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Romantic Guide to Playa Del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen is one of the most romantic places on earth. From cute little spots to watch the sunset, to delicious candlelit dinners at award-winning romantic restaurants, to diving inside a sacred Mayan cenote, enjoy creating plenty of lifelong memories here for you and your special someone.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Like a Local

7 Places

3 City Tips

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7 Places

Cenacolo Playa del Carmen

Restaurants

Aldea Corazon

Restaurants

Tulum

Destinations

Cenote Azul

Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water

Fusion Beach Bar Cuisine

Restaurants

La Azotea Restaurant Bar Lounge

Restaurants

Monica U's City Tips

  • US dollars are widely accepted in Playa del Carmen. For the best exchange rate, however, exchange them for Mexican pesos in advance.
  • Getting around Playa is best on foot. Everything is close by, just make sure you wear comfortable shoes and use plenty of sunscreen.
  • Local people always appreciate it if you try to speak even a little bit of Spanish ("un poco de español").
  • Cenacolo Playa del Carmen
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    Monica U Says:

    While there are many Italian restaurants in Playa, for a special romantic night, El Cenacolo is the best place for wining and dining a loved one in authentic Italian style. Right in the heart of 'Quinta Avenida,' the restaurant has a sophisticated atmosphere, absolutely fantastic food, and one of the most impressive wine lists in Playa. The owners still make the hand-made pasta according to an old family recipe and only use the best ingredients.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Arrive before 7pm and ask for a table in front of the "pasta window." From here you can watch the kitchen staff preparing hand-made pasta for the evening.
    • My favorite dishes here are the "Lobster Risotto" and the "Black Guitar Spaghetti" (spaghetti with squid ink and seafood).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    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
  • Aldea Corazon
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    Monica U Says:

    Treat your sweetheart to a memorable meal at this enchanted tropical Mayan Garden right in the middle of Playa. Here you can try exquisite Mexican fusion food, savor the delicious cocktails, and soak up the romantic atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Try the fish with hibiscus flower sauce.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #154 of 1,162 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Annual visit to Playa Del Carmen 29/11/2019
    • They Cheating the clients! 17/11/2019
    • Aldea Corazon
    Address:
    5a. Avenida
    Col. Centro, between Calle 14 and 14 Bis
    Playa del Carmen 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 803 1942
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Tulum
    Destinations
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    Monica U Says:

    What could be more romantic that walking hand in hand through 13th century Mayan ruins while enjoying views out across the glorious turquoise Caribbean ocean? Tulum is a 'must-see' destination for couples and non-couples alike; a truly memorable place where the spirits of old civilizations are brought back to life.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The site is open from 8am to 5pm every day.
    • Parking is available just off the highway, past the first set of lights when you enter Tulum.
    • When you get to "El Castilo," make sure to whisper "I love you" in your partner's ear. He or she will never forget it!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Tulum
  • Cenote Azul
    Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water
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    Monica U Says:

    According to the Mayan tradition, cenotes were 'doors to the underworld.' What better way to explore this sacred underground cavern together than by snorkeling in its wonderful crystalline waters? The drive to get here passes through a short stretch of jungle, and the excitement of discovering this hidden underground cavern will surely have your hearts beating faster!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bring your own snorkeling equipment.
    • There is a small entrance fee.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #125 of 862 things to do in Yucatan Peninsula
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not so hidden gem... 07/12/2019
    • My family and I loved this place 06/12/2019
    • Cenote Azul
    Address:
    Quintana Roo
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 151 9925
  • Fusion Beach Bar Cuisine
    Restaurants (Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Grill)
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    Monica U Says:

    Located right on the beach in Playa del Carmen, Fusion is the perfect place for a romantic night out on the town. There are live music performances every evening, from Latin to rock to reggae, and the night ends with an amazing Fire Show in front of the ocean — the perfect excuse to cuddle up closer.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The fish ceviche is amazing, as well as the seafood soup.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #155 of 1,162 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best on the Playa 08/12/2019
    • Happy we chose to dine here 26/11/2019
    • Fusion Beach Bar Cuisine
    Address:
    Calle 6 Norte
    On the Beach
    Playa del Carmen 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 149 0679
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$16
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • La Azotea Restaurant Bar Lounge
    Restaurants (Spanish)
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    Monica U Says:

    This contemporary and sophisticated rooftop bar in Playa del Carmen has a distinct aura of romance about it. Here, you and your lover can enjoy spectacular ocean views, excellent service, and a great menu. It is a place to simply relax, people-watch, and share extraordinary experiences together, nestled in one of the comfortable lounges.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Thursday night is "Ladies Night" at La Azotea.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • great place for a snack and a beverage 20/03/2016
    • Drink specials 18/03/2016
    • La Azotea Restaurant Bar Lounge
    Address:
    5av Esq, Con Calle 8
    Playa del Carmen 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 157 5448
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$12
    Hours:
    Tue - Wed
    8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Thu
    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Fri - Sun
    8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
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