As the final minutes and seconds begin to click off the 2017 clock, Playa del Carmen is getting ready for the big celebration, as always, in style.

No matter where you go, you’re sure to find a ton of parties and even more party people.

But where do you want to go if you want to say goodbye to the last twelve months in style?

While practically every restaurant, bar, and club with offer up something to entice visitors to spend their end o’ the year money at their establishment, some places will definitely have more quality options.

Curious to know which ones?

Read on.

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 in Playa del Carmen

The following list of places to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 in Playa del Carmen are some of the more better options in town.

While prices may vary, what these restaurants/bars all offer are a great place to welcome in 2018 in style.

Thompson Hotel Playa del Carmen

As you probably know by now, at Fly Cozumel we’re taken in by stunning views. That’s why Thompson Hotel Playa del Carmen tops this list. Set atop a rooftop overlooking 5th Avenue and the Caribbean Sea, Thompson’s restaurants (Catch and Cinco) and pool bar provide one of the most breathtakingly luxurious views in all of Playa del Carmen. Of course, the upscale ambiance and prime piece of real estate come with a price, and that will be no different for the hotel’s New Year’s celebration. While no concrete plans have been made public for their #PartyAbove preparations, they do say this on their website: “We’re putting the finishing details on Playa’s party of the year, and you’re invited. Revel in fire dancers, mermaids, with notable music entertainers to keep you moving into the wee hours on our rooftop.”

Tickets: $160 USD for the party; $305 USD for dinner at Catch

R.S.V.P. Thompson website

Address: 12th St. between 5th & 10 Ave.


From up above to down at the shore, Zenzi is another great option to wind down the year in a more casual perhaps even more raucous atmosphere. Situated right on the beach, Zenzi beach bar and restaurant will be offering up a wonderful evening of live music and delicious food. It’s definitely one of the best choices if you’re looking to combine a more casual atmosphere with quality dining at the beach. Zenzi promises a Brazilian-theme New Year’s Eve party to help you samba into 2018.

Tickets: Approx. $100 USD

R.S.V.P. +52-984-803-5738

Address: 10th St. and beach


Plank Gourmet Grill & Patio is an exquisite, award-winning smokehouse-style restaurant located just one block west of Playa del Carmen’s bustling 5th Avenue. The name Plank derives from the restaurant’s signature concept of cooking over wooden planks in stone-fired ovens. Led by Executive Chef Juan Diego Solombrino, a long-time creative force of the Playa del Carmen restaurant scene, Plank has even garnered a 5 Star Diamond Award from the by the American Academy of Hospitality Science. With two sittings, one at 6:30 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m., you can even choose dinner at Plank and then celebrate the New Year somewhere else.

Tickets: First sitting ($88 USD); second sitting ($175 USD)

R.S.V.P. // +52-984-803-0108

Address: 16th St. between 1st & 5th Avenue

Almirante Pech

If you want to be in the thick of the action and still celebrate New Year’s Eve hipster style, then the good Almirante Pech is the perfect location for your end of year debauchery. This hip restaurant and bar with an ultra chic ambiance is located right in the heart of Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue. Great food and an even better setting will provide the backdrop to saying goodbye to 2017. For the celebration, Almirante Pech will have live music with Los Chamanes as well as the dance-inducing beats of DJ Black Jesus. Can I get an amen?

Tickets: Á la carte — must be pre-paid

R.S.V.P. +52-984-169-2807

Address: Corner of 5th Ave. & 30th St.

La No. 20 Cantina

There’s a lot of ways to ring in the New Year. We’ve just listed four above. Last but not least, however, is a chic and modern cantina located smack dab in the middle of downtown Playa del Carmen. La No. 20 Cantina (Number 20), this upscale Mexican-style tavern is a great spot to welcome 2018 in the company of groups of talented mariachis and the collective pride and joy of Mexican culture. Located on 5th Avenue directly in front of the Thompson Hotel, La No. 20 Cantina promises a very Mexican celebration of that which has passed and that which is yet to come. Expect delicious regional cuisine, live DJs, roaming mariachis, and, of course, the free flow of delicious tequila which is to be sipped in style and not slammed in a drunken stupor.

Tickets: $3200 MXN (Approx. $165 USD)

R.S.V.P. +52-984-185-0301

Address: 5th Ave. between 28th & 30th St.

Happy Holidays from Fly Playa!

Feature image: Thompson Playa del Carmen

The next best thing to staying in Playa del Carmen? Playa del Carmen Day trips.

The Mexican Caribbean is blessed with stunning towns, cities, and natural landmarks that mesmerize and enchant.

If you’re planning to stay in Playa del Carmen (or any nearby town for that matter) our list of the best Playa del Carmen day trips will keep you doing what any good traveler would do: Dream. Explore. Discover.

Here are our favorites.

The Xcaret Night show is an amazing presentation of some of Mexico’s finest folklore from all over the nation.

Held each evening at Xcaret Park, it’s an excellent opportunity to get a taste of just some of the richness and diversity of Mexican culture.

As Mexico celebrates 196 years since the country gained independence from the Spanish Crown, we thought it fitting to write about an incredible tribute to this nation’s vibrant history.

Here’s what you can expect from this fascinating evening of fine regional folklore.

At Fly Playa, many of our spectacular images are aerial shots of the majestic Caribbean Sea.

Our Playa del Carmen excursions take you up into the heavens, where you can gaze down upon the stunning beauty and colors of both land and sea.

But, of course, it is precisely what is found underneath the surface of the water that provides for such spectacular seascapes.

No matter whether you high in the sky or in the underwater depths of the Caribbean, it is a truly wondrous scene to behold.

These Chichen Itza facts for beginners are designed to help you get a better understanding of these Mayan ruins.

Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, the archaeological site is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the Seven New Wonders of the World.

Behind Teotihuacan outside of Mexico City, Chichen Itza is the second most visited archaeological site in Mexico.

However, with all the disperse information available online, many are left trying to distinguish Chichen Itza facts from fiction.

Allow us to remedy that situation.

Why make the definitive Playa del Carmen taco guide for foodies when we are a company that sells airplane tours in Playa del Carmen?

On the one hand, Bob Marley said it best: a hungry man is an angry man.

On the other hand, why we me offer great things to do in Playa del Carmen, there are a number of other wonderful activities and of course places to eat in this cosmopolitan town on the Caribbean Sea.

Plus, you know tacos, but do you really know tacos?

We do. And we want you to enjoy them in all their glory.

That’s why we’ve prepared you this Playa del Carmen taco guide with the best place for some great not just good tortilla-filled goodness.

Here are the top places you should go to satisfy that craving.

The Playa del Carmen airport is a small airstrip located in the center of town, lying slightly northeast of the Playacar residential area.

It’s not a large airport by any means and has nothing on the sprawling Cancun International Airport just 45 minutes away.

However, it is a great option for those looking to fly in or out of on a Playa del Carmen charter onboard a smaller Cessna passenger plane.

Here are a few things you should know about the airport.

Holbox Island is a charming tropical paradise located in the Gulf of Mexico.

Whether you visit for just a day or decide to spend several nights on the island, you’ll find some great things to do in Holbox Island.

Getting to Holbox is simple, especially with Fly Playa — by plane it’s a short yet spectacular twenty-minute ride across the Yucatan Peninsula and voila! You’re on the island via our Holbox charter flights!

If you do decide to go by land, expect about a 1.5 to 2-hour drive plus a 30-minute ferry ride. There are two Holbox ferry companies, Nueve Hermanos (Nine Brothers) and Holbox Express that leave every hour and has even more frequent routes during high season.

This one’s for you, lover.

These top five Playa del Carmen activities for couples to spice up the romance are great options for those looking for that extra something special to celebrate each other.

You see, there are so many things to do in Playa del Carmen that it can be difficult to decide what to do, much less decipher all of the often contradictory information.

But for couples?

Information is even more scarce.

That’s where we come in: to help you inspire the desire with the one you love and cherish.

Did you know that there are several great Playa del Carmen flights that reach the major destinations of the Yucatan Peninsula?

Whether you’re looking for a flight to Chichen Itza, organizing a trip to Merida or even want to fly into Chetumal to visit neighboring Belize, our Playa del Carmen flights and charters make the entire region just a short and scenic airplane ride away.

Here’s a list of our Fly Playa destinations. All flights depart from the Playa del Carmen airport.