Just because you're outside the United States, doesn't mean you have to miss out on Turkey Day! The beach destination of Playa del Carmen in Mexico's Riviera Maya is filled with expats and travelers from all over the world, meaning that this little city always has something going on for major foreign holidays. For Thanksgiving, plenty of Playa del Carmen restaurants, bars and beach clubs plan something special for their "north of the border" customers, and Thanksgiving 2014 is going to be no exception.

Here is our list of Playa del Carmen Thanksgiving 2014 events so far, including events from nearby towns in other parts of the Riviera Maya:


Our friends at Wah Wah Beach Bar are offering an impressive and traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner for only $150 pesos! This huge palapa-style venue is located on the beach at Calle 2, offering spectacular ocean views to accompany your Thanksgiving dinner. They are once again collaborating with the Yoliguani Shelter Sanctuary for Pregnant Girls, so Wah Wah also asks that you bring small donations like personal hygiene items and baby items for this amazing cause. For more info on the event and specific donation requests, visit the Wah Wah Thanksgiving event page on Facebook.



Plank Gourmet Grill & Patio Bar as well as Imprevist Resto & Wine are offering special Thanksgiving-style dishes this year! They encourage you to go ahead and make your reservations via e-mail, and the menus are listed above. Plank is located on Calle 16 between 1st and 5th Avenues, while Imprevist is located nearby on 1st Avenue between Calle 14 and Calle 16.


For all of our friends in Akumal! The charming Turtle Bay Cafe and Bakery is offering an impressive Thanksgiving feast this year starting at 7:30pm. The dinner options look yummy, but this place is best known for its desserts.


This iconic upscale restaurant at the corner of 5th Avenue and Calle 2 is adding its usual fine cuisine touch to its Thanksgiving menu this year, including the holiday's most popular dishes. Visit them on the La Casa del Agua Facebook page for more details.

Thanksgiving at Lol Ha 

Live music and a buffet-style Thanksgiving right on the beach! Lol-Ha Restaurant and Bar is Akumal's most well-known restaurant thanks to its excellent food and jaw-dropping location right on Akumal Bay. Enjoy dinner with music and a view this Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving at Zenzi 

Thanksgiving at a beach club... this is a holiday in paradise! Zenzi Beach Club is offering a Thanksgiving dinner "with all the trimmings" starting at 4pm. 

Salt Rock Grille Playa del Carmen 

Salt Rock Grille (5th Ave. between 34 and 38) will be serving Thanksgiving dinner Thursday 4pm-10pm - BUTTERBALL TURKEY, with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, Stuffing, Orange Cranberry sauce and House Salad - $250 pesos. If you would like a Turkey Leg, please reserve it in advance. Catherine will also be making  a decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake and French Tarte Tatin ($85 pesos ea.) For reservations, email info@saltrockgrille.com.


As more businesses start planning their celebrations, we will add them to the list... so make sure to check back! Our Riviera Maya Events Facebook page also has a special Thanksgiving events album that you can use for planning this special holiday.