Happy New Year! 2018 has arrived and we welcome it with our most-liked photos on Facebook and Instagram in 2017. For all of you who are considering staying at Playa Palms Beach Hotel and have already read all the reviews, maybe these fabulous shots will help you decide.
Who follows our blog, knows that one of our favorite repetitive guests is Santa Claus. He usually stays at Playa Palms Beach Hotel a few days in December. This year he is visiting together with his wife, Mary Christmas. While last year we wanted to know what he likes most about Playa del Carmen, now we asked more intimate questions and learned who really manages his business and that he had to go in therapy.
PP: Hi Santa, hi Miss Santa! It’s so nice to welcome you two back again!
Santa Claus: Hi, I’m glad to be back too. It’s always nice to relax a little before all the Christmas stress.
Mary Christmas: Hi, thank you, we really like to come to Playa del Carmen, especially to Playa Palms Beach Hotel. It’s nice to see familiar faces every year, it feels like coming home.
PP: That makes us really happy, Miss Santa! Santa, I see you’re wearing a Corona shirt. We thought you love certain black-colored soda with a red label.
Santa: Well, I do. But you know, the contract I signed with them says I have to appear in public a certain amount of times, drinking their soda. We had a financial shortage some 100 years ago and they sponsored our uniforms. Unfortunately, we didn’t read the small print. And, just between us, I’m a bit sick of the beverage. I really try to eat healthily and lose some pounds, but drinking so much sugary soda makes it nearly impossible. Right now, I’m negotiating that I am at least allowed to drink the light version. But anyway, as I’m on holiday now, I also take a break from the black soda. And I really like Corona! But, of course, to be enjoyed with moderation.
PP: Very responsible attitude, Santa. And good luck with your negotiations! Talking about healthy food, you might love to hear that we are going to extend our breakfast options at Playa Palms, youwill soon be able to order eggs.
Santa: That sure will make our annual stay at Playa Palms Beach Hotel even better!
PP: Out of curiosity, what do you think of people who don’t believe in Santa?
Santa: Well, I am standing here now, in front of you, how can you say I don’t exist? It’s so upsetting when people tell you that you don’t exist. I actually went to therapy during few summer seasons, because I had a deep existential crisis. You know, it starts to get to you, when so many people tell you that you aren’t real. I started to doubt my own existence!
Mary: Yes, it was a very hard time for us. Luckily, the therapy really helped.
Santa: Yes, I now know that I am real, unlike unicorns for example. But they have a huge fan base and even had their own drink at Starbucks!
Mary: Ssh, don’t upset yourself. Think of all the children who are eagerly awaiting to see you in a few days.
PP: Ehm… let’s change the subject. All of us have one doubt. Isn’t this supposed to be the busiest time of the year now for you?
Santa: Nah, that’s what the elves are for. Or little people, how they prefer to be called nowadays. Busy time for me is Christmas Day.
PP: Oh ok, I see. And what about you, Miss Santa, are you involved in the business or what do you do?
Mary: Only a few people know that the business actually used to be mine, but a few hundred years ago it was difficult owning a business as a woman, so I transferred it to my husband. I’m still the one in charge actually, doing all the organizing. Santa is responsible for delivery. Which continues to be a good way to handle business, since for some reason people want me to deliver the presents in ridiculously sexy outfits. As if anyone would wear a negligee outside in winter! But they’re completely fine with my husband wearing normal winter clothes. No one seems to want to see his hairy belly!
PP: Oh wow, I really didn’t know that! I bet organizing Christmas must be a lot of work.
Miss Santa: Yes, it is. That’s why I really appreciate getting some time off to relax here in Playa Palms Beach Hotel. I really just want to lie in the hammock on our balcony and enjoy the gorgeous ocean view all day. Since we’re still a bit jetlagged, we use to wake up early and love watching the sun rise over the Caribbean Sea.
PP: That sure is an amazing view! And we will do everything so the both of you will have a great vacation.
If you want to ask Santa any questions as long as he’s staying with us, write them in the comment section below.
Do you want to reserve the same room Santa and his wife stayed in? reserve an ocean front room!
Once a year, owners, staff, and guests gather to celebrate Playa Palms. We couldn’t keep ourselves from sharing these lovely photos from this year’s Owners Fiesta. Good people, good food, some music and a drink or two at the lovely beach of Playa Palms Beach Hotel, what more does one need? We celebrate one more year of friendship, our staff’s hard work and dedication, our wonderful guests, the amazing owners and, of course, our beloved Playa Palms Beach Hotel itself. A big thank you to all who came by and shared the spirit, we had a blast!
Now, let the photos speak for themselves…
Do the sun-worshipper in you a favor and plan your winter holiday in sunny Playa del Carmen!
The clocks are changing again and the days are getting shorter – winter is upon us! For some a bliss, for others a reason to look up warmer destinations. To the latter, don’t look any further! Always sunny Playa del Carmen is a winter escape that doesn’t break the bank. Plus, it is an ideal sun destination as well for a longer vacation or for shorter getaways.
Swap the snow for gorgeous beaches
You can’t cancel winter, but escaping to a Caribbean paradise is the next best option. The call of Playa del Carmen’s beautiful beaches and the turquoise Caribbean Sea is hard to ignore.
But there are so much more things to do then just sunbathing: swim in underground rivers, climb pyramids in the jungle, or snorkel in colorful coral reefs and don’t even get us started with the culinary highlights and fun places the famous 5th Avenue has to offer.
Stay at the heart of Playa del Carmen
Playa Palms Beach Hotel, just around the corner of the 5th Avenue, offers everything you need to stay comfortable during your winter holiday. Unwind at a peaceful atmosphere in the very heart of Playa del Carmen, right on the beach with gorgeous views.
A particular highlight is a private balcony all our studios feature, with a hammock for you to relax in. Imagine waking up to having your breakfast served to your room. Enjoy it on your balcony while overlooking the breathtaking Caribbean Sea! If that’s what your inner sun-worshipper is looking for, Playa Palms’ special deals for your sunny winter holiday might be good news for you.
And one thing is for sure, whether you stay at Playa Palms Beach Hotel in winter or in summer, you will spend an unforgettable time! So, pack your bathing suit and sunglasses and get ready to soak up the Caribbean Sun!
Playa del Carmen is the perfect destination for your wedding if you want to get married on a beautiful beach, with the turquoise Caribbean Sea set as the background. Plus, the Playa Palms Beach Hotel staff will do everything possible for you to have your dream wedding!
Say Yes in Playa del Carmen
There is a reason why the Riviera Maya is one of the top wedding destinations in the world. To begin with, it is a quick travel from anywhere in the U.S. In touristic places people speak at least a basic English, so there are very few language barriers and you can even pay in US dollars. But most importantly, it has a gorgeous scenery, amazing beaches, and sunshine throughout the year.
Especially Playa del Carmen has everything you want from a wedding destination. Delicious food, a fun nightlife and it’s a good starting point for many excursions to explore the Riviera Maya’s nature and the Mayan culture.
What we do for you at Playa Palms Beach Hotel
If you plan on getting married at Playa Palms Beach Hotel, contact our reservations team to help you personalize your wedding. We go the extra mile to make sure the bride, family members, and the wedding party are taken care of from the moment they step through our door.
The bridal couple will be accommodated in a top floor ocean front room. It has plenty of room for the bridal party to spend quality time while preparing for your special day. What you’ll probably love most, is its private terrace and the breathtaking views over the Caribbean Sea. Fully keeping with our motto, Wake up inside your dream!
Of course, we will set aside special rooms for your wedding party too. Since at Playa Palms Beach Hotel we know how important it is for you to have your family and best friends with you on your special day, we offer a special group rate.
Extra tips for your destination wedding in Playa del Carmen
People tend to forget that despite the tropical climate we also have seasons. The best time for your wedding is from December to April when it is rarely raining and the temperatures are mild, with cooler nights. Whereas in June and July it gets very hot and humid. From August until October it is rain season with an extremely humid climate. You might still consider these months since the prices drop and there are many sunny days too.
When shopping for your wedding dress keep Playa del Carmen’s climate in mind, and that you’ll probably be on a beach. Opt for light fabrics that allow breathability, such as chiffon or silk. And remember – high heels and sand don’t mix!
When you go to the beach before your wedding day, make sure to cream up well in sunscreen. You don’t want to walk down the aisle looking like a lobster! Also, tan lines are frown lines. Especially on your wedding day.
But, most importantly, remember to have fun and enjoy every moment of your special event!