Welcome to Playa Palms Beach Hotel

Swaying palms, a lush tropical garden and sweeping Caribbean views frame the charming architecture of Playa Palms Boutique Beach Hotel. We welcome you to enjoy Playa del Carmen as it is meant to be experienced – where gracious service, superb amenities and exhilarating activities deliver just the Mexico you came to see.

As the “alternative to all-inclusives”, Hotel Playa Palms offers a relaxed and intimate departure from the larger resorts on the Riviera Maya. Within walking distance from the famous 5th Avenue, vibrant shops, restaurants and bars, it yet is a get-away from all the hustle.

When relaxing at the hotel, guests have their choice of amenities and adventures. Whether you want to indulge in the delicious local cuisine, explore the Riviera Maya and its rich culture, or lounge in a hammock on your private terrace while basking in exquisite ocean views – Hotel Playa Palms is an elegant oasis for relaxation in the heart of Playa del Carmen.

Come to Playa Palms and Wake Up Inside Your Dream!

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Legends Sport Bar & Grill

Distance from hotel: 6 Minute Walk

This is probably one of the local’s favorite sports bar. They have, believe it or not, 13 TVs and one giant screen where you can watch your game of choice. You can check out online which sporting events they are screening and they also have a billiard table. The bar is located on the 16th street, between the Avenues 10 and 15.

Tequila Barrel

Distance from hotel: 3 Minute Walk

If you want to watch your game enjoying a tasty burger in a fun atmosphere, this is your place to be. In the outside seating area it’s more about the party. But inside you can watch just about anything that can be called sport, with main focus on US events, and even bet on the sports that are shown. Tequila Barrel is only a few walking minutes from Hotel Playa Palms, right on the 5th Avenue, between 10th and 12th street.

5th Avenue

Distance from hotel: 2 blocks
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Playa del Carmen’s touristic main strip runs about 5 km (3 miles) parallel to the ocean. You will find shoppings malls, restaurants, numerous stores that sell everything from cigars to sandals, hotels, bars, Mayan dancers, fire breathers…

Coco Bongo & 12th Street

Distance from hotel: A few steps
Balcony View at Playa Palms Hotel Mexico

The 12th street is where Playa del Carmen’s night life happens, its highlight the famous Coco Bongo Disco & Show. Between the beach and 10th Avenue you find all sorts of bars and clubs, from Blue Parrot’s beachfront club to the Salsanera, with the typical Mexican sounds of Salsa and Cumbia.

Mamita’s Beach Club

Distance from hotel: 900 m (0,5 miles)
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Mamita’s is Playa del Carmen’s trendiest beach club. If what you’re looking for is a vibrant beach club with live DJ music, that’s your place to be.

Chichén Itzá

Distance from hotel: About 2,5 hours drive (186 km / 115 mi)
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One of the most famous and best restored Maya sites, it’s also one of the seven world wonders. At the spring and autumn equinoxes the morning and afternoon sun produces a spectacular illusion of a snake slithering among the steps of the pyramid. But no matter what day of the year, its pyramids and temples will surely take your breath away.


Distance from hotel: About 1,5 hours drive (110 km / 68 mi)
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Among the peninsula’s most picturesque and popular Mayan sites, the pyramid of Nohoch-Mul peaks dramatically out of the jungle. You can even climb the 120 steep steps to the top. Use a bike or a rickshaw to between the ancient buildings and cool off in the cenote.

Rio Secreto

Distance from hotel: 15 minutes drive (10 km / 6 mi)
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This nature preserve is the longest partially flooded cave in the Yucatan peninsula. Since Rio Secreto is only partially flooded, visitors are able to hike, swim and snorkel throughout the publicly accessible areas of the cave system and view their majestic interiors.


Distance from hotel: 15 minutes drive
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The natural park is focused on Mexican culture and has a lot to do and see. Like a beautiful Mayan cemetery, many animals, an indoor-aquarium, or a hacienda. Take a break at the all you can eat buffets and make sure you don’t miss the epic show!


Distance from hotel: 30 minutes drive
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This aquatic themed natural park offers all kinds of fun activities: swim in cenotes, snorkel among colorful fishes, get your adrenaline pumped on zip-lines, discover native animals and plants or just relax in a beautiful lagoon or at one of the restaurants and bars.


Distance from hotel: 15 minutes drive
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Spend an adventurous day with high energy activities such as zip-lining over the jungle, driving an amphibious vehicle on off road trails, or cave rafting on subterranean rivers. Still your hunger afterwards at the all you can eat buffet.

Aktun-Chen Natural Park

Distance from hotel: 40 minutes drive
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This amazing natural park in the middle of the jungle offers adventure and fun in underground cenotes and above it on zip-lines, suspension bridges and with a wildlife zoo

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Distance from hotel: 1,5 hours drive
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In the Riviera Maya there is no place alike. 1986 Sian Ka’an was declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. It contains tropical forests, mangroves and a large marine section with a coral reef and is home to an exceptional diversity of species; like jaguars, pumas, tapirs, dolphins, crocodiles and over 300 species of birds.

Cozumel Island

Distance from hotel: 10 minutes walk & 40 minutes ferry ride

Exterior Playa Palms Hotel Mexico.

Once you leave the tourist area behind, you discover a genuine paradise. Dive and snorkel in one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, swim in crystal clear water or just discover the island on a rented scooter or jeep. Insider’s tip: Marvel at the many starfish at Playa el Cielo – which traduces to “heaven” for a reason.


Distance from hotel: Half an hours drive
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The small town is famous for its beautiful beach in a protected bay and lagoons. Its abundant marine life ensures a unique snorkel experience – swim in the coral reef among turtles, sting rays and colorful fishes!

Playa Palms Beach Hotel

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1st Avenue Bis, between Streets 12 and 14 ,Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, CP 77710, México

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