Playa del Carmen’s Top 5 Rooftop Places

Enjoy an ice cold drink in the afternoon sun or see the city and the Caribbean Sea from up high at Playa del Carmen’s best rooftop places. There’s just something so much better about drinking at altitude and dinner on high! Especially since, unlike in other cities, you can do this all year round.

5 Roofgarden Bar by Reina Roja

Sometimes you can turn an average drinking session into something special just by adding height. Kick your night off dancing under the stars at the Roofgarden, a truly unique and picturesque place. International DJs rock the rooftop with its tropical garden and pool. (22nd Street between 5th and 10th Avenue)


4 Soul Beach

This place just opened a few months ago, and not many people know about its fabulous rooftop yet. That makes it perfect if you just want to relax away from the crowd. Sitting at this pool in the sky, overlooking Playa del Carmen’s roofs and the Caribbean Sea, is one of those magical moments that makes you never want to go back home again. For everybody who is not a big fan of getting all sandy at the beach, this is a great alternative. You can purchase a day pass for a reasonable price. (28th Street between 5th and 10th Avenue)


3 The Roof Club

This is one of the largest and most popular rooftop places in town, only a few walking minutes from Playa Palms Beach Hotel. What we like most about The Roof Club, apart from the over-water hammock and breathtaking views, is that it has more than one pool! Pay an entrance fee to relax during the day, or enjoy a delicious drink at sunset, watching how the sky turns from blue to pink to dark. Because we are of the opinion that a cocktail tastes better if you simply add a view. (5th Avenue with 8th Street)


2 Live Aqua

When you walk along the 5th Avenue at night, you can’t miss the stunning lightning of their terrace. Live Aqua does not only offer a great view over Playa del Carmen and the 5th Avenue but alone its infinity pool is worth a visit. They also host special events like poolside fashion shows or boutique markets. Head there on the evening for a date with a view, or get a day pass if you want to plunge into the pool. (5th Avenue with 30st Street)


1 Catch

This high-end restaurant and bar, just 2 blocks from Playa Palms Beach Hotel, has the probably best views in town. Feel like the queen (or king) of Playa del Carmen, sitting in a stylish lounger in the rooftop pool that seems a winding river surrounded by palm trees, overlooking the city and the turquoise Caribbean Sea all the way to Cozumel on the horizon. You don’t only pay for the signature drinks and the excellent service, but also for the spectacular setting. But it’s definitely worth it. (12th Street between 5th and 10th Avenue)

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