Without any doubt the best place to escape on a long weekend is the beach. A trip to any beach helps us to forget about the stressful life we have in the city and even better if  our destination is like a paradise and full of life. Today I’m going to give you 3 places to visit on long weekends and they are not just any 3 places, they are 3 destinations located in the Riviera Maya: Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum! I’m going to give you the tips to spend a super relaxing and fun long weekend in the Riviera Maya 😉

 

TULUM

 

Tulum is undoubtedly one of the favorite tourist spots for celebrities and if you are lucky can meet someone famous and get a picture with him/her. 

But Tulum is characterized by the fact that it doesn’t have those huge hotels that you find in Cancun or the thousands of tourists that you find in Playa del Carmen… Tulum is a place dedicated to people who are looking for calm & relaxation. That’s why here you can find many small boutique hotels with accessible prices. You can also visit the Mayan ruins and enjoy the sea.

Now, if you are looking to relax in the morning, sunbathe by the sea and watch the sunset I recommend the new Bagatelle, a French beach club where you can enjoy quality dishes and drinks, a very fun and highly recommended place to relax, with certainty I can say that it’s a great place to visit in long weekend.

Bagatelle

PLAYA DEL CARMEN

 

Definitely a place that distinguishes Playa del Carmen to visit on a long weekend is its famous 5th Avenue and, you must know that visiting Playa del Carmen and not going to the 5th Avenue is a crime! Here you can enjoy a wide variety of stores, you can find any kind of souvenir, there are from small local stores to big brands such as H&M, Zara etc. so I’m sure that you will find what you are looking for. Besides clothes and souvenir stores, there are many restaurants and bars in Playa del Carmen for all tastes. One of my favorite places is Abolengo, located on 12th Ave, it is a restaurant-bar-cantina, where you can find delicious food, but if there is something that distinguishes Abolengo are its famous drinks that are served in “jars” and each one has an original flavor, so I highly recommend them. 

On 12th Ave you can also find nightclubs to go after dinner to have fun, such as Mandala, the most famous nightclub in the Mexican Caribbean. 

At MandalaTickets.com you can search for these places and make your reservation at very accessible prices and with a first class service, plus it’s the official website of the top nightclubs in Mexico. 

 

CANCUN.

 

What can I tell you about Cancun that you don’t already know? Cancun describes itself, as an earthly paradise made by the Gods themselves. With its turquoise waters and sand as white as pearls, it’s the best place to visit on a long weekend.

Cancun has its Party Center in the hotel zone where you can experience fun nights. A place I recommend you to visit in the mornings to sunbathe is Mandala Beach, a super chic beach club that has the best beache in Cancun, besides its quality service the food is out of this world, my favorite dish that I recommend is the sushi pizza, you have to try it if you visit it.

On the other hand, something that Playa del Carmen and Cancun have in common is that in both you can find Abolengo, this memorable restaurant-bar-cantina. Although they have the same name, they have a totally different concept, but they both offer you a unique and unforgettable experience.

Now it’s up to you to decide which destination fits more to what you are looking for and choose the place to visit during the long weekend. Pack your bags and get ready for a dream experience.