5 Places in Playa del Carmen Recommended by Locals

Walking through the streets of Playa del Carmen is a unique experience, in which you will feel a unique sense of freedom due to the authentically bohemian and chic atmosphere. If you are ready to explore the city, here we present to you 5 places in Playa del Carmen recommended by locals, and that you must visit during your vacations!

1. MVNGATA Beach Club

The MVNGATA Boutique Hotel Beach Club is one of the favorite places for local people to enjoy their weekend, the beach and the best cocktails in Playa del Carmen.

This exclusive MVNGATA Boutique Hotel Beach Club is part of the facilities, so it also offers a privileged location in a secluded and safe area to visit with your family, partner or friends.

Likewise, if you visit MVNGATA Beach Club early in the morning, you can take the opportunity to enjoy the delicious breakfast that is served from 7:00 am until noon or, if you prefer, at the beach club you can also enjoy an exquisite and authentic Mexican culinary proposal.

The menu of this beach club in Playa del Carmen offers a wide variety of dishes for both breakfast and lunch, as well as various options that will allow you to take care of and pamper your body, even during your vacations.

If you are ready to meet new friends, relax in the sun, enjoy the best music and the best beach in Playa del Carmen, MVNGATA Beach Club is the perfect option for you.

2. La Quinta Avenida

Yes! Playa del Carmen also has its own \”Fifth Avenue\’\’ which is basically a long pedestrian cobbled street where you can find well-known brand stores, spas, restaurants of various specialties, bars, pharmacies and craft shops.

Local people describe the “Quinta” as one of those places with an eclectic, cosmopolitan, tropical, cultural atmosphere, and yes, authentically Mexican!

Venturing to explore the Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen is a mesmerizing experience. Take with you comfortable walking shoes, a cap or hat to take care of your skin, or if you prefer, you can also work your so-eager tan if that is one of your main goals while in Playa del Carmen.

3. Chez Celine

Chez Céline is one of the artisanal coffee shops preferred by locals for offering exquisite French culinary delights.

The cafeteria is located on Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida and, although is a little further from downtown Playa del Carmen, it is well worth visiting as it is also open to enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, or to relax with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a glass of wine.

Delight yourself with delicious iconic dishes of French cuisine such as Croque Monsieur et Croque Madame, the house specialties and sweeten your palate with the fantastic éclairs, chocolate-filled croissants and crispy macaroons.

4. Enjoy a Getaway to Playa Maroma

Playa Maroma is one of the most incredible semi-virgin beaches in the Riviera Maya, as well as being considered one of the best beaches in the world for its crystal clear waters and fine sand.

At Playa Maroma you can enjoy relaxing activities such as a camel ride along the shore of the beach, snorkeling, and even swimming with dolphins!

Likewise, the Playa Maroma beach club offers you comfortable facilities to soak up the sun and enjoy fun and unforgettable moments with your family.

5. Take a Food Tour

Going on a gastronomic tour in Playa del Carmen is simply exceptional, thanks to the great cultural diversity that exists in the city.

Depending on the tour you decide to take, it will take you along the Quinta Avenida to enjoy delightful tastings of traditional Mexican cuisine such as tacos, quesadillas, fajitas and other culinary delights that you can pair with tequila and mariachi.

If you are a more daring traveler, there are also options that will take you to some more informal restaurants, but yes, tequila and beer cannot be dismissed from the table.

These 5 places in Playa del Carmen that local people recommend are just a small part of everything you can enjoy during your vacation.

Remember that if you want to make the most of your time, the MVNGATA Boutique Hotel concierge will be able to assist you to book all your tours with all the security you require!