Yucatan Peninsula Hotels by Mexico Holiday
Since the early 1970’s the Yucatan Peninsula has been growing in popularity as a vacation destination. While you can certainly find plenty of Yucatan hotels to choose from in the area, we have selected the hidden gems and special places that invite you to a more authentic Mexican Caribbean experience without sacrificing the luxury and conveniences we all enjoy while on vacation. Chose from Playa hotels like Mahekal Beach Resort, Petite Lafitte or Playa Palms Beach Hotel, or head south on the Yucatan to find Akumal hotels like Hotel Akumal Caribe ideal for snorkeling or further along to eco Tulum hotels like Playa Azul, Los Lirios or OM Tulum located on the most pristine beaches found anywhere in the world. You may find yourself in one of our boutique Holbox Island hotels like Casa Sandra or Villas Flamingos where you may actually see flamingos and swim with whale sharks! Visit Chichen Itza hotels where you may rest in the shadows of the pyramid at Mayaland or experience more recent Spanish and Mexican colonial culture at one of our Merida hotels. If you are really looking to get away head to a couple of our Mahahual hotels like Okotuil or Costa de Cocos where you may not see another tourist for days!
Whatever adventure you choose, you can be sure you are staying at one of the finest and positively unique small hotels found on the Yucatan Peninsula when you book through Mexico Holiday! Choose from any of our hotels below or go directly to the destination you are looking for by clicking the location links to find more information about the area and the list of Yucatan hotels in that region.
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Location - Playa Del Carmen
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.
This stylish hotel is located on the famous Avenida 5 in Playa del Carmen. This tranquil adults only getaway is only 100 yards away from beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters and yet close enough to town to enjoy shopping, restaurants and Playa's nightlife. Also, enjoy the serene sensuality of Mosquito Blue's famous Spa Itza, a heavenly spa located right next door to the hotel.
The Om Playa Hotel is an attractive lodging option in the heart of Playa del Carmen, with beautiful Feng-Shui-inspired design, creating a magical and absolutely relaxing atmosphere. You’ll find esthetically pleasing details in the aromatic candles, incense and fabric that gives this hotel a romantic and bohemian touch. The main Om Playa Hotel attraction is its Lounge Bar, where beautiful Buddha sculptures and cascades will give you a warm welcome. An extraordinary variety of cocktails, lounge music, candles and the aroma of incense will transport you far, far away.
The Pelicano Inn boasts Spanish hacienda-style architecture and a relaxed atmosphere. It is located between the Caribbean Sea and 5th Avenue, which allows guests to take advantage of the incredible view of the sea and visit the main dining, shopping and nightlife areas in Playa del Carmen. Our restaurant is located right on the beach, which offers fabulous dishes accompanied by great drinks. Come and enjoy unparalleled service while enjoying the beautiful ocean views.
Mosquito Beach is a haven for intimate retreats and relaxing surroundings. This adult only paradise is located on the sandy white beach of Playa del Carmen and still within walking distance of shops and restaurants in town. Although one doesn't need to go downtown to enjoy great food, SomeLier is Mosquito Beach's famous Mediterranean restaurant with a stunning beachfront setting! The hotels luxurious rooms come with all of the modern amenities as well as exquisite views and a beautiful beach!
Casa Ticul is one of the newest gems in the Mayan Riviera. This exclusive hideaway in Playa del Carmen joins modern comfort with the customs and flavor of the Yucatan. This charming hotel offers warm hospitality along with innovative design and high quality service. It is conveniently located off of the famous 5th Ave., which leads all the way through town so you can enjoy shopping, dining, and other activities just a few minutes away. The hotel includes a complimentary continental breakfast as well as access to Mamita's Beach club. With just 20 comfortable rooms and a beautiful swimming pool, it is sure to offer the perfect Caribbean getaway.
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.
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!
A lovely boutique hotel in downtown Playa del Carmen, this elegant paradise is located on the famous 5th Avenue. Just a block away from the beautiful Turquoise Ocean, Illusion's Beach Club offers umbrellas and beach cushions for guest use or you could choose to relax in the hotel's beautiful roof top swimming pool. Spacious rooms come with all of the modern amenities and great views of the ocean, courtyard, or 5th avenue! Illusions rates also include a continental breakfast and all taxes.
Playa Palms is beachfront oasis located right in the heart of Playa del Carmen, with a private pool and comfortable rooms equipped with kitchenettes. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea from the spacious private terraces. Playa Palms is a place to relax with a high level of comfort at an affordable price. If you feel like a walk around the town, Playa Palms’ close proximity to the popular ‘Quinta Avenida’ (Fifth Avenue) of Playa del Carmen puts you in the perfect spot for shopping, excellent restaurants and cozy street cafés. They are well-known for their friendly and personal service. Come and stay at Playa Palms, a hotel where you can enjoy your Mexico vacation to the sound of the Caribbean Ocean.
The Shangri-La Condos are located one block off the amazing beaches of Playa del Carmen. The units are located in a three-story building. They offer two bedrooms with air-conditioning, two bathrooms, full kitchen, living room/dining room, balcony, cable tv, free wireless internet access, daily maid service, and free parking. We are within walking distance of Playa's amazing shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Here you can enjoy all that Playa has to offer.
Location - Tulum
Imagine the Caribbean Sea, only the sound of birds in the morning and the murmor of sea waves to lull you to sleep at night. This is ParaYso, your Mexican Paradise where you'll unplug and get away from it all....only eleven suites with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. We have a pool, jacuzzi, and a spa to help sooth the senses, yet be in a natural setting. Take romantic walks along the beach, dine at our fine cuisine restaurant, or enjoy the town of Tulum, where you will find a diversity of cultures. We invite you to stay at our enchanting hotel and experience something new and exciting.
An enchanting beach front property just south of Tulum, located right inside the Sian Ka'an Biosphere nature preserve. In addition to sea fishing, you also have access to the 3 mile lagoon that is behind the resort. With a beautiful secluded atmosphere to enjoy, the Boca Paila fishing lodge is a great place to spend your days fishing, watching nature and just relaxing. There are just 9 ocean view bungalows at this cozy property, and all of the rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and taxes.
Playa Azul Tulum Hotel is a simple and relaxing cabana style property located on the pristine turquoise beach in Tulum. This 16 room property is perfectly located on a white sand beach with easy access to excellent snorkeling and is just minutes from the Sian Ka'an wildlife reserve. Each room has a private bathroom and an open terrace with a hammock for you to enjoy tropical views and embrace the tranquility of the area.
Take refuge in Om Tulum Hotel cabanas and settle into a place where the things that matter are different from what the outside world dictates. Here, only you and your peace of mind matter. Stroll along the stone pathways or landscaped gardens in the warm sunlight. Lounge in a hammock under coconut trees. Embrace the vastness of the Caribbean Sea as you curl up your toes in the fine sand. Bask in the romantic aura of a nature-inspired cabana. Like its partner, Om Hotel Lounge Bar and Restaurant in Playa del Carmen, this beachfront haven takes you away from worldly concerns and right into bliss.
One of the only beach hotels in Tulum to offer air-conditioning, Los Lirios is located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera. Enjoy unspoiled beaches and jungles at this beautiful small bungalow hotel, close to the Mayan Ruins of Tulum. It is only a short drive from the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, offering unusual comfort and lovely spacious rooms to its guests. Los Lirios in Tulum is the right place for you if you want to be totally relaxed and far from stress while you sway in your hammock. Whether you're a honeymooner or a deep sea fishing enthusiast, our various cabana locations will provide you with an unforgetable experience in the Mexican Caribbean.
A long time Tulum favorite of our clients from years past, the Turquoise Reef Group and Mexico Holiday are proud to bring back Las Ranitas. New owners at this beautiful pristine beachfront hotel have made a number of improvements to the hotel including a new deck and furniture for the restaurant, fresh paint, all new linens and decor for the rooms and much more. If you haven't been to Las Ranitas for a while you will be impressed with the improvements to an already great Tulum hotel.
Las Ranitas is an eco-friendly boutique hotel located on the Caribbean beaches of tropical Tulum. Las Ranitas offers beautifully designed rooms with gorgeous ocean views no matter where you stay on the resort, a delicious gourmet restaurant on site offering mouth watering meals and cocktails, and VIP treatment for all guests, Las Ranitas is the ideal cabana resort to escape and unwind. Get lost in the sights, sounds and flavors of the Yucatan in this magnificent Tulum hotel, Las Ranitas. All rates include taxes, no meals included with the rate.
Location - Holbox Island
A quiet place on a quiet island, Xaloc Resort is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy cooling off in one of the two swimming pools located on the hotel premises, or just lay back in your hammock all day and enjoy the view. The hotel is right on the beach, and is also within walking distance from the small town of Holbox Island. The hotel's restaurant Maja'che has exquisite food and breakfast is even included in the nightly rate!
This hotel is a romantic spot surrounded by turquoise waters and peaceful breezes. This small hotel has 16 romantic, Caribbean style bungalows constructed around a beautiful swimming pool. Villas Flamingos is at the end of the hotel zone on a beautiful secluded beach. Their restaurant and bar serves amazing local cuisine and breakfast is included in the daily room rate. Ideal for families and small groups, it offers one of the best chances to experience wilderness, flora and fauna in an authentic paradise made of palapas and rustic bungalows.
Holbox Dream Hotel is a place just like paradise, located in the Yum Balam Reserve, north of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. There you can arrange boat excursions, snorkel with the whale sharks, practice kayaking in the mangroves, fishing or simply walk on the 40 km beach during the sunset in search for shells. Discover one of the most beautiful places in this world, where stress and routine are unknown and nature still plays a basic role. And where the only perceptible sound is the sea
Casa Sandra Hotel & Spa is a small, magical and very intimate hideaway on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is full of nature and unexplored areas with colorful birds, wild dolphins and whale sharks, right where the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico meet, in Holbox Island. Here you will totally forget about the stress of the city. Feel the ocean breeze on your face while you swing in a hand-weaved hammock. Excellent service in a very nice accommodation.
Location - Mahahual
Okotuil is a serene paradise located right on the beach near Mahahual. With only 4 acommodations, this resort offers privacy, relaxation and great service! Enjoy your stay in one of two charming tent cabins or make yourself comfortable in the spacious Tortuga Hut camper or the lovely Starfish room in the main house! Romantic and completely secluded you may choose to do nothing all day at Okotuil or adventure into the Costa Maya for fishing, diving, snorkeling, or bird watching!
Costa de Cocos is set amid numerous coconut palm trees. The area is filled with Mayan Culture influence and is literally at the end of the road. The Yucatan jungle, rich with wildlife, is our back yard. The Caribbean, with all the exotic wonders of the sea, is our front yard. If you're looking for a fantastic vacation to dive, fish, kayak, explore, or just relax then Costa de Cocos is the perfect spot for you. We have our own boats for fishing and diving with helpful local guides and dive instructors. Visiting Costa de Cocos is the start of your Caribbean Adventure on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Xcalak in Costa Maya is the gateway to some of the best Fishing and Diving in the world.
Location - Merida
The hotel generates an air of understated luxury inspired by hacienda nobility of a century past. Both wings of the two-story Hacienda, its graceful columns and wide arches, overlook an open courtyard. The hotel is just a two minute walk from Uxmal; guides can be hired and tickets for the Light and Sound Show are available at the front desk!
Welcome to a small historic hotel that still strikes a dominant chord in Yucatan's cultural, political, and artistic life, as it has in past centuries. Casa Mexilio is a rich mix of memories and themes of the lives of those who have inhabited its rooms. It is elegant and at the same time homey and genial. She wears her age well and with some style. She is a green, comfortable and tranquil oasis in the heart of a hurried city.
Lodge guests enjoy full privileges of our neighboring sister hotel, Hacienda Uxmal, its two pools, outdoor grill, tennis and volleyball courts. Tickets to Uxmal’s Light and Sound show, staged nightly at the park, are available at the front desk of either hotel. The Lodge at Uxmal is the perfect base for exploring the real Yucatan!
Maison Lafitte is located in the historical center of Merida, on 60th Street across the Santa Lucia Park. Dine at La Fuente and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine or relax in our cocktail lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet daily. Maison Lafitte is located within this colonial city, amidst many fine architectural styles dating from the 1600's on through the 1800's. The Cathedral of San Idelfonso, which was completed in 1599, is the oldest cathedral on the North American continent and lies only a short stroll away.
Location - Akumal
Located along the beautiful shore of Akumal bay, nestled amongst the palm trees is a unique Caribbean destination: Hotel Akumal Caribe, a quaint, intimate resort. Hotel Akumal Caribe was the first hotel in Akumal, the same family still owns and operates it that is why here you'll feel more like a guest at a friend’s beach house than a customer at a resort. So come and enjoy your stay in Paradise at the Hotel Akumal Caribe. Lodging options found here include Villas, Bungalows, Casitas and of course a Beach-Front Hotel; there's something perfect for everyone. Whether you are a single, couple or large family you'll find that piece of paradise that's just right in the Caribbean setting you were looking for.
Location - Chichen Itza
The Lodge at Chichen Itza is the area's finest property and its newest. Adjacent to Mayaland Hotels and Bungalows, guests may enjoy all of the hotel's amenities. Experience tradition style and luxury at this magnificent resort that has its own private entrance into the archeological site! The Lodge also offers horseback tours to Old Chichen, access to the largest cenote in Yucatan and much, much more.
This is the absolute best way to see Chichen Itza. Mayaland Hotel and Bungalows is a paradise surrounded by lush gardens, peaceful pools, and Mayan wonders. Mayaland's amazing staff and variety of room accommodations will assure that you have a getaway that is just right for you! With their own private entrance to the Chichen Itza archeological site, you will have access to these ancient ruins before the tour busses arrive; it is a truly magical experience.
Hotel Chichen Itza is a pleasant and economical alternative accommodation that will allow you to enjoy the colonial style of the town of Piste and all the splendor of old Mayan civilization. What a delight to be in the center of the town of Piste, and only a short walk from the archeological site of Chichen Itza!