Playa del Carmen definitely has its fair share of beachfront bars and restaurants. But finding one that’s not located at an exclusive resort or packed with tourists can be a little more challenging. Enter Fusion Beach Bar Cuisine. Fusion is my personal favorite and gets my vote for the best beach bar in Playa del Carmen to enjoy a mellow night with your toes in the sand.
Fusion is located in downtown Playa del Carmen on Calle 6 and the beach. As you’re walking towards the beach from Fifth Avenue, the entrance is located on the left hand side. The restaurant and bar is open daily from 8:00am – 1:00am.
When you arrive to Fusion, you’ll pass through a tiki torch-lined entrance and be immersed into a chill beach scene with an eclectic vibe. With rows of low wooden chairs and lantern-lit tables, you are guaranteed a spot to have your toes in the sand. Add in a nightly live band, a full menu, and freshly made cocktails, and you are set to have a superb night.
Fusion is open all day so the menu consists of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. It offers a good mix of Mexican and American cuisine including tacos, nachos, burritos, burgers, pasta, pizza, and seafood. The food is very good, not spectacular, but it hits the spot when you’re craving some filling appetizers on the beach. The bar menu at Fusion offers your typical cocktail selection with a few specialty drinks. My favorites to enjoy are a flavored mojito or sangria. For beer lovers, they also offer a specialty beer menu.
Fusion offers live music every night from around 6:00pm – 1:00am. You can check their Facebook page for the lineup but it’s generally a local band or acoustic singer. The live music provides a great ambiance as you relax with the waves crashing on the beach.
As if beachside cocktails, savory snacks, and live music aren’t enough, the most unique thing about Fusion is the nightly fire show. Starting around 11:00pm, tribal clad performers ignite their fire props with the crashing waves and reflecting moon as their backdrop. It is truly an impressive show with multiple performers and dangerous acts. It’s very captivating to watch the fiery performance with bohemian music set in tune. The fire show at Fusion is definitely my go to attraction whenever I have guests visiting and it never disappoints. Check out the video below!
Stand Up Paddleboarding Club
Fusion is also the home of Aloha Paddle Club which offers stand up paddleboarding (SUP) right off the beach. I am a member of the club and love coming out to paddle board for sunrise or early morning sessions. You don’t have to be a member of the club to go paddleboarding and a lesson is included in your first session. There are staff on site at Fusion that can assist if you want to give it a try.
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Fusion Beach Bar Cuisine has such a magical ambiance and is truly a hidden gem along the beaches of Playa del Carmen. Although the menu does not offer fancy craft cocktails or extravagant cuisine, the atmosphere is what makes it so special. It’s the best beach bar in Playa del Carmen to sip on a cocktail with friends and enjoy some fiery live entertainment.
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