El Tukan Condotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

5a Avenida Norte, Entre 14 Y 16, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77710, Mexico
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Value Score Poor Value

Rated 24% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

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Playa del Carmen - Condotel El Tukan

by Lenneke

Hi, november 1st we are going to Playa del Carmen and stay at the Condotel El Tukan. Has anybody stayd here before? Or can anaybody tell me more about C. El Tukan?

Further I love to read about other experiences in the area, what to visit (and teh best way tot to it), what not to do, etc. etc.


Re: Playa del Carmen - Condotel El Tukan

by Bohemedream

Just returned this morning from 10 days in Playa Del Carmen! It was awesome! Don't miss cave diving in the "cenotes" - Dos Ojos is the best!
Have Victor take you diving or snorkelling at "Dos Ojos" ( on the road near Tulum). He was a great guide. Tulum is a fun little town - very authentic Mexican with great beaches and jungle and cool places to stay on the beach. In Tulum, try Diamante or Esmeralda to stay at. In Playa Del Carmen, the food at Media Luna on 5th Ave. is excellent for any meal of the day. Also, try Babe's for very delicious and reasonable food - just off 5th Ave. For a great breakfast try "HOT",
next to Babe's. There are many reasonable and beautiful places to stay right in town, if you don't have firm reservations yet, I can recommend some places! Feel free to ask anything else! Have fun!!

Re: Re: Playa del Carmen - Condotel El Tukan

by Lenneke

Thanks for your reply. Good to read that you had a great time. I'm lokking towards it so much. Can't hardly wait.
We are going there nov. 1 till 15. We booked already. Hope the weather is good then. How was the weather lately? I've red that the hurricane seasib will be over by then. Hope it doesn't rain to much then.

I'll will take your tips with me so I can see for my self.


Re: Re: Playa del Carmen - Condotel El Tukan

by Bohemedream

The weather for the last 2 weeks in Playa was great, except for heavy rain the last 2 days. Very hot days, cooler at night, perfect for sunbathing. The water is so warm and maintains a constant temperature year round. Even when it was raining it was still very warm out. Taxis are available everywhere and are very inexpensive to get around. You can take the local buses, too, which are very cheap but take a lot longer. The taxi cost from Cancun to Playa Del Carmen should only be about $30 dollars US and takes about a half hour. You can also take the bus, but I prefer the taxi. Lots of fun restaurants and clubs in Playa...Mambo for live salsa music and dancing, "OM" was full of people and a lot of fun, Captain Tutix on the beach in town.
Be sure to get down to the Tulum area - the ruins are definitely worth seeing and the cave diving in the "cenotes" was unreal. Have a great time - bring lots of film!! Linda

Travel Tips for Playa del Carmen

What to bring for a beach holiday

by Dabs

I pack a few of those pesky plastic grocery bags so that I can put our wet swimwear/clothes in them for the trip home. With the high humidity, nothing ever seems to dry.

Check your airline, with additional fees on some airlines to check luggage, we decided to carry all our luggage on with us. There are restrictions on liquids, make sure to pack them in 1 quart size bag per person, max. 3 oz per item. Well, of course, you should pack a bathing suit or two, shorts and sandals. Playa del Carmen is casual, at some of the restaurants on 5th Avenue, you might want to dress a little nicer than beach wear. Most resorts have reservation only restaurants where you'd feel more comfortable with nicer clothes.

In early December, I needed long pants and a light sweater in the evening. Bring sunscreen!

Some people get hit with Montezuma's revenge, you might want to pack some Immodium or for less serious cases Pepto Bismal Most days I could use my digital camera but for boat trips you might want to bring a disposable camera in case it gets wet.

Also, if you are going snorkeling/scuba diving, you might want to bring an underwater camera. A valid passport is needed if you are American and travelling by air. By summer 2009, this requirement will be extended to sea travel (except closed loop cruises). If you are travelling by land you can also use a Passport card in lieu of a Passport. Check the US State Department's website for current information.

I always bring all my neglected magazines to the beach with me, lightens the load on the way home and I don't have to worry about sand and sunscreen with them.

Locals and biljards

by susu77 about La Taberna

We went several times to this big bar on 10th avenue. There is two biljardtables and you will most likely get to play against locals. Every time we were the only tourists of the bar what I found fun.
On weekdays La Taberna had a happy hour all night long - very cheap drinks!
There is also a long line of computers with internet access. The menu looked also very appealing and economical but we never ate there.

Alux: Dinner in a Cenote

by Kaspian about Alux

Alux (pronounced "a-loosh") is a restaurant and nightclub located in a cenote (a cave formed by underground rivers). The entrance is impressive; you descend a great rock staircase surrounded by tiki torches to the reception area. (It looks a lot like the "Tribal Council" area on Survivor.)
Candelabras, coloured lights, and flowing water adorn places throughout the cave. The dining area is dark enough that despite all the lamps, the waiters use flashlights and may have to lend you one so that you can read the menu.
The waiter we had was very quick--he seemed very concerned that we were being taken care of at all times. There's also live entertainment during the meal. We were treated to a fire juggler and a bellydancer. Filete Mil Alux (fillet mignon in a roquefort wine sauce wrapped in serrano ham with parmesan cheese) served with vegetables and baked potato. Wash it down with red wine. This steak must have been an inch thick! The meal was fantastic and unbelievably filling.

Best Pollo Asado

by peggydaly about Pollo Asadero

Great Pollo Asado with sides for cheap! There are lots of good ones around but this is exceptional and they are generous with the sides. Get a whole roasted chicken (asado is roasted with special spices) with baggies that contain beans, rice, onion, 3 different salsa picantes and a grip of tortillas. pack it off to the beach and you gotta picnic! asado, of course!

Eco Park - Xcaret

by Erinalicia01

This park has everything!! snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins (for an add'l fee), ruins, aquariums, turtle lagoons, butterfly pavillions, mayan villages, beaches, night shows. It's an all day/night activity! Totally worth it!


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 El Tukan Condotel

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Address: 5a Avenida Norte, Entre 14 Y 16, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77710, Mexico