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 and detailed. The staff on the grounds are fantastic.
Condos: Very well maintained. Has all you need to enjoy your stay with some extra space, rather than a hotel room. Well furnished. Enjoyed the roof top desk! You are closer to some restaurants on 30th which can be noisy on the weekends but nothing ear plugs don't solve.
Overall would recommend Arena Blanca and would consider staying again on our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Because of its classic architecture and impeccable construction, Arena Blanca is known by the locals, as "the beautiful building". The building has a gorgeous two-bedroom condo (with a spectacular rooftop terrace) and numerous charming one-bedroom poolside condos. Arena Blanca is known for its great design, maintenance, and staff. From the iron gates to the arched stairways to the brick-ceilings (known as "bovedas"), Arena Blanca has many traditional Mexican elements. And together with modern elements, they create a very comfortable and beautiful vacation property. We are proud of the special care and attention to detail found in the building, thanks to the skill of the local builders. The difference is noticeable...And the location? Es perfecto! Arena Blanca is ground zero for many of Playa's favorite restaurants including La Cueva del Chango. And it's just a few minute walk to the quaint area known as "Little Italy" and a ten minute walk to the touristy center of Playa del Carmen. Close enough but far enough away! The short walk to the Caribbean via Calle 38 is one of the most beautiful walks in town... past the gardens of our favorite restaurant, La Cueva del Chango, and the charming beach front palapas hotels. We love being so close to Mamitas Beach, a diverse and colorful beach that provides the best people-watching in Playa. Rent an umbrella, pop open a cerveza, and enjoy the view of the beach and beach-goers... it’s a feast for the eyes. You just might think you’ve died and gone to heaven, right here on earth! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arena Blanca Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico