Loco for Locals: Paying Less in Paradise

Live in the area and have the ID to prove it? You may just be eligible for some amazing deals!

After checking with over 30 businesses in area, we discovered that many offer some awesome local discount, albeit many not during high season. While some issue a discount card, others simply ask to see your resident visa or picture ID with Quintana Roo address. Here are a handful of businesses that will help you save a penny or two.

  • Monica Manicure Express. 20 percent discount (show any local ID and receive Monica’s discount card, valid yearround). Quinta Avenida between 24th and 26th.
  • Bric Spa. Up to 45% off on spa treatments and a Me Time membership for $850 MXN per month.  The latter requires a minimum of 3 months commitment and includes a 60 minute massage and 30 minute organic facial every month, access to their pool, garden patio, meditation/relaxation room and showers. During your birthday month you receive a free manicure & spa lunch.
  • Ultramar Ferry. For residents of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres they offer an Ultraplan of 50% discount. Check out requirements at
  • Salt Rock Grille + Cocktails. Show any local ID and receive a yearround 10% discount on food and beverages (except daily specials). Quinta Avenida south of 38th.
  • Crococun Zoo. Up to 30% discount in offseason. Check their website for unexpected resident promos.
  • Indigo Beach Club. Year round 10 percent discount.
  • Tequila Barrel. 15 percent discount to PDC locals, yearround.
  • Plank/Imprevist. Show local ID to receive their discount card and enjoy up to 50 percent on weekend brunch with various lunch and dinner discounts.
  • Golf Courses. Although the discounts at Riviera Maya golf courses fluctuate, sometimes daily, we experienced the following in recent months at Riviera Cancun (regular $189 USD/resident $68 USD), Grand Coral (regular $90 USD/resident $55 USD), Bahia Principe (regular  $180 USD/resident $55 USD) and Hard Rock (regular $189 USD/resident  $96 USD).  Check or for promos and specials.

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