Not very long ago, anyone wishing to party in a magical setting, in the midst of breathtaking natural scenery and enjoy a deliciously pleasant climate, would head for the trendy city of Cancun. Recently however, another city, about sixty kilometers away, has become an equally popular destination for tourists the world over: the enchanting Playa del Carmen. Located on the fantastic Mayan Riviera, Playa del Carmen, formerly known as Xaman Ha was, just a decade ago, a small, peaceful and traditional town with a port, with a great many fishermen and architecture typical of the region. Today, all that has changed, and its beaches of white sand along the Caribbean are among the most popular in the world. It’s also a very important site for deep-sea divers because of its magnificent coral reefs. The city’s busiest area is undoubtedly the Quinta Avenida, a Mexican version of Fifth Avenue with its numerous boutiques. Playa del Carmen however, has also become a city of partying, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, frequented by young local inhabitants and by young people from all over the world. This is why fairly luxurious hotels have been built, offering guests a pleasant vacation in this multi-faceted city.
Located in the heart of this up and coming city, The Hotel Lounge Deseo (Desire) has become, as its name indicates, the object of desire of a great many tourists. Owned by the well known Mexican hotel professionals, Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha, the Deseo receives its guests in a radically modern, happy and peaceful setting.
The twelve rooms and three suites all have a simple, pure and design décor. They’re spacious, with white walls, king sized beds and occasional pieces of furniture and lamps delicately arranged so that each room is a pleasant living space during the day, as well as a cool and peaceful bedroom at night.
The hotel’s central point is its patio equipped with a large terrace, and a superb swimming pool created by the Mexican designer, Silvia Gruner. The large cushions and sunbathing mattresses spread around the pool and which look like four-poster beds, invite guests to a moment of total relaxation. The adjacent wooden bar offers cocktails, cold drinks and light meals. For those who prefer swimming in the sea, there’s a direct and private access to the beach and the magnificent Caribbean Sea.
In the evening, the hotel’s terrace is transformed into a lounge and becomes an ideal place to sip a glass of champagne while enjoying the sunset and the music carefully chosen every evening by the disc jockey. The idyllic location of the hotel enables guests to take advantage of the festive atmosphere of Playa del Carmen and its numerous restaurants. The hotel staff is at your service at all times to advise you as to the regions to visit or simply to give you good place to go for dinner.
“The opening of the Hotel Deseo added a new level of sophistication to the once peaceful Playa del Carmen.” - Condé Nast Traveler
Four stars / Member Design Hotels / Lounge hotel / Trendy / Rooftop swimming pool / Open-air lounge / Poolside Bar / Self-service food & snack bar / Live DJs
Open all year
15 rooms including 6 with balcony, 6 lounge rooms and 3 suites
Double occupancy from 151 euros
Cancún International Airport (CUN) - Cancún
5a. Av. y Calle,12
77710 Playa del Carmen
Approximately 12 hours
Mexico is in three time zones
The largest part of the country: - 7hours in summer / - 6 hours in winter
Northwest: - 8 hours in summer / - 7 hours in winter
Baja California: - 9 hours in summer / 8 hours in winter
Mexico is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer:
North of the Tropic, the climate is semi-desertlike
Central Mexico has a temperate climate
In the south, the Yucatan peninsula has a classic tropical climate whereas the lowlands of the Chiapas have sub-equatorial weather
Passport valid six months after return date
No visa required
Upon arrival, visitors are given a document which must be returned upon leaving. If the document is lost, a 530 pesos penalty must be paid on the spot.
No vaccinations required
Le peso mexicain ($M)
The Mexican peso ($M)
Spanish (93% of the population), about 50 Indian languages
English at tourist sites
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