Playa has become one of the top worldwide destinations to spend New Year’s Eve and we certainly agree.  The energy starts building up around Christmas, when hotels and property rentals begin filling up with tourists escaping the cold northern weather and the hustle and bustle of stress filled lives.  Once the warm sun hits their bodies and the turquoise sea tickles their toes, their stresses just melt away. 


The New Years Eve celebration starts early morning on December 31st with beach parties going on at the several beach clubs in Playa, like Mamita’s, Coralina and The Thompson Hotel Roof.  5th Avenue becomes a fashion & cultural experience as gorgeous people from around the globe parade up & down this worldwide known avenue, looking for the best Caribbean outfit or accessories for the night.   As the day goes by, restaurants start getting ready to host the biggest dinner of the year and the streets are closed to become pedestrian during the night.


After working on the perfect tan and melting their inhibitions with some cocktails, the sun starts to set and the city lights begin to ignite the fire within.  People are preparing to ring in the New Year and the anticipation is palpable.  The festivities culminate on New Years Eve when the city lights and fireworks illuminate the sky and ocean so beautifully it makes it look like the sky and sea are entwined in a bedazzled display of pyrotechnics.




12th Street is known as the nightclub street in Playa del Carmen. Every nightclub will be hosting its very own party. Here is a list of the top nightclub parties this year:


DJ Fest – Mamita’s Beach Club

For the early comers, DJ Fest will be hosting two parties from December 29th to 30th. Dash Berlin and REHAB will play the first day and NERVO will close this early NYE party.


Flying Circus – Canibal Royal

 This year, Canibal Royal will host a globally recognized party: The Flying Circus. This beach club during the day and dance venue at night will be the perfect place to enjoy electronic music and great DJs all night long. Audiofly, Blond:ish, Martin Buttrich among others will play by the beach on this spectacular night.


Firebeatz – Mamita’s Beach Club

The famous Mamita’s beach club has been the host of many major events in Playa del Carmen, and this year will host its very own amazing party by the beach hosting some of the best EDM DJ’s¨: Biofunk and Firebeatz.


NYE – Diablito Cha Cha Cha

Under a funky palapa, this Restaurant & Bar located in the famous 12th street never misses a big day event and this year they are ready to welcome 2017 in a very chic style with their delicious cocktails and food.


Pachanga Boys – Casa Jaguar, Tulum

Our neighbor Tulum will be the host of one of the most interesting parties going around the Riviera Maya. Electronic music, lights and technology will become one at this rustic bar with palapas and sand.


NYE – Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This funky bungalow & cabaña hotel will host, as every year, their very own stylish party. Electronic music & lights by the beach will be the best combination to welcome 2017.


Fetty Wap – Thompson Hotel Rooftop

This Emmy nominee will be hosting a very glamorous & chic party at one of the most beautiful Boutique Hotels in the city.

This are just some of the major events going on in Playa.  Nevertheless, every inch of the city will be packed with entertainment for every taste! Bar hopping is a big thing in the city and NYE will be the best night to experience everything Playa has to offer.



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