Playa del Carmen is the best in adult fun for everyone.
Whether you’re a group of single ladies, bachelors, or mommies and daddies who want to get away for a weekend, Playa del Carmen (Playa) is the ultimate playground.
Only a half an hour from the Cancun airport, Playa has the infrastructure of a big city, yet retains its small-town vibes. You can wander with ease its downtown without being confined to one resort. Discover Playa’s beaches, world-class dining, excellent day drinking options, and nighttime entertainment. Each has the signature flare and pizzaz that can only be found in Mexico.
While Playa del Carmen has it all, here are our top 10 “adults only” places for a weekend of sun and fun.
Senses Hotels offer adults-only accommodations at two, awesome locations. Senses Riviera Maya features an adults-only, all-inclusive oasis just 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen for those looking for a secluded romantic getaway.
Senses Quinta Avenida is a smart hotel with an incredible location on 5th Avenue. It is within walking distance of great eateries, shops, bars and, of course, beaches in Playa del Carmen. Plus, Senses on 5th has a private rooftop pool and deck perfect for enjoying cocktails during sunset.
Enjoy a day of pampering and rejuvenation. Cenote Spa features an extensive menu of tailored experiences to meet your needs. Couples, for example, can relish a massage package that includes an in-room soak bath and wine.
Cenote Spa also features a gorgeous 82-foot lap pool, an enticing hydrotherapy circuit, and a complete fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment to burn away the extra calories consumed during your stay.
Cenote Spa also welcomes guests not staying at the resort. Be sure to contact Paulina to help you set up an appointment.
Diablito Chachacha follows suit in its predecessor’s footsteps (Cannibal Royal) with excellent music, your favorite Caribbean drinks, and a fantastic view from its exclusive beachfront location.
“Sunday Sunset” beach parties feature international guest DJ’s such as Jonathan Preston, Frank Banks, and Omar Labastide. Plus, free cocktails for ladies on Wednesdays.
This rocking restaurant and sports bar is conveniently located on 5th and 8th Avenues, offering the ideal setting for great food, drinks, music, and people watching.
Patio 8 is part of Grupo Azotea, which is a collection of some of the finest and most innovative Mexican restaurants. They are committed to offering patrons the highest standards in quality service and ingredients. The “queso fundido” and short rib tacos are a must.
Located on the uber-hip north end, Be Playa is an adults-only rooftop restaurant complete with a swimming pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy rooftop meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And, of course, drinks from 9 am to 6 pm — minus the sand in your toes!
Another favorite among locals and frequent flyers is La Bodeguita del Medio. It is a traditional Cuban restaurant offering great food with live salsa music and dancing.
Swing by here after an evening of walking through 5th Avenue for dancing and dining. This venue is actually in one of the five most posh districts in Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta, Colonia Roma in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey.
Need a little thumping beats to get your groove on? Then head on down to Club Cerouno right next door to Patio 8. Cerouno is a music club for all lovers of electronic music and seeks to project the unique lifestyle of the Mexican Caribbean.
Catch is one of Playa del Carmen’s finest restaurants. Located atop the Thompson Hotel at Calle Corazon, Catch boasts the most privileged scene of the Caribbean Sea and Playa del Carmen from its rooftop deck. It also serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Wait, there’s more! The party at Catch keeps going even after the sun goes down. Also located on The Thompson rooftop, you’ll find Cinco which serves brunch all day. It features a swim-up bar, poolside lounges, and luxurious cabanas, which turn into a swanky nightclub after 9 pm.
This is the ultimate gourmet Mexican cuisine in Playa del Carmen, featuring retro Mexican pop music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
La No. 20 Cantina is located in Calle Corazon and offers the very best Mexico has on a plate with the full-blown Mexican cantina experience. Whole bone marrow on the grill, grasshoppers on your tacos, and the very best mixologist for you drinks ensure a fun night of dining, drinking and fun, fun, fun!
Zenzi Playa is a favorite among locals, expats, and tourists. This beach club is conveniently located on the corner of 10th Avenue, right in the heart of Playa del Carmen. It is right by the lighthouse just a block from 5th.
Ready to get your adulting groove on? Let us know when you’re coming, and we’ll help you find the property you most want for your next vacation sans enfants in Playa Del Carmen.
Photos courtesy of the wonderful places we mention in the blog post.