- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 6
Description from the owner
This penthouse is simply spectacular! For our guests, it's love at first sight! The penthouse is huge, wonderfully decorated with beautiful furnishings and artwork, and conveniently located in a great, safe neighborhood, close to the beach, with some of Playa's favorite restaurants including the famous La Cueva del Chango.
With thirteen foot ceilings, marble floors, handmade cabinets, the living room, dining room, and kitchen are connected seamlessly into one â€œgreat roomâ€. We love the gorgeous handmade latilla cabinets made by the best cabinetmaker in the Yucatan. And the emperador marble on the countertops was chosen becaus...Read more
Check out Arena Blanca's Spectacular Penthouse!
Playa del Carmen, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Additional Location Information
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 02, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Sep 02, 2012 - Nov 14, 2012 |
|1 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Nov 15, 2012 - Dec 14, 2012 |
Fall High Season
|1 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Dec 15, 2012 - Jan 12, 2013 |
|7 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Jan 12, 2013 - May 31, 2013 |
|4 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$400||$2,450|
|4 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Prices includes bottled water, wireless internet, and mid week maid service. All reservations have a 4% service fee and $500 refundable security deposit.
We are willing to accept reservations less than 7 day minimum, if it works into our calendar. Just ask!
- Internet Access
- Full fridge
- Outdoor Grill
- Dining table for 8
- Massage therapists available
- Rooftop terrace with dining/lounging facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Parking space
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
What Past Guests Are Saying
A beautiful and comfortable home away from home.
My family of 5 adults stayed at arena Blanca recently and we loved it. The building is beautiful and very clean. The 2 bedroom penthouse is both stunning and comfortable. The roof terrace is beautiful and always has a nice breeze. It is close to the beach and 5th ave but quiet and peaceful at night. Staying at arena Blanca helped make our visit to Playa really enjoyable!
Koh Tao, Thailand
Luxurious Oasis in Playa
The Penthouse at arena Blanca is an incredible place to stay! Decked out with all the luxurious mod-cons, this penthouse is tucked just off 5th avenue and is very quiet and completely private, yet it is close to the beach and the action of central Playa.
The Penthouse is large and exceptionally well-kept with much thought that has gone into the finer details. The balcony overlooking the pool area is large and the rooftop chill-out area and hot tub was a special treat with views over Playa and to the ocean.
The booking process was quick and easy. The service provided by arena Blanca staff was excellent and included nightly security for peace of mind.
I highly recommend this penthouse and will definitely stay there on my return to Playa!
Stunning place and close to everything
My husband and I stayed in the Penthouse and couldn't believe how beautiful it was. The whole building was stunning. The decorating was great, and we especially liked the roof top deck and the hot tub. I would go up there at night just to look at all the lights of the city.
The kitchen was well appointed and had everything we needed. We cooked a few time, but frankly loved all the options available and we ate out most of the time. Judy gave us a lot of good suggestions (love the pizza place down the street, the fish place around the corner and the fruit smoothie bar).
I always felt safe and the night security was an added plus. The staff was very attentive and we didn't have major problems. The one issue (tv) was fixed the next day and we never missed it.
The neighborhood felt safe and it was really close to the beach. We'd walk home at night on 5th and felt no concerns at all.
We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
Playa del Carmen addicts.
San Francisco, California
Luxury in Playa del Carmen
My partner and I have rented condo units all over Playa del Carmen, from Playacar to the far north end of Little Italy. Arena Blanca in general and this penthouse in particular offer the best Playa has to offer.
The location in perfect, close enough to the beach and Fifth avenue for easy access but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. Some of Playa's most pleasant new restaurants are located on 38th Street.
The furnishings and decor of the penthouse are of the highest quality and offer the luxury of a 5 star hotel. The management team, staff and security are friendly and available for assistance if needed.
The penthouse terrace is a dream, gentle ocean breezes and a wonderful views overlooking Playa, the ocean and Cozumel in the distance. The pool is lovely and well maintained; we used it every day.
I was happy with everything.
I felt comfortable in these lovely condos, and the property is very close to what every you want in Playa.
I'm going back. What more can I say?
By the way, my place was a one bedroom that comfortably fit 4 adults.
The Wonderful arena Blanca!
I had such an amazing time staying in the penthouse at arena Blanca! The rooftop terrace was especially marvelous! The staff were all wonderful and helpful, the gardens in the pool area are splendid, and the location is perfect (only a few blocks from the beach the "main drag")! I would 100% recommend arena Blanca to anyone traveling to Playa!! Cheers!
Fantasitic place to stay in beautiful and vibrant city.
Easy, Breezy, Playa!
We chose arena Blanca because it had great reviews and a wonderful website. I was there with some girlfriends for an extended weekend. We had a dinner party on the rooftop terrace of the beautiful penthouse, breakfast at Cueva de la chango (sp?), the beach for a solid tan and then in the pool at the end of the day. We even took a yoga class in the beautiful Shangri-la Gardens.
The location is a great mix of up and coming restaurants, and only a short walk down the road to the bustling 5th avenida!
I would recommend this place to anyone. It is beautiful, feels really safe - the security guards at night are so nice, has great food within walking distance, and access to the best beach in Playa.
A perfectly divine stay - don't miss arena Blanca!
My husband and I stayed at arena Blanca for two weeks in March 2011.It is the most perfect condo we have ever rented in Playa del Carmen, which, by the way, is an area we love! Arena Blanca exceeded all of our expectations with regard to comfort, location, beauty, safety, superb staff, pool, proximity to ocean, as well as restaurants and desired activities. It is an atmosphere where you may remain as private or social with other guests as desired. The free Wi-fi amenity was vital for us and abundant drinking water is provided. The check-in/check-out process is so prompt and friendly. A professional staff is available at all times to deal with any needs/questions. The rooftop terrace is not to be missed! It is just fantastic and you will feel spoiled. Every day we appreciated the beauty and design of arena Blanca. Stay here, it's a great place. The booking process through Judy and/or abby is completely smooth, thorough, and friendly!
Penticton BC Canada
Arena Blanca was fabulous to stay at, quiet but close to everything..beach,fifth avenue,restaurants,little corner store and an awesome pool right out our door.
The unit itself has a great kitchen,very clean and comfortable beds, with staff that is amazing and very helpful...Marianna you made our stay so pleasant and we miss you.
The bouganvilla that hangs around all the units is so beautiful and serene to look at.
I cannot say enough about this beautiful and serene place. I would highly reccommend it to everyone.
The penthouse at arena Blanca was everything we could have asked for in a vacation property. We will be back, many times!
Victoria, B.C. Canada
One of our best vacations.
My husband and I arrived the evening that Hurrican Paula was to hit Playa so it was very dismal. When we arrived at the condo we were greated by angeles who showed us around the penthouse, She also let us know that there were beer in the fridge and chips and salsa on the counter. This gesture really did make us feel more welcome. Everything looked much better when we woke up in the morning. The condo is truly beautiful and the kitchen has everything you need for preparing your meals. The jacuzzi on the roof top is absolutely wonderful and was truly the selling feature of the unit. All the staff are truly very pleasant. We were very fortunate to have been able to meet Judy, as she had very valuable suggestions about where to eat and travel. The only negative that my husband and I had was that the condo building was preparing for the busy season. There were workers constantly around all day painting furniture, power washing etc.. By the end of our 17 day stay the building did look much different then the day we arrived.
Beautiful Property, Prime Location
I have stayed at arena Blanca twice--once in the penthouse suite and once in the 1st level condo. Both are beautiful. The penthouse suite has ample space for 6 and has every amenity. The space large, tastefully decorated, and extremely comfortable. The service from the staff is impeccable and the grounds and property are kept to flawless standards. We greatly enjoyed the hot tub, outdoor deck spaces, pool, and prime location next door to the city's best restaurants and a 5 minute walk to prime beach space! Having visited Playa about 10 times, I would highly recommend staying at arena Blanca over any of the other places we have stayed--including Mosquito Blue, Porto Real, and Barcelo--for its privacy, comfort and great service!
New York, NY
I stayed here with my boyfriend and 2 friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. The penthouse is gorgeous and in pristine condition. Very quiet, yet a stone's throw to any activity you might be interested in pursuing in Playa. A block to the beautiful beach. I had last stayed in PdC about 10 years and was so glad we had elected to stay in this apartment - all the amenities and proximity of a hotel, but more privacy/flexibility/quiet when we wanted it.
Home away From Home
Arena Blanca is my new home away from home. There is something calming about staying in a place where it "feels like home".
The value of this location cannot be beat and believe me, I've looked. Price is what you pay and value is what you get.
For me, comfort is more than simply my physical being, much of it is mental. Am I in a place of mental comfort ? The walls surrounding arena Blanca allow you to focus on its beauty and your relaxation. The only "comfort ding" I can think of is the bed. It was a little stiff.
Want to talk about cleanliness. Our condo was spotless. Not only inside the condo, but the outside is maintained almost daily. Jorge the groundskeeper is sweeping the flowers that have hit the ground overnight, manicuring the lawn, trimming the outside...because this place is a garden of lush flowers, trees, etc. It's breathtaking!! The pool was the perfect temperature and cleaned daily. No murky water, just gorgeous blue.
I think that the location of this condo can't be beat either. It keeps you away from the noise of 5th but well within walking distance. Did I mention it's a small stroll to the beach. Seriously it's a five minute walk to the beach. Just exit the condo, turn left down 38th and head to the beach. And at night the place is tranquil. While walking to the beach at sunset one morning, I did in fact hear a rooster crow. I live in the city, so that was an amazing thing to hear. There are also a few restaurants nearby as well as a small grocery store with everything.
Service was great when it was needed, if you have a question they are just an email or (provided) phone call away. I can't tell you enough about this place. If you want a trip where you feel like half-traveler half-resident, this is for you. If you want a home away from home, this place is for you. Staying in this condo allows you to be you, which really puts your mind at ease.
We had a great time and accomodations were fantastic.
John and Ixiim's 2010 Wedding group
Sacramento, CA, USA
Wedding party couldn't be happier!
We wanted a special place for our family and friends to stay for our July 2010 wedding. noticed the great reviews for arena Blanca, checked the site and saw the beautiful photos and all the amenities and location (north end of Playa, just where we wanted to be). Spoke/emailed with Judy, the owner, several times prior to our trip and she was very friendly and helpful. We especially wanted to stay there because the unit we rented (2 BR penthouse) had lots of room for having guests over, spacious and well appointed kitchen, and the rooftop patio/palapa/jacuzzi were all important to us. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by angeles, the onsite mgr who helped us with many things during our stay. One in particular was our desire to have a catered dinner for 20 guests! Angeles lined up a local caterer who impressed everyone with a delicious, healthy assortment of local dishes. Service was prompt and very reasonably priced!! Thank you Judy, Angeles, and the rest of the staff!
Playa is fun, but Arena Blanca is amazing!
As others have stated, the photos do not do this fantastic residence justice. Everything about our stay was perfect and from our arrival on, we felt completely at home at Arena Blanca.
The decor was modern, yet still very true to the local culture. The amenities were great and were very comfortable overall.
The location could not have been better. A quick jaunt to 5th or the beach, but far enough so we felt like we weren't right in the middle of things - perfect for a family with a 2 year old in tow. Our daughter loved the clean and wonderful pool, and had plenty of room to run around the condo and play during our downtime.
Stefan greeted us and was there to help with any minor questions we had about the facility. He even recommended a Doctor who made a house call (!) when our little girl needed a minor medical visit. The cleaning and building staff, were all very nice and professional as well.
Overall, everything was perfect, and as luck would have it, Judy and Jay were in town, so we got to meet them in person and thank them (several times, still not enough) for all of their amazing recommendations and for making everything so easy and fun during our stay in Playa.
The Photos Don't Do It Justice...
Our great experience staying here started way before we even left for Mexico. From the first time I spoke to the owner on the phone, I was amazed by the way she made me feel like and old-time friend and went out of her way to help us make our vacation amazing. And it was! The place is bigger than the we thought from the pictures and much more grand. Beautifully decorated. The manager of the building is awesome and the other staff keep the ground impeccable. Every night there's even the nicest-guy-you-will-ever-meet security guard who opens the gate to the complex for you when you come "home". The pool is beautiful, the complex is quiet and close to the beach: pretty much perfect. We'll be back as soon as we can. Thank you so much, Judy!
Wonderful Stay at Arena Blanca Condos
Upon arival we was greeted by Stefan who helped us with our luggage to the penthouse.He gave us a tour and made us feel very welcomed. The penthouse looks just like the photos,clean, spacious, modern and has everything you need for your vacation. The rooftop terrace has lots of space to relax and enjoy the sceneic views. The condo garden were well kept, we would see the grounds being maintained everyday. Overall we had a lovely stay at the Arena Blanca and would highly recommend it to friends and family.
Arena Blanca in February
Great condo in a great location! We escaped a rather snowy winter in the Northeast and had a wonderful vacation in the penthouse at Arena Blanca. The penthouse is beautifully appointed, and the caretakers of the property attended to every need. It is in an extemely convenient location, near everything you need in Playa. The local restaurants are great and within walking distance. The beach is very close and you can rent a chair and enjoy drink and food service. We already want to go back!
La Crosse, WI
Magnifico Condo in Fun Fun Playa!
Arena Blanca is a beautiful facility. From the moment you arrive and at the gated entrance you know you are in for a fabulous stay. The grounds are beautiful and flowers are flowing all over. The pool is great and the building itself is lovely and meticulously maintained.
We stayed in the two bedroom penthouse. It is fabulous! Large kitchen w/ granite counters, great living areas, balcony accross the entire space. Two bedrooms, two baths. We loved our private staircase to the rooftop sundeck and tub!
Our only regret was that we didn't have 10 or our closest friends with to enjoy it with!
We will be back again!
Great Time at the Penthouse in Arena Blanca
My wife, son and daughter just returned from Playa del Carmen and had a great time in the Penthouse Condo at Arena Blanca. The unit itself was more than we expected with spacious bedrooms, a large living area, kitchen and dining area and two full baths. The best part was the beautiful roof top oasis...complete with hot tub, seating and bar area and of course great views of the ocean. The grounds are well maintained as is the pool and common areas. Arena Blanca is just a short walk to the beach and to downtown...very convenient to stores, restaurants and the Playa nightlife.
Hidden Playa Jewel
I have been to Mexico several times with my husband, but this past year we decided to take my family along. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay in Playa with 6 adults. We rented the penthouse and one additional condo at this exclusive complex along Playa's 5th Ave. The condos at Arena Blanca were gorgeous, comfortable, and quiet (there was a little construction going on in the late mornings nearby, but the condos themselves were very quiet). We spent our days at the Kool beach club, which is no more than a 10 minute walk along the beach from Arena Blanca. The pool at Arena Blanca was a great place to cool off in the evenings--it was very clean and well kept. The a/c in the condos worked great. The beds were comfortable. The furniture and decor werer fabulous. The balcony and rooftop area that was included with the penthouse were wonderfuly relaxing places to sit and read or watch the sun set. The owners and the on-site manager were all excellent to work with--they helped answer all our questions and made us feel welcome. They even provided us with a cell phone that we could use to keep in touch with the manager any time we had questions. Of all the condos I have rented in Mexican beach towns over the past several years, this was the nicest place I have stayed. We would definitely stay at Arena Blanca again in the future and will be recommending it to our friends who visit the area!
relaxing, reliable, posh...
You can experience Playa on the main strip, within the heart of the cruise-
ship-port-district, OR, you can head to the "other end of the strip", to this
paradise at Arena Blanca...5-star-quality accommodations, impeccable local
service and recommendations from the owners make you feel like you have the
"inside scoop" about where to spend your time and money, from which section
of the beach to head to, to where to take a local yoga class.
We rented 3 units for 4 couples and loved that we felt like we had our own
private facility, with the beach just a skip away...
We will return!
Wish we could have stayed longer!
When we arrived at Arena Blanca we were tired after a long day of travel. It was a relief to be greeted at the gate by Angeles (spelling?) the local keeper of the condo, and whisked right up to our Huge, Gorgeous Condo! It was everything that was promised-very clean, welcoming and we had all the information we needed to feel at home.
Both of the bedrooms and bathrooms were big, though the shower in the 'master bedroom' was gorgeous. I'm glad that we got there first and got to pick our room! The loft option is nice, though it seems more workable for a family or group of friends than for 2 adult couples (little privacy).
The water pressure was great, appliances worked as expected, however we only stayed 3 nights so we were unable to take full advantage of the kitchen.
We used the 'local tips' that Judy (the owner) provided to us before our trip and had some great meals.
We used the rooftop patio alot-private and gave a great view of the sky-easy to pretend that you were far away from Senor Frogs (if that's what you wanted). There were plenty of chairs, cups, towels etc.
The pool is a basic, nice option if you want something different from the beach or have a small child who doesn't like waves.
I've already recommended this place to friends and hope to visit again in the future!
The best place I have ever stayed!
My family and I stayed from August 6th to August 11th. We wished we could stay longer. The place is beautiful, cozy and just minutes away from the beach and the 5th.Av I can't wait to plan another trip to Playa and stay there again
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Playa del Carmen was an incredible, relaxing
experience. Despite what one may think about a
touristy "cancun" spring break, Playa proved to be
just the opposite in the best way possible. When
in town and at the beach, we were surrounded by
locals and other vacationers who seemed to know
the area well, which was a nice surprise. We were
able to get a sense of the culture and not just be
on the beach the entire time. The food was
delicious and the area was manageable. Arena
Blanca's penthouse was spotless and beautiful. We
felt completely safe the entire time we were
there, and they made our stay incredibly
enjoyable. The owner even planned a rooftop party
with a Mariachi band for a birthday! They
accommodated us and couldn't have been friendlier.
I can't wait for my second time there!
Fué la mejor desición de mi esposo y mía haber rentado el Penthouse de Arena Blanca.
Es un Penthouse de lujo, con espacios muy amplios, cocina totalmente equipada, las recámaras con sus baños privados de lujo y mucha privacidad. La terraza privada en la parte superior tiene una vista espectacular !!!
Su ubicación es la mejor, pues caminado llegas al centro de Playa, y a los mejores restaurants del lugar. Su limpieza es impecable y la seguridad es excelente.
Palm Desert, California
Arena Blanca was the best!
What a special treat it was to walk up to this
penthouse for the first time! We were traveling as a
family with our (almost) adult sons and the unit was
so spacious and breathtaking. No corners cut in the
presentation and decoration! Bric Intl was accommodating and friendly, so easy to deal with
locally and the owners were friendly and responsive
to every question and concern. We found the location
perfect. Close to the beach and within walking
distance to food, shopping and nighttime fun. We
can't wait to return!
Matthews North Carolina
Wonderful place and very quiet
Very quiet. The condo was stunning. It had everything we needed or wanted. Great roof top view and dining. The pool was great. The staff was very friendly and were not over-bearing. They helped us whenever we needed help. The beach was a short 10 minute walk. Many shops were nearby. Restaurants and main shopping area were very close. Internet signal was very limited but who needs a computer on vacation!!! We would recommend it to our friends.
We loved it !
It is such a comfortable, clean and beautiful condo. Lots of room for all of us too.
The location is great. It is just a short walk to the beach. At times we were just as content to play in the pristine pool in the courtyard. For even more privacy we enjoyed the terrace on the roof.
Being very close to friendly convenience stores is a very big bonus.
We found everything we needed at our fingertips. We like to cook our own meals but if we didn't feel like it we just went next door for the supberb food served in the perfect little restaurant next door or a block away at another wonderful spot.
Thanks Judy for being the perfect host. You thought of everything.
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Great Family Adventure!
We recently returned from a week in Playa del Carmen at Arena Blanca. The accommodations were superb. The penthouse was very spacious and beautifully furnished. The grounds were immaculate and the flowers were gorgeous.
There are two convenience stores located by Arena Blanca, one at each corner and a Mega Food Store nearby. The unit even had a blender so we were able to enjoy margaritas by the pool, which we used each afternoon to relax and cool off.
Arena Blanca is within walking distance of many restaurants and great shopping. We felt like we really got to see Playa and enjoy what it had to offer. We have stayed in all-inclusive resorts in the past and really didn't leave the resorts so we've missed so much of what's out there.
We ate at some of the best authentic Mexican restaurants (some of them with quite inexpensive prices), found some interesting souvenirs, and did some great excursions including: zip-lining, four-wheeling, and jet skiing on the ocean.
This was one of the most memorable vacations we have had with our kids. We would highly recommend Arena Blanca and Playa del Carmen and plan on returning!
Forget the all-inclusive resorts - this is the place to stay!
Absolutely loved the penthouse! The location was the best for the beach,
shopping or waking down 5th Avenue. The owners gave us a list of Playa
Favorites and we used it every day.
The only glitch on our trip was not being picked up at the airport on time and
waiting at the gate for keys to arrive. Everything else was first class!
Looking forward to our next visit!
Response from Judy Scheer Hoeschler - 07/14/2009
We personally know how frustrating it is to be left stranded at the airport, waiting for pickup. It happened once to us and that was enough! We have changed management companies and have not had anyone more issues. We do recommend that guests consider riding the ADO public coach lines from Cancun airport to downtown Playa. It's cheap and, best of all, GREEN!
We were very unhappy to learn that you (and a handful of other guests) were left stranded at the front gate upon arrival. Not the way you want guest to begin their vacation. So we installed a lock box at the gate, and keyless systems for the condos. It's worked like a charm.
Thanks so much for the review! We would love to see you in Playa again.
Judy & Jay Hoeschler
Greatest Stay in Playa del Carmen
I've stayed in one of the other units at Arena Blanca as well, so I knew I was in for a great vacation when I rented the two+ bedroom penthouse. I was not disappointed!
Arrival was easy. The management team used was friendly and efficient. The unit itself was well laid out, the furniture comfortable, the kitchen well stocked. (I did a little cooking.) I had no maintenance issues at all the week I was there. The best part of this unit is the upstairs, rooftop garden area. It was perfect for morning coffee and late night wine! I love the location of this complex. I much prefer the quieter end of town - more locals, not as many loud tourists. Everything I needed was easily within walking distance. My favorite restaurant was only 2 blocks away, called Cafe' Corazon...check it out for breakfast! The beach is about 2 or 3 blocks away - again, easy walking distance. I'm an exercise nut and there is a gym across the street where I bought a one week membership and was able to keep up my exercise routine.
If you are lucky enough to get this unit, you will love it and want to return time and again! I know I do.
Fun & Sun Lovers
Tropical serenity plus cultural ambiance equals paradise!
We had never been to Playa before and were somewhat skeptical after a negative experience to another Mexican vacation hot spot 10 years ago. We were pleasantly surprised and this destination & condo exceeded our expectations in every way. We were traveling with another couple and the spacious condo was a perfect respite from our fun filled days spent touring Mayan ruins, snorkeling, scuba diving, sun bathing & shopping on 5th Avenue. Additionally the owners were attentive to our inquiries & provided us with invaluable information on the area & dining options (they are endless so having some direction was appreciated). I am the "travel planner" in our group & always remark that I will not return to the same place twice, however after this experience I am tempted to break this "rule" of mine. The only recommendation I made to the owners was to provide an umbrella for the occasional rain shower (though the beach umbrella we used resulted in more unique photos) and given their attentiveness to their home & guests I am sure that they have already accomodated the suggestion.
We have recommended this rental to others and we are confident that should you stay here you will enjoy memories of a fantastic experience for years to come.
Response from Judy Scheer Hoeschler - 07/14/2009
We have taken your great suggestion about the street umbrellas! Beach umbrellas are great for the beach but little unwieldy on the street. Thanks for the review.
Romantic Honeymoon Get-away
Our honeymoon experience in Playa was phenomenal! We stayed in the 2 bedroom condo at Arena Blanca and felt like we were in a 5 star resort. The condo itself was beautiful and clean (maid came every day), and we loved the rooftop patio. We loved that we were on the less- touristy side of Playa- still right off the main street with access to any modern amenities and trips, but it allowed us to see and experience more of Playa than what you'd ever see from an all inclusive resort. October might not have been the best time to be in Mexico- very humid and rained off and on, but the condo was well air conditioned and we were only a few minutes walk to to beach. The management staff were very helpful- giving us pointers on how to get around town, where to find the best food (and tequila, of course!) and what local spots are not to be missed. My husband and I will definitely return to Playa, and hopefully to Arena Blanca in the future.
delightful, convenient and Judy was actively engaged in advising
the above summarizes our terrific stay.
Great Family Vacation
Wonderful from arrival to departure! Hoeschler attended to every detail.
We rented two condos at Arena Blanca for a vacation with our children and grandchildren. The huge living spaces and superbly equipped kitchen in the Penthouse allowed for easy gathering and dining together. The rooftop patio was most enjoyable in the evenings or for private sunbathing.
After a day in the sun on Playa's amazing beaches (the sand stays cool even when the sun is blazing!) the pool was a refreshing change. Float around while bougainvillea petals drift beside you.
We especially enjoyed being able to put the kids in strollers and launch out on foot down Avenida 5 for shopping or dining in the evening. Loved the aspect of an "in town" oasis. Always something to do.
The condo staff was available and responsive.
I highly recommend a stay at Arena Blanca penthouse and Playa is a great destination!
Number one, the place is absolutely beautiful..well kept grounds, great security. Everyone was very friendly. The Penthouse was just stunning..The terrace every morning to drink coffee was so lovely. In the evenings cocktails up on the rooftop was such a perfect way to wind down after a day at the beach..and again to start out the evening! Neither of us smoke, but we did have a friend drop by who does, so the rooftop was perfect for that! All in all, ...Perfection!