste of Mexico's mystic, magical and cultural past. Suited for all ages, Cirque du Soleil Joyà is an unforgettable experience you cannot miss!
Kantun-Chi
Located 30 min away from Playa del Carmen, Kantun-Chi offers one of the best experiencies for our guests to live Riviera Maya's wilderness. With subterranean caves and cenotes, you'll be thrilled to venture into this incredible ecopark.
L'Aquarium
One of the best aquariums of México, perfect for a rainy day! This aquarium, located in the Calle Corazón mall, has a variety of 200 especies. It also contributes actively to the enviroment by farming corals, and then releases them to the sea. This important step for the conservation of our planet makes a significant difference for our battle against climate change. Visit L'Aquarium and learn everything there is to know about Riviera Maya's unique ecosystems and life.
Punta Venado Eco Park
An amazing Eco Park located in one of the most privileged locations along the Riviera Maya. With a virgin beach as the stage, the various activities to jump into are horseback riding, ATV Tours, snorkelling on the reef or hang out at the Blue Venado Beach Club enjoying the view.
Río Secreto
The Mayan Underworld.
If you are looking for a rainy day activity then Río Secreto is perfect. Since all the fun happens underground, you'll only have to worry about the incredible landscape and experience in the river!
Xcaret
The amazing Xcaret eco-archeological park offers unique attractions such as a butterfly pavillion in which they care for caterpillars, cocoons and butterflies to realease in the park; an aviarium with incredible mexican species of birds, helping to preserve the Guacamaya species and release it into the wild; and of course, their world famous show Xcaret Mexico Espectacular, in which you'll see mexican culture in all its might!
Xel Ha
The largest natural aquarium of the world is at Riviera Maya. Take a bike ride into the jungle, and swim into the natural rivers among mangroves ending your tour at the sea, while you witness the mix of the fresh and salt waters in the creek. Admire the colorful Caribbean fishes underneath your feet while you take a refreshing ride. After an exciting tour, get some lunch in one of their amazing restaurants at hand inside the park. Swim with dolphins and jump from the Cliff of Courage to the water!
Xel Ha is a natural adventure awaiting to happen!
Xenses
A unique experience awaits for you at Xenses. Awake your perception skills and venture into the marvelous park where you'll exploit all your potential to have fun. Ride a zipline, explore attractions and solve puzzles at Xenses Riviera Maya, an incredible park where fun awaits to be discovered!
Xplor
All Inclusive Adventure park with ziplining, swimming or rafting in underground rivers and amphibious vehicles. This park transforms at night to become Xplor Fire, an explosive experience.

Events

Throughout the year there are many special events that take place in Riviera Maya. There are festivals that range all the way from the extraordinarily Riviera Maya Jazz Festival through international movie and food festivals to complement your vacations. More tips on www.rivieramaya.com
Sacred Mayan Journey
May 22 - 23 of 2015. Re-creation of the crossing made by the Mayans from Pole (Xcaret) to Cutzamil (Cozumel) to honor the goddess Ixchel, jointly organized by Xcaret and the municipalities of Solidaridad and Cozumel.
Triathlon Xel-Ha
November (date to be confirmed). Each year, the beauty of a majestic natural inlet in the Caribbean Sea is the backdrop for the Xel-Ha Triathlon. This sport is becoming very popular and the amount of triatletes in the country has shown tremendous growth in recent years. The competition takes place during the month of November at the park Xel-Ha and includes categories for all ages.
Winterbeach
December 2015 (Date to be confirmed), Winterbeach is an event that brings music, fashion and entertainment to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one. National and International talent get together at Mamita’s Beach Club for an ongoing series of events including concerts, catwalks from recognized Latin designers, DJ's and other parties to receive the new year's eve.
Cancun - Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival
From 12 - 15 March, 2015

The fourth edition of the Wine & Food Festival Cancún-Riviera Maya will be celebrated from March 12th to 15th, 2015 bringing once again the best chefs and wines of the world to Cancun.

Adding to an extensive list of honoree guests like Ferran Adriá, Massimo Bottura & Daniel Boulud, the 2015 edition of the festival will host the legendary Spanish chefs Joan Roca and Juan Mari Arzak who will cook alongside Spanish star chefs living in Mexico Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Rafael Zafra.

This year, the Wine & Food Festival will also have the privilege of paying tribute to the female culinary talents of Mexican cuisine. The gala dinner "Divas de la cocina mexicana" brings together ten of the best female chefs of the country in an exquisite 5-course dinner that enhances Mexico's culture and tradition worldwide in a single event.

Riviera Maya Film Festival
April 23-29, 2015

Riviera Maya once again will be the main venue for the fourth edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival, an event that is achieving to unite the greatness of Quintana Roo, its people, its natural beauty and its ancient culture with the universal contemporary art: movies. During the six days of the festival, a variety of Mexican and foreign films will be broadcasted in natural settings both in Playa del Carmen and in Tulum.
Turtle Festival
October 2015 (date to be confirmed). It was founded in 2003 to raise awareness among residents of Tulum on the importance of conserving sea turtles. Many different activities for children, teenagers and adults invite the community to participate actively within the celebration of this festival.
PGA Mayakoba Golf Classic
November 09-15

The OHL Classic at Mayakoba made golf history in 2007 when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States and Canada. Today, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, remains México's only PGA TOUR event and it is regarded as one of the finest on the PGA TOUR by professional players and spectators, alike.
The OHL Classic at Mayakoba, scheduled for November 9 -15, 2015, will feature 132 professional golfers participating in four rounds of stroke play competition at the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya area of México.
Life & Death Traditions Festival
October 30 to November 2, 2015. At the Day of the Dead Festival in Xcaret, visitors sample the traditional food, art and culture of this celebration of Mexico.
XPLOR BRAVEST RACE UNDERGROUND
September 13, 2015, Xplor will receive around 3 000 competitors who will test their courage with strength-, skill- and resistance tests on a 5 km route, in which they will also face human obstacles –fear hunters- representing their fears and who will try to steal their courage during this challenge.
The aim is to finish the course and keeping the bravery flags, making the competitors one of “the bravest”.
www.xplorbravestrace.com
Tulum Vegan Fest
The beautiful beach and the mystical jungle of Tulum will be the setting for this gastronomic celebration where you can enjoy delicious vegan food, find valuable information about the protection of animals, the environment and your health.
Presenters will inspire you with its conference area “fast” vegan food, live music, yoga classes (Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Vinyasa) with internationally renowned teachers, meditation with Tibetan bowls, temazcal, amazing raffles and exhibitors vegan products.
Enjoy the Tulum Vegan Fest in January 27th, 28th and 29th, or June 14th, 15th and 16th of 2017.
Arena Festival
Arena is Mexico’s biggest gay and lesbian dance music festival, and celebrates its blow-out fifth edition in Playa del Carmen right on the Riviera Maya, from February 1st to February the 6th, 2016

Dining

Riviera Maya is an incredible destination for all, it suits the highest expectations and has the most beautiful landscapes, also unique experiences for you to live, but how about food? As you may know, Mexican Cuisine is known for its strong, colorful and ancient flavors, from a wide variety of spices and ingredients to choose from, you'll experience food unlike any other.

Our cuisine is so special that UNESCO decided to declare the Mexican Gastronomy as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. Many of these dishes and recipes are ancient, and are still prepared in the traditional raw way they were conceived, making the process of cooking, a pure ritual of artistry. Food plays an important role in the Mexican society and every meal is a feast, and many of the recipes are based on a tradition that goes back thousands of years ago and were passed on from generation to generation. The preparation is a ritual by itself and it is not uncommon that half a day is spent in the kitchen to create these exquisite dishes.

The Mexican Cuisine is known for its varied flavours and the great variety of spices and ingredients that are used, most of which are native to the country. It is for that reason that the UNESCO declared the Mexican Gastronomy an intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010.


If you are feeling homesick you can count on Riviera Maya's international diversity to find the perfect restaurant for you. Playa del Carmen, the heart of the Riviera Maya is a vibrant city with its own style and flavor. Serving as a hub for Riviera Maya’s nightlife, shopping and dining scene, Playa del Carmen is a cosmopolitan city with its own style and flavor where you'll find any kind of international restaurant available, from luxurious to rustic chic. For a more low-key atmosphere, Tulum, known primarily as the site of ancient archeological sites built by the Mayan people, serves as a relaxing district for authentic local culinary offerings. With an array of fine dining options, experiential culinary lessons and opportunities to explore the art of wine and spirit tastings visitors are sure to find something to satisfy their palate.
Oh Lala
The cuisine at Oh Lala! is a refreshing change from that of other, more conventional restaurants. Guests are treated like good old friends in a relaxing atmosphere coupled with personalized service and good food.
La Cueva del Chango
Serves natural Mexican food from breakfast to dinner and all juices are made from fresh fruits. The restaurant is located in a tropical garden with abundant vegetation and trees.
La Casa del Agua
La Zebra
This restaurant is in the 10 ten of most romantic restaurants of the world. They serve excellent Mexican food and great cocktails with fresh juices.
Maiz de Mar
Famed Mexico City chef Enrique Olvera has partnered with
Grupo Kampai to open Maíz de Mar in the state of Quintana
Roo. The restaurant takes inspiration from the popular cuisine
of Mexico’s coasts and seeks to please both Playa del Carmen
locals and visitors alike. Maíz de Mar extends Olvera’s culinary
philosophy—first expressed at Pujol and ENO—where quality
takes precedence over luxury and where the highest quality local
ingredients are essential, all amid a specially designed ambience
that brings to mind everything you love about restaurants at
the beach.
Imprevist
Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here and experiencing these wonderful dishes will be surprisingly unexpected everytime.

The restaurant is situated in a quaint street in the Heart of Playa del Carmen. After several years of experience and learning from European chefs, Chef Juan Diego Solombrino is well known for his incredible combination of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine.

Preparing dishes of unique flavor, creating art within each presentation. He personally hand picks the products, focusing on the menu to provide a wide variety so that everyone can enjoy their meal, from vegetarian options to oriental, excellent seabass or steak, ending with the delight of a chocolate fondant berry sorbet.

“Cooking is an art, and for me it is the only art that stimulates all senses. The moment when you take your first bite, all your senses comes together to experience the delightful aromas, flavors and textures of food” - Chef Juan Diego Solombrino.
Aldea Corazón
This magical piece of Mayan culture sets itself in a sacred garden located right on the 5th Avenue yet invisible from the outside. Whether you would like to enjoy the view at 5th Avenue while savoring a frozen cocktail, or be delighted by the reenery and hearts with air conditioning area or you would like to find yourself in a magical environment surrounded by dream catchers, tropical greenery, old leaf trees and underground cenotes. Pamper the most discerning palate by enjoying mouth-watering dishes as fresh local fish with hibiscus flower sauce or a tender beef fillet, filled with huitlacoche (Mexican corn fungus) covered with spicy poblano chile sauce. Aldea Corazon serves a fusion of Mexican cuisine with a Mayan twist.
Yaxche
Award winning restaurant that serves Maya- Fusion food combining ancient and cosmopolitan ingredients.
Sur
This Argentinean Grill will amaze you with its wide variety of charcoal grilled cut meats as well as a large range of appetizers, seafood, pasta & salads. Its privileged location on the corner of the 5th Avenue and Calle 10 will enhance your dining experience being the perfect spot to enjoy the most cosmopolitan pedestrian Avenue in all Latin America.

Try our exquisite fresh tuna carpaccio or our grilled charcoal octopus with a touch of cayenne pepper as a starter followed by a juicy beef tenderloin or our famous cowboy steak. Let our professional staff and exquisite cuisine give you an experience to remember.
Alux
Prehispanic and Mexican food served in an amazingly beautiful underground cenote.
Posada Margherita
Delicious Italian Food, try the homemade pasta with lobster!!
El Tabano
Traditional Mexican food prepared in an innovative way. A really beautiful place with excellent service.
Mezzanine
Exquisite beach cuisine with a Thai twist overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Almirante Pech
Almirante Pech located on the famous and busy 5th Avenue.

His contemporary fusion menu méxican &Yucatecan food offer you a unique experience in the new call fifth.

His story honoring the great Admiral Pech will captivate you.

A unique sound with live DJs create a unique musical atmosphere.

Definitely a place you fall in love with.

The Admiral and his crew invite you to live this great experience.

Cafes

Mexico produces coffee of an excellent quality as its topography, altitude, climate and soil allow growing and producing varieties that are classified amongst the best of the world. As a coffee producer, Mexico ranks fifth and is the leading producer of organic coffee. It is for that reason that you will always be able to find an excellent cup of coffee in the Riviera Maya, whether it is to wake you up in the morning or to enjoy with a slice of cake in the afternoon or after an exquisite dinner in one of the many restaurants in town. Options are many and the coffee is always hot and fresh!
Ah Cacao
The best coffees and chocolates made with Mexican Cacao. Their Mayan Chocolate ice cream and their brownies are the best you have ever tasted.

Chez Celine
Homemade French baguettes, delicious food and coffees.



Bars & Nightlife

Playa del Carmen comes alive again at night with vibrant bars and clubs that range from casual beach hangouts with beers on tap to swanky nightclubs serving sophisticated cocktails. Th famous Quinta Avenida in the heart of downtown Playa is lined with chic nightclubs, sports bars, exotic hookah houses, open-air beach clubs with live music, rooftop patios with picturesque vistas and lively pubs and mezcalerias, which – staying true to Mexico’s roots – feature a limitless selection of made-to-order mezcal drinks using liquor from the native agave plant.
Diablito Cha Cha Cha
Enjoy an exquisite fusion of Asian and Mexican cuisine (tempura calamari, tuna tostadas), while DJs spin an increasingly intense collection of funky cha cha cha music.



La Azotea
Restaurant bar that serves Spanish delicacies with a Mexican edge in an energetic and centrally located environment.



La Mezcalinna
Mezcalinna is a very popular meeting point for tourists and local people who want to hear new musical ideas with Latin, indie and electronic rhythms, along with the traditional drink Mexican mescal (is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant), authentic laid back Caribbean atmosphere.

Mandala
Decorated in an attractive Asian style, Mandala is a popular bar which offers an area to dance on the ground floor and the mezzanine, where there are DJs mixing the latest pop and techno tunes, and also there is an open-air terrace on the top floor where you can enjoy a drink and chill out for a while.



Coco Bongo

The best in show production, an excellent selection of music, and the latest technology, making it the best choice for a night full of entertainment. With impressive acrobatics, excellent impersonations of celebrities.



La Santanera
Lounge around the couches under the open, palapa roof on the pretty and sexy upper level or go downstairs for late-night dancing to a DJ. Cover charge after 11 PM. La Santanera is the “after” hours of Playa.


Shopping

La Quinta is bursting with shops that offer visitors marvelous opportunities for shopping. There are very upscale prestigious brand boutiques reminiscent of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. There also are stores featuring the designs and creations of local tailors and dressmakers utilizing an amazing palette of colors and cloths. Some of the shops specialize in the regional dresses that the women of the Yucatan wear, the huipil, as well as the cool guayaberas or shirt-jacs that the men use others feature regional dresses from all over Mexico.

There is a plethora of jewelry stores on La Quinta, some featuring the lines of internationally renowned designers and others specializing in creations in Mexican silver and gold. It is important that you purchase such items from the reputable stores on La Quinta rather than from street vendors and others who often foist off ersatz jewelry on unsuspecting tourists. Quite often, you can bargain with the jewelry shop owners in order to get better prices on the items you wish to purchase.

The same thing goes with the myriad number of shops featuring creations by local artisans, beautiful arts and crafts that will lend an air of color and sophistication to your home. Bargaining usually is a given with these shop owners. Shops are open 7 days a week generally from 10.00 am – 22.00 pm. Many shops will accept credit cards as payment but there are shops that only accept cash a a payment method.

Accommodations

Riviera Maya offers a wide range of hotels and accomodations to choose from. Throughout the destination you will find All Inclusive resorts from renowned chains which will provide you with a dream vacation full of relaxation and rest.

Most of the resorts offer activities during the day and non motorized water sports such as windsurfing, kayks and snorkel equipment are included in the pacjage. At night a highly professional entertainment team will perform a show for you after dinner.

If you are looking for a more individual holiday a small hotel might be just what you are looking for. The small boutique hotels are located mainly in the villages and cities of Riviera Maya. Each hotel has it’s own style and decoration, but they all have in common that they will provide you with an onforgettable experience and personized service. As they are mainly located in the village they are an excellent gateway for those that want to explore the town on their own and try out the many local restaurants, bars, shops and nightlife options.

The destination offers more than 370 hotels so for sure there is something there for you. To search for a hotel please visit www.rivieramaya.com

Tourist Information

Beaches

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Recommended Vacation Rentals in Riviera Maya

Find your perfect vacation rental in Riviera Maya: from $84 per night

Condo 2BDR centric in Playa del Carmen
2 Bedrooms  2 Bathrooms
Modern Mexican Villa near Xcaret Playa del Carmen
3 Bedrooms  2.5 Bathrooms
Residencias Reef Iguana Azul
2 Bedrooms  2 Bathrooms
Casa del Sol
5 Bedrooms  5.5 Bathrooms
3 blocks to beach sleeps 6 central
2 Bedrooms  1.5 Bathrooms
Stingray Villa
1 Bedroom  1 Bathroom
Condo Palma 3 bd 3br wifi tv parkig
3 Bedrooms  3 Bathrooms
Villa Callaway
2 Bedrooms  2 Bathrooms

Pet friendly vacation rentals in Riviera Maya

Luxury Penthouse Condo - Jacuzzi, R
3 Bedrooms  3 Bathrooms
Huge 2 bedroom loft condo
2 Bedrooms  2.5 Bathrooms
Villa La Golondrina
4 Bedrooms  4 Bathrooms
Anemona Villa 27 in Playacar
2 Bedrooms  2 Bathrooms