You have finally found the perfect Vacation Rental in Playa del Carmen, the weather forecasts sunny blue skies, and warm weather, and you can’t wait to enjoy the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, but once in town you are at lost as to which beach club to go to. Many tourists I meet tend to go to the first one they see, or one they have read about, however that club doesn’t always suit their needs, with so many beach clubs around I can assure you that there is one that will be perfect for what you are looking for. Keep in mind that most beach clubs have a minimum consumption, depending on what type of lounger you want.
Mamita’s started it all, this beach club was the first and most famous in Playa, and although it is still a great place to go it can get a little crowded during high season. Don’t underestimate it, it is still very popular and if what you are looking for is a big beach party surrounded by beautiful, bikini-clad women and for the most part handsome men, you are at the right place. There is always a great DJ spinning great beats and nice comfortable beds to lay in while you are not having a drink and mingling with the crowd. Mamita’s offers restaurant and bottle service, as well as a pool, however it is a little out of the way.
Kool beach is right across from Mamita’s, this happening place is best known for the yearly BPM event. Kool caters to a more international crowd, especially during high season, and the DJ is positioned right next to the pool, so you will never miss a beat. This is the place to go for die-hard electronic music lovers. Kool offers restaurant and bottle service.
Canibal Royal is a small yet very popular beach club where mostly locals go to, although there are a lot of international visitors. The main building is shaped like a ship of sorts, the first floor has a bar and sitting/lounging area, the second floor offers tables for people that just want to stop by to have lunch, while the roof-top has loungers and a nice sized Jacuzzi. The beach itself is very scenic, given that there are a few small fishing boats anchored in front, however it is still very nice to swim. This is more of a family place, although there is also a DJ, the loungers and beds are spread out in such a way that families can enjoy quality time together, while those who want to drink and dance have the freedom and space to do so. The food here is superb, offering anything from tacos and ceviches to brick oven pizzas!
For a more relaxed environment head to Zenzi, this small beach club offers huge cushions instead of loungers on the beach as well as an indoor restaurant. Zenzi offers great music and is normally visited by Canadians and Americans, as well as scuba divers. Once the sun goes down the bar begins to fill up and live music begins to play. Zenzi also offers a Monday night movie on the beach, as well as a Sunday barbeque.
I can’t say for certain that these are the 4 top beach clubs Playa has to offer, however these are the places I recommend my friends and family to go to and they have always enjoyed them, as I hope you will too!
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