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Things to do in Quintana Roo

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Xcaret Park is the largest Company of eco-parks in Cancun - Playa del Carmen and Tulum. You can choose from so many parks: Xcaret, Xplor, Xel-Ha, Xoximilco, Xenses, Xavage... and they also have tours to Chichen Itza, Tulum, etc. We recommend these as the most fun and joyful experiences you may find around. You should search in Google for each characteristics to choose the best options according to your personality and character. Some has more adrenaline, fun, tradition, water, than others, so choose well! My personal recommendation is Xplor (day or night tour) I think this is liked by general public, children, elders, women and men. You will find zip-lines, underground rivers and so much more! Also, food is DELICIOUS, but this is a must in every park, you will enjoy gastronomy no matter what park you are in.”
  • 439 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“The top nightlife venue with live performances, drinks, confetti and a non-stop party.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Fabulous ruins but extremely crowded with busses and people! Best way to see this amazing place is to stay the night at Hacienda Chichen Itzá and enter before the busses arrive! Totally different experience seeing the ruins without the Chaos/people! Bird life is abundant before the crowds too!”
  • 218 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Breakfast packages at excellent prices. Better go between 8-9 because it gets full sometimes and to avoid the line ! Excellent coffee and croissants, French patisserie, eggs any style and fresh orange juice for like 120 pesos, it also has packages with yoghurt, fruits, home made delicious bread etc. It’s the locals favorite place to drink a coffee and talk about life :-)”
  • 299 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Coco Bongo is doubtless a night club to visit at least once. It is not only a discoteque to go to have fun and dance, is one of the most espectacular shows compared with the best ones in the world like Las Vegas.”
  • 203 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Quinta Alegría offers an unparalleled experience full of magic and charm, which can only be achieved in one of the most emblematic cities of the Mexican Caribbean, being located on the Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen, the heart of the city; A perfect balance between style, fashion and the unique beach atmosphere is achieved. ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Beach
“⭐Daily parties are also possible in Playa del Carmen, at the Mamita's beach club for example, one of the clubs open during the day on the beach. It welcomes every year the DJs of the Spring Break and the BPM festival. You can find numerous bars inside, all more crazy than each other. Among them is for example the Tequila Barrel, a bar that offers more than 70 different types of Tequila, and whoever dares to dance on the bar, will be offered a shot, worth a try…”
  • 198 locals recommend
Coworking Space
“Handiest from.puerto morelos, with ADO and all the combos stopping there. Also this side of Cancun. Good food court. Some international shops like Sears, Pull & Bear, H&M, Zara and more”
  • 163 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fairly big modern museum in the Cancun hotel zone with some impressive Mayan artworks and artifacts”
  • 129 locals recommend
Water Park
“You will enjoy a day of zip-lining, underground rivers, ATV's and rafting. This park is a must do for adventurous people. ”
  • 161 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A wonderful ruines about Mayan culture beside the beautiful caribean sea. If you are interested, I can get the Tour for less price. ”
  • 276 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Amazing place to experience authentic Mexican food. You can also shop arts, crafts, and souvenirs from local vendors.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with fresh fruit and they also have a bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines they serve are mexican, thus offering an ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango they believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price. The breakfast special "steak and eggs with chilaquiles" is incredible. Their juices, french toast, mole sauce and home made tortillas are delicious and for dessert the crepes with cajeta superb! The food is authentic mayan style with a great atmosphere - a great combination to make your visit to the Yucatan extra special. It will transport you to a time when things were simple and rustic. ”
  • 240 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful golden sand beach with surf in hotel zone in Cancun. Lots of hotels behind, so not a tropical wilderness, but beautiful nonetheless”
  • 141 locals recommend
Water Park
“A very popular tourist destination, one that has a bit of a theme park feel at times. That said, it's utterly beautiful and lives up to its reputation as the largest natural aquarium in the world. You will see so many tropical fish. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Park
“No charge to workout in nature. Take an 8 minute walk to park. There are exercise equipments, 1.8 kilometer path, and animals and plants from this region.”
  • 125 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Breakfast packages at excellent prices. Better go between 8-9 because it gets full sometimes and to avoid the line ! Excellent coffee and croissants, French patisserie, eggs any style and fresh orange juice for like 120 pesos, it also has packages with yoghurt, fruits, home made delicious bread etc. It’s the locals favorite place to drink a coffee and talk about life :-)”
  • 299 locals recommend
Beach
“⭐Daily parties are also possible in Playa del Carmen, at the Mamita's beach club for example, one of the clubs open during the day on the beach. It welcomes every year the DJs of the Spring Break and the BPM festival. You can find numerous bars inside, all more crazy than each other. Among them is for example the Tequila Barrel, a bar that offers more than 70 different types of Tequila, and whoever dares to dance on the bar, will be offered a shot, worth a try…”
  • 198 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Amazing place to experience authentic Mexican food. You can also shop arts, crafts, and souvenirs from local vendors.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with fresh fruit and they also have a bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines they serve are mexican, thus offering an ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango they believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price. The breakfast special "steak and eggs with chilaquiles" is incredible. Their juices, french toast, mole sauce and home made tortillas are delicious and for dessert the crepes with cajeta superb! The food is authentic mayan style with a great atmosphere - a great combination to make your visit to the Yucatan extra special. It will transport you to a time when things were simple and rustic. ”
  • 240 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“You can go to and chill watching the sunset from the beach and listen to live DJs. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing food, live music and drinks in the beach!. Great place to enjoy during the day or night too.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a very good Cuban restaurant which has a very nice party at the night”
  • 92 locals recommend
Circus
“The theatre is stunning and the show (Joya) is fantastic. I highly recommend seeing it. Go for dinner before the show to get the best seats, the food is ok but the presentation is exceptional.”
  • 51 locals recommend

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