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Hotel Pasada Sian Ka'an
  • Comfort, convenience, and clean!
  • Private bath & ceiling fan
  • Garden view
  • Terrace or balcony
  • Kitchenette (upon request)

Hotel Pasada Sian Ka'an

Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen between 5th Avenue (a pedestrian-only street) and very close to the turquoise-color ocean. The hotel is named after Mayan culture which means "The beginning of paradise." Hotel Pasada Sian Ka'an is located across the street from The Coffee Press, where you can have the best coffee and some of the best breakfasts in Playa. Centrally located off 5th Avenue, this hotel is very economically priced and clean. Prices begin at $20 USD per night and are subject to change during high or low seasons. Call the hotel directly for current prices.

Address: 5a av. x 2 y 4 Norte
(984) 873-0202
Country Code:
52 ( Visa or MasterCard accepted )

Hotel Molcas
  • Indoor pool
  • Close to the ferry to Cozumel
  • Walking distance to downtown

Hotel Molcas

This fine hotel is down the street from the ocean and close to "Party all night long, Senor Frogs!" It's location is also close to the ferry to Cozumel, bus station, many eateries, and all are within walking distance to the main drag on 5th Avenue. This hotel has an indoor pool. Prices begin at $40 USD per night and are subject to change during high or low seasons. For current pricing, we suggest you call the hotel directly.

Address: Calle 1 Sur x 5av
Phone: 52-984-873-0070 or 007

Mosquito Blue Hotel
  • Very quiet and peacefull
  • Indoor pool
  • Close to the beach
  • Walking distance to downtown

Mosquito Blue Hotel

This beautiful hotel is on the higher end. Close to the ocean, this hotel is in the most placid area of Playa to ensure peace and quiet for its guests. As if the tranquil beach were not enough, this hotel also has a beautiful indoor pool. Mosquito Blue Hotel captures the magic of Playa with its luxurious rooms with private terraces. The best junior suites and comfortable standard rooms have beautiful views of a peaceful cloistered courtyard. If you want luxury "without the all inclusive" and within walking distance to some of the best restaurants and nightspots in Playa, then the Mosquito Blue Hotel is for you. Prices start at $110 USD per night and are subject to change during high or low seasons. For current pricing, we suggest you call the hotel directly.

Address: 5th Avenida entre 12 y 14 Calle Norte
Phone: 52-984-312-453-1335 or 1336

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The Coffee Press

The Coffee Press

Across from Hotel Posada Sian-Ka'an. This quaint coffee hang out serves more then just the best coffee in Playa. It is also one of the best places to have a great breakfast. A variety of entrees are offered and great local dishes are all freshly made. Try the "Motul style" eggs. A scrumptious, huge breakfast of tortillas covered with refried beans and a fried egg, smothered with tomato sauce and other goodies. This Coffee Press is a local favorite. When you're there, say "hola" to the proprietors Sharky and Maria and tell them their amigo, the Tude Dude sent you!.

Location: Calle 2 between Ave. 5 and the Playa
Hours: Open daily 7:30 am to 10:30 pm

The Hot Baking Company

The Hot Baking Company ~ "Hots"

Here is where you can have with your eggs or fruit breakfast, some of the best daily made pastries in Playa. The Hot Baking Company has cinnamon rolls, muffins, bagels, banana and carrot breads, brownies, and cookies. You can also taste some of the best home made bread anywhere in the world! Everything is baked on the premises and all items can be ordered to go. This place is a favorite with the locals. It's so quaint, friendly, and always ready to serve. When you're there, say "hola" to owners Bere and Ivan and tell them their amigo, the Tude Dude sent you!

Locations: Calle 10 between 5th. & 10th Ave and the new one on Calle Corazon
Hours: Open daily 6 am to 8 pm (depending on the season)

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Panchos/Frida's Restaurant & Bar

Panchos/Frida's Restaurant/Bar

Wow! Wow! Wow! Catch the vibe! You will feel like you have lived here all your life! While amenities are usually easy to describe, ambiance is something you have to feel. At Pancho's/Frida's Quinta Avenida Restaurant/Bar, they consider atmosphere an art form. Unique intimacy in a tropical garden courtyard. Relax under the stars in the patio bar or enjoy bistro dining at this trendy restaurant.

Pancho´s "Famous Flaming Spanish Coffee" and the delicioso, "Black Spaghetti" is a must. Dine al fresco on the12th street deck. Listen to some great music from all over the world. Both live and DJ Jams as you sit around the pool. Exit to another world and lose yourself in this great Playa experience. Magnificent location on 5th Avenue.

You will appreciate the great chefs who are there to please your pallets. Say "gracias" to all the staff for their great service. Tell them all their amigos the Tude Dude and Dudette sent you!

Location: 5a. Av. Norte #217 por calle 12 Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo.
Phone: (984) 873-14 67 & 03 28

AJUA! Restaurant & Bar

AJUA! Restaurant & Bar

Dinner and Dance. Some of the best Mayan dinning and fun off 5th avenue. This "very in" place is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. The waiters are very entertaining and the Mayan lobster and American black angus steak are on the menu, not to mention the best tiramisu in Playa! After dinner you can dance the night away! When you there, say "hola" to the charming proprietors Brenda and Jorge. Also be sure to ask Brenda and Jorge to show you some of their great dancing moves. Tell them their amigo, the Tude Dude sent you.

Location: Calle 4 entre 5 y 10 Avenidas
Hours: Lunch and dinner

Mil y Un Alux Restaurant & Bar

Mil y Un Alux Restaurant & Bar

Only Spain, Cuba, and Playa del Carmen can boost of such a natural wonder. It took millions of years to open. It is a "must" experience. The restaurant offers a "Nivel Culinario" menu but the experience is one of a kind. Be sure to ask for the VIP room. Order your drinks and then have a tour. Have them share some of the many tales of the Alux. If you look real close, you might see the Alux's (little elves) and don't forget to tell them their amigo, the Tude Dude sent you.

Location: Av. Jarez MZ 12 L 13A Colonia Ejidal Playa del Carmen
( a ways from 5th Ave.)
Reservations Recommended: In Mexico Dial: 984-803-0713

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Sail, snorkel, and party the day on a 65 foot catamaran called the "FURY." The beautiful island of Cozumel is just a 30 minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen. Trip fee includes snorkel equipment, ice cold drinks, and fun on a private beach.

Chankanaab Nature Park

The popular Chankanaab Nature Park. A wonderful snorkeling experience. Some of the best scuba diving also can be done in Chankanaab Reef & Palancar Reef, both of which are in Cozumel. Spend the whole day!

Yal-Ku' Lagoon

Yal-Ku' Lagoon

Along the beach corridor approximately 24 miles South of Playa del Carmen (located in North Akumal) is beautiful Yal-Ku' Lagoon, which is great for snorkeling. You will be drawn back to this lagoon, which meets the ocean many, many times again. Apparently, Ernest Hemmingway had a home over looking the Yal-Ku' Lagoon. The lagoon is open everyday and there is a small entrance fee.


Tulum Ruins

Located approximately 38 miles south of Playa del Carmen, the ruins of Tulum sit dramatically on top of a steep cliff. Overlooking the magnificent turquoise-blue Caribbean Ocean, the spectacular view is mesmerizing. Tulum is the only walled city the Maya ever built on the Caribbean Coast. It is best to request a tour guide for an excursion of the ruins and remember to bring good comfortable shoes, bottled water, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Tulum Ruins are open all week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and are free on Sundays.



Located approximately 4 miles South of Playa del Carmen, Xcaret is more than just a Eco-archaeological park! The park has many features: famous cenotes (underground rivers) offer a surreal and thrilling float past ancient coral, natural inlet for swimming, snuba, scuba, snorkeling, full of tropical fish, dolphins, turtle farms, butterfly pavilion, Mayan Village, horse rides and at night, and one of the most "spectacular performances, spectacular show" in the theater where ancient history comes alive! A must see and experience! An all day and night excursion. Xcaret is open Monday to Sunday 8:30 am to 10:00 pm. During winter season from November to March, the park closes at 9:00 pm. There is an entrance fee.

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

Isla Muheres is approximately 45 miles North of Playa del Carmen (from the Puerto Juarez passenger ferry). To get there, take the five mile ferry ride to the beautiful quaint town of Isla Mujeres. This is a picturesque island village. Also, visit North Beach and enjoy Garrafon Marine Park. Golf cart rentals are available to explore this island.


TIPS: Get out from behind that book! Don't pass the chance to discover and explore the fun, history and beauty while in this part of the world. Be a part of the action, don't just watch it go by. Remember the Tude Dude's motto: "Anything Worth Doing Is Always Done With Attitude!"

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