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An enduring favorite smack on Playa Norte, Cabañas María del Mar has enough variety in accommodations to please nearly anyone—though don’t expect luxury. Rooms closest to the beach are located in the Tower section by reception; several have two double beds. The 31 Cabaña rooms face the pool and gardens and also have double beds. Couples prefer the Castle section with somewhat upgraded rooms with king-sized beds, relatively quiet air conditioners, and balconies with partial ocean views. Avoid those in the floor above Buho’s restaurant, where a free continental breakfast consisting of toast, coffee, and weak juice is served. One of the great advantages here is the easy access to rental scooters, laundries, and bikes, and the clerks can answer just about any question. You can find erratic Wi-Fi by the reception area.