One of two larger 1BR units at ETO, uniquely situated towards front of building on a corner location providing fantastic open views of the ocean and just steps from jacuzzi, pool, beach and excellent onsite restaurant, Indigo, with full service beach club. Being a larger 1 BR, the open floor plan and view provide a feeling of openness, light and comfort. Views of the ocean are seen from patio, kitchen and living room. The bedroom is bordered by a tranquil tropical garden and fountain protecting it from outside noise of clubs and any street noise. This provides a peaceful and relaxing stay given the unique positioning of the condo to the front and interior of ETO building. Unit 27 provides a modern and full service kitchen including full size refrigerator, and DW, as well as a Washer/Dryer, LCD TV's with DVD, iPOD docking station and modern amenities throughout as well as a nicely finished marble/glass bathroom. Everything you need to feel as though you are home, but steps from the Caribbean Sea.
Being located right on the beach gives one the chance to explore Playa's atmosphere from a long walk north or south along the beach day or night being able to access any number of streets putting you back in the heart of PDC. As well, you are just a 1-3 minute walk from the front entrance of ETO to the charm and verve of 5th Avenue and it's many shops, restaurants and clubs along the way.
Whether relaxing on the beach, enjoying the late afternoon breeze and dusk with some appetizers & drinks or heading out for the evening many options await to enhance your vacation experience.
Guests also have access to the pool and jacuzzi at the adjacent El Taj Beachside property providing a nice mix of atmosphere and change of pace as desired.
There is a single Master BR with a King bed with private connecting bathroom (connects from Living area too), that is ideal for 2 people, with an outdoor garden and zen fountain bordering the window creating a very tranquil and quiet environment for your relaxation.
Infants/toddlers, children or additional guests may be accommodated via portable cribs or bedding provided by housekeeping.
Owners can assist in reserving larger (2 & 3BR) units or additional units as well.
Keywords: Oceanfront, beachfront, fully furnished
We are a family of four, with two young children who became attached to PDC and the Riviera Maya years ago. We enjoy traveling other parts of Mexico, Hawaii and the USA
The Owner purchased this condo in 2010
We loved the location for our young family and all the variety of vacation experiences the Riviera Maya provides
Exploring and just relaxing, every day affords a chance to do something as simple as sea-shelling with our little girl and building sand forts with our boy, to trying out a remote beach, an eco park, walking the beach in either direction, a crocodile zoo, discovering new restaurants and re-visiting favorites or just staying in as little drowsy eyes and bodies fall asleep early.
This review is long over due. We went to Playa del Carmen back in May for two full weeks. We have stayed at El Taj before this trip and we were determined to stay there again. We found this condo on VRBO and inquired about it immediately. Goeff and Tina were great during the months prior to our travels. The condo was perfect, the location was awesome and decorated beautifully.
I am writing this now because we will be contacting them soon for our May 2016 trip. Looking forward to staying there again.
Michelle & Tim
My wife, son and I stayed in this unit at El Taj the beginning of January, 2015. We had a great time while we were down there. The unit is very nice. The owners were very helpful during my family's planning phase, and do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. The only downside I can think of was that it wasn't available the entire week we were in Mexico, so we moved from there to the Royal Caribbean in Cancun for our last three days. We were spoiled staying at El Taj, and then to go up to the Royal Caribbean was a letdown. Needless to say, we really enjoyed our time at El Taj, and I would highly recommend staying at this condo. We rented a car for the week and went to Dos Ojos one day and to Coba another. We also went to Akumal for lunch one of those days.
It was great walking to 5th Ave, and I didn't even mind when the Ravens beat the Steelers, because I was sitting at an outdoor bar on 5th Ave with my wife and son, drinking beers and assorted other drinks, wearing shorts and a t-shirt, while my Ravens fans co-workers were watching the game in Maryland with snow and subfreezing temps.
We always felt safe walking from 5th Ave to the condo, even at 2:00 in the morning. The condo unit is extremely nice and looks brand new. The bed was very comfortable, and the unit is quite spacious for a one bedroom unit. Situated right on the beach, El Taj is in a perfect location.
If you want to get away from the big city feel of Cancun and get to a more authentic Mexican feel, you really need to stay in Playa del Carmen, and this condo is in a great location.
This room is perfect! It's next to the pool and has a excellent view of the ocean. The location is excellent from 5th street.. close enough to get to all the food and fun and just far enough not to hear all the disco's going on till 3am. Love this place! Excellent room ! Great owners to deal with
Stayed in one bedroom unit next to pool on first floor. Unit was very modern and the staff were very helpful. You get access to "the Gym" an upscale work out facility right up the street. Playa night life out front door of hotel and beach life out the back of the hotel ...... Perfect combination !
Would stay again for sure been to Mexico 20 times and this place is excellent
We stayed in a gorgeous condo at El Taj which is ideally located on the beach. The condo was beautifully furnished and had all the appliances one needs while on vacation. We loved sitting on our private balcony with coffee and/or drinks, watching and listening to the surf. The bedroom was quiet - great for sleeping-in while on vacation. El Taj is a short walk away from Fifth Avenue with shops and excellent restaurants where you can sit at outdoor tables and be entertained by strolling mariachi bands performing in the street.
While at the El Taj, be sure to order a Mayan Margarita!
My girlfriend and I stayed in this beautiful condo at El Taj for over a week. I cannot recommend this condo strongly enough. It has everything you need! A full kitchen, washer/dryer, spacious living room, and gorgeous bedroom/bath. We felt that it was in the ideal location for walking around town, laying on the beach, swimming, fishing, and the going to the best restaurants. We absolutely loved it! El Taj is the best spot on the beach and this condo is perfect!
Passenger ferry ride to Cozumel, Mayan Ruins - Tulum and Chichen Itza, Eco Parks - Xcaret and Xel-ha, Cenotes, Alligator Farm/wildlife zoo, Canopy Expedition (zipline), white sand beaches and turquoise waters