Las Olas ~ Playa Del Carmen
Life is a Beach!
When we say (or at least "I" say) that "Life is a Beach", I mean that to survive the hardships imposed upon us by ourselves and others, especially during these troubled times, we must become one with nature and recharge our run-down batteries, and there is no better place on earth to do this than at the beach on a sunny day, with the smell of rotting seaweed, the feel of hot sand between the toes and the sound of seagulls and the surf. I don't know why exactly the seaside is so healing, just that it is! Often when I'm stressed, memories of the beach intrude upon my thoughts as if they were a balm to my troubles. When the harsh endless days of winter crush our souls, yearnings of the beach and sun pull us through... the knowledge that it is waiting, just a short flight away. Perhaps it is because the ocean is the cradle of life, out of which we crawled, and we recognize an old friend... a homecoming. Maybe it is because the ocean can so easily hypnotize us with meditative undulations of water on rocks, cradling our minds into a healing semi-unconsciousness. All I know is that it is necessary for life, and therefore, "Life is a Beach".
The Mayan Riviera is an excellent option for a winter break away from the cold. When exposed to the harsh winter months consider the soft white powder sand, the sound of the surf, shade from palm trees, clear aqua blue water of the Caribbean and of course, a Margarita or a cold Pacifico close by. This dream is attainable! Come to Playa del Carmen and enjoy the amenities of many various beaches and our condo at Las Olas.
Las Olas (The Waves in Spanish)
When you have decided to make the Mayan Riviera your destination and Playa Del Carmen the town you wish to experience, your next decision is where to stay! Let me recommend the Condominium Complex called Las Olas, located on the corner of Calle 28 (Street) and 1st Avenue, so exactly between the famous pedestrian promenade Fifth Avenue and the white sandy beaches of Playa Tukan and Mamita's. This well-built complex is one of the original buildings in the area and found in the fast developing 'Little Italy' area of Playa del Carmen that features many of the new condo buildings, stylish boutiques and trendy bars and restaurants. These condos offer 1200 square feet of living space with unusually high 12-foot ceilings, a rare find in Playa Del Carmen. Each has its own parking spot reserved for the visitor by a mechanical “parking attendant”.
We named our condo 'Buena Vida' (The Good Life) and it is fully furnished with two bedrooms offering King Beds. Each bedroom with its own full bathroom complete with walk-in tiled showers. All rooms have individual climate control including ceiling fans. The living area offers a sectional couch, internet television including Netflix and high-speed wireless internet. A small alcove is the perfect computer/office space. The kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops and has everything you will need. Off the kitchen is a laundry room with full size washer and dryer. Best of all, there is the large outdoor terrace where one can dine and relax in the fresh breeze from the ocean, take a nap in the hammock or flash up the BBQ. Situated on the second floor, Condo Buena Vida has a great view of the road to Mamitas beach below and provides great entertainment watching the activity below. Las Olas is in an excellent location on First Avenue, a block from the famous Fifth Ave., with all its glamor from restaurants to shopping and nightlife entertainment. It is only 200 meters from Mamitas beach, the most popular and hip beach in Playa del Carmen. Relax at the Mamitas Beach Club or Kool's Beach Club and get a special rate for lounges, umbrellas, food and drink as our guest at Las Olas. Swim in the beautiful warm Caribbean water or their pools and enjoy the view. When you tire of the sun, your Las Olas home away from home is only a few minutes away.