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Playa Hotels

Playa del Carmen, or "Playa" as it’s known to the locals, is located in the middle of the Riviera Maya. One word describes this world famous destination, "paradise". Located on the stunningly beautiful Caribbean coast of Mexico "Playa" is everything a beach vacation should be. Blessed with miles of unspoiled white sandy beaches and the crystal clear Caribbean Sea, the town offers visitors every activity imaginable, from water sports to fantastic restaurants, clubs and bars, a ferry to Cozumel which runs numerous trips daily; all within walking distance of various world class hotels and resorts.

The main avenue "Quinta Avenida" or "5th Avenue", is a pedestrian walkway spanning the length of the town. It has a chic, new age feel with restaurants, beach clubs and bars open to the elements and the balmy Caribbean nights. The whole town has an extremely friendly, laid back atmosphere adding to the charm and attraction for tourists from around the globe.

This tropical refuge is the perfect base from which to explore the natural attractions that line the Yucatan Peninsula and gain a true, informed understanding of the areas’ mystical Mayan heritage. From jungle tours, archeological sites and underground rivers, it's all available a short distance from your hotel. Alternatively, kick back, relax and let the warm water of the sea gently wash away your troubles and the stresses of modern life.


Mahekal Beach Resort formerly Shangri la Caribe


The Mahekal Beach Resort and Turquoise Reef Group is proud to carry on the traditions and standards that made Shangri La Caribe a destination resort that people return to year after year. In fact, the newly named Mahekal Beach Resort has already improved on a great concept and has made renovations to the property that past guests are sure to appreciate. Highly recommended, the Mahekal Beach Resort is definitely not your typical Mexican Caribbean mega-resort! Located on Playa del Carmen's best beach this thatched roof cabana village offers comfortable bungalows and rooms all with air conditioning, king or queen beds and hammocks on every terrace. Rates include two meals daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner) served in lovely tropical open air dining rooms. Soak up the sun on the beach, relax by the pools or venture out and about to explore the spectacular Riviera Maya. Within walking distance to 5th Avenue for shopping, restaurants or night life, Mahekal Beach Resort is the perfect location.



Petit Lafitte


A quiet and relaxing paradise on the northern side of Playa del Carmen, Petit Lafitte is the perfect destination for couples and families alike.  It is just a few short miles from downtown Playa but far enough away that it is able to offer a peaceful atmosphere with less traffic and city noise.  The beach is great for swimming, but there is also a rocky reef that is excellent for snorkeling!  An amazing staff, beautiful rooms and cabanas, spectacular food and friendly atmosphere make Petit Lafitte the perfect Mexican vacation destination. Also, all of the rates include breakfast, dinner and tax!



Las Palapas


More Nature, More Adventure, More Quality Time

Hotel Las Palapas offers guests a piece of paradise where they can leave their worries behind. They are located on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters. Enjoy being close to the center of Playa del Carmen, only a couple blocks away from the famous 5th Avenue, where you can enjoy many restaurants and boutique shops.

Las Palapas has 75 one and two story thatched bungalows tucked amongst the palm trees in lush tropical gardens.  Las Palapas is a special place for nature lovers because only 25% of the land has been used for construction. You can hear and see many species of colorful birds, see amazing plants that only grow in the jungle, and often meet lizards and Tahones along the jungle paths. Come enjoy nature’s paradise at Las Palapas.

Of all the Playa del Carmen hotels Las Palapas represents a nearly extinct brand of a classic Playa del Carmen authentic cabana style resort experience. All of the amenities are first class and while you will feel a real connection with nature, you can be sure the understated luxury will not leave you wanting.


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