Are you planning a girls getaway to Playa del Carmen? Here is Playa Palms Beach Hotel‘s complete guide for a ladies night in Playa del Carmen. Go with your girl squad and enjoy free drinks, we got you covered on nearly every day of the week!Read More >>
Once a year, owners, staff, and guests gather to celebrate Playa Palms. We couldn’t keep ourselves from sharing these lovely photos from this year’s Owners Fiesta. Good people, good food, some music and a drink or two at the lovely beach of Playa Palms Beach Hotel, what more does one need? We celebrate one more year of friendship, our staff’s hard work and dedication, our wonderful guests, the amazing owners and, of course, our beloved Playa Palms Beach Hotel itself. A big thank you to all who came by and shared the spirit, we had a blast!
Now, let the photos speak for themselves…Read More >>
Join the party! Here is where you’ll have the best time in Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Independence Day and how to celebrate it.
September 16 is one of Mexico’s most significant public holidays: Independence Day. Entire cities are decorated in the national colors green, white and red. On the night before, the colorful and blithe celebrations begin with lots and lots of parties and fireworks. But what is it exactly about?
In the year 1810, early in the morning of September 16 to be exact, Miguel Hidalgo put into words what every Mexican was feeling: That they’ve had enough of the Spaniards. That their government wasn’t taking care of things the way it’s supposed to. Miguel Hidalgo was a priest in a town called Dolores, in the state of Guanajuato in North-Central Mexico. It’s said that on that day he rang the bell of his church to gather his parishioners. In a fiery speech he motivated them to finally stand up against the unwanted Head of State. He called for redistribution of land and racial equality. It caused a revolt that within a short time turned into a war that lasted for 11 years until Spain acknowledged Mexico’s independence.
September 16 is now a national holiday, and Hidalgo’s Cry for Independence is commemorated on September 15. At 11 pm the nation’s president steps out on the National Palace’s balcony in Mexico City to ring the original bell, what marks the beginning of the ceremony of El Grito de Dolores. He then shouts the names of the most important heroes of the War of Independence and ends by shouting 3 times Viva México! What is answered by the crowd shouting Viva! He then rings the bell again and waves the Mexican flag. And the fireworks start. A similar celebration occurs at the zócalo in cities all over Mexico, and in Mexican embassies around the world.
Of course, there are also a lot of places to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day in Playa del Carmen. It’s a very fun time to be around and you should definitely visit one of these places:
Playa Palms Beach Hotel – Experience Mexico
At Playa Palms Beach Hotel we celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day with a special surprise for our guests. Make sure to pass by our front desk if you’re staying with us! If you’re not a big fan of huge crowds, enjoy the fireworks from your balcony.
La Parilla – Eat Mexican
Start your evening with a Mexican dish at La Parilla, just two blocks from Playa Palms Beach Hotel. Traditionally you eat Chiles en nogada on this day, chile poblano stuffed with meat and dried fruit and topped with a walnut-based cream sauce with pomegranate seeds. Another traditional dish is Pozole, a soupy stew based on white corn kernel and meat.
Plaza 28 de Julio – Be Mexican
The park in front of Playa del Carmen’s City Hall is where Playa del Carmen commemorates El Grito. Expect a huge crowd! Be part of it and feel more Mexican than ever. (On Avenue 15 between Streets 8 and 10)
12th Street – Celebrate like a Mexican
Just around the corner of Playa Palms Beach Hotel, all the 12th street will be filled with cheering and partying people. If you want a very Playa del Carmen version of El Grito, be at La Vaquita. The Grito will be broadcast live from Mexico City and you are in the middle of the party already!
5th Avenue – Take away Mexico
Stroll along the 5th Avenue and cheer along with the crowd. Or stock up on patriotic souvenirs that are sold throughout the month and admire the colorful decorations.
Canibal Royal – Party like a Mexican
Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day on the beach at the Independanza Festival. Doors open at 3 pm with famous DJs such as WhoMadeWho and Rob Garza of The Thievery Corporation.
¡Feliz Día de Independencia! Happy Independence Day!
If you’re staying in Playa del Carmen you shouldn’t miss out on its vibrant nightlife, especially since it’s only a few steps from Playa Palms Beach Hotel. No matter if you’re looking for a wild beach party, a bar to enjoy a drink or dancing off to electronic music – Playa has it all. Forget about everything for a little while, and celebrate life!
Step outside the Playa Palms Beach Hotel and head to the left. You will end up at the Playa del Carmen’s famous 12th street that comes to live after sunset. Three blocks with one club after another and cheering party people.
The most exciting club of them all is Coco Bongo at the corner of 10th Avenue. Expect the town’s best entertainment with breathtaking stage shows and flying acrobats, balloons and confetti. You can either get a regular ticket that includes open bar, or a VIP ticket that gets you seated at a table with one or more bottles of your choice.
If what you’re looking for is a more Mexican experience (music-wise), go across the street to the Salon Salsanera Raices. Dance to the Caribbean rhythms of Salsa, Cumbia and Merengue played by live bands. Ask at the front desk of Playa Palms Beach Hotel for your free entrance pass! They also offer free dance lessons every day from 9.30 to 10.30 pm.
Two blocks further down, at the corner with the 1st Avenue, is the multi-level nightclub Mandala, with a huge Buddha statue watching over the scene. Continue to stroll down the 12th street towards Playa Palms Beach Hotel, and on your left you will pass by the cow-themed La Vaquita Club, where after your first 1-liter-drink you stop wondering about the huge plastic cows hanging from the ceiling. These clubs play mostly dance music, Reggaeton and Hip Hop.
In front of La Vaquita you can taste delicious shots of flavored Mezcal at La Mezcalinna and above is the open-air bar Dolores YucaBar, probably with the best prices for drinks in the area. Dance to finest electronic music while watching the crowd in the 12th street.
At the beginning of the street, literally a few steps from Playa Palms Beach Hotel, you can party the night away at the Beach and Night Club Blue Parrot. It’s getting hot? Plunge into their pool to cool off! Next door at Coco Maya Beach & and Night Club you can enjoy all kinds of music, depending on their current event.
One block away, at the 10th street between 5th and 10th Avenue, is the spectacular Santanera. From the neon DJ-Jesus telling you that “you are forgiven” to the spectacular view from the top floor, and the excellent electronic music playing until after sunrise, this club sure is a unique experience. Ask at the front desk of Playa Palms Beach Hotel for your free entrance plus welcome drink.
These are only a few of Playa del Carmen’s many bars and clubs. For more information or to purchase a ticket to Coco Bongo, ask our concierge or at the front desk of Playa Palms Beach Hotel.
Playa del Carmen for sure has no lack of night clubs and places to have fun throughout all the year. But once a year Playa del Carmen goes especially crazy: at the famous BPM Festival. From January 8 to 17 the electronic music festival attracts people from across the globe. No wonder, with the world’s most exquisite DJs and producers rocking the white sandy beaches of the Mayan Riviera!
Now, where to stay at during the BPM Festival? How about a charming Boutique Hotel right at the beach. Playa Palms Beach Hotel is only a few walking minutes away from the BPM Festival. We offer a relaxing atmosphere with a beach club and pool area. Not to mention the unbeatable location, right in the middle of everything – clubbing, shopping, dining and tours are just around the corner.
Escape the winter on a vacation in Mexico, partying at the BPM Festival and relaxing at Playa Palms Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Book your hotel room directly on our page for great discounts and offers.
We hope to see you soon at Playa Palms!