On the first night of last weekend’s Playa del Carmen beach getaway, Jorge and I checked into the lovely Aqualuna Boutique Hotel. I immediately fell in love with this little hotel, looking toward the beautiful courtyard area as we walked into the small lobby. Check-in was quick, easy and friendly, and the receptionist took us straight to our room, where we promptly changed and got ready to go out for a late dinner on 5th Avenue.
The location is the biggest plus for this hotel, in my opinion. Set on 10th Avenue, it’s just 1 block from the popular 5th Avenue and 2 blocks from Playa del Carmen beaches. Aqualuna is right next to Calle Corazon, which in my opinion is the most beautiful part of the entire 5th Avenue.
The room was a bit on the small side, but it was very comfortable and decked out in bright pink bougainvillea petals (my favorite flower!), plus I really liked the casual Mexican charm.
The bathroom was my favorite part of our room, with even more bougainvillea petals as well as organic bath amenties and a spacious rain shower. (I might have taken a 30 minute shower Saturday morning!)
Aqualuna also has a convenient outdoor sitting area, perfect for a morning coffee or checking your e-mail on the computer. (Free Wi-Fi is also available.)
I highly recommend Aqualuna Boutique Hotel. This spot has an unbeatable location along with all the amenities you need for a convenient stay, not to mention the laid-back tropical charm that Playa del Carmen hotels are known for.