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Calle 38 Entre Avenida 5 y Zona Federal Maritima  
Playa del Carmen  77710

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Our Mayan paradise in Playa del Carmen Mexico is nestled between lush tropical gardens rich in flora and fauna a pristine white sand beach and the indescribable turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea. Among the most picturesque accommodations in Playa del Carmen the Mahekal Beach Resort is a beach front luxury hotel with exquisite hotel accommodations opulent spa services and exciting Mayan excursions to the nearby ancient ruins. Formerly the Shangri La Caribe we have provided the perfect getaway since 1982. Our resort welcomes guests to our unique 4 star hotel with thatched roof palapas and spacious oceanfront rooms featuring private terraces or balconies. The resort is located on the Caribbean Sea with gorgeous beaches on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen along the Riviera Maya. Convenient to the shops and restaurants of 5th Avenue or La Quinta as it is known locally there is never a shortage of fun sun and luxury while staying in our Mexican beach resort. Rich in history and memories the activities and accommodations available to our guests provide an inexplicable feeling and a magical vacation experience. Be in harmony with this beautiful Mayan region by staying with us at the Mahekal Beach Resort. Mahekal is the Spanish pronunciation for Magical - Over the last year our staff has been working to completely refresh the resorts rooms and improve your experience while retaining the resorts genuine charm and warmth. Our gracious staff works hard to maintain the soul of one of the Riviera Mayas last truly authentic beachfront palapa-roofed resorts. Experience the magic of Mahekal for yourself. Mahekal Beach Resort has held on to its natural legacy of sea and jungle and offers a vast array of treasures and amenities to guests looking for secluded accommodations in Playa del Carmen. Whether enjoying Mexico for unparalleled weddings in Playa del Carmen or simply to experience the rich history of the Yucatan Peninsula you simply must discover our resorts unique lodging ex
  • The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 30.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.
† Fees may apply
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Bell staff/porter†
  • Breakfast served in restaurant†
  • Buffet breakfast†
  • Business center†
  • Children welcome†
  • Cocktail lounge†
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
† Fees may apply

Garden View Palapa

These cabanas are either individual bungalows or individual rooms on the upper level of a two-unit two-level casita with unique high-rise thatched palapa roofs. Garden View Palapa rooms are close to the Casa Club our poolside bar and social gathering spot

Ocean View Palapa

The Ocean View Palapa rooms are located closer to the ocean with partial or full ocean view in either individual bungalows or as individual rooms on the upper level of a two story casita in either Caribe or Aventura section close to the Caribbean Sea. Gu

† Fees may apply
Aventura Restaurant

Aventura has one of the best views in Playa del Carmen. Start your morning at our pool-front restaurant overlooking the Aventura pool and Caribbean Sea. A tasty daily buffet style breakfast is served including assorted breads and Mexican pastries, including the even popular pan de dulce.

  • Cuisine: International
  • Type: Full service
  • Service Type: Full service
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Attire: Casual

La Loma

La Loma is a thatched roof restaurant surrounded by tropical gardens and fountains located by the Pueblito section. It offers extensive buffet-style or four-course dinners. La Loma specializes in genuine Mexican and Yucatecan cuisine.

  • Cuisine: International
  • Type: Full service
  • Service Type: Full service
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Attire: Casual

  • Children's program, onsite†
  • Jacuzzi†
  • Pool†
  • Spa†
† Fees may apply


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