When visiting Playa del Carmen, you can delight in the bustle of the famous Fifth Avenue, and hop on over to a cenote, but can you really say you experienced all that our fabulous town has to offer if you didn’t go to a beach club?!
There are a whole host of options for the best beach clubs in Playa Del Carmen, from those with a lively, party vibe, to ones with a more chill ambiance, and ones for foodies!
We’ve been to them all, so we’re able to give you the insider scoop on where you’ll want to visit!
KKIS’s Top 10 Playa Del Carmen Beach Clubs
Lido Beach Club
Lido Beach Club is an iconic Playa del Carmen restaurant with a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. It’s a favorite of expats and locals, who rave about the well-presented and delicious international cuisine with a Mexican touch.
If you’re vacationing on the beach, you’re going to want to do it with a cocktail in your hand – and at Lido, each day you have a cocktail of the day on special offer.
Lido Beach Club also offers live music from a range of great bands during the afternoons and evenings, so you can enjoy some tunes while taking in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
Mamitas Beach Club & Restaurant
Mamita’s Beach Club is known for its vibrant atmosphere. It’s one of the more famous beach clubs in town, with a whole section of beach named after it.
This beach club has it all: loungers and umbrellas on the wide sandy beach, a pool area, with DJ and cabana beds, and a restaurant. You can even get a massage on the beach here too.
Expect to pay a minimum consumption fee, which is redeemable against food and beverages.
Martina Beach Club
If you’re looking for a fiesta, rather than a siesta, Martina Beach Club is the ultimate hub for the fun-loving beach enthusiast! Known for its vibrant energy and fun-filled ambiance, this spot is a haven for partygoers and social butterflies.
Expect lively music that sets the mood for a day filled with dancing, mingling, and enjoying delicious drinks. There are tables in the restaurant, cabanas around the pool, and beds on the sandy beach to choose from, offering different price points, usually at a minimum consumption.
Whether you’re here to soak in the sun or dance the day away, Martina promises an unforgettable beach experience.
Mandarino Beach Club
Pick up your day pass to hit the picturesque Mandarino Beach Club. It’s a chic and stylish beach club – the perfect place to see and be seen, and to enjoy some of the best food and drinks that Playa del Carmen has to offer.
This club gives the best of both worlds, with a freeform shallow pool, and beach beds to laze on and enjoy the Caribbean sun. Think DJs and good music, rather than the lapping waves and a quiet book. They also have evening events including salsa and bachata.
INTI Beach Club
INTI Beach Club is situated in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen. Known for great food and cocktails, it’s a great place to enjoy the afternoon.
It doesn’t have a whole lot of beach beds, but has large tables which are perfect for going with a group of friends.
The ocean here can also be a little more rocky, so be careful when taking a dip in the sea.
Fusion Beach Club
Local favorite Fusion is back! This chill beach bar is a relaxing place to go from day to night, with low chairs and sunbeds and a down-to-earth vibe.
Open from sunrise until late, it’s home to Aloha Surf and Paddleboarding Club, so you can rent a board and take to the waves. In the evening you can enjoy beers by the bucket and even watch a fire show.
Zenzi Beach Club
For a laid-back vibe, you can’t beat Zenzi. Here you can grab a table with no cover and just pay for what you eat. It’s not as much of a tanning and sun lounger place, as it is a beach restaurant, but it’s worth having on this list for the value and as it’s an expat favorite.
As evening falls, Zenzi offers salsa classes, and music from live bands, plus has a resident DJ, so you can dance the night away under the stars.
Coralina Daylight Club
Coralina Daylight Club where the sun, sea, and champagne flow in perfect harmony! This vibrant hotspot is one of the best beach clubs in Playa del Carmen for those looking for the ultimate party experience by the shore (despite not actually having a beach area!)
From the moment you step in, the beats are pumping, and the energy is electric. Picture yourself lounging on plush daybeds, clinking glasses of bubbly with friends, and dancing as the DJ spins a mix of upbeat tunes that keep the party going.
With its lively atmosphere and contagious party spirit, this club is where you can let loose, but be aware of its heftier price point compared to other spots in the area.
Encanto Beach Club
Encanto Beach Club is a hidden gem. This spot offers a spacious area, with sunbeds, sofas, and cabanas on the sand, overlooking Coco Beach where the dive boats arrive.
More than a beach club, Encanto offers an extensive event schedule too, with a range of activities, including salsa and bachata lessons and socials, yoga classes, ecstatic dance mornings, and cinema nights.
Mvngata Beach Club
Slightly out of town, a short taxi ride away, you’ll find Mvngata – a trendy beach club that’s a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.
As well as having a beach area, where families can mingle, eat, and dip in the pool, adults can enjoy the roof deck which has stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, as well as its delicious food and drinks.
Mvngata also has a variety of activities and events, such as yoga, salsa lessons, and movie nights.
Empower Young Minds: Support KKIS
As you soak up the sun-kissed vibes at a Playa del Carmen beach club, let the rhythmic beats of the Caribbean Sea inspire you to make a difference. Amidst the turquoise waters and swaying palm trees, there lies a community of young minds eager to learn and grow, but for many, financial barriers threaten to dim their dreams.
In this corner of the world, high school education is not freely accessible, unlike in other parts of the globe. Families often face the daunting task of covering admission fees, educational resources, uniforms, and supplies.
But amidst these challenges, hope emerges in the form of Keeping Kids in School (KKIS), a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to pursue their academic aspirations.
With just $2 USD per day, KKIS empowers students to continue their high school studies, unlocking a brighter future filled with possibilities.
As you revel in the carefree spirit of Playa del Carmen’s beach clubs, sipping on a refreshing cocktail and basking in the tropical ambiance, consider extending your generosity to the community that has made your vacation unforgettable. Become a recurring donor to KKIS, ensuring that the pursuit of knowledge remains within reach for every child.
Embrace the sun-kissed spirit of the Riviera Maya, and together, let’s keep kids in school. Take action, and start a recurring donation now!