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  • Reviews: 3

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Iberostar Paraiso Maya: Very upscale family all inclusive

A bit pricier than other all inclusives in the area but the rooms are 1st class. Excellent food as well but the same food is available at the Paraiso Lindo next door. For this kind of establishment the people are really good. We did not book a package but instead booked only hotel. Cost was $300/nite for two adults and child. Was worth it though we never pay that much. HOWEVER, we paid nearly as much for a poor hotel in town after the inflated accomodation andfood prices of Playa finished with us.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written September 6, 2005

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  • Blatherwick profile photo Blatherwick
  • Reviews: 1168

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Just off of 5th Avenue

I was walking down 5th Avenue when I arrived in PDC when a guy offered a place to stay for $12 US. I decided to look into the place and it was clean with a queen bed so I took it. It was decent accomodation.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written August 25, 2005
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  • whitneyone profile photo whitneyone
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La sirena Akumal: About 25 minutes south

Ok there is getting to be quite a bit of traffic in Playa..and you are going to be sharing a lot of space with tourists, but that's fine, because you are one too. But if you need to get a change of pace, try La Sirena Condo's in Akumal. On half moon bay, zero traffic, this actually has a center which still feels like the sleepy fishing town playa del carmen once was. You won't find as many restaurants, no mcdonalds or carlos and charlies...you WILL find peace and quite. And stunning views from these condos. This photo was taken off the 3rd floor. You can also snorkel RIGHT out into the water. Check my Akumal travelogue below, or my Akumal Page for more information!

Great pool, great views, very quiet, awesome breezes. Snorkle right out. Ocean views from all but the 2nd bathroom.
Satellite TV if you must, air condtioning if you ask for it. This is a view to live for yes?

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Eco-Tourism
  • Written February 6, 2005
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Nice View, yes?


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  • oleLu profile photo oleLu
  • Reviews: 21

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Riviera Realtors: WARNING ABOUT RIVIERA REALTORS

I just want to warn everybody about a realtor in Playa del Carmen in case someone wants to rent a villa or apartment from them.

Riviera Realtors in Plaza Antigua are the greatest scamp!!.

We booked and payed in advance for a 3 bedroom house in Playacar and when we arrived they told us that we couldnt use the house due to an electrical problem. This was a lie and the only problem was that they had rented the house to 2 families at the same time and we got there 2nd. We were a 4 people family with a 2 years old baby(2 people traveling from Spain).

We had to stay at a 2 bedroom apartment and then move to another one December the 30th. Both apartments were dirty when we moved and we spend a lot of money calling the guy because he never returned our phonecalls. A nightmare!!

They ruined our Christmas holidays!!.

Their website is: www.rivierarealtors.com

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written January 14, 2005

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  • Maria_75 profile photo Maria_75
  • Reviews: 808

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Popol-Vuh

This place is located almost at the beach. They have small rooms or cabañas for rent. Some are with shared bath, and a few have a private bath. A small cabaña with private bath costs about 20 USD. The price is ok, but if you want to have a room in a hotel you can find one for almost the same price or a bit more.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Historical Travel
  • Written November 19, 2004
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  • Maria_75 profile photo Maria_75
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Hotel Santa Lucia

This is a very good place to stay. It is situated in the middle of the touriststreet, 5ta Avenida, and close to the beach. The rooms are nice and clean, and the staff are friendly. Every room has a tv and two fans. The only negative thing is that the rooms are very warm so you could have needed more than two fans sometimes. Also the bathrooms are not so big, but they are clean and functional.

The hotel is situated in the middle of the touriststreet next to the beach, and you are just a short walk from everything. We paid 200 pesos (ca 20 USD) pr night, and it was one of the cheapest places we found that was so central.

The entrance is just a small open door in the wall, but it's hidden behind all the glitz and stash of the neighbouring shops, so it can be hard to spot it some times. A good mark to look for when you want to get home is the "Casa Tequila" next door. It took me a few walks up and down the street before I figured that one out... ;)

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Beaches
  • Written November 19, 2004
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Casa Tequila next door


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  • jopapa profile photo jopapa
  • Reviews: 2

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Casa de Gopala: One of Playa's best low priced.

Larry is the owner and hails from Wash. DC. The entry to this hidden gem will put you in the Caribbean MOOD!! The rooms are clean and spacious. Very friendly staff. "Leave a MINT and some pesos on your pillow in the morning and get great service from the cleaning staff. I would highly recommend this hotel. It is a jungle in the middle of Playa.
I have stayed there two years in a row...

Casa de Gopala shares a pool with another great hotel, Hotel Tucan. They connect through a beautiful tropical garden with a 14ft. deep pool. Scuba trainning!!!. On the roof which you find climbing a spiral staircase has a great view of Playa and the Caribbean.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Diving and Snorkeling
  • Written August 18, 2004
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  • whitneyone profile photo whitneyone
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Azulik: I can't WAIT to stay here

We took a tour offered by the reservation clerk when we went to scope out it's sister property, Copal.
Azulik BLEW me away. The only electricity powers the office and the restaurant, the rest of the grounds and powered only by candle light. I though i would go MAD until I saw the palapas. Large, beautiful, two beds..one hanging queen size, for napping. One king size for sleeping. Beautiful porch over looking the ocean from your cliff top palapa. Ok it's only about 20 steps down to the beach, but it changes your perspective in an amazing way.
Private baths with hollowed out trees which serve as your tub. A small round soaking tub for two is located outside. Beautiful grounds, spectacular cove. I forgot all about electricity after about 10 minutes. I highly suggest visiting their web page.

Yoga, massage, a sweat lodge. Visit the web page. This place is so cool that even THAT may not do a good job doing it justice.
AMAZING.
www.Azulik.com

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Spa and Resort
  • Written December 21, 2003
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  • Reviews: 287

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Maya Tulum: Wow

We did not stay at this hotel but can tell you from what we SAW there it is stunning. Palapas on the beach, powered only by candlelight. I am not sure,but I don't believe they have electricity. Once you see the rooms and how your door of your palapa opens right onto the sand, you won't miss it.
Beautiful Palapa restaurant offers vegetarian food by the menu full, plus some seafood.

A beautiful cove all to itself.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 21, 2003
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Caming La Ruina: Sleep in a hammock under a palapa?

This place was very basic, but was just perfect for solo travellers. Under this hatched roof everybody could hang his/her hammock, and, believe me, it was fun!.

People from the 5 continents, nice atmposphere.... 10 meters from the beach!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written September 16, 2002
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Buy yourself a hammock!


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  • Joan58 profile photo Joan58
  • Reviews: 238

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Playa Maroma: An Italian holiday village

I was at 'Playa Maroma', an italian holiday village immersed in the natural jungle. Here they are trying to maintain an intact environment. From the reception and the main restaurant you have to take a long straight path for to reach the swimmingpool and the beach. Along this path another ones branch off that reach the residential blocks hided in the jungle.

On the whole is a very nice village full of facilities. There is only one thing wrong, it's 3 kilometers far from the main road , so you must take a taxi for to go out. I called it 'a jail in heaven'!!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 7, 2002
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  • DellyM profile photo DellyM
  • Reviews: 97

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We specifically chose to stay...

We specifically chose to stay at the Omni Peurto Aventuras hotel. Situated directly on a secluded sandy beach, this 30 room hotel with its friendly, helpful staff suited us perfectly. I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful holiday in a secluded, relaxing spot.

Although this is a small hotel, there is a large swimming pool, a gym and dive centre within the grounds. Each room has its own jacuzzi on the balcony area, coffee making facilities, mini-bar, satellite tv, safe, air-conditioning, telephone, radio/alarm and hairdryer. You are also provided with clean beach towels daily, plus a bathrobe for use throughout your stay. The only bad point to this hotel, which was minor, was the smell of mildew in the room. The bed headboards are made of a raffia, which emits the mildew smell, I guess due to the humidity. However, our noses got used to the smell as we didn't notice it after the first couple of days.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written September 3, 2002
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