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Art + Culture
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 Avenida12 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.
Rio Secreto28 km
Take a guided tour of the “secret river,” Riviera Maya’s underground river that flows through caverns and cenotes.
Food + Drink
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 Corazon11.9 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.
Not only a gastronomic experience but rather a cultural journey where the modern Italian philosophy is projected on each detail. Authentic Hand-made pasta of an unbeatable quality.
Whether enjoying cocktails and sunsets on the rooftop terrace or unforgettable dinners in the open air dining room, CATCH is the place to be in Playa del Carmen.
Fifth Avenue10 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.
Paseo del Carmen Shopping Center12.1 km
This open-air mall located at 10th Avenue and Calle 1 in Playa del Carmen offers charming cobblestone paths and is dotted with boutiques and restaurants.
Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall11.2 km
Quinta Alegría is host to three floors of big-name brands such as American Apparel, Victoria’s Secret, and Harley Davidson, located on Fifth Avenue.
La Isla Shopping Village63.6 km
Located in Cancun, La Isla is a destination for finding top trend brands, such as Zara, Coach, and Calvin Klein, as well as a movie theater.
Kantun-Chi Cenote Park39.6 km
The Kantun-Chi eco park invites you to explore stunning blue cenotes and grottos, as well as the indigenous flora and fauna of the Riviera Maya.
Xcacel Beach Turtle Sanctuary54.8 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.
Xcaret Eco-archaeological Park19.4 km
The sprawling Xcaret Park offers unique opportunities to explore, including snorkeling, boat rides, dolphin encounters, dining events, and historic Mayan experiences.
Xenses Sensory Park18.3 km
This unique adventure park takes you on a tour of your senses through more than 15 different reality-bending experiences. (855) 326 0682
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival11.1 km
Each November, the Jazz Festival brings thousands of music lovers to Mamita’s Beach Club for three days of beachfront music and celebration.
Zenzi Beach Bar11.7 km
Zenzi features DJs spinning on the beach all day, as well as a “Live at Five” music series featuring local musicians performing a variety of genres. +52 984 803 5738
Mexico’s largest LGBT dance music festival takes place in Playa del Carmen for six days in February.
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.
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.
Kimbo Kids Club
Children between the ages of four and 12 can enjoy the resort’s kids club, KIMBO. Activities here range from storytelling, arts and crafts and exciting games, to meeting new friends and engaging in inspiring experiences.
Cigar Pairing Experience
Join us at Casa Amate every Saturday from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM into a unique cigar pairing experience for all guests lead by Don Pipo and our team of Mixologists. Through this experience guests and visitors will be able to pair and enjoy different cigars and liquors of their choice.
Sunday Brunch at Casa Amate
Join us at Casa Amate for a delicious brunch including fresh salads, ceviche station, an array of meats and seafood on the grill and an assortment of tasty desserts.
Eco Cruise Experience
Cruise daily through the lagoon or meander the mangroves while surrounded by the sights and sounds of Mexican nature.
Sunrise Beach Yoga
Let the ocean breeze and the rhythm of waves guide you through this gentle yoga by the beach. Request our curator program for additional information.