We rented this home from Jan 31-Feb 7, 2015 for our small group of four SCUBA divers who were looking for a nice home base from which to SCUBA and visit local attractions. This house was perfect for this trip and a great value. The neighborhood is gated, clean, quiet, secure and very well situated for our trip. The house functioned well with a clean, modern style, nice tile and stone work throughout the house, and met all of our needs. The beds were comfortable (the best I’ve had in Mexico as beds are usually very hard). The house has great air flow and, while there were AC units in every room, we used the ceiling fans instead of the AC, which also allowed us to awaken to the sounds of birds outside our windows as this unit backs up to a wooded/jungle area. The pool was also very nice and the neighborhood was well-maintained.
Taxis are plentiful, with more than 2,000 in the Playacar area, however I would recommend a rental car if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing. We rented a car, but would taxi into Playacar if we were planning to go out for the evening or go to Cozumel via ferry (approx. $8 each way). Flagging a taxi was as easy as stepping outside the gated area and waiting 3-5 minutes as taxis are regularly running passengers to the resorts down the street. This house is well-situated in the region for visiting many attractions – we went to Akumal to snorkel with turtles and stingrays, to Tulum to visit the ruins and swim on the picturesque beach, climbed the 130 steps of the tallest pyramid at Coba, spent two days in Cozumel to SCUBA and visit the beach bars past Punta Sur and overall had a really great time. This house was perfect for this trip, makes for a great home base, is a great value, and we would rent it again.