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“Hidden Oasis”
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Aventura Mexicana
Ranked #26 of 214 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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“Hidden Oasis”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We stayed at the Aventura early April 2014! It is a fantastic little oasis a midst the hubub of 5th avenue! When we were tired of the craziness is was sooooo nice to walk through the gates, linger by the pools, do some yoga, eat GREAT food and just hang out. The staff are just super and the attention to detail was awesome. Our son jumped in on the trip at the last minute and they added a bed for minimal charge.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Stayed here for a week in March 2014 and I have never had a better vacation. Such a great hotel with such great service. You feel like you live there or are at a bed and breakfast. Love the smaller/at home feel you get staying there. The pool and grounds are relaxing and you feel nice and secluded- not like you are at a huge resort with thousands of people. Drinks and food at Mayan Bistro are the best. If you don't stay here, you must eat here. They are such amazing cooks and the food is so fresh and they make everything! I am pretty sure this is our new yearly spot of visit from Chicago. Playa del Carmen is amazing and this hotel is amazing!!! The price is right too! How could you get such a good deal for such an amazing place!! love love love it there. which I was still there!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were finishing a week of traveling around Yucatan. After many hours traveling by car we looked for a nice, affordable hotel in Playa del Carmen to have a relax last weekend in Mexico. Our $100 room was everything we were expecting, and more. There was hot water, nice pressure shower, good AC, small fridge, microwave and coffee maker, in addition our cleaning lady left a cute animal shaped out of towels every morning. The restaurants, bars and beach are close by, and I did not hear any noise during the night. This is a very convenient place for a moderate price. I will stay there again.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

The staff at this hotel are accommodating and friendly. The casual atmosphere is inviting and relaxing. It's close to shops, beach and bars. I felt very safe there. They have great massages, yoga and open spaces to relax and enjoy yourself. I highly recommend this hotel for groups or couples.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

This was our first time to Playa and we chose Aventura Mexicana based largely on reviews from Tripadvisor. No doubt about it, this is an extraordinary place to stay. Luis and the staff were very friendly and always, always, always very helpful. Josefa and the cleaning crew rocked our room every day into spotless shape (not an easy thing to do with 3 young boys) and the towel sculptures became a special treat (the elephant was our favorite). Absolutely ideal location...steps from high traffic activity of 5th ave and a super short walk to the beach but at the same time always a quiet, cozy, charming garden refuge when you need it.

Beach access is a breeze. The Beach Clubs and Hotels can actually become quite noisy (think pulsing club music) so Aventura's location became even more desirable for our midday siesta...poolside or in the room. I'm not a breakfast person but the kids loved it. I did take a shine to the Kava Tea served at the Kava bar (Mexico's only).

We had a choice to go big and all-inclusive or go Boutique. We made the right decision. There are far too many tempting options to dine in Playa to be tied in to some all-inclusive option. And Playa is too charming to be boxed in into some sprawling resort complex. At Aventura Mexicana you've arrived without even travelling. It's smack dab inside the destination. We most certainly will return and when we do Aventura Mexicana is a no-brainer choice. All in all, one of the most pleasant vacations I've ever had.

Muchos Gracias!!

Dan, Nancy, Owen, Beck and Gustavo

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

This hotel was our home away from home during our wedding week. Of the 25 friends/family who joined us in Playa for our wedding, 21 stayed at Aventura Mexicana with us. I couldn't justify spending a ton of money on one of the Disneyland style all-inclusive resorts, so I chose this hotel as our wedding headquarters based on all of the good reviews, and now I know that we made the right decision. The hotel was affordable for everyone and they had the all-inclusive/VIP option for those who wanted to go that route. Food at the Mayan Bistro was delicious so everyone who purchased the VIP was stoked. Great location-walking distance to the beach and nightlife. Hotel grounds are well-kept and very pretty at night. Most rooms are simple, but clean. Everyone in our group was happy with their stay. Personally, my favorite aspect of this hotel is the staff. They really make you feel like a welcome guest and are quick to help you out with whatever you need. Shout-out to Chris in the restaurant for being so friendly and accommodating and for keeping a smile on his face even if people were being obnoxious. One day I went to the front without set plans for the day and Luis hooked us up with a van and driver for the day who ended up taking us to an awesome cenote and the Coba ruins. Way better than dealing with the hassle of renting a car! Last but definitely not least, shout-out to Ann, our AMAZING wedding planner. She spent months communicating with me via email, connected us to all the best vendors in the area, thought of things we had never even considered, and was just really there for us throughout the whole process. We ended up having a welcome cocktail reception at the hotel at the beginning of the week- delicious appetizers and drinks! And had our wedding ceremony/reception at one of the beach clubs nearby. She helped me fulfill my dream of having a fun, simple, beautiful wedding that was NOT at one of the big all-inclusive resorts. Several of our guests said it was the best wedding that they had ever been to. I cannot thank you enough! My husband and I will DEFINITELY be back for one of our future anniversaries. :)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Lakeville, CT
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Location was awesome and the hotel itself was picturesque. 10 minute walk to multiple beaches. Right off of the busy and popular 5th avenue which has a many restaurants and shops. Quite the night life.
Can't wait to return!!!

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Property: Aventura Mexicana
Address: 5th Avenue at 24th Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#19 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#24 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aventura Mexicana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aventura Mexicana - Your oasis of silence & beauty in the heart of Playa Del Carmen We're an American owned, top ranked TripAdvisor hotel & restaurant located just 1/2 block from Playa's popular 5th Avenue and 2 blocks from the beach! We're a friendly boutique hotel with lush, tropical courtyards and waterfalls, 2 swimming pools and 3 sundecks. Guest rooms feature 1 King bed or (2) Queen beds, inroom wi/fi, air conditioning, flat screen TVs, phones, private bathrooms and most rooms have balconies or verandas. Our hotel amenities include our Mayan Bistro (TripAdvisor top ranked casual restaurant / bar), free cooked-to-order breakfast, free wi/fi, free parking, beach club access, discounted gym passes and spa services. Our Guest Services manager is a tour and transportation expert and can answer all your questions about the area! Our Mayan Bistro offers breakfast, lunch, dinner & room service and THE VIP. THE VIP is our all inclusive option with fresh, made to order gourmet food and premium beer, wine and cocktails. THE VIP is only available through our website. Come have a wonderful vacation with us! ... more   less 
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