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“We had a luxurious retreat in the heart of Playa...”
Night view shows the beauty of Porto Playa
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Night view shows the beauty of Porto Playa
the kitchen is open to living room and balcony overlooking pools
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Night view shows the beauty of Porto Playa
the kitchen is open to living room and balcony overlooking pools
Upper pool sits above the street level.  Lower Pool is private in courtyard
The upper pool is almost Olympic in length and Jacuzzi is on right
View of gulf from pool area
view of pool from our balcony
View of upper and lower pools at Porto Playa
Free beach chairs at Indigo Beach Club
our balcony is the open one directly across from the pool
Porto Playa is 100 steps from the beach
Entrance (2)
It's a great place for fun, romance, R & R, singles, couples, families
Porto Playa is located on 1st AVe. and Calle 16
. .  go on for miles of great walking
Playa del Carmen has white sandy beaches . . .
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula

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Susan B
Williamsburg, Michigan
1 review
“We had a luxurious retreat in the heart of Playa del Carmen.”
Reviewed December 15, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Porto Playa has a prime location, near to the beach and near to the storied 5th Avenue. One block walk to fun in the sun for the daytime, and similarly easy walk to 5th avenue for dinner bistros, shopping, gelato tasting, sports bars, or just strolling. The condo's setting is a tropical paradise. The lush vegetation offers seclusion for those desiring privacy. There are 2 big pools which we most often had to ourselves. The security guards/ valets were very courteous, helpful, and professional. The condo itself is very tastefully decorated, and has a great patio that we used every afternoon for our Happy Hour. The condo was equiped with everything needed for our stay. Beds are very comfortable. Esmeralda provided maid service, and worked her magic around our schedule. Front desk girls, Anna & Dulce, were friendly and helpful.

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Liked best: Loved the setting: so beautiful to be surrounded by tropical plants. Prime location!!
Liked least: Cannot honestly think of a criticism.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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wesleygra...
Hudson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
“Porto Playa: A Beautiful Experience”
Reviewed November 24, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Porto Playa's draw for me is in the details. The spacious master bedroom in our unit had its own little outdoor seating area, surrounded by lush palms and flowering tropical plants. Bathrooms were beautifully furnished with huge walk-in showers. Shuttered closets and cabinetry made the unit casual but elegant and inviting. Excellent variety of seating inside and out. Outstanding balcony views of the swimming pool below and the sea beyond. Quiet, private, wonderful hospitality, understated elegance--I will return again and again to Porto Playa.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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karen s
Hernando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!!!!!”
Reviewed November 21, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Just returned from a girlfriend getaway to Playa Del Carmen. We stayed, again, at Porto Playa, unit 216. Never disappointed, always impressed with the ease of check-in, the assistance of getting our bags to our room and the smiling faces that greet you. Over the years the common area has become more lush. You feel like you are in a tropical paradise. We so enjoyed having our coffee every morning on the balcony overlooking the pool and winding down every evening with a glass of wine and listening to the sounds of the waterfall. The Indigo Beach Club is located ocean front, the water is blue and inviting. The food they serve there is great , especially the strawberry margarita's!!! If you have the time try the Plank Restaurant located on the property. The brunch was excellent, especially the seafood tower!!! Shopping is great on 5th Avenue but don't forget about the little pewter/pottery shop a block away. Great buys! Also be adventurous and try the restaurants off 5th Avenue....Nau has the best seafood! Soooo looking forward to returning. I would highly recommend!!!

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Liked best: The closeness both to the beach and 5th Avenue
Liked least: no complaints
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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MiguelPer...
Belem, PA
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Beach Vacation Experience”
Reviewed January 12, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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My experience renting this apartment was fantastic. There are two main points to share: the owner - very attentive - and the apartment - comfortable, in a silent street which is close to amazing restaurants.

First, I would emphasize the manager's polite, honest and responsible behavior. Karl did everything he could so my family could enjoy the most of our time in Playa del Carmen. He transfered us in and out, took us to a small tour in the neighborhood and recommended a very good company to do Tours.

On 12/30/2014, there was no water in various locations of the city, including the apartment region (New Year's Eve attract a lot of people to Playa). Even if in a situation seemingly out of his control as condo owner, Karl brought a water truck so we could shower and rest after a long tour in Maya Ruins. Every day, he kept asking if we needed anything else via whatsapp. As I said, Karl is very attentive.

Finally, I must emphasize that the apartment seen in the pictures fully reflect reality. There are no tricks. Good towels, linens, kitchen gadgets, sound system (embedded in the couch), redundant internet link (if wi-fi fails, Karl leaves a 3G available iPhone that shares the connection with other devices). It's confortable, safe, silent. Awesome location at a very good price.

Our stay was in the New Year's Eve period. The years came for us on the roof of the building, where there is a pool with 360 view to Playa's beach and Cozumel island. Spending just one week was not enough, since there a lot of places to visit and you really don't have to care about anything.

We intend to return and stay in the same apartment as long as Karl remains there to ensure that we will have a good experience.

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Liked best: Location and Price
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Marianne...
Kastrup
1 review
“Very clean and friendly”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed at Porto Playa for 2 weeks, everything was perfect.
Location was very convinient close to shopping but avay from all the noice. They keep the place very clean, and the staff i very helpfull and friendly.
At the very north end of 5th ave. we by accident found the best mexican food ever, it's a little place (el güero), not fancy but super food at a very good price, belive me its worth the walk.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Denver
Reviewed March 14, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
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Megdalin
Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Already planning our return trip!”
Reviewed March 12, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Playa del Carmen is amazing! It has something for absolutely everyone. My husband and I did a little of everything - adventures to the ruins, snorkeling, lounging on the beach, shopping and LOTS of delicious eating! We are planning a return trip for later this year and will absolutely be staying at unit 216 in Porto Playa again.

Porto Playa's staff is so friendly and attentive, the grounds are clean and beautifully landscaped, the amenities (discounts at restaurants, an amazing full-service gym, attendants at the entrance....) are unending and the location is unbeatable. Its close enough to everything so that a quick (5 minute) walk gets you everywhere but just far enough that you have a peaceful retreat to return home to. It is obvious that the owners of unit 216 take pride in their home away from home - there are personal touches throughout that add coziness to the luxury. The breeze on the large balcony provides a relaxing place for coffee and cocktails. With daily maid service, incredibly comfortable beds and a fully functioning kitchen (including small appliances such as microwave, blender and toaster oven) and a beautiful, 2-level pool you could enjoy an entire vacation at Porto Playa alone!

We had considered vacations to all-inclusive resorts and after our experience at Porto Playa we will always seek out condo rentals. We felt relaxed and at home instantly. And instead of feeling obligated to eat at just one place, we got to try several restaurants of all cuisines and we got to do more exploring without large groups.

See you soon, Porto Playa 216!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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