Hotel at a Glance: Posada Mariposa Boutique Hotel
Comfortable, upscale decor and lush plant life decorate the posh lobby of Posada Mariposa Boutique Hotel, and the guest rooms are smart and stylish. Stay here and you're right in the middle of the action in Playa del Carmen, steps from nightlife and restaurants as well as the all-important beach.
- 5th Avenue: The hotel is located on Playa del Carmen’s famous 5th Avenue (La Quinta Avenida in Spanish), a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare filled with shops, restaurants, and lively bars.
- Walk to the beach: It's less than two blocks away.
- In-room features include hardwood furniture, a patio, a 32-inch television, a mini fridge, an iPod docking station, complimentary bottled water, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and high-speed WiFi
- Mamita’s Beach Club: Posada Mariposa Boutique Hotel guests enjoy free entry and half-off rentals for beach beds and umbrellas.
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 del Carmen'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 lie the preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. One easy day trip is to visit the crumbling Mayan temples at Tulum, which are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, then head over to the enormous pyramid at Coba, which rises between two lagoons. Another option is to hop aboard the ferry to the island of Cozumel—the boat docks about 2 miles from the hotel at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, and they offer trips to the nearby reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world's most beautiful.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport?
A shuttle for two between the hotel and Cancún International Airport (CUN) is available for $65 (one-way).
Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon?
$15 per night for each additional guest 9 or older; no charge for kids 8 or younger.
Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation?
Timeshares are common in Mexico and so are the sales pitches that accompany them. You may be asked at hotel check-in if you are interested in attending sales presentation. If you don’t want to attend, simply decline and you won’t be approached again. If you decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits?
Complimentary WiFi and daily breakfast.
Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code?
Contact property to inquire about dress codes.