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Get an overview of this hotelNewly renovated, seaside resort with Palapa style rooms just steps from the festive Quinta Avenida in the heart of Playa del Carmen

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5 minutes to Fifth Avenue

Mahekal Beach Resort sits on white sand along the turquoise Caribbean Sea. It’s a 5-minute walk to the boutiques and shopping malls of Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) and a short drive to whitewashed Nuestra Señora del Carmen church. Golfers can drive 20 minutes to Playa Paraiso club.

Hammock by the pool

Guests can relax in personal hammocks shaded by palm trees or in the 4 resort pools and 2 spa tubs. Enjoy Revive Spa's treatments or cocktails by the fire pit. This laid back resort has a Bohemian vibe that is both chic and tranquil. Experience a meal at Fuego Resaurante with farm to fork style cuisine. Guests also enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch or dinner. Experience Mahekal and see why our guests return year after year.

Breezy rooms by the beach

Under traditional thatched-roof palapas, guestrooms are bright and airy, with garden and sea views from the outdoor patios. Guests can make use of the free WiFi to upload their holiday pics, and keep their belongings secure in the in-room safe.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Mahekal Beach Resort features 4 outdoor swimming pools. Boli's lounge features fresh handmade martini's and Itzi is our afternoon swim up bar for lunch and cocktails. In addition, Fuego Restaurante y Cantina serves Tulum-style cuisine. Guests also enjoy free breakfast, lunch or dinner with their stay. All rooms and public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This beach hotel also offers a full-service Revive Spa, tour/ticket assistance, dry cleaning/laundry service, hair salon, airport shuttle, concierge services and full on site dive center. Street parking is available nearby.

Mahekal Beach Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Beach bar 
  • Free beach cabanas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1200 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 111 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 33 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4 
  • Number of poolside bars - 2 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 196 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1982 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pools  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Patio 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower only 

Where to Eat

Mahekal Beach Resort has 3 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Las Olas Restaurant and Bar - Serves regional specialties for breakfast, lunch, and special dinner nights. Las Olas Bar serves beer, margaritas, and specialty cocktails all-day, as well as lunch daily.

Cocina - This restaurant explores cultures and cuisines that span across Yucatan, Mexico and Latin America. The restaurant features a bountiful buffet that allows guests to travel the world, bite-by-bite. Additional special nights provide an ample a-la-carte sit-down menu and feature a locally inspired dish.

Fuego Restaurante y Cantina - Mahekal's newest oceanfront restaurant and bar offers an ever-changing array of Mexican cuisine that is locally sourced from teh surrounding area, in step with the seasons and tides. The "Tulum-style" wood-burning oven restaurant featured "Farm-to-Fork" dining accompanied with a relaxed vibe in simple, laid-back atmosphere. Executive Chef Crescenciano Nereyprepares all meals over the open flames of the wood-fired oven grill, and serves up vibrantly colored dishes.

Boli's Bar - This bar offers guests an inviting tropical ambiance and creative cocktails. Named for the resort's incredible concierge, Boli, the lounge provides a fun place to mingle over fresh-pressed juice cocktails and a game of pool.

Itzi Bar - Features a fine selection of light bites and cocktails.


Christmas Gala Dinner on December 24th and New Year´s Eve Gala Dinner or December 31st. Please see the Guest Experience Manager for details.


The last night of the “Posadas” which is a 9-day celebration period before Christmas in Mexico would not be complete without a piñata. As part of our Mahekal celebration we will have a Piñata Party for all kids young and old on Christmas eve, after which we offer a festive Christmas dinner buffet with traditional dishes and all the trimmings including an array of heavenly holiday confections. A complimentary welcome cocktail, wine and soft drinks are included and live music accompanies this special festivity.

New Year

The week after the Christmas celebrations is more low key and relaxing on the beach, but the last day of the year revs it up again at Mahekal! For New Year’s we offer our guests an elegant International buffet style dinner with a variety of succulent dishes to choose from. A welcome cocktail, wine and soft drinks are offered to all guests and dinner is accompanied by live music.

After dinner is served our guests are invited to join our New Year’s party so they can drink and dance the night away. Champagne is provided to all guests at midnight to welcome the New Year after which, the party continues into the wee hours with a cash bar.

The DJ Festival and BMP Music Festival will be held between December 29, 2016 and January 18, 2017. These events are held close to the hotel and showcase techno music and host the top DJ's around North America at nearby local night and day clubs.

Please note: due to musical festivities at near by properties guests may hear music on occasion from May 2016 through April 2017

Nearby Things to Do

The resort has 4 swimming pools to choose from. The Las Olas pool is an infinity pool directly on the ocea with a pool bar nearby and hot tub spa. The Itzi pool is located next to the Itzi bar and includes a swim-up bar. This is a zero entry pool with soft sand nearby. The jungle pool is nestled in the heart of the jungle section and is secluded and tropical. Fuego pool is lively with fountains, a spa tub, and a bar nearby. All pools have towel service, except the jungle pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 4 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

24-hour check-in


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: USD 115 per week
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 70
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 1 (up to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 70
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 1 (up to 12 years old)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 110 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 30.00 (roundtrip), (from 5 to 17 years old)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Mahekal
  • Mahekal Beach
  • Mahekal Beach Playa del Carmen
  • Mahekal Beach Resort
  • Mahekal Beach Resort Playa del Carmen
  • Mahekal Resort
  • Mahekal Beach Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Mahekal Beach Resort Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  • Shangri La Caribe Hotel
  • Shangri La Caribe Playa Del Carmen

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 4 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

15% Off Select Spa Offers

Book a stay February 26 - June 30, 2016 for travel February 26 - November 15, 2016 and receive 15% off the following services:

  • 5 Senses Therapy treatment at Revive Spa, featuring various massage techniques
  • Romantic Couple's Massage for 2 in a beach palapa with a bottle of sparkling wine and a tropical fruit basket
Spa discount details provided at check-in. Spa appointment may be required. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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