I can't say enough good things about this place. This was the second time we've stayed in this complex and we love it. The condos in the complex are larger than most others in the area. They are managed by the same people as El Faro next door (Encanto) and you have access to all the amenities at that property when you stay at Corto Maltes. We have also rented CM 201 & 302 in this complex. We have been to PDC 11 times and love it here and have stayed in several different properties. This is one of the best.
The location is what sells this place. It is right in the middle of where you want to be in town, but at the same time right on the beach. We will stay here over and over. It's one block to 5th Ave. where they have everything you could want restaurant and shopping-wise, security around the clock, pool next door at El Faro, and a beautiful view to remind you that you are in paradise :-) #204 in particular is fabulous because it is oceanfront and has a HUGE balcony. It's true that the nightclub/restaurant Zenzi is right beneath it and you do hear the music at night. I considered that a plus! Free live entertainment right from my balcony every night--bonus! It wasn't so loud and wild down there that we were kept up at night, but a light sleeper or person who turns in early might be annoyed by it. We were not.
You will not be disappointed if you stay here. The beach out front is pristine. Some other condos close by--not so much. El Taj has about a million boats parked right out in front of it in the water, which makes the beach smell fishy 24/7. Luna Encantada has a rocky/mossy area in the water right in front of it. You would not walk or swim out in that area. If I had stayed at either of those places or the smaller hotels & condos that are along side them I would have been very disappointed not knowing this.
The furniture and fixtures in the condos are very nice--leather couches, granite countertops, modern furnishings. We really loved it. We have stayed in CM 102 before as well and it was very nice, just not quite as ocean front as this one. On this trip we also rented #302 because we had a large group traveling together and it was very nice as well. All the units have an ocean view and balcony, so you really can't lose wherever you stay. The oceanfront units, which are a little more expense, just have a much larger balcony than the others. They are all equipped with everything you would need, even if you lose your mind and actually want to cook while on vacation, right down to tupperware. They supply good drinking water in the units too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Corto Maltes is a luxury, privately owned condominium complex directly on the beach in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Each unit is individually decorated by the owner and no two are alike. There is a bar and restaurant downstairs. The Homeowners Association provides a business center with a computer, printer, internet and Vonage phone service. Typical services and amenities are provided by companies that manage the individual units. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corto Maltes Ocean Front Luxury Vacation Condos Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico