Travel + Leisure: A fitness-focused spot famous for its Bikini Boot Camp. There are no locks on the doors—only latches on the inside—but the resident Labradors know who’s staying here and who doesn’t belong.
Km algo (Carretera boca paila), Tulum, Quintana Roo
Mexican Restaurant · 84 tips and reviews
Travel + Leisure: Owned by the brother of Amansala’s owner, it’s a good spot for breakfast on the touristy northern end of the beach: order the huevos divorciados (eggs with salsa roja and salsa verde).
Travel + Leisure: A new 20-room resort opened by a former New York club promoter. Splurge on the two-story villa suite, with a sleeping loft made from reclaimed timber and a massive hand-painted Asian lantern.
Av 25 & Calle 34 (25 Ave.), Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Seafood Restaurant · 259 tips and reviews
Travel + Leisure: A recent arrival from Cancún. Recommended: los figurines (lettuce wraps with fresh seafood) and aguachidos, an extra-spicy ceviche with cucumber, pickled red onion, purple cabbage, and habanero salsa.
Travel + Leisure: A rough-hewn limestone beach house converted into an intimate inn, this hotel established a fashion beachhead in the style-centric section of town—Jade Jagger and Sienna Miller are regulars.
Travel + Leisure: Take in the carefully restored relics of a civilization that thrived in the 13th–15th centuries. The reconstructed temples are jaw-dropping—even from the distance imposed by the ropes that guard them.