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Florence, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stayed in unit 8 from 11/30-12/5/2016. Awesome unit, property close to 5th ave, but just far enough north to be out of the buzz of continuous all night activity. I see some reviews talking about how loud it is here, but it's in a city. Going to be some noise, and we weren't bothered by it at all. (We...

Thank Mitch W
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our first trip to PDC, we spent just over 2 weeks at the condo (unit 8) and loved it! We enjoyed the amenities the condo had to offer and made good use of the beach chairs, umbrella and cooler provided on our trips to the beach which was only a short walk away. The location is amazing and loved that...

Thank Love2Travel2BBD
SeaTac, Washington
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Positives: I have to say first that Nada the property manager and the maintenance man are lovely people and go out of their way to help...thank you both for saving us on 2 occasions. After considerable research on line I landed on this property for our family week long holiday. We had 2 teenagers with us. We stayed in unit...

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Stayed in unit 3 for a week. Super clean staff was amazing and very helpful. Less than one block to fifth ave and about three blocks from ocean. They furnished umbrella and two nice chairs plus a cooler. Highly recommended by my wife and me

Thank Shane P
Reviewed 17 February 2016

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 was excellent. The property manager was very helpful, security guard was so friendly, maintenance man- kind and...

Thank L8niteT
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

This is my Playa home. The place is quiet, secure, and close to all amenities in the area. It has a private pool and has only 7 units so it's never really crowded. The units are always clean and the staff super friendly! These units will accommodate families or couples as they have a full bedroom and a hide a...

Thank Racerboy796
Naples, Florida
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful Condos, great location, close to beach and right on the upscale 5th Ave shopping and dining scene. Wonderful courtyard and pool area. Not many units so very private. Excellent friendly staff.we can't wait to go back. A real value. My whole family enjoyed it

Thank garyfast
Belize City, Belize
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Arena Blanca is situated in the newest part of Playa where new restaurants and stores have recently opened. It is not yet overcrowed in that area making it less noisy and making it a little more personal than the main area of Playa. I loved the checking in as they send both the gate and room combination code by email,...

Thank Santino C
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Have never had a chance to rate this place but stayed here over the Christmas holidays. Had a huge apartment with not one but TWO different balconies with a hot tub right at the top! The property and pool were well maintained, with a very friendly security guard to watch over the property throughout the night. Between the modern décor,...

1Thank Sammie M
Eagle, Wisconsin
Reviewed 7 March 2015

First time to Mexico we stumbled across this hidden gem. The property was beautiful and very well maintained. The hospitality was a+ staff was attentive and very nice. Our condo was up to date and very accommodating. The management was very easy to work with and provided lots of recommendations for the day trips, to local restaurants and just getting...

Thank Angel201028

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Because of its classic architecture and impeccable construction, Arena Blanca is known by the locals, as "the beautiful building". The building has a gorgeous two-bedroom condo (with a spectacular rooftop terrace) and numerous charming one-bedroom poolside condos. Arena Blanca is known for its great design, maintenance, and staff. From the iron gates to the arched stairways to the brick-ceilings (known as "bovedas"), Arena Blanca has many traditional Mexican elements. And together with modern elements, they create a very comfortable and beautiful vacation property. We are proud of the special care and attention to detail found in the building, thanks to the skill of the local builders. The difference is noticeable...And the location? Es perfecto! Arena Blanca is ground zero for many of Playa's favorite restaurants including La Cueva del Chango. And it's just a few minute walk to the quaint area known as "Little Italy" and a ten minute walk to the touristy center of Playa del Carmen. Close enough but far enough away! The short walk to the Caribbean via Calle 38 is one of the most beautiful walks in town... past the gardens of our favorite restaurant, La Cueva del Chango, and the charming beach front palapas hotels. We love being so close to Mamitas Beach, a diverse and colorful beach that provides the best people-watching in Playa. Rent an umbrella, pop open a cerveza, and enjoy the view of the beach and beach-goers... it’s a feast for the eyes. You just might think you’ve died and gone to heaven, right here on earth! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arena Blanca

Address: Calle 38 and 10th Ave. | New North End of Playa, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: RM558 - RM2,233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Arena Blanca Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Riviera Maya
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“Understand there may be a unit with a rooftop patio, check that out. Unit 8 was fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles mitchw2013, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms I have stayed in were pretty equal; but the ones on the top floor they call the Penthouse with access to the roof are the nicest.”
 of 5 bubbles santinoc586, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The way the property is laid out any option would be good!”
 of 5 bubbles Angel201028, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Luvtotravel2011, 8 Mar 2012 | Read review
“There are only 11 units in the building. If you want privacy and and you do not mind walking up 3 flights of stairs, take #11. If you want 2 bedrooms, the only choice is #10 and it is lovely. All of the units look great, so I don't think you could go wrong with any of them.”
 of 5 bubbles wandererWisconsin, 6 Feb 2012 | Read review
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