Things to See and Do While Staying at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

It can be difficult to decide which of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's many activities are right for you. Fortunately, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is an excellent place to stay if you plan to take advantage of their active beachfront location. This vacation spot provides an impressive variety of recreational opportunities, which means you will have no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy during your stay.

With 6 swimming pools to choose from at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, it should be easy for you find enough poolside lounge chairs. A big plus for many vacationers is that this accommodation is situated right next to the shore, so there will be a few different ways to spend time in the water during your stay. Follow up your swim with a few minutes in the lodgings's whirlpool, perfect for relieving soreness from a day of exploring.

Some travelers worry about finding a gym that they can use during their stay, but here they have them covered; amenities include a workout facility with exercise equipment.


This resort is a favorite choice of tennis players, because vacationers staying here can enjoy some time on the court without leaving the property.

To find more nearby tennis courts, you may want to browse other tennis properties, including Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort and Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort.


Though Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya does not have a golf course, you could try to arrange a tee time nearby. There are a couple of golf courses within 12 miles of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. These are Playacar Golf Course and Riviera Maya Golf Club. The most proximate of your options is Playacar Golf Course, since it's only a taxi ride away from the property. The course has a total of 18 holes. It's a par 72 course, and is 6269 yards long. For those who would like to find out more information, you can reach the course at 811-52-987-306-24.


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While visiting Mexico you may want to try out a new recreational sport. There are a variety of different options available here, so you're sure to find a watersport that you can enjoy, regardless of your taste. The bullets below shows the watersports available at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya:

  • Boating
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing

Family Activities

Your kids will have everything they need to stay entertained at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, which has your choice of several family-friendly amenities.

An organized children's program is available if necessary. It's a great excuse for parents to take a break, while their little ones have a chance to meet new friends. Most parents understand the value of an evening without their children. At this hotel they give parents a chance to spend some time alone, because they have babysitting services.

Entertainment and Nightlife

After a long day of tours and travel, find your way back to your accommodation and settle in for an entertaining evening; on-site entertainment is a perk of staying at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Live shows are typically hosted about at least daily. However, the details can vary seasonally. If you want to learn more about what entertainment will be offered, check with the front desk at (984) 875-1130.

The property also has several different bars, so guests can choose from among their favorite settings and types of cocktails.

Variety is the spice of life. There are a few accommodations nearby that offer a small amount of nightlife options for you to choose from when you have experienced all that your own property has to share. These include the options in the following table:

Accommodations near the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Catalonia Yucatan Beach 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 7 check
Catalonia Riviera Maya 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 7 check
Dreams Puerto Aventuras All Inclusive Resort 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 4 check
Hotel La Roca 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 1 --
Club de Yates 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria -- --
Omni Puerto Aventuras Hotel Beach Resort 1.0 mi. South of Central La Gloria 2 --
Las Palmas 1.1 mi. South of Central La Gloria -- --
Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort 1.6 mi. South of Central La Gloria 4 check
Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 6 check
Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 6 --
Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 7 --
Barcelo Maya Beach 1.9 mi. South West of Central La Gloria 7 check


Not every property in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has spa facilities, but Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is one of a few that does offer its patrons a fun (sometimes necessary) way to unwind during their stay. The following list shows some of the spa services that are available:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool

If there is one thing Hard Rock does well, its pampering. The Rock Spa helps you find your zen with all of your favorite spa treatments with the added bonus of music therapy, they have a yoga temple with daily instruction, a beauty salon, and a Body Rock Fitness Center.


The beauty salon at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers both a relaxing and convenient way to take a couple inches off before a romantic dinner or special occasion.

Even though you'll find plenty of activities on the property, visitors looking to get out 'n' about won't find a shortage of exciting things to do in Mexico. Whether you're looking to spend time on a sunny beach or enjoy a round on the golf course, you will encounter plenty of other recreational opportunities in your immediate surroundings. Check out these pages for information with regard to snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, sightseeing, and other activities you might enjoy.


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