Location, price, (basic) amenities, this is the place. Not a resort hotel! Yes, you only get 2 towels. Enough for us. Plus good a/c, balcony overlooking the water, steps from the town square, ferry, and 5th Ave, refrig., and the front desk guys DO speak English. We paid $50/night for this! We absolutely LOVE Playa Del Carmen, will be staying here again.
As of 2009, there is no evidence of hurricane damage. There are plenty of Americanized resort hotels around PDC, but none are going to be this convenient to the heart of the city like the Molcas. This hotel is for those who want to immerse themselves in the vibrant soul of PDC, the music, the people, the food, the city. From an incredibly conveniently located hotel home base.
My recommendation for any visitor to PDC: follow your senses. Take a stroll down 5th Ave. See something interesting? Explore it. Hear good music? Take the time to stop and spend time there. Smell a wafting scent? Follow your nose for a delicious repast. You can enjoy a warm day at the beach, then dinner and dancing in the evening. The shopping is world class, but there's so much more. Instead of being bothered by the persistent hawkers, take a second to stop and banter. Even just a polite recognition and 'no thanks' is fine.
- Also Known As:
- Molcas Playa Del Carmen
- Molcas Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen