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2 BR Condo 1/2 Block to Beach in the Heart of Playa Del Carmen

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Caribbean view! At the famous Playa del Carmen beach. Less than an hour south of Cancun. Ideally located in the center of Playa Del Carmen and one half block to the beach! At the Primera Av Norte (1st Ave North). Two blocks from 5th Ave and three blocks from Constituyentes, in the heart of Playa! You have the convenience of having the best restaurants, nightlife and shopping within one block from your vacation home.

This is a two bedroom unit built with three bedroom living space! This extra spacious unit mixes the traditional ambiance of Mayan Mexico with the comforts and discerning hospitality of an exclusive resort villa. The Master bedroom has a King bed, the guest room has two twins that can be combined into a King bed and fold out beds can be added if requested. The guest room also has its own separate balcony giving an ocean view. The living room comes with a large flat screen plasma TV and can double as extra sleeping quarters. Two completely private bedrooms each with their own plasma TV, two full bathrooms, and a full kitchen and dining room complete the living area. Washer and dryer, independent air-conditioning zones for each room and two private balconies are just some of the amenities. From the balcony you’ll have great views of the surrounding exotic plants, Lilly ponds and a black mosaic infinity pool and extra large Jacuzzi. As a guest you have access to all the amenities of the sister condominium, El Taj Ocean Front, located across the street and directly on the beach, this includes the exclusive El Taj Beach Club. Some other amenities included:

# Fully equipped Kitchen

# Restaurants

# Scuba shop

# Exclusive beach club

# Full service GYM

# Concierge

# Daily Maid Service

# Parking Garage

# 24 hour staffing of main reception desk

# 24 hour security

# 2 swimming pools, Jacuzzi and therapeutic aqua spa lounge

# free use of the Health Club located one block away in the sister complex 'Porto Playa'

Keywords: Condominium

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2017

About The Owner

I live in Northern Virginia.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2007

Why The Owner chose Gonzalo Guerrero

I have been visiting Mexico almost on a yearly basis for 10 or so years. Finally visited Playa Del Carmen and fell in love with the area and decided to buy a vacation property there. Love the beach, the night life, just walking around the area.

What makes this condo unique

The unit itself and the condo complex are beautiful. There is nothing more relaxing then sitting on the balcony as the day ends and having a cold drink. The unit is close to the beach, restaurants and night clubs. You can walk every where and there is so many different places to visit you never get bored. The ocean is beautiful and always seems to be at the perfect temperature.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I am writing you to tell you what an amazing time I had at El Taj 305 last week. I took advantage of all amenities including the underground parking, beach club and access to The Gym. Your condo would be spacious enough for my family of 5 (too bad it is not available when we will be there at the end of winter). Not only was I close to the beach, but also to the great restaurants on 5th and a very easy walk to Mega for food and supplies. Your place is perfect compared to many other condos our family has stayed at – it is very family friendly with no small things lying round for kids to get into. Can’t wait to go back.
Oct 2010
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Nearest Point of Interest
El Taj Beachside
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to Cozumel


Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds can be combined into a King bed
  • King size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), can be combined into a King
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Club, 24 hour manned front desk, closet safes, change and showering arrangements for late departures


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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful, beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place! Everyone was helpful. Condo was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Another excellent stay in Playa and at the Taj

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in this property two years ago and chose to return because of the location, amenities and service. We weren't disappointed with our decision.

The location can't be beat, the apartment itself is well decorated and well maintained. I love having the wash/dryer on site. There is lots of storage space, lounging space and the bathrooms are spacious. Our children are now 7 and 9yrs old, and they loved both pools, but particularly loved the one on Beachside. We could be on our balcony overlooking them w/out having to be downstairs unless needed.

The staff are very friendly and serviceable. At our departing airport, I decided at the last minute to call the concierge to arrange for a cake & candles to be waiting in our unit for my son's birthday, and it was, even on such short notice. They helped my husband book a catamaran tour and gave us driving information to cenotes between Playa and Tulum. Their restaurant recommendations were also very good, we weren't disappointed and tried a variety of cuisines.

All in all, it's a great place to stay and I would return.

A few things that could (slightly) improve vacation life:

- make plastic cups/glasses available in the apartment unit. We ended up buying some for our children to use, as well as for use around the pool. I think this is a generalized condo problem, as most people around the pool had glass containers.

- if only the boats weren't docked in front of the Oceanside beach, life would be perfect.....

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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indianapolis, indiana

Well Maintained/Spacious 2BR Condo at the El Taj in Playa

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went to Playa last week to celebrate his 30th birthday! Our friends were in Playa last May and highly recommended staying at Gregg's condo at the El Taj. We were definitely not disappointed by our decision. The condo was very spacious, well-maintained and updated. All of the pictures of the property are very accurate. The landscape surrounding the condos and pools was very beautiful. Gregg was very helpful during the reservation process and provided us with a number of recommendations for dining and excursions. We found his suggestions to very helpful. The staff at the El Taj was very courteous and accommodating. We would highly recommend staying in this condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

We chose this unit after looking at most of the condo developments on or close to the beach in Playa Del Carmen. My wife and I were wanting to rent a condo or house. We had another couple joining us so this 2 bedroom, 2 bath met our needs. We decided on this unit due to the good reviews, the location as well as getting a very good rate through Greg. This development is nicely designed, furnished well and located within walking distance of all of 5th Ave. The management team was very responsive though I will say we are fairly low maintenance travelers. The management team and security personnel almost all spoke english well. Prior to leaving we had heard of some issues with loud music at night from the surrounding open air bars. This may very well be a huge issue for those seeking peace and quiet but I can honestly say it was not a big deal for us. We turned the A/C fan switch on at night and this muffled the noise enough that it was not so bothersome. I also understand management is attempting to resolve this issue through various means. Beyond this issue everything was as good or better than anticipated. This unit is not right on the beach (we knew that) but has a very nice heated pool and jacuzzi that we mostly had to ourselves. In some ways the location of this particular condo is better than those in the Oceanside portion of the development, particularly if you desire a little privacy. The beach is only steps away. The patio area was a real treat and having the ability to have other friends who were in the area come visit us at the condo was a big bonus. The house keeper also did an excellent job. We used the associated beach club several times and were pleased with the offerings and service. For those wishing to experience Playa Del Carmen on there own without the encumberance of an all inclusive I highly recommend El Taj and in particular condo 305. Greg was easy to work with, gave us a great rate and even followed up with me after the trip was over to see how things went. I highly recommend this unit and will stay there again if the opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chevy Chase, MD

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

What a find. My wife and I usually go the “all inclusive” route but I’m so glad we found Gregg's place. We came down with another couple and were surprised how big the condo is. First class. It has a wonderful little patio where you an soak in the views and really unwind. The restaurants nearby were a nice surprise, lots of really great places, not like the tourist spots in Cancun at all. Whoever built this El Taj is a real designer. Every detail is perfect from the landscaping to the sculptures from Indonesia.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Playa many times over the past 12years, but this was our first time at the Taj. My husband and sons stayed for one week and enjoyed it very much. The apartment is well designed and confortable. We made use of both pools, the jacuzzi, Indigo Beach, the concierge, etc. All staff were very helpful and friendly. My boys loved the pools and we enjoyed having the extra bedroom for them, as well as a washer/dryer on site. The location is great, between the beach and 5th Avenida. We were given a list of recommended restaurants, which gave us some new ideas. We will definitely stay at the Taj again!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable damage deposit $200

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