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Dancing, Dinner, and Other Dazzling Date Night Ideas In Playa del Carmen

Juanita Rodriguez 11-03-2021

Top Date Night Ideas In Playa del Carmen, Mexico


Essentially, just getting away to the tropical wonderland of Playa del Carmen is enough to ignite the flame of romance in any relationship. Being that walks on the beach at sunrise and extraordinary dining experiences are an everyday occurrence in the Riviera Maya, it’s a great place for spurring connectivity. 

Not to mention, the Mexican Caribbean beach town offers an outstanding list of nighttime entertainment options. Here are some of our best suggestions for an unforgettable evening out with your special somebody. 


Cirque du Soleil  


Joya by Cirque du Soleil, Riviera Maya

Photo Credit: John Brown


With Cirque du Soleil’s proven record for providing top-notch entertainment, you can be sure that Joya in the Riviera Maya is no exception. From the get-go, the theatrical and acrobatic production is captivating. Along with the stars of the show, the visual effects seamlessly transport the audience inside a whimsical storybook. 

Furthermore, you can reserve dinner tickets and delve into an exquisite meal before the main event. Besides the dinner show, you can opt to dine at the on-site restaurant and bar overlooking the sublime waterways and remarkable venue. It was the first show in Mexico put on by the beloved international company. Due to its popularity, it became a permanent fixture in the Riviera Maya entertainment scene. 


The Lost Tiki

(Formerly The Tiny Tiki Hut)


Lost Tiki, Playa del Carmen

Since its inception, The Tiny Tiki, now The Lost Tiki  (20th Avenue between Calle 4 & 6) has been a fan favorite as far as Playa del Carmen eateries. The friendly staff and craft cocktails establish a warm and upbeat setting. Even more, the Asian-inspired menu never fails to impress patrons.  

Without a doubt, the happy hour prices on beverages, tacos and their famous ramen make for a refreshing night out on the town. Of course, the first-rate musical talent and fun-loving locals contribute to the cheerful ambience.


Xcaret Night Pass


Xcaret Nightly Cultural Show

There’s no question that Xcaret adventure park (just 7 minutes south of Playa del Carmen) has it all. And by all, we mean that generally, visitors need at least two days to experience the total awesomeness of the breathtaking playground. For instance, the massive park features flamingos, jaguars, underground river floats, human-sized bird cages, aquariums and water slides amidst the lush wilderness. Xcaret offers something for every type and age of traveler. 

Since the ecological marvel is so expansive, the Xcaret night pass is an excellent opportunity to slow down the pace. Spend the evening roaming hand in hand to catch warriors performing traditional rituals at the Mayan village. Take a peek into the stunning chapel with its magnificent altar surrounded by a cenote. Meander down torch-lit jungle trails towards the grand stadium where the sensational extravaganza ignites the stage. Over 300 artists showcase a mesmerizing historical rendition, complete with superb singers and actors.



Spark up even more romance with Xcaret Xculsivo passes, which include snacks and a bottle of wine to enjoy as you take in the show. 


Dinner at Luma Taverna 


Luma Taverna Del Mar, Playa del Carmen

On that note, when speaking of artists, Chef Stefano at Luma Taverna, deserves an honorable mention. The culinary master brings the flavors of Italy to your plate, exquisitely presenting each dish in an artful arrangement. Coupled with Stefano’s passion for good food and excellent wine, the staff go above and beyond to create a superior dining experience.

Located on the tranquil east end of Calle 38 near the beach, Luma is a secluded gem offering the ideal oasis for a divine dinner date. 


A Cooking Class at Co.Cos Culinary School


Co.Cos Culinary School and Catering, Playa del Carmen

Granted, if you’d like to take your dinner date one step further, why not spend a night in the kitchen together? Chef Coty from Co.Cos Culinary School has been a Playa del Carmen fixture for over a decade. She’s a lovely, down-to-earth expert eager to share her wealth of knowledge with visitors and locals alike. 

Select your desired class from 1-course to 3-course meals to appetizers and drinks. Each engaging culinary class includes a lesson in the types of chiles used in Mexican cuisine. As well you’ll learn how to prepare aguas frescas (fresh fruit waters) typically served at mealtime.

Lastly, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some of the best tequilas and smoky mezcals on the market. 


Wine O’Clock


Wine O'Clock, Playa del Carmen


This sultry wine bar is a local favorite with its impressive list of national and international wines and intimate setting. Find a quiet corner to sip and nosh from scrumptious charcuterie spreads. Later, delve into main dishes such as salmon in a smoked provolone sauce or mouthwatering short ribs.   

Robust wine offerings and a perfectly curated, upscale menu make Wine O’Clock a fiesta for the senses. Together with the best in live music, it’ll surely be a highlight of your Playa del Carmen trip. 


Dinner and Dancing at Las Hijas Beach Club


Las Hijas Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico


Neighboring The Elements (one of Bric’s most sought-after vacation rental offerings,) sits the effervescent Las Hijas Beach Club. Enjoy a surf and turf feast boasting unobstructed views of the Caribbean. Sink your teeth into delectable plates such as grilled octopus, arrachera (tender flank steak,) tostadas, and citrusy tartares.

Hovering over the sand and sea on the upper floor is Las Hijas Sky Bar. As sounds of the waves crash the shore, sip on classic cocktails or choose a signature blend from their intriguing beverage list. Another key reason it makes the list, is it’s line-up of incredible DJs and live musicians. It’s an ideal Mexican Caribbean setting for good food and good times.




Xoximilco, Riviera Maya


Grupo Xcaret brings the whimsical river cruise (a famed Mexico City attraction) to the Riviera Maya. Xoximilco is a riveting evening on the water complete with a delectable meal showcasing the regional flavors of Mexico. You’ll encounter wonderful musical surprises at every stop. 

From the moment you set foot on the vast property, the party begins. Parading musical bands, traditional food stands, and a warm staff welcome begin the festivities. Next, guests are designated their official “trajineras” or oversized gondola-like boats. 

From that point on, it’s a 4-hour culinary and cultural journey that introduces you to the richness and good-naturedness of Mexico’s people. Overall, it’s a rare and upbeat experience that fills you with a sense of kinship along with wonderful memories. 


Spa Evening at Bric Spa


Couple's Massage


Jacqueline and her squad of professionally-trained therapists offer an enticing menu of curated couple treatments. Customizable spa sessions are carefully designed to incite feelings of ultimate well-being and connection.  

The calming atmosphere gives you and your partner a chance to restore weary bodies and minds. Additionally, having quiet time in the intimate relaxation room sets the perfect tone for rekindling romance. Bric Spa continues to sit at No. 1 spot on TripAdvisor. Indeed, it’s due to the team’s dedication to giving their clients’ personalized attention with maximum health benefits. For more information, call +52 (984) 113-7861 or email