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My favorite things to do while in Playa del Carmen

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This is how our family spends the holidays in Playa del Carmen. We love food, beach, golf, visiting with friends

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  • Family
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

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6 Places

Tepoznieves

Restaurants

Kaxapa Factory

Restaurants

El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club

Golf Courses

Cenacolo Playa del Carmen

Restaurants

La Cueva del Chango

Restaurants

Mahekal Beach Resort

Hotels

12345Ohio's City Tips

  • Great bus service from the airport in Cancun to downtown bus station in Playa
  • Tepoznieves
    Restaurants
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    12345Ohio Says:

    This is the best ice cream in Playa. Colorful shop and wild combinations of flavors.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't be afraid to experiment.
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Not impressed 07/06/2017
    • Delicioso 07/06/2017
    • Tepoznieves
    Address:
    Avenida Constituyentes entra 5 Avenida y 10 Avenida local 03
    Playa del Carmen 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 777 119 2183
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$4
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Kaxapa Factory
    Restaurants (Latin, Venezuelan, South American)
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    12345Ohio Says:

    The family that owns and operates this tiny Venezuelan restaurant are simply wonderful people. The food is great and it is only a block and a half off 5th avenue.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask the owner to help you order the first time.
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 1,166 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Absolutely Wonderful! 09/12/2019
    • Tasty Venezuelan food 01/12/2019
    • Kaxapa Factory
    Address:
    Calle 10 Norte
    and 15-20 Avenida
    Playa del Carmen 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 803 5023
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$13
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club
    Golf Courses
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    12345Ohio Says:

    Wonderful golf course! Very nice practice facilities. Very scenic golf holes. Excellent condition every time and we have played over a dozen times in the past 5 years.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Bring a camera.
    From the community
    Ranked #104 of 486 Outdoor Activities in Playa del Carmen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best I've played in Mexico. 05/12/2019
    • PGA Tour caliber golf 25/11/2019
    • El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club
    Address:
    Carretera Federal Cancun- Playa del Carmen Km. 298
    El Camaleón Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 206 4653
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cenacolo Playa del Carmen
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    12345Ohio Says:

    Great location. Wonderful Italian food. Pasta is made daily right in front of the restaurant.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make reservations well in advance.
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fresh homemade pasta! 16/08/2019
    • Great fresh pasta! 16/08/2019
    • Cenacolo Playa del Carmen
    Address:
    Av 5ta
    Between Calle 30 & 32 Norte
    Playa del Carmen 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 803 5705
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  • La Cueva del Chango
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mexican, Contemporary, Healthy)
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    12345Ohio Says:

    You will love this outdoor restaurant. The food is great. The selection is large. The decor is unique. We love this place for breakfast and lunch.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #134 of 1,166 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food! 09/12/2019
    • Great breakfast 04/12/2019
    • La Cueva del Chango
    Address:
    38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea
    Zazil Ha
    Playa del Carmen 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 147 0271
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun
    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Mahekal Beach Resort
    Hotels
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    12345Ohio Says:

    Not our typical vacation resort but we love this place. The staff members are very helpful, warm, and friendly. The absence of television and telephone ensures a relaxing time. The location right on the beach and the proximity to 5th avenue are a big plus

    Good for
    • Family
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 246 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful hotel with incredible staff 10/12/2019
    • Massages on the Beach! 09/12/2019
    • Mahekal Beach Resort
    Address:
    Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5A Y Zona Federal Maritima
    Playa del Carmen 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    011 52 984 373 0611
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