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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.
Mexican Restaurant
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“ La Perla offers the easy-to-engage but incredibly delicious tastes of Oaxacan cuisine and you are really in for a treat if you try it. The ambiance of the restaurant is welcoming and funky, ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Cocktails. It turns up on a Friday around 11pm so go earlier for dinner to save your spot!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“It's in a shopping mall and they have movies in English with Spanish subtitles as well as dubbed in Spanish.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of my favorite cenotes , but there are so many.. im still exploring around. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Resort
“Saturday Party with excelente music, light and Tulum vibes. It you are lucky to be at fool moon, you should definitely be at Papaya Playa. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Museum
“Famous Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class and race in Mexican society.”
  • 19 locals recommend
City
“⭐You can not miss the decorations from the street. Small, and open to the street, it has one of the hottest ambiences of Playa del Carmen. Gogo dancers on stage and confetti all along the evening. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Grocery Store, Barber, Beautician, Nail Designers, Clothing Stores, Cinema and much more”
  • 48 locals recommend
Zoo
“An interactive zoo where you get to see local animals up close and sometimes even touch. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Typical restaurant with a palapa (straw roof) with tasty natural fruit juices. Mexican food. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Beach
“Just go enjoy a full day of paradise. They have restaurant and many activities too :-) beautiful beach ”
  • 25 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“This bus station is in less than 6 blocks walking distance from home (less than 10 minutes) a taxi should charge you less than 50 pesos. or 3 dollars. Important: Don't take the taxis right outside the station, the may be more expensive, wait for a passing by one or walk one block away instead.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“($-$$) Fresh juices, a great variety of choices - you're sure to find something for everyone's taste. Closed on Tuesday”
  • 40 locals recommend
River
“Tulum's classic cenote. And closest. Entrance is a little pricey at 200 pesos.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Beach
“Good place to spend an hour people watching and sipping beer. Beautiful area with a lot of restaurants and shopping nearby. Food stands, a playground, the ocean, and street performers.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The food is delicious, the choices are huge, the portions are large. This restaurant is a favorite among ex-pats and locals who love great food. Some favorites include grilled tuna with cilantro sauce, seafood soup, grilled tuna with grilled vegetables. Av, 34 and 20 street, located in the corner. Walkable distance from Sonder Urban Stay”
  • 50 locals recommend