Just Minutes Away From The Most Popular Attractions in Playa del Carmen

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Whether it’s just the two of you on a romantic getaway or you’re planning a Caribbean adventure with family or friends, a Playa del Carmen vacation offers you a huge variety of activities, including world class snorkeling and scuba diving among the nearby ocean reefs and cenotes. And just a short ferry ride away is the island of Cozumel, famous for its spectacular reef diving and lively nightlife.

Below, you will find a few of the more popular nearby restaurants, attractions and things to do in Playa del Carmen. But that’s certainly not all there is to do and see. For more recommendations and insider tips, our friendly staff is more than happy to help with recommendations, tips and assistance.

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  • Cenacolo Restaurant Distance:one minutefrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    For nearly 30 years, this family owned Italian restaurant has enchanted guests with handmade pasta specialties, world-class wines and sophisticated yet cozy ambiance.

    For nearly 30 years, this family owned Italian restaurant has enchanted guests with handmade pasta specialties, world-class wines and sophisticated yet cozy ambiance.

  • El Diez Restaurant Distance:one minutefrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    In honor of Argentinian soccer icon Diego Marandona (the restaurant’s name is a reference to his jersey number, 10), El Diez showcases his favorite pizzas and parrilladas (Argentine-style barbecues) in the bright, vibrant dining room or on the terrace overlooking bustling La Nueva Quinta.

    In honor of Argentinian soccer icon Diego Marandona (the restaurant’s name is a reference to his jersey number, 10), El Diez showcases his favorite pizzas and parrilladas (Argentine-style barbecues) in the bright, vibrant dining room or on the terrace overlooking bustling La Nueva Quinta.

  • Chez Celine Restaurant Distance:one minutefrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    Evoking the style and ambiance of a Parisian sidewalk café, Chez Celine serves simple, French-style cuisine at even simpler prices. 

    Evoking the style and ambiance of a Parisian sidewalk café, Chez Celine serves simple, French-style cuisine at even simpler prices. 

  • Almirante Pech Restaurant Distance:one minutefrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    Savor modern, coastal Mexican-Yucatecan fusion cuisine in a quirky, open-air ambiance featuring salvaged furniture and vintage pieces. Signature dishes include a roasted beet salad with avocado and relleno negro, and shredded turkey cooked in a spicy black sauce and served with fresh tortillas.

    Savor modern, coastal Mexican-Yucatecan fusion cuisine in a quirky, open-air ambiance featuring salvaged furniture and vintage pieces. Signature dishes include a roasted beet salad with avocado and relleno negro, and shredded turkey cooked in a spicy black sauce and served with fresh tortillas.

  • Mamita’s Beach Club Distance:four minutesfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    Of the many beach clubs in Playa del Carmen, Mamita’s is by far the most popular. The white sand beach is dotted with beach beds and chaise lounges, and amenities include a full bar, an international restaurant, a lounge and snack bar, massage services, valet parking, a beach volleyball court and a boutique. Best of all, guests of Hotel Riviera del Sol enjoy free guest passes. 

    Of the many beach clubs in Playa del Carmen, Mamita’s is by far the most popular. The white sand beach is dotted with beach beds and chaise lounges, and amenities include a full bar, an international restaurant, a lounge and snack bar, massage services, valet parking, a beach volleyball court and a boutique. Best of all, guests of Hotel Riviera del Sol enjoy free guest passes. 

  • Kool Beach Club Distance:four minutesfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    Head to Kool Beach Club to find a private paradise waiting just for you on a white sand beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean. Enjoy lounge chairs and umbrellas, a pool, international cuisine and cocktails and a DJ. Your day pass includes lounge chairs or beach beds, an umbrella and the price of the day pass towards food and drinks. 

    Head to Kool Beach Club to find a private paradise waiting just for you on a white sand beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean. Enjoy lounge chairs and umbrellas, a pool, international cuisine and cocktails and a DJ. Your day pass includes lounge chairs or beach beds, an umbrella and the price of the day pass towards food and drinks. 

  • Playa Xpuha Distance:29 kilometersfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    This beach club and restaurant features hammocks, palapas, showers, baths, and tables and a range of watersports. 

    This beach club and restaurant features hammocks, palapas, showers, baths, and tables and a range of watersports. 

  • Xcaret Distance:10 kilometersfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    Steeped in Mexican and Mayan culture, legend, music and heritage, this archaeological park features a butterfly pavilion and a preserve with flamingos, manatees, spider monkeys, and jaguars. Guests can also swim with dolphins, float down a lazy river, swim in underground rivers, climb a small Mayan ruin, visit the aquarium, relax on the beach and more.

    Steeped in Mexican and Mayan culture, legend, music and heritage, this archaeological park features a butterfly pavilion and a preserve with flamingos, manatees, spider monkeys, and jaguars. Guests can also swim with dolphins, float down a lazy river, swim in underground rivers, climb a small Mayan ruin, visit the aquarium, relax on the beach and more.

  • Xplor Distance:10 kilometersfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    This exhilarating eco adventure park offers 14 zip lines, amphibious vehicle rides, and breathtaking underground rivers dotted with million year old stalactites and stalagmites. 

    This exhilarating eco adventure park offers 14 zip lines, amphibious vehicle rides, and breathtaking underground rivers dotted with million year old stalactites and stalagmites. 

  • Xel-Há Park Distance:49 kilometersfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    Xel-Há Park is the ultimate playground in paradise, with lazy rivers, unlimited snorkeling, stunning trails for hiking and biking, ziplines through the jungle canopy, a kids’ playground and more. You can also fuel up or wind down at a great selection of restaurants and bars. 

    Xel-Há Park is the ultimate playground in paradise, with lazy rivers, unlimited snorkeling, stunning trails for hiking and biking, ziplines through the jungle canopy, a kids’ playground and more. You can also fuel up or wind down at a great selection of restaurants and bars. 

  • Xenses Distance:10 kilometersfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    This “sensory theme park” showcases 15 attractions on land, air and water that will blow your mind, from mesmerizing gardens, labyrinths and a salt river to exhibits like the Way of Dwarfs and Giants, a Mud River, the Labyrinth of Underground Arteries and more. After five hours at Xenses, your idea of what is possible will be forever changed. 

    This “sensory theme park” showcases 15 attractions on land, air and water that will blow your mind, from mesmerizing gardens, labyrinths and a salt river to exhibits like the Way of Dwarfs and Giants, a Mud River, the Labyrinth of Underground Arteries and more. After five hours at Xenses, your idea of what is possible will be forever changed. 

  • Tulum Distance:62 kilometersfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    The archaeological zone of Tulum offers the perfect combination of ancient Mayan ruins, sites of historical interest, and a laid back beach life. The ruins at Tulum are similar to those of Chichen Itza, but on a smaller scale, and their mysterious beauty is only heightened by the extraordinary backdrop of the beautiful Caribbean ocean. Tulum offers countless attractions, yet it retains an air of relaxed tranquility that is perfect for couples or families. Dedicated to conservation and eco-tourism, Tulum is a ‘must see’ experience that, without a doubt, should be on your Playa del Carmen vacation ‘To do’ list.

    The archaeological zone of Tulum offers the perfect combination of ancient Mayan ruins, sites of historical interest, and a laid back beach life. The ruins at Tulum are similar to those of Chichen Itza, but on a smaller scale, and their mysterious beauty is only heightened by the extraordinary backdrop of the beautiful Caribbean ocean. Tulum offers countless attractions, yet it retains an air of relaxed tranquility that is perfect for couples or families. Dedicated to conservation and eco-tourism, Tulum is a ‘must see’ experience that, without a doubt, should be on your Playa del Carmen vacation ‘To do’ list.

  • Chichen Itza Distance:181 kilometersfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, these ruins of the ancient Mayan empire feature massive pyramids and a cenote where human sacrifices took place. If you take only one sightseeing trip while in Mexico, this is the place to go!

    Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, these ruins of the ancient Mayan empire feature massive pyramids and a cenote where human sacrifices took place. If you take only one sightseeing trip while in Mexico, this is the place to go!

  • Quinta Alegria Distance:seven minutesfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    Located on famous 5th Avenue, this upscale indoor-outdoor shopping mall features Forever 21, Bebe, Aldo, Victoria's Secret, American Eagle, The Body Shop and restaurants ranging from Starbucks or Haagen Dazs to the much-loved Mexican chain restaurant Sanborn's.

    Located on famous 5th Avenue, this upscale indoor-outdoor shopping mall features Forever 21, Bebe, Aldo, Victoria's Secret, American Eagle, The Body Shop and restaurants ranging from Starbucks or Haagen Dazs to the much-loved Mexican chain restaurant Sanborn's.

  • Paseo del Carmen Distance:22 minutesfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    This pedestrian-friendly outdoor shopping mall in the upscale Playacar neighborhood features clothing shops like Guess, Zara and Benetton along with locally owned boutiques carrying everything from bathing suits and clothing to cigars and jewelry. At night, you’ll be entertained by street performers, jugglers and acrobats. 

    This pedestrian-friendly outdoor shopping mall in the upscale Playacar neighborhood features clothing shops like Guess, Zara and Benetton along with locally owned boutiques carrying everything from bathing suits and clothing to cigars and jewelry. At night, you’ll be entertained by street performers, jugglers and acrobats. 

  • Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen Distance:13 minutesfrom hotel

    Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

    Visit one of the most beautiful historic churches in Mexico. 

    Visit one of the most beautiful historic churches in Mexico. 

Cenacolo Restaurant

Distance: one minute from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

For nearly 30 years, this family owned Italian restaurant has enchanted guests with handmade pasta specialties, world-class wines and sophisticated yet cozy ambiance.

El Diez Restaurant

Distance: one minute from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

In honor of Argentinian soccer icon Diego Marandona (the restaurant’s name is a reference to his jersey number, 10), El Diez showcases his favorite pizzas and parrilladas (Argentine-style barbecues) in the bright, vibrant dining room or on the terrace overlooking bustling La Nueva Quinta.

Almirante Pech Restaurant

Distance: one minute from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

Savor modern, coastal Mexican-Yucatecan fusion cuisine in a quirky, open-air ambiance featuring salvaged furniture and vintage pieces. Signature dishes include a roasted beet salad with avocado and relleno negro, and shredded turkey cooked in a spicy black sauce and served with fresh tortillas.

Chez Celine Restaurant

Distance: one minute from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

Evoking the style and ambiance of a Parisian sidewalk café, Chez Celine serves simple, French-style cuisine at even simpler prices. 

Mamita’s Beach Club

Distance: four minutes from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

Of the many beach clubs in Playa del Carmen, Mamita’s is by far the most popular. The white sand beach is dotted with beach beds and chaise lounges, and amenities include a full bar, an international restaurant, a lounge and snack bar, massage services, valet parking, a beach volleyball court and a boutique. Best of all, guests of Hotel Riviera del Sol enjoy free guest passes. 

Kool Beach Club

Distance: four minutes from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

Head to Kool Beach Club to find a private paradise waiting just for you on a white sand beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean. Enjoy lounge chairs and umbrellas, a pool, international cuisine and cocktails and a DJ. Your day pass includes lounge chairs or beach beds, an umbrella and the price of the day pass towards food and drinks. 

Xcaret

Distance: 10 kilometers from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

Steeped in Mexican and Mayan culture, legend, music and heritage, this archaeological park features a butterfly pavilion and a preserve with flamingos, manatees, spider monkeys, and jaguars. Guests can also swim with dolphins, float down a lazy river, swim in underground rivers, climb a small Mayan ruin, visit the aquarium, relax on the beach and more.

Xplor

Distance: 10 kilometers from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

This exhilarating eco adventure park offers 14 zip lines, amphibious vehicle rides, and breathtaking underground rivers dotted with million year old stalactites and stalagmites. 

Xel-Há Park

Distance: 49 kilometers from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

Xel-Há Park is the ultimate playground in paradise, with lazy rivers, unlimited snorkeling, stunning trails for hiking and biking, ziplines through the jungle canopy, a kids’ playground and more. You can also fuel up or wind down at a great selection of restaurants and bars. 

Xenses

Distance: 10 kilometers from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

This “sensory theme park” showcases 15 attractions on land, air and water that will blow your mind, from mesmerizing gardens, labyrinths and a salt river to exhibits like the Way of Dwarfs and Giants, a Mud River, the Labyrinth of Underground Arteries and more. After five hours at Xenses, your idea of what is possible will be forever changed. 

Tulum

Distance: 62 kilometers from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

The archaeological zone of Tulum offers the perfect combination of ancient Mayan ruins, sites of historical interest, and a laid back beach life. The ruins at Tulum are similar to those of Chichen Itza, but on a smaller scale, and their mysterious beauty is only heightened by the extraordinary backdrop of the beautiful Caribbean ocean. Tulum offers countless attractions, yet it retains an air of relaxed tranquility that is perfect for couples or families. Dedicated to conservation and eco-tourism, Tulum is a ‘must see’ experience that, without a doubt, should be on your Playa del Carmen vacation ‘To do’ list.

Playa Xpuha

Distance: 29 kilometers from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

This beach club and restaurant features hammocks, palapas, showers, baths, and tables and a range of watersports. 

Chichen Itza

Distance: 181 kilometers from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, these ruins of the ancient Mayan empire feature massive pyramids and a cenote where human sacrifices took place. If you take only one sightseeing trip while in Mexico, this is the place to go!

Quinta Alegria

Distance: seven minutes from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

Located on famous 5th Avenue, this upscale indoor-outdoor shopping mall features Forever 21, Bebe, Aldo, Victoria's Secret, American Eagle, The Body Shop and restaurants ranging from Starbucks or Haagen Dazs to the much-loved Mexican chain restaurant Sanborn's.

Paseo del Carmen

Distance: 22 minutes from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

This pedestrian-friendly outdoor shopping mall in the upscale Playacar neighborhood features clothing shops like Guess, Zara and Benetton along with locally owned boutiques carrying everything from bathing suits and clothing to cigars and jewelry. At night, you’ll be entertained by street performers, jugglers and acrobats. 

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Distance: 13 minutes from hotel
Attractions-Activities at Hotel Riviera del Sol

Visit one of the most beautiful historic churches in Mexico. 

Hotel Riviera del Sol

1a. Avenida Norte y Calle 30 Norte, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México 77710

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