We were a bit worried that we might not like the location being not directly at the beach but looking back we can say it was perfect.
It's quite small but lovely, there is a jungle garden you walk through when going to your room. We had room 10 which was on the 2nd floor - only the roof with the nice pool on top. The room was basic but Mexican so we liked it. The windows cannot be fully closed (Mexican builing style I guess) so it was a bit noisy some nights with the neighbour's dog or birds nearby.
The ladies who cleaned our room every day were very innovative with the towels, creating stuff like elephants and scorpions. The guys at the reception were very helpful, pointed out good restaurants and gave us a map of Playa del Carmen although it's very easy after one or two days to find places.
We chose this hotel as we were there for diving and it's close to Yucatek Divers which was one of the best dive centers we have experienced so far.
The hotel does not have a restaurant but there is no need as it is so much fun to go to other restaurants every day (I have written reviews for quite a few as well).
We also booked tours from the hotel, the Chichen Itza Tour was great, but the Jeep Safari to National Park Sian Kaan was not really worth the money. There are also buses (ADO) which you can use easily to go to Tulum or Cobà on your own - very well organized!
If we are ever going back to PdC we will definitely go back to Paraiso Azul.
- Also Known As:
- Paraiso Azul`s (Casa De Gopala) Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Paraiso Azuls Casa De Gopala
- Paraiso Azul's (Casa De Gopala) Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico