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Playa Sonrisa

Caribbean Costa Maya | 7 km (4 mi) North of Xcalak on the camino costero (beach road), Xcalak, Mexico
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Playa Sonrisa
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Xcalak
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a truly fantastic place! Great location, lovely guests, excellent food, perfect hosts, wonderful time. OK, we’re running out of superlatives... Despite its remoteness, Xcalak was pretty easy to get to. We were traveling independently so didn’t have a rental car but still managed to get there without a hitch. Murph’s advice was spot on and from leaving Tulum (via... More

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to get away from it all. The drive south was well worth it to reach this amazing place. So quiet and tranquil. We met some lovely people - great food and fantastic company every night. Murph and Cindy are perfect hosts. Really enjoyed kayaking out to the reef and snorkeling amongst the coral, but mainly enjoyed lazing... More

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Boyd, Montana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We have just begun to lose our sun glow acquired at Playa Sonrisa. We had returned to stay twice as long as last time. Perfect is the only way to describe it. The relaxed, no hurry, quiet comfort is why we return. Enjoying the clothing optional part is my favorite, uninhibited and the feel of the sunshine and warm breeze... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Had a wonderful time enjoying the peace and quiet of this place. Beautiful setting and delicious home cooked meals. First time at a clothing optional resort, and after a few days were comfortable with it. Really enjoyed Cindy and Murph along with the other guests. You must go to the Leaky Palapa for some of the best meals you will... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We spent 5 lazy, luxurious, completely relaxed days at Playa sonrisa in November. Weather was great, no insects, no problems, a perfect stay. We were looking for no hassles, no fuss, just a relaxing time. We had been in Merida and Calakmul and the roads in this region were fine- just watch out for all the topes in this part... More

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We liked this place a lot. It is the opposite of a noisy, opulent, shiny, all-inclusive, in-your-face resort. Playa Sonrisa was very comfortable and no-pressure. We had never been to a clothing-optional resort, though we have spontaneously picked spots to be privately nude together on beaches on St. Bart's and in the south of France, remote islands of Georgian Bay,... More

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Aylesbury
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Playa Sonrisa is a wonderful tropcal retreat and just the place for us to spend several days chilling during our otherwise hectic tour of the Yucatan peninsular. We had a beachfront villa which was spacious, comfortable and with a view to die for. Our fellow guests were delightful and our hosts, Playa Sonrisa's owners Murph and Cindy, were genuinely welcoming... More

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Boyd, Montana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We have just returned from our 8 day stay at Playa Sonrisa in Xcalak, Mexico. Coming from Montana the drive to get to Xcalak did not bother us. Highway 307 is easy though make sure you slow for the "topos -speed bumps" Here is our full review. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Playa Sonrisa. The atmosphere is very relaxing.... More

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Davis, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We have just returned from 6 days at Playa Sonrisa. It is exactly as their website describes: Paradise. It is 5 hours from Cancun by car and quite isolated. We saw no one for the first three days except the owners and staff of two. Clothing is optional. The rooms are 150 feet from the sea. The beach is cleaned... More

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Fergus, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I spent five glorious days at Playa Sonrisa from December 28 to Jan 2nd and just have to say that this was an excellent place to visit. This is a smaller resort and the ultimate place to just "chill out". It is unplugged at its best. There are no crowds, no gawkers, no selling of things on... More

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Additional Information about Playa Sonrisa

Also Known As:
Playa Sonrisa Hotel
Playa Sonrisa Xcalak
Playa Sonrisa Hotel Xcalak
Playa Sonrisa Xcalak, Mexico - Costa Maya
Address: Caribbean Costa Maya | 7 km (4 mi) North of Xcalak on the camino costero (beach road), Xcalak, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Costa Maya > Xcalak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Xcalak
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