Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa Hotel

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private beach area
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The inviting Mayan Riviera of Mexico is the gorgeous setting for the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa Hotel, close to the town of Playa del Carmen. Offering an All Inclusive ... Continue reading

The inviting Mayan Riviera of Mexico is the gorgeous setting for the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa Hotel, close to the town of Playa del Carmen. Offering an All Inclusive option and an Adult Only option, accommodation is spread over a low-rise complex which, combined with various palapas set in well-kept grounds with swaying palms, creates a Mexican village atmosphere. Adults can enjoy the exclusive "Riviera Select Club Adults Only" section, an area of guest rooms located in a secluded part of the resort, alongside the spectacular 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Von Hagge. There is a wealth of activity and relaxation facilities separated for adults only and families with children, great dining options, and the fabulous white sandy beaches of course. Spa and gym features a range of sports activities, water sports and activities for adults and families including supervised clubs. Book into the fabulous Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa Hotel and embrace the delights and climate of Mexico on the Mayan Riviera.


  • Bicycle rental (surcharge)
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Children's playground
  • Darts
  • Diving
  • Entertainment staff
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Private beach area
  • Sauna
  • Snorkelling
  • Solarium
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Windsurfing

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Terrace


  • Air conditioning
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Car hire
  • Designated smoking area
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Gift shop
  • Lift
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops (on site)
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • VIP room facilities

All Inclusive


  • Breakfast, Buffet, Restaurant (Gran Buffet Festival), Daily: 07:00 - 10:30.
  • Lunch, Buffet, Restaurant (Gran Buffet Festival), Daily: 12:30 - 15:30.
  • Dinner, Buffet, Restaurant (Gran Buffet Festival), Daily: 18:30 - 22:00.
  • Breakfast, Buffet, Restaurant (Grand Buffet Riviera), Daily: 07:00 - 11:00.
  • Dinner, A la Carte, Restaurant (Restaurante Mediterraneo); Reservations Required, Daily: 18:30 - 10:00.
  • Dinner, A la Carte, Restaurant (Restaurante Mexicano); Reservations Required, Daily: 18:30 - 22:00.
  • Dinner, Buffet, Restaurant (Buffet Il Piemonte), Daily: 18:30 - 22:00.
  • Dinner, A la Carte, Restaurant (Restaurante Asiana); Reservations Required, Daily: 18:30 - 22:00.
  • Dinner, A la Carte, Restaurant (Restaurante Fogo de Janeiro); Reservations Required, Daily: 18:30 - 22:00.
  • Dinner, A la Carte, Restaurant (Restaurante Gourmet); Reservations Required; Dress code applies (no shorts/swimwear allowed), Daily: 18:30 - 22:00.
  • Dinner, A la Carte, Restaurant (Restaurante Gaucho); Reservations Required, Daily: 18:30 - 22:00.
  • Room Service, 24 hours.


  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol; Imported Alcohol; Imported non Alcohol, Bar; Disco, Daily: 11:00 - 02:00.
  • Mini Bar, Soft drinks; Beer; Bottled water, Once per day.
  • Speciality (Waiter service for drinks on the beach and around the pool area), Daily.


  • Tennis; Table Tennis; Watersports (non-motorised); Entertainment; Live entertainment; Billiards; Mini Club; Sauna; Fitness Centre.


Room facilities

Guest accommodation consists of Twin rooms, Single rooms and a selection of Junior Suites and Superior rooms which all have a tropical décor, are light and bright and comfortably furnished - each building enjoys a shared private pool facility. Room features include a furnished balcony/terrace with garden, pool or ocean view, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, private bathroom with shower and hair dryer, satellite TV, telephone, wake-up service, mini bar (local charge), and safe box. Junior suites enjoy extra living space with sofa beds and additional conveniences. Superior Ocean rooms have sea view.

Riviera Club Adults Only Section offers guest rooms in a 3 storey building; well-appointed Deluxe and Superior suites, including a spacious living room and Jacuzzi in the Superior rooms. This is an exclusive area allowing maximum privacy from the rest of the hotel and features a private check in area and a luxury pool club. In-room amenities include premium Liquor Bottles, Satellite plasma TV & video on demand, iPod Player, Wireless Internet, Safe, fully-stocked mini-bar including snacks, 24-Hour Room Service, VIP Bracelet, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, bathrobes for use inside the rooms, and King size pillows and luxury linens.


Other Information

The hotel is a short distance from: the ecological water park, Xcaret, (underground river, Dolphinarium, botanical gardens); Xel-Ha attraction; and historical sites of Tulum and Coba.

Rates are exclusive to UK passport holders only.

Rates are valid for all European Markets.

24 hour Reception Services, housekeeping, 24 hour room service, shopping plaza, beauty salon, wedding and event facilities, and business conference and meetings facilities with full A/V equipment and organisation.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa Hotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Playa del Carmen boasts one of the prettiest beaches on the coast and despite its growing tourism, it has a small-town, laid-back feel to it, attracting thousands of holidaymakers each year. The offshore reef offers some spectacular diving, and less than an hour away by boat is the island of Cozumel, with some of the best diving in Mexico. There are numerous dive centres offering reef and cave diving in the limestone caverns along the coast. The small commercial town centre is packed with souvenir shops, trendy bars and cafes, restaurants, designer clothes shops and hotels, and has a vibrant nightlife that caters for the smaller beach settlements nearby so holidaymakers can enjoy the best of both worlds. It can get very overcrowded with day-trippers from Cancun, as well as cruise ship passengers. South of town, the expanding Playacar development caters mainly for package tourists, its beach packed with sunbathers and deckchairs, and lined with hotel complexes; there is also an 18-hole golf course.

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For sporty types a holiday in Playa del Carmen offers plenty of activity both on top, under and away from the bright blue Caribbean Sea. The number one sport is scuba diving on the magnificent coral reefs that surround the area, and there are plenty of opportunities for beginners to experienced divers to make the most of it. The less adventurous can snorkel, viewing the underwater world from above. A plethora of watersports equipment is available to rent on and around the beach, from sailboats to jet skis, parasails to charter fishing boats. Those who prefer to stay dry can take to the Robert van Hagge designed 18-hole golf course south of town, or the sports centre on 10th Avenue which offers tennis and basketball courts and a running track. Horse-rides on the beach and through the jungle are popular, too. When it comes to sightseeing there are several options, ranging from Mayan ruins to exploring cave systems and cenotes (sinkholes) in the area, or taking excursions to nearby Cozumel Island or other spots along the 'Mayan Riviera' coastline.


No one need go hungry in Playa del Carmen because wherever you are in this holiday resort, there will be a great restaurant a stone's throw away. Cuisine ranges from traditional Mexican through all the international favourites, including sushi and vegetarian. For a top Mexican taste treat steer a little off the beaten track behind 5th Avenue and look out for a small taqueriawhere it is possible to pick up a tempting taco or two for a pittance. Street vendors in the main square (Zocalo) are also a good budget option, especially for fresh fruit and tasty tamales. When it comes to restaurant dining it is difficult to make recommendations from the dozens of good establishments available, but some of the more popular eateries are The Blue Lobster, its speciality obviously the crustacean of its name; The Blue Parrot, which offers dining on the beach with dancing in the evenings; and Season Bistro, which serves upscale Mexican with an international twist.


Whether it is dancing cheek-to-cheek under the stars, sipping margaritas on a rooftop, soaking up some live jazz, people-watching from a street side bar, learning to salsa, or downing shots and raving it up on a flashing dance-floor, holiday visitors will find that Playa del Carmen after dark can fit the bill. One of the newest hotspots is the huge Bali Club on Calle 12, which spices up its dance floor with high-tech sound and light and some awesome fire, water and balloon effects. Another indoor dance club, which has live bands on Saturday nights, is Bliss, on Calle 4. Numerous open-air bars are in operation until the early hours, some offering live music or DJs and dancing as the night wears on, others, like the Beer Bucket on Calle 10, confining themselves to serving up drinks under the stars or palapa (woven palm frond) roofs.


Comfortable footwear is vital for holidaymakers intent on a shopping spree in Playa del Carmen, where everything you need in the dozens of enticing shops can be easily accessed on foot. The place to tog yourself out in designer-wear, from head to toe, is 5th Avenue, and to complement the look there are plenty of speciality stores to browse around for jewellery, Mayan-inspired arts and crafts, handbags and the like. Souvenirs range from tacky ashtrays to bright and beautiful sarongs, Mexican blankets and sombreros, and even genuine Cuban cigars from La Casa del Habano (US citizens may not purchase these). Playa del Carmen boasts a Wal-Mart on 30th Avenue, and several American style supermarkets like Chedraui on the corner of Juarez and Highway 307, and Super San Francisco on 30th Avenue. There are also numerous mini-marts selling essentials for holidaymakers, and plenty of pharmacies. The resort's main shopping malls are Plaza Pelicano on 10th Avenue and the Paseo del Carmen close to the ferry pier.


There are plenty of topless and nude beaches around Playa del Carmen and families travelling with young children should take this into account.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 127V 60Hz
Language: Spanish,

This week's weather forecast

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