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Best things to do in Riviera Maya

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Corner Shop
“Convenience store opened 24/7 remember alcoholics sale until 9 pm then only in bars ”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Carmen has a rooftop pool and lounge atmosphere. It is classier than the typical bar scene. It has very professional management. Personal friends of mine own the Hotel and have a very good reputation. They are hands-on owners and are usually there unless they are traveling.”
5 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
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“The empanadas here are fantastic! My favorite is the spinach, my favorite meal is a couple empanadas and a salad here. The wood oven pizzas are very good as well.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Restaurante vegano estilo Diner de los 50's, todo esta delicioso --especialmente la malteada de fresa ! Vegan restaurant inspired on the 50's Diners, everything is delicious --try the strawberry milkshake !”
2 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Department store where you can find everything you are looking for! Clothes, shoes, bags, beauty, perfumes, electronics!”
5 locals recommend
Café
“They have good mexican food, but im not talking about tacs, Im talking more about mexico´s city style, they call it "garnachas", and I must say that the coffee is really good here.”
2 locals recommend
Café
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1 local recommends
Establishment
“The famous brew house of coffee. Very commercial and always busy but good coffee and snacks + free wi-fi”
3 locals recommend
Market
“This is right near Mega on 30th Ave and they have all fresh fruits, veggies, higher end canned goods, carry a lot of Italian brands, deli counter, cheese, etc.”
4 locals recommend
Building
“En este edificio hay un Gym 24 Horas, solo que piden inscripción. Posiblemente se actualicen y cobren también por día. Afuera de este edificio está la avenida principal "Av. Colosio", ahí pasa el Tucsa (Transporte público) a diferentes partes de Playa del Carmen. ”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place has the best hamburguers in town and at nights, from 8 to 10 the have live music; the bands play mostly in English rock-hits from the 80-90´s. We recommend the bar outside in the terrace. It is a fun place with good American food.”
4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Casa cenote es un lugar mágico en donde nadas en medio de un manglar el cuál mediante una caverna se conecta al mar. Es muy concurrido por los buceadores.”
2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Blaine’s restaurant is a great option for breakfast by the beach. Delicious coffee and yummy omelettes. Try their new Temezcal too.”
6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The Bianco restaurant is right below the department, so you just have to go down the stairs to have a wonderful meal, with a beautiful view. It is Italian food, delicious.”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Es el mejor lugar para nadar en el agua más pura y cristalina del Caribe mexicano”
1 local recommends