Ultimate Guide to Playa del Carmen Yoga Hotels

Ultimate Guide to Playa del Carmen Yoga Hotels

Playa del Carmen is a coastal resort town in #Mexico, along the Yucatán Peninsula's Riviera Maya strip of the Caribbean shoreline. It has gorgeous palm-lined beaches and coral reefs and is a perfect #relaxing getaway for #yoga addicts. Here is my #hotel guide for every style, taste and budget.


Playa del Carmen, Mexico is the bohemian little sister of the larger, and more well-known Cancun. My family loves the city’s walkability, the miles of pristine white sandy beaches, the diversity of eating and drinking options and the all-around authentic Mexican charm. It’s almost hard to believe this charming beach town is only about an hour south of booming Cancun.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico is the bohemian little sister of the larger, and more well-known Cancun

While the city is rapidly growing, you won’t find too many massive all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen’s city center, at least not just yet. Rather, you can choose from a wide range of boutique hotels and beachfront condos. This diversity of lodging creates a unique population of people and special atmosphere in and around Playa del Carmen.

When I’m in Playa del Carmen, I love watching local kids going to school in the morning, eating street tacos with local families and sharing the public beaches with extended local families camped out for the day (usually on Sundays).

And if you’re looking to practice yoga while on your beach vacation, Playa del Carmen is a great destination. According to my research, about 20% of the hotels in the actual city of Playa del Carmen offer yoga. I’ve attempted to include all of them in this Playa del Carmen yoga hotels guide (see note at the end of this post).

Given the number of hotels offering yoga, I’m confident you can find a hotel that fits your budget, travel style and will allow you to work in some yoga during your vacation. In fact that’s one of the best things about Playa del Carmen, here you’ll find a hotel to fit every style, budget and taste!

the best things about Playa del Carmen, here you’ll find a hotel to fit every style, budget and taste

So, here is a complete list of hotels in Playa del Carmen that have yoga.

Acanto Playa del Carmen

This boutique hotel includes traditional rooms as well as more spacious condos and is located on a quiet side street in downtown Playa del Carmen. Enjoy this charming hotel and the lively city of Playa del Carmen in the evenings, and spend your days at one of the many beach clubs just steps away.

Adjacent to Acanto is The Gym, a health club and spa. Here they offer at least five classes per day in both indoor and outdoor studios. I can highly suggest taking a class with the magnificent Samm. At only $16 per day for a day pass, this is a great deal for an all inclusive gym and yoga experience.

Very zen
Very zen

You can also book a private session with an instructor and practice on this hotel’s roof top terrace.

Aventura Mexicana

This property is a basic, cost-effective hotel in the town of Playa del Carmen. Located right off the main pedestrian zone of 5th Ave, this is a great location if you want to be in the heart of Playa del Carmen.

from  $158.67

Hotel Aventura Mexicana

 Avenue 10 Y Calle 24, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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Now offering donation-based yoga classes for all levels, you can practice yoga at Aventura Mexicana at least twice a day in the lush Kava Kasa Palapa in the garden of the hotel. Mats, blocks and towels are provided for all classes. Private classes can also be booked on request.

Azul Fives

Part of the Karisma collection, Azul Fives is on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen. At this all inclusive, the rooms are large and a massive pool winds its way around the property. Here you can enjoy beachfront yoga every morning, included in the nightly rate.

from  $801.73

Azul Fives Hotel By Karisma - All Inclusive

 Predio El Limonar Fraccion 2, Xcalacoco, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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Belmond Maroma Resort and spa

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa offers a different type of yoga every day at their on-site Kinan Spa. These classes, offered for an extra charge, run daily 9:15 am to 10:30 am.

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa offers a different type of yoga every day 

The class takes place in the yoga palapa (upper floor of Kinan Spa), but can also be done in a garden or on the beach, so be sure to check with the spa reception for the day’s class location. Private classes are also available.

from  $677

Hotel Belmond Maroma Resort And Spa

 Highway 307 Cancun Tulum Km 51 Solidaridad Quintana Roo, Solidaridad, Mexico

The spa offers a range of yoga styles, all instructed by certified teachers in the respective practice. Styles include; Hatha, Iyengar, Restorative, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Acro Yoga and Kundalini.

Styles include; Hatha, Iyengar, Restorative, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Acro Yoga and Kundalini
Yoga on the beach
Yoga on the beach

Be Playa

One of Playa del Carmen’s newest boutique hotels, Be Playa is located in the city but away from the chaos and noise of the main nightclub sector. The chic, modern suites include hammocks and large bathtubs. 

The chic, modern suites include hammocks and large bathtubs

Yoga is organized by the pool upon request.

from  $137.24

Hotel Be Playa

 Avenida 10 Esquina Con Calle 26, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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El Taj

El Taj, part of the Playa Association (including Puerto Playa, Villas Sabbe, and Maya Villas), is a lovely condo development right on the beach. Each privately-owned unit is comfortably decorated and feels like home. Opt for units on the 4th floor to enjoy private hot tubs overlooking the ocean.

from  $255

El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condo Hotel

 1 Norte Esquina Calle 14 Norte, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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This is about as close as you’ll get to actually practicing yoga on the beach in Playa del Carmen. El Taj offers yoga by the pool, located in the center of the buildings, daily.

Hotel Esencia

from  $764

Hotel Esencia Estate

 Carretera Tulum-Cancun Km 264, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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Hotel Essencia offers complimentary sunrise yoga every morning at 8am. 

complimentary sunrise yoga every morning 

The hotel also can arrange private yoga classes as well.

Ready to get started
Ready to get started

All about health and wellness, this property also allows you to cool down after class at their new cold-pressed juice bar. Check out their health club for more classes and exercise opportunities as well.

Hotel Las Palapas

This secluded beachfront resort, still walking distance into Playa del Carmen town, offer three different room types all spread out around the natural hotel grounds. The hotel’s spa, dedicated to mental and spiritual harmony, offers yoga. Individual yoga classes can be booked through the spa any time between the hours of 10am to 6pm for US $70 per person, or group lessons can be scheduled for US $17 per person for a group of 3 or more people.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen

Paradisus Playa del Carmen is a large, all inclusive resort on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen. With both a family-friendly side and an adults-only side, this resort is a fantastic option if you’re looking to stay in Playa but want the convenience of an all inclusive. It’s ideal for a family beach vacation in fact.

from  $394

Hotel Paradisus La Perla - Ai

 5Ta. Aveida.Esquina Calle 88 Norte Li-M569 Fraccioniii Predio Chenzubul, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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They offer yoga daily in their spa. Inquire direct for the most current schedule.

Yoga by the pool
Yoga by the pool

Riviera del Sol

Located one block east of the busy 5th Avenue pedestrian zone, Riviera del Sol is close to the popular Mamitas beach club on Playa del Carmen’s perfect white sandy beach. This is a very affordable hotel option, with standard king rooms starting at only $149 per night, and a great option for a girls getaway or couples trip (not ideal for families).

from  $185

Riviera Del Sol Hotel

 1, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Guests have discounted access to The Evolve Center, a 15,000 square foot gym in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Enjoy a full schedule of yoga classes at a 30% discount as a guest of Riviera del Sol. This is a great option if you want to do yoga on your Mexico vacation.

Illusion Boutique Hotel

This hotel offers excellent value for money. Located ½ block away from the beach, the hotel offers reserved chairs for hotel guests on the beach. Splurge on rooms at the 4th floor or higher for sunbathing decks and plunge pools over looking the Caribbean sea.

from  $159.33

Illusion Boutique Hotel

 C/8 Entre C/5 Y Av. La Playa, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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Regenerating Yoga sessions and programs are available on the Spa terrace. Inquire at reception for the current schedule and pricing.

LaReve Hotel and spa

Located right on the beach in Playa del Carmen, at LaReve Hotel and Spa you can book either an all-inclusive or an la carte package.

Yoga is offered in the spa by appointment only.

The Palm at Playa

Located downtown about a block off the beach and ½ block from 5th Avenue, The Palm at Playa boasts one of the city’s best rooftop pools.

from  $439.04

Palm Hotel And Spa

 Grand' Anse, Petite-Ile, Réunion
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Organize classes with the front desk when you check in.

Sandos Caracol

This Playa del Carmen hotel offers yoga every morning at 8am. While the locations of the classes can change, the meeting point is always at the spa each morning a few minutes before 8am. Guests return again and again to practice yoga here. Follow their popular yoga instructor, Juan Carlos Rìos Morales, on Instagram here.

from  $71

Hotel Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa

 Carret. Cancun-Chetumal Km. 295 Playa Del Carmen 77710, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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Soho Playa Hotel

A chic city hotel with sister beach club on the beach nearby, Soho Playa Hotel is one of the best hotels with yoga in Playa del Carmen.

from  $309

Soho Playa Hotel

 Calle 24 Esq. Av. 10, Col. Centro, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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Guests at Soho Playa Hotel receive 10% off any class or private lesson at Yoga By The Sea, a favorite yoga studio in Playa del Carmen. Yoga By The Sea holds all their classes out of the Soho Playa Hotel, and while the schedule rotates, there are usually at least three classes scheduled per day. Practice on the hotel’s shaded rooftop for a unique “yoga in the sky” experience.

Soho Playa Hotel
Soho Playa Hotel

If you’re planning a more intense Playa del Carmen yoga vacation, look out for their teacher trainings and yoga retreats scheduled throughout the year. Watch the web site for teacher trainings and yoga retreats operated by Yoga by the Sea and hosted by Soho Playa Hotel throughout the year.

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