Ixchel is perhaps the most unique place to have dinner in all of Mexico. Dinners, typically couples in search of a romantic evening, step aboard a small dining boat, and are treated to a meal led by a trained culinary host as they sail the Mayakoba lagoon.


Ixchel delights the Riviera Maya with International food that tempts some visitors to lick their forks (and fingers) clean. As far as the style of dining and food goes, the setting is informal. Diners are welcome to come by to enjoy both breakfast and dinner, so make time to stop by.


The dining boats of Ixchel allow guests to dine with a backdrop of the Mayakoba Lagoon, under a thatch roof.


This restaurant is part of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, which can be found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it is 4.0 miles to the northeast of Playa del Carmen.

Travelers who'd like to merge their restaurant visit with some excellent sightseeing opportunities should enjoy visiting Ocean Research Facility. Do note that if you plan to visit, taking a cab or having your own car might be necessary, as it's 16 and a half miles to the northeast.

Around the restaurant patrons will be able to visit at least a few beaches and golf courses, for instance, El Camaleon Mayakoba and El Faro. The latter option is the closest place to access the beach, and is located just a short distance from the restaurant.

Nearby Restaurants

If you are in the mood for a local restaurant with similar menu items and/or a similar ambiance, there is no lack of nearby places to consider, including Oriente. Guests will find it within traveling distance of the Ixchel.

But then again, if you're in the mood for something a little different, this part of Mexico features a large selection of food and beverage venues that will surely suit the tastes of nearly any type of diner. For example, you could also try eclectic food at La Cava, which isn't very far away.

Credit Cards and Other Info

Ixchel accepts all major credit cards.

Contact Info

Location: Carretera Federal, the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Phone: (984) 877-3688

Secondary Phone: (984) 877-3689

Website: http://www.banyantree.com/en/em-mexico-mayakoba/ixchel

Email: corporate@banyantree.com


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