Coastal Basecamp


Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Prices From: $170 - $255

The fabulously hip and fashionable will find their niche in the design hotel Deseo. Meaning desire in "Español," it certainly lives up to its name if one desires a central location in Playa del Carmen, a trendy hotel, modern accommodations, hip cocktails, beautiful guests and nonstop entertainment, just south of Cancun. This hotel is sleek, chic and not for those seeking quiet relaxation.

Following in the steps of its sister hotel Habita in Mexico City, Deseo offers a unique lodging option in one of Mexico´s most laid-back and open-minded destinations. A mere 35 minutes from Cancun, Playa del Carmen has become the perfect refuge for a demanding youthful clientele that seeks both leisure and luxury in a festive ambiance with a perfect climate.

Here natural materials from the region and the ingenious contemporary designs of young Mexican architects blend perfectly to create a space that is both beautiful and comfortable. During the day 15 rooms are converted into comfortable living areas. Minimalist yet enticing, they boast fun details such as a beach and fiesta kit, hammocks and a music channel. Deseo´s centerpiece is a patio and pool deck that serves as a lounge, meeting space and leisure area. Oversized sun beds and poufs line the Jacuzzi and funky pool and the mood is set by a DJ that continuously plays the latest "chill-out" music. The turquoise waters of the Caribbean are but a short walk away and delicious dining opportunities are all around.

The combination of comfort and round-the-clock good music in a casual yet exclusive environment make fiesta-seekers long for the hideaway that is Deseo.


Region: Central America

Nearest Airport: CUN

5ta. Avenida. y Calle 12
Centro, Municipio Solidaridad
Playa Del Carmen
Yucatan Peninsula


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