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The Best Hotel Bars in Riviera Maya

Luis Fernando Dominguez Mora | April 26, 2018

A sophisticated cigar lounge where to sip a top-shelf spirit, or maybe a rooftop terrace with spectacular views, perhaps just a good old nightclub. Possibilities are endless, but here you will only find the best bars in the Riviera Maya.


Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Why it made the list

The Riu Palace has four bars on its own premises, and guests have access to all the bars available at the five others Riu resorts within the Playacar gated community (that’s like 20 bars to choose from). Besides, suites feature liquor-dispensers so guests never get thirsty here.

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Panama Jack Resorts Gran Porto Playa del Carmen

Why it made the list

Jack’s Landing is as cool and sophisticated a lobby bar as they come, with live music and extravagant wine list. For cool cocktails and stunning views of the Caribbean, Deck 74 is a stylish option. Cielo Roof Lounge is coming soon and will probably push Panama Jack Resort a couple of spots up in this list.

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Azul Beach Hotel

Why it made the list

Agavero is a stylish Mexican cantina, home to Riviera Maya’s only frozen bar top. That’s the kind of stuff that gets you a place into this list. Having a selection of more than 30 top-shelf brands of tequila doesn’t hurt.

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Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen

Why it made the list

El Bar is a stylish place which could be really awesome just due to its great design and exotic cocktails. But where it’s located is what puts it on this list. A spectacular rooftop terrace with hardwood floor and a gorgeous swimming pool, where wild parties take place under the sun (or the stars), in an extraordinary atmosphere pumped-up by live Dj music.

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The Royal Playa del Carmen

Why it made the list

The Royal makes it to this list because of Tequileria, a refined Mexican cantina with extraordinary selection of some of the best tequilas in the world. This is a place where tequila is treated like a fine spirit and not like a party shot, and a great opportunity to learn about this most Mexican of drinks. If that’s not enough, you should know that it’s also a cigar club.

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La Zebra

Why it made the list

La Zebra is a little boutique hotel in Tulum with a very cosmopolitan attitude. This is how it managed to lure renowned master mixologist Jasper Soffer, creator of the Mulberry Project based in New York City and considered one of the benchmark names in the craft cocktail industry. The Mulberry Project has an outpost at La Zebra in Tulum. Awesome, right?

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Why it made the list

For an upscale wining experience, no better place in the Riviera Maya than La Cava, the sophisticated wine cellar at Banyan Tree Mayakoba. As everything in this spectacular hotel, the atmosphere is unmatched in refinement and style.

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Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Why it made the list

Club Heaven is a decadent, pleasure-seeking, self-indulgent nightclub where all the energy pumped-up in the hotel during the day come to its spectacular explosion. The setting is impressive, with a pool in the middle of it all that would be the most coveted spot, if not for the two Jacuzzis just below the Dj station.

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Be Playa

Why it made the list

Be Roof is arguable the hippest spot in Playa del Carmen. A rooftop terrace bar with live Dj music, and a stunning swimming pool. On weekends, the party starts at 2 p.m. and it just won’t stop.

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