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"Arena Blanca is one of the best kept secrets in Playa del Carmen. It is centrally located less than minutes from 5th Avenue, but in a fairly quiet side of town. The condo is beautifully decorated with native art and accents and is extremely private and comfortable and within walking distance of everything. The pool and the surrounding grounds are gorgeous and impeccably maintained. The staff are warm and accommodating. This is an extremely quiet complex with only eleven units total. The guests at this complex consisted of several families with children and alot of adult couples. Dealing with Shari and Lisa throughout the entire process was a delight. They were great at providing whatever information we needed and at addressing any personal issues we had immediately. They supplied us with a handy guide to restaurants and local places to see and things to do which proved to be most helpful. We wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else but Arena Blanca on our next trip to Playa del Carmen. Thank you Shari and Lisa for sharing this magical place with us. We loved it!"
Guest: Grace C.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 19, 2015
"Can't beat the location of Magia, close to beach, 5th Avenue and restaurants. Rented a two bedroom condo. Kitchen had everything you needed, full fridge, stove, dishwasher and all the utensils. Maybe could of had more plastic glasses for the pool area. That's my only beef for the kitchen. Bedrooms were big with full sized bathrooms. Lots of area for sitting and relaxing, never used it because it was relaxing to sit at the pool. Condo has a washer and dryer but the washer didn't work, something about the door not sealing, no worries for us but if someone was staying longer it might be an issue. The gym room was great with all modern machines, can't beat that. All in all fabulous place, glad I discovered it. Forgot to mention, really like the pools, since I'm not a swimmer, the depth was perfect for me, I think they both were around 4feet deep, great for cooling off."
Guest: Elaine M.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
"Our family of four (2 adults, kids ages 21 & 16) just returned from almost a week in Shawn's condo. It was an awesome place to stay; the condo was furnished, comfortable and clean, plenty of bath and beach towels. The beach was very clean, very few rocks (we'd taken beach shoes-didn't need them). The location was the absolute best. We walked to 5th Avenue almost every morning and evening, we had dinner on 5th Ave most nights (check out Mi Pueblo-yumminess!). Also walked to Walmart for food, an easy walk. Shawn was great to deal with and so helpful, very quick responses to any inquiries we had. Condo management staff also accessible for a couple minor problems (swiftly resolved). Maid service was a luxury we've never had before. Condo staff was so very friendly and helpful, answering any questions we had. The only down side to the location is there is a bar close by on the beach that had music going until the wee hours, so we were not able to turn off the AC at night to listen to the sound of the surf at night (just something we love to do on beach vacations). There is also construction happening right next to the condo, but we weren't inside during the day, so it wasn't an issue for us. On the upside, the condo is very soundproof, so noise was not an issue with doors/windows closed and AC running. We used Amigo Tours to visit Xichen Itza, highly recommend them, you are in and out before the crowd and heat of the day descend upon this magnificent place. We used the transfer/shuttle company that Shawn provided information on for transport to/from the airport, it was nice to have our own van with AC in the hustle and bustle of coming and going. This was our first time to Mexico and couldn't have asked for more. We cannot recommend El Faro and Shawn's condo enough! Not sure if we'll ever make it back, but we'd stay here again without hesitation!"
Guest: Joe and TamiDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
"Very comfortable and equipped, totally clean, close to shops and restaurants of La Quinta Avenida, but within a quiet and nice area.
Across the street from the beach, plus with a very nice pool are, we enjoyed our stay very, very much!"
Guest: Adriana R.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: December 19, 2014