Why Playa del Carmen?

  • We’ve never been here.
  • Nice weather : average of 77 degrees Fahrenheit while we’re there with some occasional rain.
  • Same time zone.
  • Only takes 4 hours flying from Chicago.
  • Not overly touristy like Cancun, yet not too secluded either.
  • Currency’s not killing us so bad; it’s like 1:10.
  • Love Mexican dish.
  • Abundant of beautiful beaches.
  • Got a sweet deal for the airfare from the Net.

Why ‘The Playa’?

  • For a first timer like our family, staying in an area where everything is accessable or nearby is helpful.
  • Within walking distance to the beach and restaurants.
  • Convinience of Walmart, McD and BK (they have the Playhouse!), Starbucks and even Baskin Robbins.
  • Reasonable laundry services are not hard to find. 
  • Lively nightlife.
  • The famous 5th Avenue (Quinto Avenida).

Why staying at a condohotel (in our case, Villas Sacbe)?

  • You’d get the convinience of a full furnished condo apartment with the price of a hotel.
  • Even the one bedroom apartment can function as a two bedrooms. How? They have this large sofa that could sleep 2 adults or one adult and two kids in the living room.
  • You’d get maid service every other day.
  • You don’t have to pay extra for parking.