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2nd visit,not sure which hotel

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2nd visit,not sure which hotel

Hi went to del carmen for first time last october and loved it,we stayed in plaza azul which we thought was great.we are looking at returning for two weeks in december but looking for a hotel with a much larger pool but cant seem to find anything.any help would be much apreciated

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Not sure of size of Plaza Azul pool but i love La Penita's, esp cos as steps can walk down into it (and it being so close to the strip )

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La penita looks nice but is a

Similar size pool to plaza azul.thanks for help

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Suite hotel fariones playa maybe?

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La Penita is lovely but personally I think that the pool area is crammed with sun beds no space between them, but love the complex stayed a few times. Fantastic location and really clean complex.

Also stayed at Plaza Azul and to me it has a large pool. Many complex pools are smaller than there. San Antonio hotel has good pools but no good if you want s/c.

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Yea seem to be the only probly with del carmen is that all the hotels have small pool

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Stayed in both and la penita is a wee bit bigger

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Club Oceano has a fairly large pool.

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If you're happy to be about a 15 minute walk from the start of PdC then the Riu Paraiso is a great choice, especially at that time of year. It's slap, bang in the middle of Playa de los Pocillos so easily a 15 minute walk to PdC one direction and around the same in the other for Matagorda. The hotel has direct access across the road to the beach via it's back gate and two large pools, one of them a swim-up bar which is heated and the other where the daytime activities take place. The complex is made up of two buildings, the "club" side and the "palace" side. It also has bungalow/apartment rooms too. There are three restaurants to use, the main buffet restaurant, a Chinese and a Canarian/Mexican (it changes from one cuisine to the other mid-week) plus at both pools there are two well stocked snack bars. Most drinks are self-service except spirits, cocktails and they have some professional shows on in the evenings a few nights a week. The "palace" side is more chilled out and the "club" side is where all the restaurants are. Nice hotel which we will return to someday.

Edited: 2:38 pm, June 20, 2016
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