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“Very firm bed but otherwise a wonderful place to stay.”
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Arena Blanca
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“Very firm bed but otherwise a wonderful place to stay.”
Reviewed July 21, 2010

Some may like a firm bed but for those of us who just ache with one it is an important thing to know. Other than the bed this is a top notch place! We also found a quiet refuge on the beach without all of the music at Hotel Las Palapas just at the end of the road to the beach and the first one on the right. They let us rent a chair and shade for the day as well as access to the pool for a minimal fee. And that is the luxury we found for the peaceful get away. If you are stocking up for your condo make sure to stop at the local Walmart and skip the Mega store if you aren't familiar with Mexican products.....I felt lost there. Walmart seemed a much better choice but we didn't stop there until our last night just because we were out and about. Stick to the restaurants Judy list for you they are great choices and we didn't have luck when we strayed from the list. Not listed in the amenities were an iron and ironing board and they also have a hairdryer ( a nice surprise since I decided not to bring one). We will stay there again but next time I will go to Walmart and buy a foam mattress topper.

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Additional Information about Arena Blanca

Property: Arena Blanca
Address: Calle 38 and 10th Ave. | New North End of Playa, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 206 Specialty Lodging in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Because of its classic architecture and impeccable construction, Arena Blanca is known by the locals, as "the beautiful building". The building has a gorgeous two-bedroom condo (with a spectacular rooftop terrace) and numerous charming one-bedroom poolside condos. Arena Blanca is known for its great design, maintenance, and staff. From the iron gates to the arched stairways to the brick-ceilings (known as "bovedas"), Arena Blanca has many traditional Mexican elements. And together with modern elements, they create a very comfortable and beautiful vacation property. We are proud of the special care and attention to detail found in the building, thanks to the skill of the local builders. The difference is noticeable...And the location? Es perfecto! Arena Blanca is ground zero for many of Playa's favorite restaurants including La Cueva del Chango. And it's just a few minute walk to the quaint area known as "Little Italy" and a ten minute walk to the touristy center of Playa del Carmen. Close enough but far enough away! The short walk to the Caribbean via Calle 38 is one of the most beautiful walks in town... past the gardens of our favorite restaurant, La Cueva del Chango, and the charming beach front palapas hotels. We love being so close to Mamitas Beach, a diverse and colorful beach that provides the best people-watching in Playa. Rent an umbrella, pop open a cerveza, and enjoy the view of the beach and beach-goers... it’s a feast for the eyes. You just might think you’ve died and gone to heaven, right here on earth! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Arena Blanca Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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