If you’re planning a relaxing beach getaway in the Riviera Maya, trying new experiences is par for the course. To that cause, we’d like to introduce you to Kava Kasa, one of our favorite restaurants near Playa del Carmen. This popular Kava lounge features a variety of drinks made from delicious Kava roots, hence their motto, “Root of Happiness.”
Kava has been a traditional drink for thousands of years, known for its abilities to promote relaxation, relieve anxiety, and reduce muscle pain. It has also been used as a natural antidepressant. Kava lounges have popped up all over the tropical regions of the globe, beginning with the Fijian islands. Kava Kasa is Mexico’s first official Kava lounge, and we’re so lucky to have it right here in Playa Del Carmen.
Kava Kasa’s atmosphere is like that of an upscale coffee bar, and indeed, they do serve beverages in addition to Kava, including coffees, sparkling lemonades, and more. They also offer up delicious snacks, including empanadas, quiches, tarts, and assorted baked goods.
However, we recommend you choose a Kava drink that suits your mood so you can participate in the tradition and ritual of Kava. On this occasion, your drink is served in a bowl. Once you receive it, you should clap softly and say, “Bula,” which means “good health and good life.” After finishing your drink, you should hand the bowl back to the server and clap softly again, saying, “Vinaka” (thank you).
While you’re in town, be sure to check out Kava Kasa’s fun weekly events, including Yoga classes, a local organic vendor market on Tuesday mornings, live music nights, Spanish conversation, and game nights.
Are you interested in checking out the Kava Lounge? Contact Playa Palms Hotel to book your stay, and we’ll make sure you get to the Kava Kasa as often as you like.