The Iberostar Tucan & quetzal was absolutely amazing. It was easily one of the best vacations I have ever had. It was my second time at an Iberostar (Iberostar rose hall suites) and it did not disappoint whatsoever. I went with my family of 7 and a friend.
The beach was absolutely gorgeous, as beaches in Mexico always are. The water was perfectly clear turquoise, the sand was soft and the beach was clean. Other than it being difficult to find a seat, the beach was gorgeous.
The pool was great too. It was very big and a good temperature, not too cold not too hot. However, I missed having a swim up bar in the main pool. It was not too hard to find pool seats. I liked the different environments of the pool too. There was a more quiet area with shade and calmness and another side where most of the activities were held. Either way, the pool was great.
As far as food goes, we only ate at the resort 4/7 nights. We ate in playa del Carmen the remaining 3 nights. Breakfast was pretty much the same every day, but it was always delicious. I usually ate in the buffet by the pool. Same with lunch. There was always great food for anyone. The Japanese restaurant was delicious. Great portion sizes, great quality food, and fabulous entertainment. My whole family loved it. The Italian restaurant was also fantastic. They provided a three course meal. The food was of excellent quality, and waiters were friendly. We liked it a lot. The buffet was also great. I have heard many complaints on it and do not feel the same. I enjoyed the food and my siblings did too. There was something for everyone. The Mexican restaurant was also delicious. Being someone who isn't fond of Mexican food, I thought it was awesome. My meal was delicious. Thumbs up for me!
The evening entertainment was fascinating as well. My younger siblings and I all enjoyed the shows. We mostly loved the Movie show and the I Have an Idea show. It was fun to watch the entertainment and I knew how hard it must be for the workers to have to make the show so perfect. They did a wonderful job and we were enlightened to see the shows on a nightly basis. I also adored dancing before the show with the professional dancers. Allan, cesar, and Sergio were very friendly and made my friend and I feel special to dance with them. They danced with people from every age too, which I thought was very kind. We loved the pre shows too. Being a participant in 3 of them, they were always exciting. Yohel made sure we weren't nervous up there and the star friends were all encouraging to us up there. I felt so happy to be up there!
During the day, there were also more than enough activities. I especially loved the water aerobics and zunba with Ricardo. He was so energetic and the energy spread to those involved. The dance moves weren't too hard where you couldn't participate either. It was a lot of fun. Also the beach party with the mechanical bull was one of my favorites as well as the running across water and water volleyball. It was always fun to be doing activities, and I had so much fun that I didn't even want to sit and relax!
The rooms were good, but I did not find the beds comfortable because of the hardnesss. Also, animals were chirping all hours of the night making it difficult to sleep through the night. Regardless, the rooms were very nice.
What made the vacation so amazing though were the star friends. I learned every single one of their names and talked to all of them. They were always so kind and made you feel welcome. Yohel was fantastic and always made you in a good mood. He talked to everyone and was always fun to be around, including everyone during the day and night. He was great. Also I thought Eduardo was awesome. He was always smiling and put me in a cheerful mood. I also liked Carlos and Mauricio as well. They were all wonderful. A big thank you to all of you!
I am hoping to come back again in summer. My friend thought it was the greatest week of her life. Thank you Iberostar!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Privileged situation directly on the beach of Playacar, around 3 km from the town of Playa del Carmen. A watersports and diving paradise. Sub- tropical mangrove swamp. Great gastronomical variety. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Quetzal Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Iberostar Hotel Quetzal Playacar
- Iberostar Quetzal Playa Del Carmen
- Iberostar Quetzal Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico