Playa del Carmen

Three Rooftop Bars for Every Occasion

Find Your Perfect Rooftop Paradise

Here in the Riviera Maya, we’re pretty spoiled when it comes to beautiful beaches. But when you want a relaxing day of sun datoand sangria, there’s nothing more luxe than a rooftop pool.

While Playa del Carmen has a good selection of rooftop bars, it is important to find the right crowd. From grown-up sophistication to hipster hangouts, there’s a rooftop in Playa to suit every taste. Visiting a rooftop bar in Playa is an essential part of any stay here, and with the variety available you’re sure to find your own perfect rooftop paradise. Here are three to consider:

  1. The Thompson

This boutique hotel, located on Calle 8 between Fifth Avenue and Tenth Avenue, is known for its understated luxury. Their rooftop bar is 30,000 square feet of pure bliss. They have infinity pools with submerged sun loungers, a swim-up bar, and private cabanas with your own personal wait-staff. Of course, they also have an unbeatable panoramic of the crystalline Caribbean Sea that makes the Thompson truly Instagram-worthy. Catch restaurant, a NYC import that has an open-air dining room, kitchen, and sushi bar, serves fantastic food. A DJ and creative cocktails take the party from day to night, making the Thompson one of the ultimate rooftop experiences in Playa.

  1. Deck 5 Skybar

Deck 5 at The Carmen Hotel advertises itself as the only rooftop bar five stories above beach level. So, if a majestic view is what you’re looking for, then Deck 5 might be for you. Located on Calle 8 and the beach, Deck 5 really does make you feel as though you are on a party boat looking out over the shimmering sea. Pool parties are hosted regularly featuring live DJ sets, with terraces for sunbathing and a pool perched right above the beach.

  1. La Reina Roja Rooftop Garden

La Reina Roja has the makings of a true hipster haven. Proof of this can be found at their rooftop garden on any given weekend. Sun loungers, a shallow pool with a bar serving food and drinks, metal cages and a dedicated DJ space attract the weird and wonderful people of Playa on a regular basis. La Reina Roja is unmissable, due to its red lighting, metal piping and mannequins looking down from the balconies. You can find it on Calle 20 between Fifth Avenue and Tenth Avenue.

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