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Kava Kasa - The Root to Happiness

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Calle 22 Norte Between 5th and 10th | Look for the Green Lantern, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 157 7381
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

A comfy and cozy neighborhood spot... I love sitting on the pillowed seats... It is 2 mins away from the beach I just love the friendly staff.

Thank Kay B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Kava Kasa is currently being used as a donation based yoga space for visitors and locals! It is open to the public and has a 'Pay What You Can' platform. The teachers are great, many of them are bilingual. They have a big variety of classes offered and a complete schedule. 5 classes daily on weekdays and 2 classes on... More 

Thank Heidi S
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We stayed in the Aventura Mexicana hotel and came to Kava Kasa to check out the donation-based yoga on-site. I went to a Vinyasa class and boy was it a workout! The instructor was brilliant and seamlessly taught the class in both English and Spanish. Just be warned, like most things in Playa, it's in a palapa and it gets... More 

Thank Amanda T
Playa del Carmen Mx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

THIS LITTLE GEM IS A HIDEAWAY...food, beverage, service, all very good. They have a special relaxing coffee you will want to try.... EXTRA Bonus.....Tues 11 am to 1 pm a MARKET with everything....THE German baker from Das Brot, Argentina, Greek, Italian, organic, chocolate, coconut oil, and gift items....so much to see in a little space. Many Regulars each Tues...We love... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

Great yoga classes everyday on a donation basis. Many different types to choose from. This is a very welcoming place. Mats blocks and towels provided. Check out a vinyasa class with Ticia. There is also a really fun market there on Tuesday mornings. Great teachers every day. I've been going to classes at different times and have been very happy... More 

Thank just1backpack
Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Excellent place in the middle of Playa del Carmen for practicing yoga everyday of the week with the "pay what you want (or have)" yoga. There are usually 4 classes a day and varies between Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, and Gin Yoga. My favorites are Power with Mariel and Vinyasa with Marie... Beautiful vibe sharing these classes with teachers and classmates... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2015

And enjoyed the manager - a happy place! The music and atmosphere are great. The service wonderful. It would be great if the hotel used this space for a happy hour with alcohol, and a place to mingle with other guests. There is no place at this hotel to socialize other then around the pool. They are missing an opportunity... More 

1 Thank Reeniekc
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an oasis in the middle of the 5th Ave you dont even feel you are in the touristic area of Playa, this was my first time trying the Kava but for sure not my last... be ready to take a relaxing nap after this drink. This is the perfect place to end a busy day at the beach,... More 

Thank FridayTziqui
Gold Coast, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2015

What a find ! This place is tucked away from the hussle and bussle of main 5th ave. A great place to learn about and try Kava in a relaxed and friendly environment. The Kava has a interesting taste but defiantly noticed a nice feeling after two ! the smoothie range is also great. I heard the donation based yoga... More 

1 Thank Bree T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I stopped into the Kava Kasa while staying at the Aventura Mexicana Hotel. I actually went to a donation only yoga class one morning and realized the class was being held at the Kava Kasa. Later that evening the Kava Kasa opened and I was able to try it for the second time in my life. Pretty good stuff and... More 

1 Thank Joe D

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Restaurant Details

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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 22 Norte Between 5th and 10th | Look for the Green Lantern, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 157 7381
The only lounge in Mexico serving up traditional South Pacific organic Kava root tea. Enjoy relaxing music and games Tues - Sun 5:30pm - 11pm, Two for one Kava Tuesdays, local vendor market on Tuesday from 11am - 1pm and daily donation based yoga 9am & 11am. We also serve natural beverages & extracts, coffees, juices, smoothies, and light snacks in a relaxing, casual and friendly environment. We've got games, free wifi, and a great music selection.

Kava is a soothing drink with proven medicinal effects to naturally help ease stress, anxiety, tension, muscle soreness, and disrupted sleep patterns. The special anti-depressant components can fight the "blues" and cause one to feel happy, relaxed and content. The sensations one has when drinking Kava, in order of appearance, are: slight tongue and lip numbing, mildly talkative and sociable behavior, clear thinking, calmness, relaxed muscles, and a sense of well-being.

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