First, I’ll apologize for yet another thread about Playa Blanca as I see Spunky and another poster have one. Just wanted to add my 2 centavos.
We had a GREAT vacation! We still miss our favourite resort, Villa Coral but since we can’t go there now, Playa Blanca is going to be our go-to resort now. Wonderful staff, nice resort layout and decent food. Unfortunately it’s not as intimate as our favourite, but it will do. The resort was at full capacity for our week. As with any new resort to us, we went with an open mind and I can honestly that in most cases it exceeded our expectations. I thought the food was well prepared, tasty, and of decent selection. We ate at both a la cartes and while they had tasty food as well, my wife and I both thought the food wasn’t any better than the buffet. The only upside we found of the a la cartes was a more intimate setting. We found that even at full capacity, the resort ran well and we never had to wait in long line ups.
One slight downside I would say though was the beach. The last time we were in CL, the beach area at the PB, was thin, but it stretched the entire length of the resort. The beach this week started at the main walkway down to the beach (west of the ranchon). I didn’t have a problem with this as we walked west a little further the more liberal section of the beach. My concern is if the beach continues as it is; will there be enough space when the new cabanas are completed? ???
Our trip wasn’t without a few problems. A couple of days the resorts water was turned off during the day. However, this was not the resorts fault as the problem was in town. The other problem was air conditioning wasn’t working very well. Often we would return to our room to find it warmer than outside in shade and breeze. I talked to other guests who were having the same problem. One night we decided to open our window and balcony door for a beautiful breeze coming of the ocean. We never saw a bug so we never had a problem with them coming in through the open window and door. The resort seemed to understand there were many guests with these problems and comped everyone (on our flight anyway)late checkout. A nice touch I thought. Personally we never complained about any problems and took everything in stride.
All-in-all we really enjoyed our stay. The resort was able to extend to me one of my building choices I sent in an email before hand. We made new resort friends and look forward to going back next year!
Forgot to add…I’ll try to get my review in asap!
On a side note…
For any of you following my injured hand saga…well, it’s not back to full use yet. I was suppose to exercise it while away which I did. The only draw back, the first day there while walking down the beach, I split the original wound open and had to limit my hand exercises to the other fingers. Also, I’m unable to bend my forefinger at the first knuckle. Still can’t use my hand to hold weight yet either. It’s all I can do just to turn the key to start the car or shift gears. I’m afraid I might need surgery.