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Top 5 Playa del Carmen Local Bars to Go to after Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is probably the most popular activity in Playa del Carmen and most scuba divers enjoy sharing a beer with scuba buddies, sharing their stories, and replenishing their energy after a day of underwater adventures. A lot of customers usually ask us for some local recommendations on where to hang out. Let us introduce you to our special selection of top 5 local bars to go to after scuba diving in Playa del Carmen. We have listed our favorite places where locals gather after scuba diving or snorkeling for a drink or two, and to grab a bite.

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Zitla is the best spot to grab a beer with your friends after an adventure. It is a quiet place where you can have a talk with your buddies after your tour.  This place is totally family-friendly, with a perfectly relaxed atmosphere and great vibes. High-quality food, great service, fair prices, and awesome music (even live music sometimes).


Type: Gastropub

Price range: $$$

Located at: Calle 12 Norte, Entre Av. 15 y 20
Open Hours: 2pm – 11 pm

Cervecería 3 Mundos

This bar itself is tiny, modest wooden furniture but comfortable. Looking for somewhere to stay? Cervecería 3 Mundos is also known for its hostel in the backpackers’ community.

Type: Bar/hostel

Price Range: $$

Located at: Calle 6, entre av. 20 y 25

Open Hours: 4 pm – 11 pm


El Doctorcito

Are you looking for seafood options along with some of the best local beers? This is a small place perfect to satisfy your munchies after diving. High-quality seafood, a wide variety of salsas, and selected beers, that’s what you can find in El Doctorsito.

Type: Restaurant/gastropub

Price range: $$

Located at: Avenida 25 Norte, Calle 12 Nte y, Downtown

Hours: 11 am – 10 pm


La Taberna

This is the most popular tavern in Playa del Carmen. The choice of drinks and appetizers is large. You can find numerous kinds of beers, tequila and mezcal shots, and a great variety of drinks with or without alcohol. Food options are also plenty: chicken wings, cheese sticks, chips, and french fries to grab a bite of after diving.  The spot has AC, TVs for watching sports, a pool table and the service is really good.

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Type: Sport bar/tavern

Price range: $$$

Located at: Avenida 10 Esquina calle 4 Norte
Hours: 1 – 10 pm

Cervecería Chapultepec

Cerveceria Chapultepec is a trendy spot where you can enjoy some beers, eat good snacks, and have a good talk with your diving friends. There are 3 locations in Playa del Carmen. This is a cheap place where you can have as many beers as you can drink. This cerveceria knows what a good snack is, they can offer you: tacos, tostadas, empanadas, and more plus the classic ones at all other bars, so you can enjoy chatting, munching, and having a great chat in good company.

You can find it downtown, if want to go to the not-so-crowded one choose the next on Calle 20th, in front of Hilton’s hotel. The best thing about this spot is most items in the menu have the same price (1.5 USD, with some exceptions).

Type: Snack Bar

Price range: $

Located at:  5th ave, downtown or at Calle 20th, in front of the Hilton hotel.

Open Hours: 12pm  – 11 pm


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