The little fishing village of Playa del Carmen has grown up over the last several decades into a a thriving little metropolis that is more than a match for Cancun an hour to the North. Down close to Mamita's Beach and Club, this condo puts you right in the middle of the downtown Playa action.
Turn right walking when leaving the condo, and 30 seconds later you arrive on the Calle Quinta Avenida, the bustling center of people watching, restaurants, shopping and clubs.
Turn left leaving the condo and with a quick zig and zag you are standing on the beautiful beach facing the brilliant blue waters of the Caribbean with Isla Cozumel a mere 45 minutes by ferry dotting the horizon.
The condo itself is on the top floors, as befitting a penthouse. Three separate private decks give birds-eye views of the surroundings and the top one give a view of the water. The views were even better before the obnoxiously ugly Grand Hyatt soaked up much of the view.
Inside, a full kitchen with everything needed for cooking awaits; and three bathrooms with large showers big enough for two allow you to rinse off the sand and seawater. Two large bedrooms suites have their own showers, and the two smaller bedrooms surround the other bathroom and the living room and dining room.
The entire condo is tastefully tiled. The air conditioners do a wonderful job of taking the edge off when it gets hot outside, so sleeping is quite comfortable.
If you want to save money on a rental car, take a bus or taxi to the condo and then only rent on the days you want to drive. The America Rental Car company is quite literally right across the street. Great prices and easy access.
The owner Kate has a local property manager available and they strive to take care of you. It was a fantastic vacation spot for our family. From daytime adventures to nightlife partying, all our needs were addressed. We met some of the neighbors as well, and they were very friendly and welcoming.
I give the condo and it's location FIVE STARS!
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