Hotel Playa Carmen is a new hotel situated right next to the beach at Playa Carmen and nestled next to Mal Pais on the Nicoya Peninsula strip. The beaches situated adjacent to the hotel are one of its main attractions. They are known for their husky golden sands, balmy waters, heavenly landscapes, surfers and serene aura. Since Costa Rica isn´t very big it is easy to access all the beaches along the 700 mile coast. Guests can visit of beaches located in the vicinity such as the Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Playa Carmen and Montezuma.
Accommodation and Amenities
The hotel contains 28 rooms, all of which cater to every guest´s individual needs. They offer standard and deluxe rooms. The rooms are fully equipped with all comfortable amenities, each provided with a phone, flat screen TV and DVD player, air conditioning, coffee makers, mini bar, a safe deposit box and many other facilities. Some of the rooms feature balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the lush vegetation of the tropical forest. They pride themselves on the comfort, elegance and quality of their rooms and making guests feel welcome and at home. The rooms are recently decorated and designed in subtle pastel colors, and warm colored rich looking Italian floor tiles. All the rooms have been appointed to a high standard and with contemporary touches. The hotel boasts many amenities such as internet access, bar, swimming pool, spa, surf board rental service and a tourist information center.
Hotel Playa Carmen it is a convenient stay option for those who love surfing and want to experience the waves of Costa Rica. The waves are balmy and consistent all through the year. Trained instructors are readily available throughout the region, if one wants to practice surfing as a seasoned surfer or wants to learn it as a novice. They teach surfing at all levels. The best time to practice here is between December to April when the waves are biggest, especially for those who head to the southeast of Playa Carmen. There are international surfing competitions that take place on the beaches and surf camps to hob nob with other surfers and gain and swap handy surf notes. Plenty of surf rental shops are available nearby to rent surf boards.
Nightlife Around the Hotel
Nightlife is one of the main attractions at Mal Pais/Santa Teresa area. Cocoloco Bar and La Lora Amarilla are the most talked about bars in Mal Pais. Cocoloco on Monday nights plays reggae sounds and beats, and is the most talked about event of the week. Several locals and curious visitors will converge here on a Monday night to listen to live reggae and DJ music. Saturday night is their special electronic night of the week with international Djs, fireshows and live electronic music from local bands are the highlight of the kickstart to the weekend. One can either enjoy their drink in the bar or under the hypnotic star-lit sky on the beach. Other places to go to in the vicinity include the Las Olas Restaurant (right on the hotel) and Kika Restaurant. Las Olas Restaurant is a fantastic place for those who like reggae and live bands. There are also two Texas Hold’em poker tables available from 9 pm onwards with reservation every Wednesday and Saturday. During the day, they televise American football, basketball and soccer. Go towards Santa Teresa and guests will discover La Lora which is one of the most sought after hang out in the region. The highlight here is the Saturday night Salsa dance with the locals. You get to shake it like the locals, while meeting some really interesting people from different parts of the world.
Fishing and Snorkeling
There are plenty of fish to be seen that dwell in the areas of Montezuma, Mal Pais and the Santa Teresa shores. The fishing tours offered to visitors are conducted by the experienced fishermen community whose family has been fishing for years. The ocean here holds innumerable number of fish and if one is lucky they will catch themselves a delectable and fresh local meal. Some of the tourists like to go sport fishing in half a day or one full day where they take part in the tour of professional sport fishing and catch Sailfish, Marlin, Roosterfish, Yellow-finned Tuna and Giant Tuna and more. The minimum amount of time to go on a sport fishing tour is about a couple of hours per trip. Each boat holds up to a maximum of 6-8 people. Some visitors also enjoy the boat tours and snorkeling facilities at Mal Pais and Montezuma.
The coastline in and around Malpais has grown considerably in the last couple of years. It is presently considered a modern, young and vivacious place to be, some say a new paradise altogether. Visitors can be fortunate enough to go horseback riding “off the beaten track” on the cast away beaches in the sunset, listening to the enchanting sounds of the waves. It’s a fully exciting experience for visitors of all ages. There are even horseback riding tours on offer at Mal Pais, in the hills of Cabo Blanco Costa Rica and the beaches of Montezuma. Horseback Riding is recommended either early morning or late afternoon. On the tour guests are provided with at least two guides to help them along the way. All the tours leave from and return to Playa Carmen. This tour is especially appealing for children. The horses take visitors through the jungle, valleys and cross rivers.
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