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EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS OR OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS

EMERGENCY

066

HOSPITAN (HOSPITAL)  

984-803-1002

DR. BERNARDO DIAZ (HOUSE CALLS)

984-745-0294

DR. PAOLO GUTIERREZ (HOUSE CALLS)  

984-807-8401/984-157-6216

PUBLIC SECURITY

984-873-0291

RED CROSS  

984-873-1233

FIRE STATION

984-879-3670

CIVIL PROTECTION

984-877-3053

WATER COMPANY

984-873-0486

ELECTRIC COMPANY (CFE)

984-873-0282

TAXI COMPANY

984-877-3859 OR 984-877-3860

HIGHWAY PATROL

998-884-1107

MEDICAL FACILITIES & RECOMMENDED LOCAL DOCTORS

FOR EMERGENCY IN MEXICO DIAL “066” (MEDICAL EMERGENCY, AMBULANCE & FIREHALL)

Hospitan – Full hospital with all medical and emergency services

Location: C. Balamcanché Lot 1, MZA. 30, Federal Highway, Entrance of  Playacar Phase II. Just south of Sam’s Club.

Phone: (984) 803-1002

URL: www.hospiten.com/hospiten/HOSPITEN/published_en/DEFAULT/index.jsp

Playa Med Hospital – Hospital and emergency room services.

Location: Federal Highway and 28th street

Phone: (984) 879-3143 & (984) 801 8751

URL: www.hospitalplayamed.com

Hyperbaric Chamber - This facility offers specialized medical care for commercial and recreational SCUBA divers suffering from Decompression Sickness (DCS) or Arterial Gas Embolism (AGE), and treats non-emergency ailments (ear problems, fitness to dive physicals, and the like).

Location: 10th avenue and the corner of 28th street

Phone: (984) 873 1365 & (984) 873 1216

URL: www.sssnetwork.com/pages/playahome.html

Dr. Bernardo Diaz – 24 hour hotel medicine and house calls. Speaks excellent English!

Clinic Location: 20th street north between 1st and 5th avenue.

Phone: (984) 745 0294

URL: www.playadoctor.com

Email: drbernardo@playadoctor.com

Dr. Paolo Gutierrez – 24 hour emergency medical. Speaks English & Spanish.

Clinic location: Corner of 45 avenue & 8th street

Cell Phone: (984) 807 8401

Office Phone: (984) 157 6216

FITNESS

There are many local gyms for those of you that prefer an indoor workout. The two newest and recommended gyms are “Evolve” and “The Gym”. Both offer various passes to suit your vacation needs. Please see below for gym location and information.        

Evolve

Location: 24th street between 5th & 10th avenue

Phone: (984) 803 0986

The Gym

Location: 1st avenue north #255 between constituyentes & 16th bis street

Phone: (984) 873 2098

        

BEACH CLUBS

Canibal Royal

 Located on 48th and the beach is a unique three story restaurant, bar, and sundeck with jacuzzi. It has a retro Brazilian design and looks like a Fifties style cruise ship set down on the beach. The club has both a restaurant and bar on the ground and second floor, with the third being a rooftop balcony with a very large built-in hot tub. With stunning ocean views, a large variety of beds and comfortable beach chairs, great ambiance, fantastically executed retro styling, excellently made drinks and great food this is one Playa’s nicest beach hangouts.

Kool Beach Club

Located on 28th street and the beach. Its concept combines a Beach club, a Lounge, a Bar with Premium drinks and a Restaurant offering Fusion Gourmet Cuisine, first class services, a VIP area with a swimming pool, a Diamond Bed area, sun - beds, sunshades and a gorgeous ambience, exotic drinks and fusion dishes, with music played by a DJ, in front the spectacular Caribbean Sea and where the sunset calls for relaxation and entertainment.

Mamitas

Located on 28th street and the beach. Mamitas Beach Club meets every requirement to enjoy the daytime at the heavenly Mexican Caribbean in a cozy family and youthful atmosphere. All the essential services are available: parking area, a swimming pool, dressing rooms, sunshades and sun - beds, a volley ball field and a restaurant bar with great food. If you really want to have fun, don't miss the events at Mamitas Lounge Club and theyr DJ's music.

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Zenzi

Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant in Playa del Carmen has everything you want for a relaxing day at the beach. Full bar and restaurant from 7:30 am to 02:00 am everyday to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst. A big hearty breakfast at the beach is a great way to start your day. Lunch menus comprise of your favorites, including choice quality burgers, cerviche, and a selection of sandwiches and salads. As the night falls, a full range of main course entrees include Sesame Crusted Tuna, Almond Grouper, Beef Medallion to mention just a few  of our most recommended dishes to delight.

Happy hour each and every day starts at 5.00pm until 7.00pm. 
Superior and Sol bottled beer for 20Pesos
Tequila, Rum, Gin and Vodka 35 Pesos, for mixed drinks

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Fusion

Enjoy the calm ocean breeze and fantastic view from our restaurant and bar overlooking the Caribbean Sea while dining on international fusion cuisine and luscious tropical drinks. Our chefs use only the freshest local ingredients. Fresh caught fish, traditional Mexican specialties and tasty sandwiches are some examples from our menu. You can relax under the palapas on one of our beach beds or hammocks and enjoy great service with a unique blend of drink and food. At night this beach side bar turns into a romantic beach lounge lit by rustic oil lanterns. To complete the mood, you will find live reggae music that’s easy on the ears as you relax by the sea.

ADVENTURE PARKS

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Xplor

The NEWEST PARK IN TOWN and the only ALL INCLUSIVE ADVENTURE PARK, is located next to the well-known park of Xcaret. 6 km (4 mi) south of Playa del Carmen and 75 km (46 mi) south of Cancun in Mexico. Explore THE FOUR ELEMENTS, live the UNDERGROUND worlds of the Mayan people and feel your heart beat with the excitement of this amazing park. Swim among astonishing stalactites & stalagmites in the Underground River. Fly over 2 miles above the jungle on a zip line. Xplor the jungle on an amphibious all-terrain vehicle. Row a Mayan raft thru more than 1000 yards of crystal clear waters and much more…

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Xcaret

The original name of the site was p'ole', from the root p'ol that means "merchandise" or "deal of merchants", which gives an idea of the economical relevance of the site. The constructions of the Late Post-Classical period (1200 AD – 1550 AD) are situated along the coast; some of them in strategic positions for its surveillance. Visit Xcaret and its authentic Mayan Ruins around this amazing theme park climb them… Feel the beaten drums in your senses and travel through time in the Pre-Hispanic Ball Game at Xcaret at Night Show!

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Xel-ha

Situated amongst a tangle of jungle trees, vines and palms, Xel-Ha dates back to the pre-Classic Period and has only been partially uncovered. Once the largest living area in the Yucatan, structures of interest here are the palace with its tumble of columns, the 'muelle (dock) and jaguar' building groups, and the pyramid which contains a partially preserved mural.

MAYAN RUINS

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CHICHEN ITZA – 2 ½ hours driving time from Playa

Chichen Itza is the capital of ancient Maya empire, its majestic building dates back to 435 and 455, and it is geographically located in the middle of spectacular natural environs in the Yucatan Peninsula. At this site declared as one of the 7 World Wonders, you can visit magnificent temples such as the Kukulcan Pyramid and the Ball Game as well as there are others that cannot be visited to avoid damages. The Castle or Pyramid of Kukulcan is the most impressive temple in Chichen Itza renowned for the number of tombs found there and its endless 91 steps, as well as the impeccable architecture that stands out by a stone feathered serpent. If you visit Chichen Itza on March 21st or September 21st you can admire a unique spectacle: the Equinox. Just at 3:00 p.m. the sun lights creates at the pyramid north side 7 light and shadows isosceles triangles, giving shape to the body of a slithering serpent. This effect is a symbol of the Kukulcan God descent (bird-serpent) to the earth, and also the beginning and ending agricultural cycle, according the Equinox (spring or autumn). Follow the steps into the past and discover the most important Mayan cultural center considered one of the most advanced in America

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COBA – 1 hour and 45 minutes driving time from Playa

This attraction gives you the opportunity of a fascinating encounter with Mayan culture, where you will visit Coba, a spectacular archeological site hidden inside the rain forest, at the Yucatan Peninsula. Once there you can climb the Nohoch Muul temple and admire the stunning landscape surrounding this site. Then you will visit an authentic Mayan community, observe its habits and walk with them through the rainforest, also you’ll learn about local flora and fauna. This is a magnificent option for understanding this sapient civilization and its incredible history. The moment for the adventure starts with a fantastic zip line excursion over flying a gorgeous “cenote” (natural sinkholes), descending on rappel to one of them and taking a refreshing dip in its crystal waters. At the end of these activities nothing like a delicious typical meal, elaborated by Mayan women. Come and enjoy this encounter where you will get in touch with the Mayan legacy, its experiences, the tropical forest and live adventures that you will never forget.

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TULUM – 50 minutes driving time from Playa

Discover one of the most beautiful archeological sites of the Riviera Maya, the only one overlooking the Caribbean Sea and its turquoise waters as a walled fortress. It is believed that Tulum was once, one of the main ports of the Maya civilization. Let yourself be taken into the temple of the frescoes, the one of the descending god and "El Castillo" an amazing temple built on a cliff with splendid views of the coast. From here you will be taken to Xel-Ha a spectacular theme water park!

ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURE TOURS

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Ocean & Cenote Diving – local dive centers that offer tours and certification. Playa del Carmen is world renown for diving being located on the world’s second largest barrier reef, “The Great Maya Reef”. This reef offers both divers and snorkelers alike a magical exploration of the underworld.  

Recommended dive centers that offer tours & certification:

The Abyss –1st avenue between 10th & 12th  “Hotel Tropical Casablanca” (984) 873 2164    

Phantom Divers – 1st avenue and 14th street north #238 (984) 879 3988 or cell (984) 128 4210

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“Yal Ku” - Snorkeling – Snorkelers can go off of many local beach areas to explore the amazing sea life including turtles, barracudas, tropical fish, eels, sea rays and more…… We highly recommend going to Akumal in front of the Lol Ha Restaurant. Many sea turtles have been seen here! Yal Ku is a calm inlet full of tropical reef fish. There is a small fee to reserve the inlet and snorkel equipment is not provided so take your own. Sun screens and food are not permitted!

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Rio Secreto – Río Secreto could very well be one of the great wonders of the world. Come and experience this stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites.

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Fat Cat Catamaran – Enjoy the Caribbean on top a 45 foot catamaran! This is a really fun trip as you sail out from Puerto Aventuras (20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen) and head out to sea. Fruit platters, drinks and a light lunch are served during this tour. This tour begins at 10 am and sails towards the pristine bay Bahia Inah where you can jump off the boat and snorkel. The catamaran holds a maximum of 45 people and docks again at 2 pm.

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Swim with Whale Sharks – This is an opportunity of a lifetime. These 30 foot long natural wonders only come to the area during certain times of the year. Most tours run from May 15 – Sept 15. This amazing adventure allows you to swim alongside these enormous docile creatures. As an added bonus you often will encounter other sea life including dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and tropical fish.  

USE OF THIS CELLULAR PHONE

If there is no dial tone, you get a constant busy signal, or people trying to reach you long distance say they can’t get through then the phone card is out of minutes. As well in some areas of the property a signal will be weak or you may have no service. If this is the case please step outside to get the signal back or in an area of the property that the cell signal is strong.

 

Included for each guest is a local cell phone. Minutes can be purchased at grocery stores and convenience stores.

 

 

The purchase of the minutes is at the cashier. Please give him the following instructions:

Ø  Let him know you would like to do a, “RECARGA TELCEL”.

Ø  Then you need to let him know the amount you would like to put into the phone. You can add $20, $50, $100, $200 Pesos and up.

Ø  Then you will need to provide the phone number. Your cell number is included at the beginning of the welcome binder.

Ø  If you would like to check your balance at any time you can dial *133#.

Charges for calls:

 

Incoming Local:  No charge

Local outgoing:   5 pesos/minute

 

 *NOTE- IF YOU MAKE OR RECEIVE A LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALL, IT USES YOUR MINUTES UP VERY RAPIDLY. IF YOU PLAN TO RECEIVE OR MAKE LONG DISTANCE CALLS, WE SUGGEST YOU PURCHASE ATLEAST 300-500 PESOS.

To use Phone:

Receiving call from the US to a cell ph.: 011 52 1 (984) + number /  to a landline 011 52 (984) + number

To call local cell phone to cell phone: (984) + 7 digit number

To call local cell phone from a landline: 044 984 + 7 digit number

To call a cell phone long distance w/in Mexico (ie. Cancun): 045 (area code) + 7 digit number

To call a local land line: 7 digit number

To call the US: 001+Area code+ number

 

To Check Balance:

*133# SND, if a voice speaks and hangs up you do not have enough credit remaining for this function.

 

 

To dial property management refer to instructions above if you are having troubles.

Restaurants

Salt Rock Grill - 5th avenue between 34th and 38th street. “Globally inspired, Locally Produced” serving succulent dishes ranging from pasta, fish, chicken and desserts.

La Casa del Agua – Seafood/International. Located on 5th avenue & 2nd street.
Beautiful décor and setting overlooking 5
th avenue.

Rolandi’s – Italian - Paseo del Carmen Mall (at entrance to Playacar Phase 1) between 5th and 10th avenue and Calles 1 sur & Juarez. Two story restaurant in front of the valet parking.

Babe’s – Thai Cuisine - 10th street between 5th & 10th Ave. Reasonable prices and excellent food.

La Cueva del Chango - Mexican - Great Mexican style breakfast in a beautiful garden setting. Lunch is nice sandwiches and Mexican cuisine. Located on 38th street between 5th avenue & the sea

La Parrilla Mexican Grill - 5th Avenue and Constituyentes. Mexican, International, Vegetarian and Seafood, Lunch and Dinner. Salads, flambé, desserts and specialty coffees prepared at your table. Live Mexican music every night (Mariachi). Great Mexican dining experience! Lots of fun

Cenaccolo – Upscale Italian cuisine – located on 5th avenue between 32nd and 34th street. Homemade pasta dishes, traditional Italian plates and fresh breads.

Negroamaro – Italian Restaurant & Bar – 5th ave between 34th & 38th street “Plaza San Pedro . Great location and excellent selection of Italian cuisine. Tiramisu is prepared at the table.

Piola – Italian Pizza & Pasta – 38h street between 5th avenue & the beach

Como Como– Mediterranean Cuisine – 10 avenue between 12th and 14th street.

Argentina 10 – Argentinian grilled meats & seafood – 5th avenue & 30th street. Next door you will find their sister restaurant which serves seafood & fish.

Diablito Cha Cha Cha Ristorante & Lounge - Street 12 & 1st Ave. Sushi, Sashimi, Great Beef Dishes, Pizzas.

Plank – Gourmet Grill & Patio Bar – Located on 16th Street btw. 1st & 5th ave. Plank style cooking techniques that offer a selection of beef brisket, spare ribs, whole chickens, salmon and pork tenderloin.

Imprevist - Resto & Wine. Located on 1st ave btw. 14th & 16th street.  Gourmet menu featuring fine selections of Prime Sea foods, USDA certified Beef and Chicken, Salad Medleys and lovely Risottos.

Sur – Argentinian Steakhouse. Located on 10th street and 5th avenue. Sur offers various delicious meals and quality service in a pleasant atmosphere. They also offer a variety of delicious chicken and fish dishes!

Sushi Club – 10th avenue & 26th street. Great service, sushi and lounge style ambiance.

Kampai – 5th avenue between 30th and 32nd. Creative and tasty sushi and fish.

Catch – 12th street between 5th and 10th avenue. Amazing views & ambiance from the roof terrace of the Thompson Hotel. Creative and tasty sushi, fish, seafood & meat. Order to share or your own meal. On the pricier side!

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La Alux (MUST SEE)! –Juárez Mza. Av. Number 217 Lote. 2 Col. Ejidal between diagonal 65 y 70. Playa del Carmen Q. Roo. Lounge bar in a cave. Difficult to find so take address with you!

Alux is...a magic cave, garden of shining stalactites and stalagmites with colors which have been waiting for you for thousands of years. Home of mystical beings called aluxes, great guardians and part of this fantastic culture. Going back in the prehispanic past, it will have an enduring image with the dishes cooked by the chef who enhance the natural taste of each ingredient, along .

Nightclubs & Bars

Santanera – 10th street between 5th & 10th avenue

Blue Parrot – 12th street & the beach

Coco Maya – 12th street and the beach

Mandala – 12th street and 1st avenue

Coco Bongo – 12th street btwn. 5th & 10th avenue

Senor Frog’s – Juarez & the ferry dock (near Paseo del Carmen Mall)

Diablitos Cha Cha Cha – 12th street and 1st avenue (excellent food)

Lounges

Deseo (lounge bar roof top and old big screen movies on a projector – 5th ave and 12th street

El Almirante Pech – lounge style restaurant. Excellent beef dishes and great drinks.

Live Music

Zenzi – 10th street and the beach (very nice breakfast & lunch)

Fah at Siesta Fiesta  – 5th avenue between 8th and 10th street

* The majority of the bars and lounges can be found on 12th street between 10th avenue and the beach.

Sports Bars & Betting

EZ – sports bar on 5th avenue between 12th and 14th street (in front of Calle Corazon)

Tequila Barrel (betting) – sports bar on 5th avenue btwn. 10th and 12th street

Grocery Stores & Souvenirs

Chedraui – highway between 1st and 2nd street South

WalMart – 30th avenue and 8th street

Mega “Comercial Mexicana” – 30th avenue and 14th street

Soriana’s – Plaza Centro Maya (West side of the highway in front of the Playacar Entrances)

City Club - Plaza Centro Maya (West side of the highway in front of the Playacar Entrances)  (membership needed but day passes can be purchased)

Sam’s Club (bulk & need membership card but can get a day pass) – located on highway between 1st and 2nd Playacar entrances.

Dak – Fresh fruit & Vegetables. The restaurant next door serves smoothies, tortas & other local fresh plates – Located on 30th avenue between Constituyentes & 18th street (just half a block north of Constituyentes).

Shopping

5th AVENUE - The famous 5th avenue walkway offers a huge selection of souvenirs for a lifetime of memories. This avenue is full of shops and restaurants and runs for blocks and blocks. You will find Mexican pottery, talavera, silver and glassware. Beautiful hand sewn hammocks can be found all over Playa del Carmen. You fill find single, double and sitting style hammocks. For those of you with a sweet tooth enjoy some Mayan Chocolate at one of the dozens of coffee shops along the way. Mexican chocolate is made from a bitter / dark chocolate.   Of course as we all know Mexico is known for it’s tequila. Take home a bottle of 100% agave tequila to sip and commemorate.  Barter for lower prices because many items are negotiable!  

PLAZA LAS AMERICAS & CENTRO MAYA - These are local shopping malls where you will find furniture stores, clothing shops, Cinepolis movie theatre, food court, grocery stores and more…… These are local and tourist hangouts so will find prices are much better then any tourist zone but you will not find the same taste of Mexico that you find on the streets and 5th avenue.

JUAREZ - Juarez shopping runs from 5th avenue up to approximately 30th avenue. Here you will find cheap clothing, Mexican souvenirs and shoe stores. You will also find local eateries such as carnitas, cochinita pibil, bakeries, local meat known as arrachera (delicious marinated flank steak), rib tacos and other interesting Mexican flavors. It’s an excellent local experience to enjoy!

PASEO DEL CARMEN – This plaza is located between 5th and 10th avenue. Here you will find a little of everything from jewelry stores, sunglass huts, restaurants and clothes shopping. Lots of things to see and do in this plaza.

QUINTA ALEGRIA – One of the newest plaza additions to the area! Some of the stores include Victoria Secret, Aldo shoes, Forever 21 and many more……. It is located on 5th avenue and Constituyentes (16th street).

RESTAURANTS OFF THE 5TH

Local Tastes

El Fogon – 30 avenue and 6 Bis street

Nativo & DAK (they are located directly across from each other) – 30th avenue and ½ a block North (between 16 and 18) of constituyentes. Fruits, vegetables, smoothies and authentic Mexican.

Cochinita pibil – Juarez and the highway. At this set of lights it is on the west side of the highway in a little kiosk. Table and chairs out front. Open 8-1.

Carnitas & Rib tacos & tortas – Head south on the highway just passing constituyentes. You will see a sign with a pink pig. They have chairs and tables out front.  

Cochinita Pibil/Carnitas & other traditional foods – Park square located on Juarez and 15th avenue. Look for a childrens park and food kiosks. They are usually there in the morning, lunch time and in the evenings.

La Floresta – Breaded tacos very popular here. Located on the highway on the west side between Constituyentes and Juarez.

H & C Carnes (great meat). They have 3 locations. One is located on constituyentes between 25th and 30th avenue (north of Mega Grocery Store). The other is located on 1st street south between 20 and 25th street. The third air conditioned and newest restaurant is located on the highway heading south passing Constituyentes. It has parking out front of the building. There are chairs out front and inside in the AC.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN / COZUMEL FERRY SCHEDULE

Please Note: Ferry schedule can change due to weather conditions; ie high winds or waves.

Cozumel to Playa del Carmen Ferry - Daily

5:00am, 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 12:00am
2:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm

Playa del Carmen to Cozumel Ferry - Daily

6:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am,
1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm

One Way

Round Trip

Round Trip

$110 pesos [$11.00 USD]

$160 pesos [$16.00 USD]

$200 pesos [$20.00 USD]

GENERAL FERRY INFO

There are two separate ferry companies running ferries back and forth from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. One ferry leaves 5 to 10 minutes ahead of the other one. Both ferries are more or less the same in comfort, speed and amenities.

It does not matter which ferry you take as your ticket is for that ferry company.

Both ferries have refreshments. You can get beer, pop and juices.

Ferry schedules change and each company produces its own published schedules [they are both different] which is why if you do a search on the net for Cozumel Ferry times you will get so many conflicting times.

We attempt to keep our schedule current, however, it can change without notice, so your best bet is if you are going to Cozumel/Playa del Carmen then simply get to the docks early and buy your ticket for the next available trip as soon as you get there, then sit and wait for the ferry.

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PURCHASING YOUR TICKET 

There are a number of different places where you can buy your ferry ticket. There are booths on 5th Ave. and more booths close to the docks. Each ferry company has its own booths and they try to out-sell each other.

To our knowledge the ferries are never completely sold out [except the early morning rides because of workers going to Cozumel] so you can always get a seat.

In Cozumel you buy a ticket at the dock where you board the ferry in San Miguel.

NOTE: If you purchase a roundtrip ticket you must return with the same company. So you must wait for that ferry to return so it is best to purchase your tickets on each end to avoid waiting.

ECO ATTRACTIONS

Xcaret is like an Eco Maya theme park. We just love this place. It is a paradise for children and you can spend the whole day there. Some of the attractions include a re-enactment of a traditional Maya ballcourt game, butterfly pavilion, traditional Mexican dance and music, small zoo and much more. The swimming here is excellent and the water theme parks rival Disney World; in fact we think they are better.

Xel-Ha is a great place to go snorkeling or swimming. It is a fresh water bay that meets the ocean. Many sea creatures make their home in the bay and its tributaries and a snorkel around the bay will simply blow your mind if you are not an avid diver or snorkeler. It is well worth the price of admission and a great place for kids. There are many well-trained lifeguards on duty.

Aktun Chen: Beautiful underground dry caves with stalactite and stalagmite formations and a spectacular fresh water cenote. You might even be lucky enough to see spider monkeys. Poisonous and non-poisonous snakes can be seen at the serpentarium. Located in the jungle between Akumal and Xel-Ha.

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve: Just south of Tulum, the reserve has an abundant amount of flora and fauna and several distinct natural ecosystems. The reserve contains unexcavated Maya ruins, freshwater canals, cenotes, mangroves, lagoons and inlets. The fishing village of Boca Paila is within the reserve. The town of Punta Allen is the end of the Maya Riviera found at the southern tip of the reserve.

NOTE: The roads in and out of Sian Ka'an can sometimes be treacherous [road repairs are infrequent]. When you rent a car, quite often the clerk will ask you where you are planning on taking the car. Some car rental agencies will not let you take a car to Sian Ka'an because of the possibility of damage being inflicted on the car due to the rough road conditions.  

Xaman-Ha Aviary: Home to exotic birds including scarlet macaws, flamingos and herons. Xaman-Ha is in Playacar which is [south] right next to Playa del Carmen.

Punta Laguna: Spend time with spider monkeys and howler monkeys in their natural habitat. You can trek in the jungle and travel Punta Laguna by boat. Birds, deer, turtles and crocodiles are among the other wildlife to be seen. Punta Laguna is northwest of Coba. There is also a Mayan ruin site here.

Jardin Botanico del Dr. Alfredo Barrera: Beautiful botanical gardens located a few minutes south of Puerto Morelos on the east side of highway 307. Experience exotic species of tropical fauna displayed in the natural settings of the tropical rainforest

MAYAN RIVIERA GOLF COURSES

Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf ClubIberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club

Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club is located in the Riviera Maya 30 minutes south of Cancun, the Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club resort caters to your every need. Deep bunkers, narrow fairways, undulating greens and beautiful vistas are at every turn. On course beverages and snacks, included in your green fee.

Facilities include: lit driving range and putting green, challenging sand traps, transportation service from the lobby, golf shop with name brand equipment for men and women, electric carts, equipment rental and golf pros.

Designer: P.B. Dye

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yards: 6641

Location:

HWY 307 Km. 309

Between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen.

Green Fees:

Green Fee*

$190.00 USD

Twilight Green Fee* [2pm - 3pm]

$125.00 USD

RePlay*

$30.00 USD

*Includes cart, snacks, drinks on the course and in the club house.

Extras

Rental Clubs [Titleist, Nike, Mizuno]

$40.00 USD

Rental Shoes

$20.00 USD

Extra Rider Fee

$30.00 USD

INCLUDES: Round trip transportation only from the hotels Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar, Iberostar Paraiso Beach, Iberostar Paraiso Lindo and Iberostar Paraiso Maya. Please coordinate your transportation with the Concierge of these hotels. Shared electric carts, sandwiches, soft drinks, beer, wine and selected liquor.

NOTE: Golf equipment, balls, Golf shoes and Golf Lessons are not included. Clients staying at an Iberostar hotel please contact the hotel directly for discount rates.

DRESS CODE: Collar shirt, Golf shoes (soft spikes), bermuda shorts or trousers to dress. Bathing suits and jeans are not allowed.

RESERVATIONS: 984-877-2828

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Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya is a magnificent par 72, 7,144 yard golf course. Designed and constructed under the supervision of the famous Architect Robert Von Hagge this course is surrounded by a diversity of lakes and exuberant vegetation. The Golf Club Playacar is considered the most challenging golf course of the region.

In the ProShop you will find the best brands for both women and men clothing, accessories and golf balls, and clubs and shoes rental for the most demanding golfer.

Designer: Robert Von Hagge

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yards: 7144

Location: Paseo Xaman Ha s/n Mza. 26 Fracc.

Playa del Carmen

Green Fees:

Green Fee*

$190.00 USD

Twilight Green Fee* [2pm - 3pm]

$130.00 USD

Junior Fee* [17 years and younger]

$90.00 USD

RePlay*

$95.00 USD

*Includes 1/2 cart, snacks and drinks.

Extras

Rental Clubs [VIP]

$30.00 USD

Rental Clubs [Steel]

$50.00 USD

Rental Shoes

$15.00 USD

Extra Rider Fee* [May - Dec]

$35.50 USD

Extra Rider Fee* [Dec - April]

$55.00 USD

Driving range 25 balls

$3.00 USD

*Includes 1/2 cart, snacks and drinks.

Green Reservations [Regular & Twilight]

INCLUDES: Round trip transportation from certain hotels within the Mayan Riviera. Please coordinate your transportation with your Travel Consultant after reserving. Shared electric carts, food and beverages at the Club House and the Golf Carts.

NOTE: Golf equipment, balls, Golf shoes and Golf Lessons are not included. Transportation within the Playa del Carmen and Playacar area is not included.

DRESS CODE: Neck T-shirt, Golf shoes (soft spikes), bermuda shorts or trousers to dress. Bathing suits and jeans are not permitted.

RESERVATIONS: 984-873-4990

Grupo Mayan Golf Riviera Maya

Grupo Mayan Golf Riviera Maya was designed and built by Nicklaus Design. This beautiful and challenging par 3 golf course is located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen and its 18 holes feature traps of radiant white sand, lakes surrounded by natural rocks and the intense color of the greens and its vegetation. Grupo Mayan Golf Riviera Maya

The extraordinary natural landscape featuring lakes will constitute a great water in-play throughout 10 holes. The 1950's style designed greens, considered the best conditioned in the area, complement this high-level golf course.

Designer:

Holes: 18

Par: 54

Yards: 2923

Location: HWY 307 Km. 48

Between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen.

Green Fees:

Green Fee*

$129.00 USD

Twilight Green Fee* [after 2:30]

$69.00 USD

*Includes cart and transportation from your hotel and return.

Extras

Rental Clubs [King Cobra]

$25.00 USD

Rental Shoes

$12.00 USD

Extra Rider Fee

Free

Driving range 25 balls

$8.00 USD

INCLUDES: Round trip transportation from hotels in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. Please coordinate your transportation with your Travel Consultant after reserving. Shared electric carts.

NOTE: Golf equipment, balls, Golf shoes and Golf Lessons are not included. Each players must play with his own clubs. For players staying at the hotel Mayan Palace a special rate applies. In such cases please contact the hotel directly.

DRESS CODE: Collar shirt, Golf shoes (soft spikes), bermuda shorts or trousers to dress. Bathing suits and jeans are not permitted.

RESERVATIONS: 984-206-4043

 

Golf Club El Camaleon Mayakoba

Golf Club El Camaleon Mayakoba

Golf Club El Camaleon Mayakoba is a work of art designed by Greg Norman located in the supreme luxury resort "Mayakoba". This 18-hole par 72 golf course owes its name to its diverse layout and ever-changing landscape, which bends through the tropical jungle, dense mangrove, stunning oceanfront stretches of sand and long channels with limestone borders.

At El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club, golf enthusiasts can experience fairways covered with the dark-green tones of the Paspalum grass. The fairways are lined with sand dunes and mangroves; the course features unique hazards such as cenotes (subterranean caves) and crystal clear lagoons. Golf Club El Camaleon Mayakoba

This multifaceted golf course facilities include a 360-yard double-sided driving range, a fully stocked Golf Pro Shop, locker rooms and Snack Bar. But there is a lot more to it, the "Club Car Precedent" golf cart fleet, is equipped with Uplink Third Generation GPS yardage information software. The players can record electronically their scores and can order food and drinks from there too!

Designer: Greg Norman

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yards: 7067

Location: HWY 307 Km. 298, North of Playa del Carmen.

Green Fees: These rates do not include 10% tax (IVA)

High Season   January - May

Regular Green Fee*

$225.00 USD

Twilight Green Fee* [After 1:30]

$135.00 USD

Junior Fee*

$60.00 USD

RePlay Fee*

$50.00 USD

*Includes shared electric carts equipped with UpLink GPS System.

Low Season   May - October

Regular Green Fee*

$105.00 USD

Twilight Green Fee* [After 2:30]

$75.00 USD

Junior Fee*

$60.00 USD

RePlay Fee*

$50.00 USD

*Includes shared electric carts equipped with UpLink GPS System.

Extras

Additional Cart Fee

$25.00 USD

Rental Clubs

$55.00 USD

Rental Shoes

$15.00 USD

2 Players [30 Minutes]

$40.00* USD

2 Players [1 hour]

$80.00* USD

Driving Range

$12.00 USD

Club Rental for Range

$25.0 USD

*per/player

INCLUDES: Shared electric carts equipped with UpLink GPS System, bottled water, amenity towel, yardage card, divot repair tool.

NOTE: Golf equipment, balls, Golf shoes and Golf Lessons are not included. DRESS CODE: Collar shirt, Golf shoes (soft spikes), bermuda shorts or trousers to dress. Bathing suits and jeans are not permitted.

RESERVATIONS: 984-206-3088

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IN HOUSE CHEF SERVICES (SUSAN DE LIMA)

Breakfast Menu

continental

All breakfast options include tea or coffee and freshly squeezed juice.

Shrimp Eggs Benedict
Delicious Caribbean version of a classic. Served with hash browns and fresh fruit $21

Continental
A selection of fresh fruit, granola, yogurt and pastries/toast $15

Chilaquiles
A traditional Mexican dish consisting of fried tortilla chips, bathed in green salsa, grilled with a cheese topping. Served with a side of beans $15

Breakfast Fajitas
A medley of scrambled eggs, peppers, tomato, and cheese all wrapped up in a soft tortilla shell.  With or without chorizo. Served with fresh salsa, refried beans and hash browns $15 without chorizo $17 with chorizo

Steak and Eggs
Arrachera steak grilled to perfection with eggs any style. Served with hash browns and toast $21

Huevos Rancheros
Fried or scrambled eggs with our delicious tomato ranchero sauce. Served on tortillas with refried beans and hash browns $15

Eggs any Style

Eggs made to order with bacon, ham or sausage. Served with hash browns and toast $17

Banana Pancakes

Our version of pancakes that you will leave you craving more! Banana pancakes served with bacon, ham or sausage and hash browns $15

Enjoy brunch by choosing any 3 items from our breakfast menu for $25 per person.  

BREAKFAST WITH A KICK – ENJOY A MIMOSA WITH FRESH SQUEEZED OJ OR OUR SPECIALTY MANGO MIMOSA.  EQUALLY DELICIOUS CEASAR OR BLOODY MARY MADE WITH OUR SIGNATURE HABANERO CELERY SALT $7 EACH

Lunch Menu

Tacos

Tuna Tostadas

Sumptuous Ahi tuna piled high on crispy tostadas with avocado, greens and our delicious chipotle mayo. Served with a green salad $18

Chipotle Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

For the health conscious, delicious shrimp in our signature chipotle sauce on a crisp lettuce leaf with avocado and fresh pico de gallo. Served with Fruit Salad $18

Empanadas and Nachos

Our baked version of beef, chicken or cheese empanadas served with deluxe nachos topped with Mexican cheese, beans, salsa and guacamole $18

Pork Pibil Sliders

3 Delicious sliders with traditional Pork Pibil, chipotle mayo, avocado and tomato. 
Served with our version of Mexican coleslaw
$18

Tacos

Seasoned chicken, beef, fish or pork tacos served with a green salad, salsa and all the fixings! $18

Vegetarian Black bean or Fish Burgers

Garnished with homemade Mexican Coleslaw and chipotle mayo on a fresh roll or rice paper wrap served with a green salad $18

Sushi Burrito

Seared tuna with avocado, carrots, pickled ginger and sushi rice rolled in a flour tortilla. Served with a crisp green salad and our signature wasabi sesame dressing $18

Burritos

Seasoned chicken, beans, lettuce, avocado, cilantro mayo wrapped in a large tortilla shell with red salsa. Jalapenos, sour cream served on the side with Mexican rice $18

Mango Chipotle Chicken Chef Salad

A grilled chicken breast marinated in our signature mango chipotle sauce gives this chef salad a twist. Served with fresh bread $18

Quesadillas

Quesadillas made with Mexican cheese served with salsa and taco salad with
beef or seasoned chicken
$18

Rice Paper Rolls with Mango Couscous Salad

Asia meets Mexico in our rice paper rolls, filled with chicken or shrimp and Mexican coleslaw with our chile guajillo dip $18

Roasted Chicken

Slow roasted chicken marinated in mild achiote pepper rub. Served
hot or cold with rice, beans, salsa and fresh corn tortillas
$18

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Pasta salad with shrimp and vegetables, served with fruit and dip (Vegetarian option available) $18

Tortas

Deluxe sandwiches (Chicken, pork, or ham) Served hot or cold with a green salad $18

Dinner Menu

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All of our dinner options include a choice of appetizer, salad, main course and dessert.  Please read our terms and conditions for more information.

One, two and three course options available

Mexican Fiesta and Taco Night include all of the items listed and is served buffet style.

Appetizer Options: Shrimp Ceviche, Black Bean Quesadillas, Chicken Wings, Guacamole and Chips, Warm Cheesy Dip with Chips or Veggies, Salsa and Chips, Veggies and Dip, Warm Artichoke Dip with Bread, Jalapeno Poppers, Tortilla Soup, Chicken Salbutes, Creamy Shrimp and Corn Chowder, Chorizo with Honey Mustard Sauce, Chorizo and Aged Manchego Zucchini Rolls.

Salad Options: Grilled Calamari with Greens, Caesar Salad, Spinach Salad with Strawberry’s and Feta, Orange and Almond Mixed Green Salad, Green Salad with Mango and Avocado, Mixed Green Salad, Green Salad with Watermelon and Panela Cheese.

Desert Options: Fresh Fruit Platter with Dulce de Leche, Fresh Fruit Parfait infused with Malibu Rum, Cheese Cake topped with local fruit, Key Lime Torte, Fresh Fruit Empanadas with Ice cream, Homemade Meringue with Ice cream and Chocolate Sauce, Seasonal Fruit Crisp with Ice cream, Flan, Caramelized Fruit Tart with Mexican Chocolate and Pepitas.

Main Course Options:

Arracherra BBQ

Succulent, marinated beef grilled to perfection accompanied by our signature chipotle sauce or chimichurri. Served with seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes $42

Mexican Lasagna

Seasoned ground beef or veggie chorizo, chili guajillo tomato sauce with layers of poblano cream corn, sautéed chaya and black beans, topped with manchego cheese $36

Pan Seared Tuna Steak

Seared tuna steak with soy ginger marinade. Served with fresh mango salsa, brown rice and seasonal vegetables $46

Pumpkin Seed Crusted Fish

Pumpkin seed crusted fish fillet with our signature tamarind sauce. Served with Mexican rice and seasonal vegetables $42

Fish with Roasted Red Peppers and Chaya

Fish with a filling of roasted red peppers and locally grown Chaya* when in season. Spinach substituted when not in season.

Topped with tantalizing tequila lime butter sauce and served with Mexican rice and seasonal vegetables $42

$36 Chicken Mole

Chicken breast marinated in a spicy, nutty sauce that has a hint of chocolate then grilled to perfection. Served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables $36 

Tequila Lime Shrimp

Amazing jumbo prawns marinated with garlic, tequila and lime then grilled to perfection.  Served with Mexican rice and seasonal vegetables $42

Tamarind Grilled Salmon

Tart and semi- sweet tamarind marinated seared salmon steak. Served with poblano rice and delicious seasonal vegetables $42

Poblano Pasta

Pasta served with poblano infused creamy garlic sauce with cilantro and parmesan cheese.  Vegetarian, shrimp or chicken $36

Pibil

A choice of fish, chicken or pork cooked in a banana leaf with a mild achiote pepper rub. A Yucatan specialty! Served with Mexican rice, black beans and corn tortillas $36

Grilled Whole Fish

Fresh catch of the day wrapped in a banana leaf and cooked to perfection. Choice of garlic/lime or stuffed with onions, peppers and tomatoes with Mexican rice and seasonal vegetables $45

Enchiladas Verde or Roja

Chicken in tortillas smothered in our homemade verde or roja sauce
and cheese then baked golden brown. 
 Served with Mexican rice and black bean salsa $36

Chicken with Chipotle Cream Sauce

Tender chicken served in a mild smoky chipotle pepper cream sauce. Served with Mexican rice and seasonal vegetables $36

Mexican Fiesta- Served Buffet Style

Shrimp Ceviche, Cheese Quesadillas, Guacamole and Chips, Enchiladas Verdes or Rojas with Chicken, Fish Veracruzana, Arrachera with Chipotle Sauce, Mexican Rice, Key Lime Torte and Seasonal Fruit with Dulce de Leche $42

Taco Night- Served Buffet Style

Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Chicken and Fish or Shrimp Tacos prepared Capeado (beer batter) Empanizado (breaded) or Grilled. Corn and Flour Tortillas, Habanero Salsa, Cucumber Salad, Chipotle Maya, Mexican Rice, Beans $32

Chef Specialty Dinner Menu

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All of our dinner options include your choice of appetizer, salad, main course and desert.

Appetizer Options: Shrimp Ceviche, Black Bean Quesadillas, Chicken Wings, Guacamole and Chips, Warm Cheesy Dip with Chips or Veggies, Salsa and Chips, Veggies and Dip, Warm Artichoke Dip with Bread, Jalapeno Poppers, Tortilla Soup, Chicken Salbutes, Creamy Shrimp and Corn Chowder, Chorizo with Honey Mustard Sauce, Chorizo and Aged Manchego Zucchini Rolls.

Cheese Plate- Sample Mexican cheeses like Oaxaca, Manchego and Panela 
Served with olives and our wonderful habanero biscuits

Seafood Soup-A wonderful selection of fresh seafood in a tomato broth

Shrimp Baked in Avocado- Amazing shrimp in a cream sauce which is baked in avocado
Stuffed Mushrooms- Shrimp and delicately flavored cheese is stuffed into mushroom caps then baked till golden brown

Salad Options: Grilled Calamari with Greens, Caesar Salad, Spinach Salad with Strawberry’s and Feta, Orange and Almond Mixed Green Salad, Green Salad with Mango and Avocado, Mixed Green Salad, Green Salad with Watermelon and Panela Cheese.

Desert Options: Fresh Fruit Platter with Dulce de Leche, Fresh Fruit Parfait infused with Malibu Rum, Cheese Cake topped with local fruit, Key Lime Torte, Fresh Fruit Empanadas with Ice cream, Homemade Meringue with Ice cream and Chocolate Sauce, Seasonal Fruit Crisp with Ice cream, Flan, Caramelized Fruit Tart with Mexican Chocolate and Pepitas.     

Main Course Options:

M/P Lobster Thermidor

Definitely decadent! A full lobster tail with an amazing tarragon sauce baked to a golden brown. Served with rice or potato and seasonal vegetables  

M/P Lobster with Garlic Sauce

Grilled lobster in our garlic and butter sauce. Served with rice or potato and seasonal vegetables

Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Lobster

Succulent lobster that is wrapped in beef tenderloin then cooked to perfection!
Served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables
$65  

Grilled Rib Eye

A marvelous cut of beef grilled and finished with your choice from our incredible toppings of blue cheese, chipotle cream, chimichurri or peppercorn sauce.
Served with stuffed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
$60

Seafood Paella

This traditional Spanish rice dish has it all; lobster, shrimp, calamari, chicken and chorizo sausage $60

Tapas

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The perfect option for Entertaining, mix and match your menu to please every palate!

Choose any 3 items for $19 per person

Choose any 5 items for $32 per person

Choose any 7 items for $42 per person

Vegetarian:

  • Roasted Red Pepper Rolls
  • Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Balsamic Reduction
  • Jalapeno Pie
  • Stuffed Potato Cups
  • Layered Nacho Salad
  • Pan-fried Black Bean Coriander Cakes
  • Black Bean Salsa Quesadillas
  • Guacamole and Chips
  • Spanish Potato Tortilla
  • Warm Cheesy Mexican Dip
  • Veggies and Dip
  • Salsa and Chips
  • Warm Artichoke Heart Dip
  • Jalapeño Poppers
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Jalapeño Corn Quesadillas

Non Vegetarian:

  • Citrus Shrimp with Salsa
  • Chipotle Meatballs
  • Chicken Tostadas
  • Shrimp Ceviche
  • Chicken Wings
  • Chicken Salbutes
  • Empanadas
  • Creamy Shrimp and Corn Chowder
  • Arrachera Mango Skewers
  • Mango with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto
  • Fried Calamari with Cilantro Aioli
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Tuna Tostados
  • Shrimp Lettuce Tacos
  • Spicy Chicken Wings with Chipotle Sauce
  • Mexican Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Guajillo Sauce
  • Eggplant and Zucchini Rolls with Chorizo and Aged Manchego Cheese
  • Coconut Shrimp
  • Chorizo with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce;

Sweet:

  • Berry Skewer Shooters
  • Fresh Fruit Quesadillas
  • Tequila Grilled Fruit
  • Baked Brie with Jalapeño Jelly
  • Key Lime Tarts
  • Mexican Chocolate Bites