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

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean provides no shortage of interesting sites to explore, especially for those booking a beachfront vacation spot like this one. Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is one of the best properties in the area for guests who want to stay entertained and try their hand at new activities.

With 6 pools to choose from at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, you won't have to rush ahead of other guests to find a few lounge chairs in the shade. One of the bonuses is that this property is also located right next to the shore, meaning that there are a lot of ways to enjoy the water when you stay here. After a long day of walking, it might also be nice to ease into their whirlpool.

Guests here won't have to put their exercise routines on pause; there are exercise facilities on-site at this hotel.


This resort is a favorite choice of tennis buffs, because visitors staying here can take advantage of the on-site tennis facilites.

If you're wondering where else you can find tennis courts, you might want to check out other popular accommodations that offer this activity, like Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort and Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort.


Even though there isn't a golf course at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, you might be able to schedule a tee time. The closest courses are within 12 miles of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. These are Playacar Golf Course and Riviera Maya Golf Club. The closest of your choices is Playacar Golf Course, since it's only a taxi cab ride away from the property. It has a total of 18 holes. It is a par 72, with a total length of 6269 yards. If you're considering reserving a tee time, you can call the course at 811-52-987-306-24.


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A vacation to Mexico can be a good time to try out a new recreational sport. Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers a number of different options, so you can be sure to find a watersport that you can enjoy, regardless of your taste. The bullets below shows the watersports offered at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya:

  • Boating
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing

Family Activities

Planning to vacation with your children? Then you will like your options at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, which is ready with a great set of family-friendly amenities.

Families with busy vacation agendas will appreciate the organized kids' program at this location. It gives parents the opportunity to have some time to themselves, while their little ones enjoy supervised playtime. Most parents understand the value of an excursion sans their children. Here, they give parents an opportunity to explore by themselves, since they offer a babysitting service.

Entertainment and Nightlife

One of this property's best-loved amenities is its live entertainment, which means that staying onsite for the evening can be just as exciting as going out. Generally, vacationers can enjoy live entertainment at least daily. Of course, the details can vary seasonally. If you'd like to learn more about their on-property entertainment, call the front desk at (984) 875-1130.

Another nice thing about this spot is their several bars, where bartenders will be serving up island favorites before the show.

If you take a stroll outside of the confines of your accommodations, you'll find a few other choices in the immediate area with nightlife options. Though none of these are very highly rated with regards to nighttime entertainment, they will give you options. Find out more by viewing the options displayed 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


Vacationers should take a second look at this property if they desire a truly restful stay, since this destination features an on-property spa. The list below shows a sample of the available services:

  • 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 offers both a relaxing and convenient way to get all dolled up for a romantic evening.

Besides all of the activities available on the grounds of this property, vacationers looking to get out 'n' about will certainly appreciate the many exciting things to do and sites to see in Mexico. Whether you would rather lay out at the beach or play a few rounds on the golf course, you can find plenty of other opportunities for recreation in the region. Check out these pages to learn more concerning snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, sightseeing, and other activities you might enjoy.


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