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

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 wake up to a free breakfast before relaxing in the infinity, beachfront pool before moving to a poolside hammock shaded by palm trees or enjoying cocktails by the fire pit. This laid back resort has a Bohemian vibe that is both chic and tranquil. 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.

Renovations & Closures

The property is renovating until 27 September 2015 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
  • One of the dining venues
The hotel will be renovating from 15 September 2015 to 27 September 2015 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • One of the swimming pools
  • Swimming pool
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Mahekal Beach Resort features 2 outdoor swimming pools. Boli's lounge features fresh handmade martini's and Itzi is our afternoon swim up bar for lunch and cocktails. All rooms and public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This beach hotel also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and full on site dive center. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Mahekal Beach Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 121 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • One meeting room 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 16 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Wedding services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

Mahekal Beach Resort has 2 restaurants serving breakfast and lunch.

Aventura - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


Christmas Gala Dinner on December 24th and New Year´s Eve Gala Dinner or December 31st, 2014 are already included in the room rate.


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 Winter Beach Festival and BMP Music Festival will be held between December 20, 2015 and January 18, 2016. The Winter Beach Festival features rock, beach, and fashion while the BMP showcases techno music.

Disclaimer: The festivals will be held close to the hotel. Guests who would prefer a quieter vacation may reschedule up until November 7th.

Nearby Things to Do

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

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 

Spa Services

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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Please note: From January 9 to 17, 2016, Playa del Carmen will be hosting the BPM Music Festival, a techno music event. The main events will be held at 2 adjacent beach clubs: Mamita`s and Canibal Royal, located next to this property. Some noise disturbances may be experienced by guests during this period.


Check-out time is noon

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.

24-hour check-in


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • 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.
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Deposit: USD 115 per week
  • 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.

We should mention

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.

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