Staying in the Playa del Carmen area for an extended stay, we decided to take our second trip south and visit Mahahual..overnight...2.5 hours south. Day was gorgeous, beaches beautiful but loaded with 'boat people', as you have to remember this is a cruise ship destination. Capable of 5 ships per day, fortunately when we arrived there was only one and they were nearing the end of their day therefore departing soon. We decided to check out the nearby hotels but opted for a few more secluded, boutique type hotels south of the main beach area...maybe like 1 mile south of the activity.
The Hotel Arenas was right on the beach (well across the dirt roadway)...had their own private beach area for customers/quests; service on the beach..either drinks or dinner or breakfast...very accommodating. Very friendly. We choose the top floor room to spoil ourselves. Very clean, a/c, gorgeous view...sunrises directly in front of you...very spectacular! Cost of food was very moderate considering the area. Only spent one night but will spend more on next trip. Mahahual has beautiful beaches...great snorkelling. Where the malecon (walkway) is, there are lots of vendors and restaurants and beach palapas to take in the view. The vendors are very similar to 5th avenue in Playa del Carmen!!! which is why we chose to stay a bit out of it at the Arenas. Overall a GREAT experience. Again, boat people abound if a ship is in port. Check schedules!
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- Hotel Arenas Mahahual, Mexico - Costa Maya