we are planning to go to Playa Del Carmen Dec 5-19, give or take a few days. We know little about the area other than what we researched on our own. Can someone help us with:
Are the beaches wide at this time of year; are there beach areas that are better located than others along the ocean strip north to south? We like the condo/apartment concept better than all inclusivesor hotels. Any recommendations of privately owned places to stay on or near the beach? What do you about Casa Las Olas and thePlantation House specifically. We like nice views, near or on the beach (walking distance to beaches to be not so far.) Some places are better decorated than others. What are some of the "best kept secrets" places to stay that are hidden gems? Good restaurants? Can the entire area be walked easily (we like to walk); to shopping, restaurants, happy hours, etc.