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Beautiful Condo -Steps to Beach! Available March 1st!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newly furnished condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come share our beautiful condo at Arena Blanca in Playa del Carmen!

Arena Blanca is located within walking distance of everything you need & we think it's the most beautiful condo complex in Playa. The locals call it 'the beautiful building. The classic Spanish architecture, brick-lined rotunda ceilings, tile floors, marble counters & shower speak 'quality'. This condo was just updated with new furniture and it is beautiful.

Forget the rental car while you're in Playa!! We're located on Calle 38 Norte between 5th & 10th at the newer - quieter end of Playa. It's just a few minutes walk to great beaches, shopping & dining on 5th Ave., many modern grocery stores & several smaller markets. There are so many restaurants within walking distance you can't go wrong. We’ll give you recommendations, if you like!

We chose second-floor condos for the view & a little privacy! Built in 2006 it's an 11-unit gated, secure complex. We offer a newly remodeled condo with king-size bed, two bathrooms with shared shower and a very comfortable queen size convertible sofa, It is an ideal design and location. Best part is not having a lot of people around! It's a great place!

The private pool has an island palapas for shade. There's access to a roof-top terrace to sunbath, look at the stunning views of Cozumel, have a cocktail or watch the sun rise & set over Playa del Carmen & the Caribbean.

It's a well-maintained complex with full-time maintenance and gardening.

Our prices INCLUDE all fees (no booking/service fees!), bottled water, washer/dryer and wireless internet (including internet booster inside condo for great wireless internet service).

The property manager speaks fluent English, Spanish and Italian and is available to meet any of your needs (tours, rental cars, spa treatments (including in condo treatments), catering, medical issues, airport transfers) or questions. Our guests all comment on the friendliness and helpfulness of our management.

Exercise options - besides running on the beach & walking 5th Ave! It's a 5-minute walk to the outdoor city sports center that features a track for running, stairs for climbing and basketball hoops for a quick game of B-ball. You can even take in a soccer game at night.

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Aleks Dierl
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2017

About Aleks Dierl

Tom & Lisa

Aleks Dierl purchased this condo in 2005

Why Aleks Dierl chose Gonzalo Guerrero

Playa is a very unique vacation destination. We found the international mix of visitors created an up-scale happening place! And the beach is BEAUTIFUL!

What makes this condo unique

What we like most about Playa & our condo at Arena Blanca is that we don't need a car while we're there! We can walk to most everyhing, take a cab or the local bus when necessary!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at Arena Blanca. It was our first visit to Playa del Carmen. We were glad we were on the northern end of 5th Ave. It is much more quiet, but still close enough to all the resturants and very close to the beach. The condo was perfect and we felt very safe there with a guard at the gate everynight. Our favorite place to eat was just a block down 38th del Norte-- El Cuavo del Changa (The Monkey's Cave). We ate many meals there and everything was fabulous!
May 2009
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Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Two bathrooms share a shower inbetween.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa sleeper.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Arena Blanca is the most beautiful condos complex in Playa. As you walk through the hand-wrought iron gates to enter the private courtyard of these condos, you'll agree it an idyllic setting. Classic Spanish architecture, conscientious space planning and a fun Mexican feel makes these some of the nicest condos in Playa del Carmen. You'll be able to tell the difference in quality from the handmade cabinets to the lighted brick-lined rotunda ceilings. We do not walk out to the pool, but rather overlook it so you can choose to be a part of the happenings at the pool or you can choose a little privacy. Our location on Calle Treinta y Ocho (38th Street) and Avenida Diez (10th Avenue) is perfectly located on the quieter end of Playa. Just a few minutes walk to great restaurants and bars along Fifth Avenue. We are just around the corner from charming, local authentic Mexican, Italian, Argentinian restaurants.


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Beautiful Condo -Steps to Beach! Available March 1st!
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  • 5 of 5

Location is perfect, near all the shops and restaurants and a short walk to the beach clubs.Apartment nicely furnished with all conveniences. Everyone at the condo building was very friendly and helpful especially the staff. It was our second visit to the condo building in two different condos, both exceptional, and one of many visits to Playa del Carmen which we love.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Condo is very nice but on a busy street with a lot of traffic and noise. It works well for a single individual or couple sharing a bed but there is no second bed or comfortable couch for sleeping if two singles are traveling together. The staff at these condos is very nice and helpful.

It is an ideal location for access to 5th Avenue shopping and restaurants but not for walking to the beach. Although there is beach access 2 blocks away you have to walk a long way to find a place to set up because the beach has eroded at the end of 38th street and there is no place to put a chair unless it is in the water. I have stayed on this street many times before and was very disappointed to see the extensive erosion that has occurred on this section of the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Arena Blanca!

  • 5 of 5

I had a blast in Playa del Carmen and most of the reasons is about this amazing place for my staying. The place is so cozy and the location is very convenient to the beach and the strip(5th avenue). Definitely recommend this sweet condo for your nights here in Play del Carmen! Make sure to check out the restaurant: Imprevist, Nativo, Sushi Club, El fogon!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty picture- but NOISY!

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I spent three weeks in Playa del Carmen at Arena Blanca. Our stay was January 8-29th, 2016. As you can imagine, we were so excited as we have never taken an extended vacation before.

The entire staff at Arena Blanca were excellent. The property manager was very helpful, security guard was so friendly, maintenance man- kind and efficient, housekeeper thorough!

Before renting we read many reviews of how quiet it was. The quiet they meant was activity wise. At most there were only three to four couples in the 11 unit condo the entire time we were there.

The property was highly and beautifully maintained. The condo was very clean,

The small grounds and pool look amazing. It all makes for a very beautiful picture........

You wonder why not 5 stars---Sight is one aspect of the entire trip. Another very huge piece is "livability". Arena Blanca FAILS that miserably. It is located at the intersection of 2 very busy streets. Traffic is nonstop 24 hours a day. When we took this vacation we were hoping for a place of fun, sightseeing, rest AND relaxation. You cannot have the windows open without the constant street noise. On a beautiful day it would've been so nice to open the windows and enjoy the tropical breezes. Day or night you cannot sit out on the balcony and have breakfast,lunch or dinner without the roar and honking of traffic. The only table in the condo is located on the noisy balcony, We ate one meal per day out, the rest in.

Because the property is constantly maintained ,the entire time we were there, the pool was nearly impossible to use. Many days of pruning and tending to the landscaping, a few days the pool was drained down.The remaining days they were painting the deck and all the surrounding areas.The entire 3 weeks there were at least two men working in the small space We made one attempt but impossible without earbuds to drown out the street noise. We saw a handful of people using the pool in the 3 weeks.

The second bed is not a pull out but just a separate little piece that fits in the couch. do not rent arena Blanca if you have more than two people. The bed would be impossible to sleep on. The best way to deal with all the problems we had was to get away from the condo. We did a few tours and had to rent a car several days to travel to different beach areas and quiet.Gorgeous beaches south of Playa!

The area was beautiful- do not choose Arena Blanca. It is a place to spend the nights -- not to relax there.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife, my son and I spent six nights in this beautiful, well appointed condo. Setting up our stay with Lisa was simple, she is a very pleasant person to do business with. Once we arrrived we simply followed the guidance in her tip sheet as far as where to eat, where to swim and how to get from place to place. Our favorite days were spent at Akumal, which is as nice a beach as you will find anywhere. Very easy to get to using the collectivos and you will be amazed at how many sea turtles you will be able see up close. Just a great vacation and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
La Cuevo del Chango
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Arena Blanca is located just a short jaunt to a beautiful beach in a great neighborhood surrounded by dozens of local restaurants. From the chocolate shop, french bakery, coffee shop, Mexican restaurants to fine dining you'll find more options for dining than you'll have time for! Playa is a special place!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holiday rates are higher than peak season rates and are on an as quoted basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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