Four-star Playa del Carmen hotel just down the street from the beach; airfare not included
Hotel at a Glance: Acanto Hotel and Suites
You won’t see a car driving down Playa del Carmen’s main thoroughfare, Quinta Avenida (or Fifth Avenue in English). Cars are off-limits here. Instead, live marimba musicians, pedestrians, fire-breathers, and vendors hocking handmade goods and Cuban cigars claim the cobblestone street. Less than a block from this lively main drag, the four-star Acanto Hotel and Suites puts you in prime position for exploring Playa del Carmen’s Mayan architecture and hip nightlife, as well as for kicking back on the Caribbean beaches that are just steps away.
- One- and two-bedroom suites feature marble bathrooms, terraces, and full kitchens.
- In-room entertainment: free WiFi and plasma-screen TVs
- Design scheme: The hotel resembles a hacienda with wrought-iron terraces, arched windows, and an adobe façade.
- Take a dip in the swimming pool, which is surrounded by palm trees and stone siding.
- Eco-tours: Talk to the concierge to arrange scuba-diving excursions along Playa del Carmen’s massive barrier reef and other adventures such as swimming with dolphins, ziplining through the jungle, and visiting Mayan ruins.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination
Just across the sea from the island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has been called “the hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula” by Lonely Planet. The laid-back beach bars and cafés have a way of converting vacationers into expats, but Playa’s most compelling draw might be its cenotes—cavernous sinkholes filled with turquoise pools. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, particularly at the lily-pad-dotted Xlacah cenote, where you can snorkel among schools of colorful fish.
To the south, you’ll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum’s crumbling temples are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, and Coba’s enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel, which docks at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, and they offer trips offshore to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world’s most beautiful.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Cancún International Airport (CUN) is approximately 56 km from the property. Click here for transfer service options.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another voucher? This deal covers two or four guests, depending on option purchased. Please contact the property directly for fees regarding additional occupants.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your voucher or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credits are not included with this deal.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here.