Area Attractions

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya is located right on the beachfront, just north of Playa del Carmen’s intriguing community of shops, bars, and restaurants. The Riviera Maya coastline and the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea provide endless opportunities for watersports such as stand-up paddling, snorkeling, and kitesurfing. These are just a sample of the many things to do in Riviera Maya when you stay with Andaz.

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Carretera Federal Cancun-Playa Del Carmen Km. 298
Playa del Carmen-Solidaridad, Mexico, 77710

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Art + Culture

Chichen Itza

Located two hours from the resort, the famous Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza includes the stunning El Castillo step-pyramid named the Temple of Kukulkan.

Ek’ Balam Mayan Ruins and Cenote

The name of these ruins means “black jaguar” in Mayan, and visitors are allowed to climb the steps to the top of the 96-foot-tall main pyramid.

Galeria de Arte 5 Avenida

12 km
This charming art gallery located on Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue displays a selection of original cultural artworks from the Riviera Maya coastline.

Food + Drink

Axiote

10.6 km
One of the newest and most interesting truly Mexican restaurants in town with the most creative menu available. Experience the most amazing flavors of Mexico at Axiote restaurant, which has one of the most complete and extended variety of mezcal through all the Riviera Maya.

Aldea Corazon

11.9 km
Has been described as The Sensation in Playa del Carmen, 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.

Shopping

Fifth Avenue

10 km
Some of the best shopping in Mexico can be found by strolling down Playa del Carmen’s main pedestrian street known as La Quinta, where you can pick up any number of locally made goods.

Wellness

Xcacel Beach Turtle Sanctuary

54.8 km
Located near the town of Akumal, this turtle sanctuary offers a quiet beach for snorkeling tourists and turtles alike. Visitation is limited to protect the turtles during nesting season.

Music

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

11.1 km
Each November, the Jazz Festival brings thousands of music lovers to Mamita’s Beach Club for three days of beachfront music and celebration.

Arena Festival

Mexico’s largest LGBT dance music festival takes place in Playa del Carmen for six days in February.

Day Trips

Cozumel

A 45 minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen drops you off on the island of Cozumel, packed with resorts, restaurants, and bars in the town of San Miguel, as well as scenic diving and snorkeling opportunities.

Isla Blanca Kitesurfing

Isla Blanca, located off the north coast of Cancun, offers a variety of kitesurfing and kiteboarding tours and lessons, including safari tours.

Isla Holbox

This island off the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is part of the Yum-Balam Biosphere Reserve, home to flamingos, pelicans, and herons. Boat tours from Holbox showcase the impressive whale sharks that swim nearby.

Isla Mujeres Catamaran Trip

Take a fun boat trip to Isla Mujeres, full of picturesque beaches. The turquoise waters nearby contain the underwater museum of sunken statues, a stunning snorkeling destination.