Hotel left very good impression. Location and beach are amazing. You should wake up early (7.00-7.30) to get hammock but it is not that hard as it seems when sunset is at 17.30. If you dont get hammock you can get umbrella and stick it into the sand but be quick and take it before 9.30. Without any it is also comfortable to be on the beach when there are many activities to do.
Playa del Carmen is a beautiful location with nice private houses and other hotels. Find time and walk/bicycle around. Also it is recommended to take taxi (or walk ~4km) and go to 5th ave in Playa. We found variety of restaurants, clubs and shops there. Good to go there after sunset and spend evening.
Inside hotel there is nice jungle area where monkeys, peacocks, iguanas, turtles, agouti live. Kids have small pool and playground for their own.
Staff is friendly and bar selection is very good.
Food is ok but not excellent. Could have been better. Inconvenient thing is that for 7 days you can have only 3 reservation in advance for hotel restaurants and other 4 days you can book only the same day (usually get table at 20.30 or 21.00).
Tip to get room:
Some rooms are connected with each other. Although neither you nor your neighbour can enter the other room because doors are closed from each side you can hear neighbour's talk and TVs very clearly. May not be convenient if you or they talk loud and dont go asleep too long.
From activities to do during the day: two nets for beach volley, soccer, merengue and salsa lessons during the day, tennis courts open till 9pm, pool activities, two dancing activities one in the morning and one afternoon on the beach.
Overall we had a great time at this hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Privileged situation directly on the beach of Playacar, around 3 km from the town of Playa del Carmen. Specially recommended for honeymooners. Varied, colourful entertainment programme. Large pool area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Playa Del Carmen
- Iberostar Tucan Mexico
- Iberostar Tucan Playa Del Carmen
- Playa Del Carmen Iberostar
- Iberostar Tucan Quetzal
- Iberostar Tucan Playacar
- Iberostar Tucan Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico