The year 2015 has been very, very good to us here in Playa del Carmen. We’ve experienced unbelievable cultural events, welcomed a new city theater, and had some amazing beach days (even with the sargasso). But now it’s time to bring 2015 to close and welcome everything that 2016 has to offer us… starting with a night of festivities throughout the city. Here is our list of New Year’s Eve 2016 events in Playa del Carmen and other parts of the Riviera Maya:


Mamita’s Beach Club

Playa’s most famous beach club is hosting their 2016 NYE party with live music on the beach from Les Vagabonds and Manufactured Superstars. There will also be a buffet dinner. To enquire about tickets, e-mail or follow Mamita’s on Facebook for the latest updates.



Techno Music in the Jungles of Tulum

This year, Desert Hearts will host a night of techno music concerts called “Maya Hearts” in the jungle just south of Downtown Tulum, featuring artists like Atish, , Nu, Mathew Dekay, Bedouin and LUM. Desert Hearts goal is to “spread as much love and positive energy as humanly possible. Through music, art, and self-expression, we elevate to a higher collective consciousness to create the best possible vibe on our dance floors.” For directions, ticket information and the complete list of artists, visit the Maya Hearts event page on Facebook.



NYE Pairing Dinner at Off the Vine

Off the Vine is known for its wonderful dinners and wine tasting events here in Playa. For New Year’s Eve 2016, they’re preparing 3-course dinners for only $500 pesos per person, complete with an open bar and live music. Book your spot by calling (984)873-1206.



Indigo Beach Club

Indigo Beach Club always has something going on for every big day of the year. For NYE this year, they’re having a latin party with DJ and live music on the beach. Call (984)803-2222 for reservations.



Midnight Masquerade at Sea

Set sail from the Puerto Aventuras marina on this NYE yacht ride for adults only! Leaving at 9pm, this event will take you along the canals of Puerto Aventuras and the Riviera Maya coastline, with a midnight fireworks show on the beach. Tickets are $149 USD (or $129 if you book before December 15). For all the details on what to wear, what to expect, etc, visit the H2OH Cruises website.



Coincidance at Coco Maya Beach Club

Dance the night away on the beach with an extensive list of live DJs. Coincidance is a big 4-day event with music in the jungles and on the beaches of the Riviera Maya, and on December 31 it will be at Coco Maya Beach Club in the heart of Playa. For all the details on Coincidance and its other locations, visit



Cuban Party at La Bodeguita del Medio

Ring in the new year with Cuban style at La Bodeguita del Medio on 5th Avenue. This popular bar and restaurant will have live music, dinner, and its famous mojitos.



DJ Tay James at Blue Parrot

Best known as Justin Bieber’s DJ and MC, DJ Tay James will be performing on the beach this New Year’s Eve at the Blue Parrot, joined by artists Omar Labastida, DJ Lil K, and Angel Baez. Get tickets at



Nas and Steve Aoki at Thompson Hotel

The new Thompson Hotel at Calle Corazon has become a big hit with its stunning rooftop area. Experience NYE hosted by rapper, songwriter and actor Nas on the 31 (or a live DJ concert by Steve Aoki on the 30th) with panoramic views of the city. For all the info and additional performances, visit the Thompson NYE 2016 event page on Facebook.



Canibal Royal Beach Club

This top beach club in Playa del Carmen will be hosting a NYE party with live music starting at 7pm! There is a cover charge, and extra charge to reserve a table or bottle service. To reserve your spot, contact or call (984)169-2807



Dinner at Plank 

The beautiful Plank restaurant has a wonderful New Year's Eve menu planned this year! Starting at $150 USD, feast on lobster, foie gras, chocolate mousse and much more. To reserve your table, e-mail or call (984)803-0108



Sur Steakhouse

This iconic 5th Avenue restaurant is hosting its own New Year's event to ring in 2016. For information and reservations, e-mail or call (984)803-0597



Dinner at Imprevist Resto & Wine

Indulge in delicious cuisine at this trendy Playa restaurant, starting at $130 USD. Imprevist only has a few spaces left for its December 31 celebration. To book, contact or call (984)168-7025



Wah Wah Beach Bar

A midnight balloon drop, live music and whatever you want to eat... with no cover charge! If you're dying to ring in the new year on the beaches of Playa, this is the place. For more information, visit the Wah Wah NYE event page on Facebook



Bar Ranita

One of the city's most iconic bars, Bar Ranita is hosting a night of live music with The Harharhar State of Flux, starting at 9pm. For up-to-date info, follow the NYE event page on Facebook



Zenzi Beach Club

Indulge in a delicious dinner and live music at this top Playa beach club! The New Year's Eve dinner and party at Zenzi costs $1700 pesos per person. Call (984)803-5738 for reservations.



Señor Frog's

Located right by the ferry dock, this party bar on the beach has a NYE party starting at 8pm. Open bar prices start at $900 pesos (plus tip), with dinner served until 11pm at an extra cost. For reservations, call (984)803-3498



Ula Gula Bar & Restaurant

To celebrate the new year on 5th Avenue, this chic open-air restaurant will be having dinner, drinks and dancing. Call (984)803-0597 for reservations.



Reina Roja Hotel

This avant garde hotel just off of 5th Avenue will be hosting New Year's Eve dinner from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, followed by their weekly Ladies Night at the Roof Garden Bar until 2am. Call (984)877-3800 ext 421 for reservations.




Club de Cerveza

One of the cheaper options! Known for its variety of artisanal beers from Mexico and abroad, Club de Cerveza is hosting a NYE dinner for only $485 pesos. Their celebration will take place from 5pm to 2am, but reservations will only be taken until 8pm. (After 8pm, it is first come, first served.) For more information, follow Club de Cerveza on Facebook.