Is there anything sweeter than checking into a hotel named for the cacao bean, chocolate’s essential ingredient? Turns out, there is -- Hotel Cacao, opening on October 1 in the Riviera Maya hub of Playa del Carmen, plans to offer rates starting at only $147 per night.
In Nibs, the onsite restaurant helmed by Alejandro Cuatepotzo (a protégé of beloved chef Enrique Olvera), the design is just as enticing as the dishes themselves. The stunning space features a jungle-themed mural by international street artist Eduardo Kobra, banana and passionfruit plants, and a water wall. Here, dishes like coconut-laced ceviche and lobster with green mango evoke the Caribbean Sea that lies just a few blocks away from the property, and guests can retreat to the rooftop bar to see those ocean views for themselves.
Bonus: The hotel is located on the city’s pedestrian-only Fifth Avenue. This means that you're not only a few minutes walk to the beach, but you'll also be within walking distance from a host of restaurants, nightclubs, and art galleries too.