Basico Hotel: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The thoroughly modern Basico Hotel, located in happening and always hip Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is an eccentric and seamlessly self-reflexive property. At the Basico Hotel, just a short stroll to the pristine white beaches of the Mayan Rivera, patrons enjoy all that ultra-modern, chic Mexico has to offer: a white Polaroid camera waits above each bed quietly, while images from the beach seemingly beam to Plasma television screens. In addition, guests are sure to enjoy Azotea, Hotel Basico's fourth-floor outdoor rooftop bar! Azotea features two oil drum pools, three white-curtained beds, a padded bench made of rebar, and even a romantic hammock; each poised for guests to enjoy a delicious top-shelf margarita or a cold local beer!
In 2006, Alejandro Rueda joined the Hotel Basico as the General Manager. Prior to Hotel Basico, Mr. Rueda was with
Presidente InterContinental Hoteles in Sales and Marketing. Basico Hotel is part of Grupo Habita, a collection of boutique Mexican Hotels, and a member of Design Hotels™.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Alejandro Rueda, General Manager
What is your favorite word to describe Playa del Carmen? Fast.
What word best reflects the people of Playa del Carmen? Babel, as in the Bible…
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Playa del Carmen? Basico Hotel.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Playa del Carmen?
The beach at Mamita’s.
Mamita’s Beach Club is a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike. Known for its cozy covered beach beds, beach volleyball, and Mamita’s Lounge (with a resident DJ).
28th Street and the ocean.
What is your favorite indoor activity in Playa del Carmen?
Going out to eat. Check out Basico Hotel’s own Mambo Café or La Santanera.
6th Street, between 5th and 10th Avenue
12th Street, between 5th and 10th Avenue
What is your favorite sound or noise in Playa del Carmen? The wind.
What is your favorite smell or taste in Playa del Carmen?
Pizza Passa Slices, a local pizzeria.
Pizza Passa Slices:
Calle 12, between 5th and 10th Avenue
Open daily 11:30am to 12:30am.
What drink best reflects Playa del Carmen? None and all.
What song or type of music best reflects Playa del Carmen? Lounge music, La Santanera has Lounge music by the terrace.
If Heaven were Playa del Carmen, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? You are truly blessed... Come in!
Basico Hotel: Playa del Carmen, Mexico • 5th Avenue & Calle 10 North, Playa del Carmen, Mexico • Phone: 800-337-4685 or + 52-984-879-4448