Playa del Carmen

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STAY.

Hotel La Semilla

This hidden treasure is all about history, heritage, style and simplicity.

In fact, the owners of this bohemian B&B, located in the trendiest part of Playa del Carmen, have much respect for the local culture, artfully decorating each room with vintage Mexican objects and furniture found in flea markets around the region.

For breakfast or during the afternoon, you can also enjoy the beautiful garden filled with hammocks as well as an ocean-view rooftop terrace.

If you want authentic and chill, with a touch of luxury, look no further than Hotel La Semilla!

DO.

Canibal Royal Beach Club

S
pend the day relaxing, swimming in clear blue waters and ordering seafood inspired dishes as DJs spins eclectic tunes.
Try their ceviches, tostados and tacos!

Cenote Azul

Such a magical place.
Natural jungle setting, beautiful colored fish and crystal clear water.
Take your snorkel gear or you mask!

Chichén Itzá

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest and best restored Mayan cities. Marvel at the ancient architecture including a temple dating back to 950 AD and a 75-foot pyramid constructed in the 11th century.

Kava Yasa

Lovely little venue with a relaxing vibe, daily donation-based Yoga classes, a weekly local eco-market and very tasty healthy drinks!

EAT.

Restaurante La Cueva del Chango,

This is one if not the most authentic and special restaurants in Playa del Carmen, especially for breakfast!
It serves all-natural, locally sourced Mexican cuisine in a breezy jungle-like atmosphere.

Maíz de Mar

Owned by famous mexican chef Enrique Olvera, this restaurant located on 5a. serves a delicious seafood-focused menu with traditional local flavours.

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

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STAY.

Coqui Coqui

The neutral serenity and slightly bohemian romantic vibes of this place is what makes it the ultimate jungle hideaway.

This hotel respects the local aesthetic of the region: earthy colors, cotton fabrics, laid-back furniture and hand-made accessories.

Also, the Coqui Coqui Perfumeria displays and sells fragrances inspired by the ancient scents of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Each fragrance captures a different place or element from the Mexican landscape.

N.B: Due to the Tulum hotel raids, Coqui Coqui has temporarily moved to Coba, a short drive from Tulum.

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EAT. 

Posada Margherita 

Located right on the beach, this adorable Italian restaurant is worth a try!

The ambiance and decor are very boho-chic as the place is surrounded with ceramic vessels, potted plants and glass bottles reflecting the scenery’s light.

Its menu lists classic Italian dishes and great cocktails.
I personally recommend the pasta with zucchini and shrimp!

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Hartwood

This beloved restaurant is inspiring on the quality, color, and taste of its dishes which involves locally-caught seafood, mostly cooked in a wood-fired grill, ceviche, as well as beef and vegetables.

The New York native chef really masters every dish by using local organic ingredients and the menu changes daily based on what the sea and land has to offer.

Doors open at 6 and reservations are advised.

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DRINK

Gitano

It’s impossible to visit this beachy jungle bar and not be mesmerized by it!

The decor is fantastic and their Mezcal cocktails will make you want to happily dance underneath the disco ball and palm trees.

I recommend the “Jungle Fever” and “Stardust”

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