Petit Lafitte

Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Petit Lafitte, Playa del Carmen hotel, Xcalacoco, Riviera Maya

  • Un-Typical Playa del Carmen Beach Bungalow Hotel

    In the globalized world of super-sized beach resorts, Petit Lafitte challenges the concept of ‘standardized luxury’. The owners’ philosophy is simple – pamper their guests with personalized 5-star service, a tranquil, inviting atmosphere and delicious, freshly-prepared meals.

    Petit Lafitte, with its private bungalows and hotel rooms, is nestled right on the white sandy beach of Riviera Maya just a few kilometers north of Playa del Carmen.

    The story has it that a well-known French pirate Jean Lafitte earned a pardon for his crimes, by aiding the United States in the War of 1812. It’s easy to imagine that after becoming a respected member of society, the ex-pirate retired to the Yucatan Peninsula and spent his days drinking Margaritas and lazing in a hammock under the palm trees. THe secluded location, laid-back atmosphere and homey, rustic-style bungalows is what he would have fallen in love with.

    Stay Within the Coconut Grove for a Real Tropical Feeling

    The 17 bungalows, nestled within the coconut grove and tropical gardens are air conditioned and feature a king size bed (or two double beds), a private terrace, a safe, minibar, coffeemaker and Wi-Fi. The Petit Lafitte bungalows can be divided into three categories: beach front, ocean view and garden view. Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll still be only a few steps away from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

    The hotel rooms overlook the beautiful pool area and Playa del Carmen’s white sandy beach. Just like the bungalows, Petit Lafitte hotel rooms are equipped with a king size bed (or two double beds), a private terrace or a balcony (depending on the floor) and other amenities, including a safe, minibar and a hairdryer. In addition to Wi-Fi, all hotel rooms also come with cable TV and a telephone. You can read more details in the Amenities section to choose the type of accommodation and the view that suits you best.

    Activities at Your Hotel Beach or Throughout the Riviera Maya

    Be ready to embrace numerous water sport activities right off the beach. Or if you are looking for hours of relaxation, just pick one of the chaise lounges around the pool or on the beach.

    Should you want to spend a day, exploring the Riviera Maya and its Eco parks, Loco Gringo’s concierge service will be happy to arrange a tour for you. We are happy to provide a local perspective on the must see places and must do activities during your Riviera Maya vacation.

    Bottom line is: Petit Lafitte is a perfect and unique Caribbean getaway for couples, families and ex-pirates. To book one of its charming beach cabanas or hotel rooms, press the “Add to Inquiry” button below and raise the bar for your next Riviera Maya vacation!

  • Property Features

    • Beachfront
    • Bungalows and hotel rooms with beachfront access, ocean view or garden view
    • Air conditioning
    • Swimming pool

    Indoor Features

    • Private Bathroom

    Outdoor Features

    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Tropical Gardens

    Service Features

    • Onsite restaurant
    • Bar & Grill by the Pool
    • Laundry service ($)

    Indoor Amenities

    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe for valuables
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Telephone
    • Minibar
    • Coffee maker
    • Sitting area with 2 chairs

    Bedding Details

    • Garden View Standard Hotel Room – 1 king size bed or 2 double beds. Sleeps 2-4 people.
    • Ocean View Standard Hotel Room  – 1 king size bed or 2 double beds. Sleeps 2-4 people..
    • Ocean View Premium Hotel Room – 1 king size bed. Sleeps 2 people.
    • Garden View Bungalow – 1 king size bed  and double bed or 3 double beds. Sleeps 2-4 people.
    • Ocean View Bungalow – 1 king size bedand double bed or 3 double beds. Sleeps 2-4 people.
    • Ocean Front Bungalow – 1 king size bed and 1 double bed. Sleeps 2 people.

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Poolside chaise lounges and umbrellas
    • Common lounge areas
    • Beach access and beach chaise lounges

    Entertainment & Communications

    • WiFi Internet
    • Cable TV
    • Game room with Ping Pong and Pool Table
  • We represent so many small, quaint facilities, privately-owned homes and we coordinate availability with local people. Add Petit Lafitte to your inquiry, we will get back with you, confirm availability and of course, answer any question you might have!


    Per night

    Half Board, Double Occupancy, includes full breakfast & dinner.

    2017 Dates Capacity Jan 7 – Apr 16 Apr 17 – Aug 31 Sep 1 – Oct 31 Nov 1 – Dec 16
    Garden View
    Standard Room
    4 $ 264.00 $ 226.00 $ 202.00 $ 226.00
    Ocean View
    Standard Room
    4 $ 322.00 $ 274.00 $ 240.00 $ 274.00
    Ocean View
    Premium Room
    2 $ 384.00 $ 322.00 $ 288.00 $ 322.00
    Garden View
    5 $ 322.00 $ 274.00 $ 244.80 $ 274.00
    Ocean View
    5 $ 384.00 $ 322.00 $ 293.00 $ 322.00
    Ocean Front
    3 $ 432.00 $ 375.00 $ 341.00 $ 375.00
    $ 77.00 $ 77.00 $ 72.00 $ 77.00
    (3-11 yrs.)
    $ 48.00 $ 48.00 $ 48.00 $ 48.00
    • Rates are in US dollars, per night, double occupancy.
    • Rates include full breakfast, 4-course dinner and Mexican lodging tax.
    • Lunch and bar drinks are not included.
    • Children under age 3 stay free in parent’s room.
    • Rates subject to change without notice.

  • Area Resources

    Fun Activities Close By

    Vacation Resources

    Riviera Maya Beaches LocoGringo Travel Itineraries Kayak safety tips
    Mindful Traveler Xplor Snorkel safety tips
    Eco Parks Xcaret FAQ’s
    Mayan Ruins Playa del Carmen Airport Transportation
    Local Business Directory Puerto Morelos Money Exchange
    Diving and Snorkeling Tulum Ruins Passports
    Playa del Carmen Beaches Pamuul Beaches Driving Tips
    Riviera Maya and area maps Local weather

    Restaurants and Beach Bars in Playa del Carmen

    There are lots of places to sip a margarita, enjoy some tacos, or have a romantic dinner on the beach.
    • Dona Marie – 30th Avenue • Como Como – 10th Avenue
    • Canibal Royal – Beach • El Fogon – 30th Avenue
    • Zenzi Beach Club – Beach • Indigo Beach Club – Beach
    • Ah Cacoa – 5th Avenue • Piola – 5th Avenue
    We have made some suggestions but there are more places to enjoy and discover in the Playa del Carmen. Read our Local Scoop stories or jump on the forum to find other recommendations.