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Calle 38 and 10th Ave. | New North End of Playa, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed here for ten days and loved it! The condo was very nice. Modern decor and spacious enough for three of us. We were on the ground floor directly next to the pool. It was perfect for our 5 year old! The pool area and entire complex was beautiful. Well maintained. When housekeeping cleaned for us, they did an... More

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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed here for 8 nights in December in Unit 2 and could't recommend it more. Location: the best! Love the upcoming more authentic vibe of this end of 5th ave. You are walking distance to all but really found ourselves dining, juicing, doing yoga, drinking coffee and enjoying this section of playa. Service: Was fantastic. Reservations were easy, timely... More

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Arrived with my sister after a very hectic whirlwind New York visit beforehand and really needing some rest & relaxation. We got into our condo and all the energy returned. Quality throughout and very clean we turned on the fans to clear out the himidity and were refreshed and energised in no time. We changed and took a walk down... More

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed in Unit 11 which is a penthouse with a roof top terrace. The condo is well appointed and nicely decorated. It has all the amenities one would need for a short stay. The grounds are very well kept and the staff is friendly and helpful. We found the street to be a bit noisy and on weekends we... More

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New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Arena Blanca was a nice place - just a little far from most of the action in Playa and a bit noisy. The swimming pool is beautiful, but located almost directly on the street which is a very BUSY highway. Aside from that, no problems.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had gotten in touch with one of the owners about a year ago before my first trip to Playa. I was going back and forth on whether or not I wanted to stay in a condo or a hotel for my first trip-he was very patient and helpful as he helped me understand some of the pros and cons... More

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
20 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Our first trip to Playa del Carmen and to Arena Blanca's beautifully landscaped gardens with swimming pool are filled with palm trees and bougainvilleas. Our penthouse condo was very spacious and tastefully decorated,the rooftop terrace was on two levels was great. The upper level had a great jacuzzi which enabled you to look out to sea. The lower level had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

The most beautiful friendly place in the world. Central to 5th Avenue, main shopping strip in Playa, close to the best restaurant in Playa (La Cueva del Chango). It's situated at the north end of 5th Avenue so its not as noisy and a block away from the Caribbean beaches. The Condo's are furnished for comfort, ease and are very... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We loved staying in #11. Private rooftop terrace, easy walk to the beach, great restaurants within a block or two, it was all good. The staff was cheerful, helpful, and very easy to work with. We love Manuel, the night guard :) We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

If you want to enjoy the best of Playa del Carmen, you gotta stay at Arena Blanca. Everything is perfect !

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Address: Calle 38 and 10th Ave. | New North End of Playa, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Arena Blanca Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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