Upon arrival, in just a few moments my pace slowed down and I found rest. I spent the first night checking out the stars, making pictures out of the clouds. Every meal I was served was great. Service staff was great. Great beach, beautiful flowers, small library was cool- I read 2 books, my wife read 5 most in a shaded hammock listening to the ocean. The pool was good, we had our own small porch surrounded by flowers, small iguanas and other small lizards. Beds were comfortable. I had coffee each morning oceanside at a table and one morning I was out way before daylight, one of the young guys made coffee at the bar the moment he saw me.
The walk to Playa is a good hike, you will pass one of the best beaches I have ever seen. It's a local public beach. Playa Del Carmen had some fancy resorts we passed. Fifth avenue is no good. I did get a $1 Corona at Tequilla Town but that's just bait. We walked to the Mega, a cross between wal mart, home depot, staples and Best Buy. We caught a taxi back and regretted leaving the sanctuary of the Petite Lafitte.
Out the front gate is a small homestyle zoo.
I read on Trip Advisor the beach bar was not a good value for lunches. I found that to be untrue. We refrained due to a budget. About day 4 I got a menu, the prices are stated, chips are included and for a lunch served ocean front by high quality adult servers it was not much more than a Thick burger combo at the drive thru at Hardees. Its really sad the service we allow in the United States.
Use Petite's shuttle, it will cost about 20 more than Expedia but it will worth it.
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- Also Known As:
- Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Petit Lafitte Playa Del Carmen
- Petit Lafitte Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen