Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya

  Reception area garden

  Kitchen Rana


Hotel La Rana Cansada is located in the cosmopolitan and charming town of Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The soft white beaches and the clear blue ocean are never more than a few steps away from the hotel.

Playa, as locals call it, has grown to be the ideal vacation spot because it is perfectly situated for numerous activities including diving, snorkeling, fishing, visiting ancient Mayan ruins, or just plain relaxing.  It is the perfect base camp for your Caribbean holiday as it is situated right in the middle of what is called the Mayan Riviera, the coastal stretch between Cancun and Tulum. 

The ancient Mayan culture are noted for their amazing achievements in architecture, engineering and science. Around 1000 years ago they built impressive cities and ceremonial centers here in the Yucatan peninsula. Many monuments are still standing today.

Some of the most famous archaeological sites in the Mayan World are very close to Playa del Carmen, for example Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza. There are even small ruins in downtown Playa del Carmen and in Playacar. You will also see some ancient coastal outposts from your boat when you go diving,

The nightlife in Playa as you would expect is diverse and distracting. A host of bars, beach clubs for dancing under the stars, or sophisticated chic clubbing that goes on past sunrise.

There are annual Music festivals for Reggae and Jazz music, check our events calendar for details. Impromptu events hosted by MTV are not unusual.

To add to your local experience, Hotel La Rana Cansada is just off Playa's famous 5th Avenue which  lures the visitor with an eclectic array of restaurants, bars and great shopping. La Quinta Avenida is the heart of Playa and home to some of the finest restaurants and stores in the Caribbean. 

Excellent Mexican foods, mouth watering seafood straight from the sea, plus French, Italian, Thai and Argentinean cuisine await you.  Bargain for traditional handcrafts, or pick out the latest dazzling jewelry, there is something for everyone on 5th! A great place to find whatever you are looking for or just sit and watch people strolling by.