Top Reasons to Visit Illusion Boutique Hotel
- This hacienda-style boutique hotel is located in Playa del Carmen, just footsteps from the Caribbean Sea.
- Nearby attractions include underwater cenotes, Mayan jungles, and Chichén Itzá, which Fodor’s calls “one of the most dramatically beautiful of the ancient Maya cities.”
- The sophisticated guest rooms feature marble floors, bold blue and yellow hues, and natural ticul stone accents. Mirage balcony rooms have their own private balconies.
- At Casa Nostra chefs craft fresh fruit smoothies, chilaquiles, and custom omelets for breakfast.
- Visit the rooftop spa to indulge in aromatherapy massage or reiki therapy in a cabana that looks out to the Caribbean Sea.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination
Located 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, you'll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum's crumbling temples are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, and Coba's enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel, which docks at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, and they offer trips offshore to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world's most beautiful.
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Book by 6/7/13 or promo value expires. Must complete travel by 12/21/13. Not valid 7/18-7/28, 8/5-8/16, and 11/25-11/30. Limit 2/person, +2 as gifts. Limit 2/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of 90% Groupon price applies; 24-hour notice or fee up to Groupon price applies. Must be 18 or older to check in. Credit card required at booking. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid with reward points. Tax included. $14 nightly parking fee not included. Service and social fee of $2/room/night not included.