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Riviera Maya New Years Eve Parties – 2016

Fireworks on the beach

This is your New Year’s Guide to all things happening in the Riviera Maya New Years 2016.  If you are lucky enough to spend New Year’s with us in the Riviera Maya, Have a look at everything happening up and down the Coast. We are highlighting the top places to be when the most amazing count down starts just before midnight.

The Mexican way of celebrating in general is pretty crazy, but during holidays we go nuts!

Playa del Carmen and 5th Avenue New Year’s Eve Parties

Dj on the beach

The famous 5th Avenue will definitely be one of the favorited locations to spend New Year’s Eve and welcome 2016. All restaurants and Bars including well known 12th Street clubs and bars will be full of people, loud music and very crowded. If you are looking for some company or you enjoy making friends every second, this must be your number one option.

Santanera dance club will brighten the night up with DJ Monaco at an incredibly wild party. Cannibal Royal presents their famous Flying Circus with a great selection of DJ´s, which includes a VIP open bar. Mamita’s Beach Club is featuring Mariano DJ on December 31st as part of their DJ Fest celebration. Bring in 2016 right on the beach with some serious music. Mandala, the most popular bar on 12th street, has prepared a crazy cocktails list and disco music for their New Year’s Eve party.

For something a little off the beaten track and less crazy, Le Lotus Rouge will be featuring a gourmet menu and surprise activities. Reservations can be made without a deposit!

Playa Bar, a new Playa del Carmen Bar, has created a special menu with open bar included. The twist is, you get to bring your pet to the celebration!

If you want fireworks we suggest you to welcome 2016 on the beach, anywhere from the Ferry at Avenida Juarez to Mamitas Beach Club. You will not be the only one and the fireworks show on the ocean will be an unforgettable experience.

Akumal New Year’s celebrations  Lol Ha Restaurant

Do not underestimate small locations. Akumal has also prepared great options to celebrate New Year’s and everyone staying in town is invited to party the night away. Lol Ha restaurant will offer delicious options for dinner with DJ Ivan in charge of the music. La Taverna Akumal will not only show off their recently renovated facilities, they have prepared a special menu for the night with DJ music. Turtle Bay Café and Bakery will be open from 7:00am with a regular menu but they have reserved specialties for New Year´s Eve dinner.

There will also be music and a lot of dancing at the main dome in Akumal if you prefer to celebrate New Year´s Eve the Mexican way- with friends, your community and under the stars.

Tulum on New Year´s Eve

Night Party on the Beach

Last but not least, the exotic and mysterious jungle of Tulum will be hosting New Year’s Eve with great beach parties and restaurant events.  The Tulum New Year´s Eve Festival will be held at Caleta Tankah. This beach is private, just to the north of the Tulum Ruins and a spectacular location. Bring in the New Year right on the beach with great music, drinks and of course an epic selection of DJ´s.

Zamas Restaurant is hosting a special dinner with great music and a lot of entertainment including fire dancers.

In Papaya Playa Project style, this location will have a massive party on the beach with drinks and a set of DJ´s.  And as an extra tip, many of the restaurants will offer vegetarian and organic options on their New Year’s Eve menus.

In the end it doesn´t matter where you choose to celebrate New Year´s Eve in the Riviera Maya because we are sure you will have an amazing time. Remember that you are already in paradise. Take a deep breath and enjoy everything the Riviera Maya has to offer!

For more information about the places mentioned above, please check these links:

Le Lotus Ruge

Lol Ha Restaurant

Zamas Beach Club

And if you need to make some reservations for you and your party, do not hesitate to contact your favorite Concierge at [email protected]

Happy holidays!

Paulina is a crazy animal lover who has been living in the Riviera Maya for over 9 years. Her expertise is designing unique vacations for travelers and visitors. This comes from her desire to share her area knowledge, local restaurant secrets, and cool cultural experiences that have been a large part of her life on the coast. Paulina never sits still on her day off as she feels there is always something to see, a new beach to check out or a new restaurant to try. She loves answering questions and helping you plan your next vacation. [email protected]

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