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Lolha Akumal

At only one day to start major celebrations in Mexico, we are getting ready with juicy information to guarantee an amazing celebration for you and your family. Most of the places will pull out their best menus and decorations to welcome travelers from all over the world and there are some spots you should not miss during your family holidays.

From restaurants, bars and night clubs the options are infinite but we like to focus in those places that are family friendly. Where you can bring grandma, children and even the dog! Check our humble recommendations to spend the best Christmas and New Year´s Eve while you vacation in Riviera Maya.

Tulum Restaurants

Dragon Turquesa, Tulum

The favorite restaurant is Hartwood restaurant, they have the best food and an amazing ambiance. Reservations are not accepted anymore from Dec 16th to January 45h but they do have a few tables left for walk-ins at 5:00pm. Another great option is Kitchen Table Restaurant, they are still taking reservations with one week in advance and for a minimum deposit to secure the table. You can send your request to their e-mail  Arca Restaurant and Bar is also accepting reservations of all zises and it is a great option if you are celebrating with kids. You can book a table at Arca Restaurant

On The Beach Options In Akumal

La Piola Restaurant

LolHa Restaurant is one of our favorite options for these holidays and is located in Akumal town. A deposit of $10.00usd per person is needed to secure your holiday reservation and can be sent through Paypal to: [email protected]  They will have a great buffet for New Year´s Eve, a great DJ and a few surprises you and your family should not miss.  La Lunita and La Buena Vida are also located on the beach with family friendly ambiance and accept walk-ins for Christmas nd New Year´s Eve celebrations.

Pet Friendly And Vegan Options

Dog at La Piola

Dragon Turquesa bar in Tulum is pet friendly, they are not taking reservations but you can show up and spend a wonderful time with your family. For vegan dinners on Christmas and New Year´s Eve we highly recommend Restaurare restaurant. They are taking reservations at: [email protected]

La Piola in Playa del Carmen is 100% pet friendly and with Vegan/Vegetarian options. They are accepting reservations for the 10:00pm New Year´s Eve celebration. To request a table just send an e-mail to: [email protected]

As an extra tip, when making your dinner reservations don´t forget to add:

  • Full name
  • Amount of people
  • Exact date and time
  • If any, specify dietary needs or allergies

If you are still undecided but want to be part of the Mexican festivities in Riviera Maya, do not hesitate to contact your [email protected] who will be more than happy to make a reservation for you!

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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