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Things to do in Riviera Maya

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.
Beach
“The only Mayan ruins that are next to the ocean. Great to do in a morning.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a very good Cuban restaurant which has a very nice party at the night”
  • 91 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.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“You may have already heard of this famous hole in the wall taco joint! It’s off the strip on more of a busy street and while the tacos are truly amazing and the margs are super cheap, beware that the vibes are nothing exciting! It is an authentic little taco stop but totally worth popping in for a quick bite and drink, if not to just be able to say you’ve been, because if you tell someone you went to Playa they will probably ask if you went here!”
  • 88 locals recommend
Park
“Rediscover your emotions at a park where wit, fun and amazement have no limits. Go through two paths, each one with incredible activities where mind and body will not be able to explain what is happening or how it’s happening.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“This is an awesome place for affordable seafood. It combines huge portions, impressive variety, moderate pricing, fast and still personable service. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place is all about seafood tostadas (hence the name). You can find fresh seafood with a very relaxed atmosphere. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian restaurant, beautiful jungle style place, excellent pizza and cocktails.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Route
“Its a large area or strip for shopping. Access to the beach and a great way to stop in at a few restaurants to have a few drinks. Did I mention you can get to-go cups and continue your walk through the shopping strip!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Cafe
“$$- The best coffee in Playa del Carmen, you will find chocolate and coffee coming direct from plantation, all natural.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian restaurant ( with a little Mexican twist nowadays ), the prices are truly unbelievable . Per person I say 100 pesos. It’s cheap for real :-) and the pizza is good!”
  • 92 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a restaurant in a cenote. You will not find this anywhere else in the world. You are basically dining inside of a beautiful cave. The food is not the best in town, but at least go for drinks and maybe an appetizer. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious tacos in a very informal setting. One favorite here is the "carnitas de atún".”
  • 85 locals recommend
Beach
“Kool beach club is my favorite place to have a relax day enjoying the amazing caribbean sea view. You can enjoy a very good food in there and for you enjoy for a delicious massage”
  • 50 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Excellent place for dinner in Tulum town, awesome location, great food and vibe. Great atmosphere, super tasty food, reasonably priced, and awesome service. Staff speak English and happily explain how spicy which dip is.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Splendid and elegant churrasqueria, where you will try charcoal roasted meat. Brazillian southern treasure”
  • 62 locals recommend