Recovery meetings and retreats in Playa del Carmen

There are many recovery meetings in Playa del Carmen for people recovering from addiction (or who want to!). Most meetings are in Spanish but there is also a strong community of English speaking recovery groups.

English AA Meetings in Playa del Carmen:

The English speaking ‘You Are Not Alone’ group of Playa del Carmen meets at the corner of Calle 2 and Avenue 45, daily at 530pm and and 12pm weekdays. All are welcome.

The AA website is here!!!!!!!

There are also English speaking AA meetings in Puerto Aventuras, a gated community 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, on Saturday at 12pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 530pm in the library.

English AA meetings are also held on Cozumel and Isla Mujeres (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7pm, there is a sign on the room south of the basketball court).

English NA meetings:

English speaking NA (narcotics anonymous) meetings for people recovering from addiction are held on Tuesday and Friday at 530pm, on Calle 34 between Av 30 and 35. The meeting room is one the second floor. For more info contact


Check out the following website for details of a women’s recovery retreat run by some great women I know:

She Recovers: Women’s healing and recovery on the beach



Recovery meetings and retreats in Playa del Carmen — 29 Comments

    • Hi Karl, no not that I know of. Perhaps it is a Spanish speaking meeting. All the details for English NA above are correct, and you can email the contact if you need more info!

  1. Hi, all the Isla Mujeras AA meeting sites are down: listed as a phishing scam. I need AA meetings on Isla Mujeres. I will be there July 14-22.
    Thank you for any help!!

    • Hi Bridgette! As far as I know the details above are still correct. Mon, Wed, Fri 7pm at the south end of the basketball court. There is a sign out front and you go upstairs to the room. I have been to a meeting there, awesome place, enjoy! :-)
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  2. Does anyone know if there are any NA meetings in Tulum? Moving there in two weeks. Want to get affiliated with the area for NA

    • Not that I know of, Carissa! There is Spanish AA in Tulum and a local expat who attends (English speaking). English NA meetings in Playa and more English AA in Puerto Aventuras which is a bit closer. Come say hello and get connected :-)

  3. Hi Tribe. I am moving to Tulum in April and was hoping that someone may have started an English-speaking meeting there by now. Or if any in the Playa Group have friends of Bill W in Tulum, perhaps we could start one. Thanks much… suzan (aka global gypsy)

  4. Hi, I am Gary Wirfs, retired American in AA recovery long term. I live in Grecia Costa Rica
    presently, but am looking to move to Playa del Carmen in few months.
    I am reaching out for some information, assistance—
    real estate people who handle apartments for rent is biggest right now…
    recommended areas of town to live in. Any other important information for someone newly moving there.
    Look forward to connect with other AA people
    ciao gary
    “more will be revealed”

    • Plenty of real estate agents here and it’s no problem finding something in low season (basically, from now till November). The meetings will be the best place to begin, as always!!! Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

  5. Hi, I’ll be in Playa del Carmen tomorrow Friday through Wednesday and I was wondering if there are any AAA meetings held outside on the beach? We are staying at Riu playacar. Thank you

  6. Am looking for a English speaker NA meeting in playa del carmen, only here till next Wednesday. Can anyone help with up to date meeting addresses and time please.


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