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Rooftop Bars Riviera Maya

2021 update
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Country Mexico
Currency Mexican peso
Best time to visit November - March
Rooftop grade 7/10
Rooftop Bar Riviera Maya
Rooftop Riviera Maya

13 best rooftop bars in Riviera Maya

Updated:August 4, 2021

The beautiful Riviera Maya is set along the Caribbean coastline in the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. While mostly famous for its beaches, water activities and archeology, there are also a bunch of great Riviera Maya rooftop bars to explore. This complete guide comes packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, photos, locations and much more.

Here you can find the best rooftop bars Tulum, the top terraces in Playa del Carmen and the most luxurious rooftop lounges in Cancún (even though strictly speaking, Riviera Maya starts south of the major city Cancún). While not always sky-high, most of the Riviera Maya rooftops come with amazing views over the Caribbean Sea, as well as refreshing rooftop pools. Just scroll down and find the Riviera Maya rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop bar Fives Rooftop in Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya)
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Fives Rooftop

$$$$ | 6th floor | Playa del Carmen
  • Highlights
  • Sleek & stylish
  • Ocean views
  • Infinity pool

Fives Rooftop is a sleek, stylish and spacious Playa del Carmen rooftop bar, found on top of The Fives Downtown Hotel in the heart of town. Surrounded with amazing views over the shimmering Caribbean Sea, the terrace comes with comfy lounge spots and dining tables, as well as a fantastic rooftop infinity pool. The rooftop menu includes both expert mixology drinks and innovative dishes. Visit for ultra-laid-back luxury under the Mexican sun during the day, or more vibrant nights when the DJ amps up the atmosphere.

Rooftop bar The Fives Oceanfront - Puerto Morelos in Puerto Morelos (Riviera Maya)
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The Fives Oceanfront - Puerto Morelos

$$$$ | 8th floor | Puerto Morelos
  • Highlights
  • Two infinity pools
  • Ocean views
  • Exclusive escape

Found in the charming fishing village of Puerto Morelos, The Fives Oceanfront Hotel & Residences offers the perfect spot to unplug and escape. There is a private beach club, spa and four restaurants, but also a fantastic rooftop, with not one, but two amazing infinity pools. Here you can swim right on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, or just relax in one of the comfy loungers. There is also a rooftop bar and stylish lounge area where you can sip crafted cocktails while taking in the panoramic views.

Rooftop bar Naná Rooftop Bar in Tulum (Riviera Maya)
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Naná Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 2nd floor | Tulum
  • Highlights
  • Crafted mezcal cocktails
  • Jungle chic
  • Electronic music

Above the unique and vibrant multicultural Maka Hotel Boutique in Tulum you find Naná Rooftop Bar, a trendy venue to enjoy the best of electronic music, drinks and atmosphere. By no means sky high, but the terrace elevates you just high enough to stay among and above the lush surroundings at the same time. Here you can enjoy an extensive and daring selection of cocktails made from mezcal, as well as a nice array of oriental inspired dishes, all served in a sophisticated, casual and relaxed setting.

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Rooftop bar Wander Rooftop in Cancún (Riviera Maya)
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Wander Rooftop

$$$$ | 9th floor | Cancún
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Infinity pool
  • Live music & DJs

Perched on top of the Canopy By Hilton in the heart of the lively Hotel Zone district, Wander Rooftop offers one of the most impressive Cancún rooftop experiences around. Bright and trendy in decoration, the rooftop comes with a partly covered bar and lounge, as well as an open air infinity pool, all surrounded with panoramic views over the ocean and Nichupté Bay. Enjoy daytime luxurious relaxation, in the pool or one of the hammock swings, and nights of amazing sunsets, trendy lounge vibes and live music and DJs.

Rooftop bar El Roof by Aruma in Tulum (Riviera Maya)
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El Roof by Aruma

$$$ | 4th floor | Tulum
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Infinity pool
  • Live music & DJs

Located in the very heart of downtown Tulum, the small, intimate and charming Aruma Hotel comes with an equally charming rooftop bar and pool. Bohemian chic in decoration, and surrounded with amazing views over Tulum, this is a prime venue to enjoy refreshing cocktails, mixology, gourmet snacks or some craft baguettes, complemented with a great music selection. Visit for relaxing drinks in or by the pool during the day, or come later to enjoy a magical sunset and soft vibrant atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Roof 28 in Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya)
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Roof 28

$$$$ | 6th floor | Playa del Carmen
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Infinity pool & jacuzzi
  • Luxurious

Roof 28 offers a luxurious Playa del Carmen rooftop oasis, from above the The Reef 28 Hotel. Equipped with both a fantastic rooftop infinity pool and two rooftop jacuzzis, as well as plenty of comfy lounge furniture and day beds, and panoramic views over the ocean. Free for guests staying at the hotel, but also avialable to non-guests with a minimum spend. Indulge in a fine selection of crafted signature cocktails and mocktails, premium spirits and champagne, as well as a mix of international dishes.

Rooftop bar Ático Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Tulum (Riviera Maya)
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Ático Rooftop Bar & Lounge

$$$$ | 5th floor | Tulum
  • Highlights
  • Tropical chic
  • Infinity pool
  • Gastrobar

Found at the new Aloft Tulum, located pretty much in between the beach and central Tulum, Ático Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers elevated fun in a tropical chic setting. Overlooking the Tulum jungle, the rooftop is equipped with a lovely infinity pool, as well as a stylish bar and lounge. Open from lunch to around midnight, the rooftop menu includes a fine selection of crafted signature cocktails, as well as Mexican and International gastro-bites by Chef Sergio Ascencio.

Rooftop bar MUMMA Rooftop Bar in Cancún (Riviera Maya)
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MUMMA Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 4th floor | Cancún
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Vibrant
  • Pool & fussball tables

Right in the heart of Cancún downtown, the Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool Cancun offers a large, vibrant and colorful rooftop, called MUMMA Rooftop Bar. The terrace is home to a refreshing rooftop pool, but also full bar and food service, pool & fussball tables, music and a great atmosphere. A great spot for relaxing hours under the Mexican sun during daytime, or to enjoy live DJs and a festive crowd from all over the world during the nights.

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Rooftop bar Bhanu Sky Kitchen at Kimpton Aluna in Tulum (Riviera Maya)
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Bhanu Sky Kitchen at Kimpton Aluna

$$$$ | 4th floor | Tulum
  • Highlights
  • Fire, coal & mixology
  • Boho chic
  • Rooftop pool

Bhanu Sky Kitchen is a boho chic rooftop restaurant and bar, found on top of the boutique hotel Kimpton - Aluna Tulum, right where the jungle meets the sea. The wooden decked and natural terrace comes with both dining tables and comfy lounge spots, and it blends perfectly with the lush and beautiful surroundings. Up here you can enjoy an open kitchen concept, where the chefs create unique preparations based on fire, coal and smoke for rich flavors. The food is complemented with an extensive variety of wines and exclusive mixology cocktails.

Rooftop bar Be Roof in Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya)
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Be Roof

$$$ | 5th floor | Playa del Carmen
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool bar
  • Vibrant
  • Mixology specials

A Playa del Carmen rooftop bar found on top of the Be Playa hotel. Mixing classy vintage with the modern, the Be Roof terrace is beautiful in decoration, matched with fantastic views over the surroundings and ocean. The rooftop bar offers a wide selection of drinks, from mixology specials to pitchers of sangria and smoothies, as well as hearty bar bites. A true Playa del Carmen hot-spot, Be Roof is pretty much always packed with a great and vibrant atmosphere, where regular local and international DJs create the soundtrack.

Rooftop bar Thompson Playa del Carmen in Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya)
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Thompson Playa del Carmen

$$$$ | 6th floor | Playa del Carmen
  • Highlights
  • Several rooftop venues
  • Luxurious
  • Infinity pool

Thompson Playa del Carmen offers a luxurious dreamscape rooftop oasis, with several day to night options. Here you find CATCH, a stylish venue serving globally influenced, locally sourced seafood cuisine every night, turning into a premier nightlife destination with live DJs. There is also a second rooftop restaurant called Cinco, offering a more casual rooftop pool side atmosphere, serving a Yucatán-inspired menu as both breakfast and lunch, as well as weekend rooftop brunch. To enjoy drinks and bites with a dip in the amazing rooftop pool, a visit at the Alessia Dayclub is the answer.

Rooftop bar Level 18 Rooftop in Cancún (Riviera Maya)
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Level 18 Rooftop

$$$$ | 18th floor | Cancún
  • Highlights
  • Cabana lounge
  • 360-views
  • Rooftop pool

An elevated adults-only luxury experience, high above the glimmering lights of the Cancun Strip. Set 18 floors up at the Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa, this impressive terrace comes with a fantastic rooftop pool, plenty of comfy cabanas and Bali beds, a sky restaurant and panoramic 360-degree views over the turquoise Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon. Sip cocktails or a bottle of Champagne in one of the cabanas, or indulge in refined Mexican fare in the elegant à la carte restaurant.

Rooftop bar Straw Hat Hostel & Rooftop Bar in Tulum (Riviera Maya)
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Straw Hat Hostel & Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Tulum
  • Highlights
  • Party rooftop
  • Weekly events
  • Rooftop pool

Straw Hat Hostel offers a vibrant party-rooftop with a pool, right in the heart of Tulum. While not on the beach, the rooftop very much looks and feels like a vibrant beach bar, where bamboo bungalows and and a tropical bar are complemented with a small but refreshing rooftop pool. Up here, every day turns into a happening day and night, with weekly events like karaoke night, beer pong tournaments and pool party's, and daily specials on pretty much all the drinks. Bring your friends and join the fun!

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Rooftop bar Rivera Maya

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: Nov-March

Climate: tropical

Which are the best rooftops in Riviera Maya? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars Tulum, rooftop bars Playa del Carmen and rooftop bars Cancun. The climate in Riviera Maya is tropical mild, which means pleasant temeratures year round, and a setting perfect for al fresco dining and drinking pretty much always..

The terraces along this popular stretch of the Caribbean coastline ranges from high-end luxury to more charming and natural rooftops. Most of them are blessed with amazing ocean views, as well as refreshing rooftop pools.

About Rivera Maya

Riviera Maya is a popular tourism and resort district, found along the Caribbean coastline in the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Here you find beautiful beaches, the second longest barrier reef system in the world, jungle, loads of water activities, archeological sites. And plenty of rooftops, perfect for both daytime relaxation and elevated nights of fun.