Blue Parrot Beach Club
The Blue Parrot dates to 1984, making the club one of Playa del Carmen’s elder statesmen. What started as a casual hotel and bar now includes the 5th Avenue Hotel’s 19 rooms, plus 22 curvy units in the Blue Parrot Suites. By day, Blue Parrot guests lounge on hammocks that front beachside cabanas and work on their tans. Once evening arrives, the multi-faceted beach club features DJ sets, a dance floor, and bar, which all face the white sand. Inside, the scene at the Palapa Lounge is tad more localized, as DJs pepper the up-tempo music with Latin beats. At 11 p.m. nightly, the legendary Blue Parrot Fire Show takes place on the beach, including red hot juggling and acrobatics.