Welcome to Casa Guacamaya (Macaw House) , a beautiful condominium in Rosa Blanca.
The condo is situated in the north end of the secure subdivision of Playa car, on the south side of Playa Del Carmen. You are just a 5-8 minute walk to the world famous 5th Avenue, with fantastic restaurants offering cuisine from around the world and catering to all tastes and price ranges. There are bars and entertainment ranging from blues music to disco to traditional minstrels walking the streets. If you just want to go shopping, you have stores ranging from Neiman Marcus to local street vendors. The diversity is endless and caters to everyone's needs and expectations.
We rented in Rosa Blanca for a number of years and in February 2015 purchased our condo from one of the original owners. An extensive renovation has been undertaken to our 2 bedroom – 2 bathroom condo. Our unit has brand new interior paint and living room furniture. Each bedroom has a king-size bed, closets, and a chest of drawers. Our unit’s top floor penthouse location allows for cool ocean breezes to flow through the patio screens in the evening.
Our goal is to be environmentally friendly:
For starters, all lighting is energy efficient. Who’s going to cook a roast or chicken in an oven when on holidays? We’re not. So no oven: what we offer instead are amenities that meet our needs and the needs of our guests.
The induction cook top does not produce heat, is child friendly, and generates the heat internally on the bottom of the pot or pan. The suite also features a toaster oven, electric kettle, microwave (English display), blender and kettle.
The first thing in the morning, before a walk on the beach, stroll around the corner to a French bakery for fresh croissants (chocolate ones as well) for breakfast. The condo is also within walking distance to a huge grocery store called Chedraui. Here you will find a wide range of groceries, meats, dairy, liquor and clothing. There is a small hand cart in the utility room for your use for transporting the groceries.
If your intention is to come to Rosa Blanca to party hard, perhaps this is not the place for you. Rosa Blanca is a tightly knit group of 12 condo units with owners that enjoy peaceful and quiet evenings.
The white sand beach of the Mayan Riviera is a short five-minute walk down a stone pathway through some trees and past Mayan ruins from days of past. Every morning the first thing on our “rigorous” schedule is to walk the beach before the afternoon heat. The inside joke is you get to meet everyone twice while walking the beach: You meet them as you walk down and on your return you get to meet them again as they walk back to their destination. The ferry to Cozumel is another 2 minute walk farther down the beach. A definite must is a day trip over to Cozumel to do MORE shopping or enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving expeditions.
After a busy day you can unwind with your beverage of choice on our private balcony overlooking the pool. From the balcony you will see the 4th tee green of the well-known Hard Rock Golf course.
Our summer guests will experience flocks of colorful green parrots flying through the trees. As winter approaches they head even further south to their winter retreat in the Amazon jungles.
How do we get to this exciting place?
The two easiest ways to reach Rosa Blanca from the airport in Cancun are:
1) If you are a “Newbie” to the area, there is a service that you can call ahead of time and pre-book a vehicle (typically a van) with driver. As soon as you exit the terminal in Cancun, the driver of the Company will be standing with a sign with your name on it. He will drive you right to the parking lot at Rosa Blanca. The cost is $50.00 U.S. one way, money well spent. This service will also pick you up at Rosa Blanca and take you back to the airport as well for the same sum.
2) If you are a veteran to the area, as you exit outside of the Cancun airport, turn right and walk with your luggage down to the last parking row (35-40 yards roughly). Look for the ADO Bus kiosk. It costs $12.00 U.S. per person and the bus drives you to the main bus terminal on 5th Ave. From there, you have to take a cab to Rosa Blanca which costs $5 - $8, depending on your negotiation skills.