Sandos Playacar Beach Resort

All Inclusive    

Exceptional Values!
Honeymooners: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability).
Family: Second child 12 and under stays, plays, and eats free.

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort is an exceptional all-inclusive beach resort set along a wide stretch of glorious white sand caressed by the turquoise blue of the Caribbean Sea. Situated on the southern edge of Playa del Carmen, the master-planned community of Playacar offers bikers and hikers the perfect spot to enjoy a stroll while admiring lush green jungle and Mayan ruins. Head over to Playa del Carmen's famous 5th Avenue which is a short 10 minute bike ride away. 5th Avenue offers great shopping, dining, coffee shops, and people watching.

Spend long, peaceful days steeped within the refreshing waters of one of four gorgeous swimming pools, including a separate pool area exclusively for adults. Riviera Blue Snack Bar is located poolside, open for brunch and lunch with some tasty snack options. Agave Blue Moon Bar offers beachside service with drinks and snacks in the mornings and afternoons. The friendly animation staff is on hand each day to make sure the entertainment and fun never stop. The water, land, and day/night activities come together to offer an unforgettable vacation experience. Be sure not to miss the nightly entertainment including cabaret shows, music performances and theme shows.

Enjoy an exciting variety of on-site watersports at no extra charge, or try your hand at a game of tennis on one of four floodlit courts. Kids and teens enjoy carefree days with new friends and peers at their own separate clubs and activity centers. Teens can kick back and play games of ping-pong, billiards, foosball and video games. A world of fun and discovery awaits your little ones- activities include a playground, swimming, mini-golf, face painting, movies and more! Experience complete harmony with nature when you rest, relax and indulge in the treatments of Spa Sandos (fee).

Indulge in the culinary delights offered at any of seven a la carte and three buffet restaurants. Savor delicious Italian, Brazilian, Mediterranean, Asian, French and Mexican cuisine, with no restrictions on the number of nights you choose to dine at either (reservations are required only for Brazilian restaurant).

Elegant, welcoming, comfortable, and priced just right! At the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, everything is provided for your enjoyment & pleasure- Food, drinks and the warm Caribbean sun. Welcome to Mexico!

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Sandos Playacar is located in the glorious resort area of Playacar, on the corridor between Cancun and Tulum, facing the island of Cozumel. The Xel-Ha natural aquarium and the incredible X-Caret ecological theme park are a short distace away.

Local Phone: +52-984-877-4040
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-888-GALA
Fax: 011-52-984-873-1169
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Shopping Mall Nearby (10 minutes)
Number of Pools: 9
Outdoor Pools: 9     
Guests have a choice of nine beautiful pools, including one exclusively in the Select Club Adults Only section and four for children.
Playacar Golf Club, 5 minutes away
Playacar`s championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: Included
Club Rental Fees: $
Caddy: Not available
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Sandos Playacar is a deluxe 5-star resort hotel located on a wide, white sandy beach in the glorious Riviera Maya. Each of the deluxe guest rooms & suites is handsomely decorated with a private balconyor terrace, security safe & a small refrigerator. This resort has been awarded the "Deluxe All-Inclusive 5 Stars Hotel" designation bestowed upon only the most outstanding resorts in the world. Amenities include 24-hour room service, evening entertainment and 2 lit tennis courts. Beach: The Sandos Resort features a remarkable beachfront location along a wide stretch of gleaming white sand against the sparkling clear waters of the beautiful Caribbean. Relax beneath the shade of a palapa, or enjoy a day of snorkeling. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 421
Year Opened: 1996 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
No pets allowed. No springbreakers. Guests must be at least 18 years old to check in. Casual elegant attire is required at all the a la carte restaurants. Men must wear dress shirt, pants, and shoes.
1 King or 2 dbls, Garden or pool view, Balcony, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, A/C, Minibar stocked with water, soft drinks and beer, Safety box.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
1 King or 2 dbls, Garden or pool view, Balcony, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, A/C, Minibar stocked with water, soft drinks and beer, Safety box.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
King bed, Balcony with oceanview, bathroom with shower and Select Club amenities. Minibar stocked with water, soft drinks and beer, Safety box, Bathrobes, VIP Bracelet for access to Select Club Adults Only facilities.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Newly renovated. Located within the Royal Elite Hacienda area of the resort amidst relaxing villas with garden views and a shared pool. One bedroom with one king and one twin, and one bedroom with two twins. Balcony, Jacuzzi, sun terrace, sitting room.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL
There are 6 Restaurants at Sandos Playacar Beach Resort:
Iztapalapa - A casual buffet restaurant located by the pool area, serving breakfast (7:00 am t o 11:00 am) and lunch (12:30pm to 4:00 pm).
Riviera Blue - Casual dining with your feet in the sand. Open for dinner (6:00 pm to 11:00 pm)
Gran Festival Buffet - The main buffet restaurant offers a casual atmosphere, and is open for breakfast (7:00am to 11:00 am), lunch (12:30pm to 4:00 pm), and dinner (6:00pm to 11:00 pm).
Le Gourmet - A la carte restaurant serving Gourmet French cuisine.
El Gaucho Steakhouse - A la carte restaurant offering Steakhouse cuisine.
Il Piemonte - An a la carte specialty restaurant serving Italian cuisine from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays). A formal dress code is required, and reservations should be made one day in advance at the Public Relations Desk. Smoking not permitted.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
The Galavants Animation Team offers special activities throughout the day, plus Bike Tours, Beach Volleyball, WaterBasketball, Bingo
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
"Dance On" Disco, nightly shows in the Gala Theater.
The hotel offers specially trained personnel to supervise & entertain children (between 4 to 12 years of age) plus special activities for juniors up to 17 years old. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Baby Club ages 2 to 3.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 5 hours

The Kids Disco is available selected evenings from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., and the Teens Club is available every evening from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. Kids even have their very own cafeteria in the Mini Club.

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Long Time Visitor
Nov 16 2015
We have chosen Sandos for many visits. We love the beach and the staff is always friendly and prompt in their service. .. More>
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Sandos Playacar Beach
Nov 03 2015
The adult only rooms are very nice, although the beds are very hard. The rooms are a long distance from the beach. Shuttles are few and far between but the walk is nice. Food was good with lots of choices and love that no reservations are required. Didn't realize that the Mexican buffet was set up .. More>
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Sandos Playacar
Oct 21 2014
We had a really good time at this resort. There are a number of activities and the food at each of the restaurants was good. The hotel rooms are a bit dated and need a refresh, but the cleanliness was never an issue. .. More>
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Playacar beach is beyond beautiful
Aug 26 2014
The beach is out of this world , Sandos is a nice all inclusive well worth the cost. it could use a facelift but a very good complex for the money .. More>
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"Too Large But Good Food"
Jun 28 2014
First off, let me say that I am the type of person who is not hard to please. With that being said, I must admit that while the beach was quite lovely, I will not be staying at this resort in the future. We have been to Mexico 4 times now, and this resort was way too big to really cater to any one .. More>
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June 2014 Vacation
Jun 15 2014
Beach view rooms left a lot to be desired. They were mediocre at best but the view from the room was absolutely beautiful. I would definitely stay in one the Haciendas during our next visit. Steak House was terrible and would not recommend anyone to eat there. The Asian restaurant was good but the .. More>
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Apple Staff
May 31 2014
The rep for Apple at Sandos was Elizabeth she was great but the staff for Sandos were so efficient that my need for Apple was hardly needed.It was a great vacation! .. More>
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Compared to other hotels
May 29 2014
Having been to the Riviera Maya 9 times, I feel that Sandos is a nice facility for families. The beach is by far the best on the Riviera Maya. The food is fair to good. The rooms are adequate and clean. The entertainment is also one of the better. The pool is too small for the size of the facility. .. More>
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sandos playacar great time
Feb 05 2014
We boked through Apple Vacations and stayes at Sandos Playacar for 7 nights , Jan.27 thru Feb.1. Apple did a great job as usual. Sandos check-in was seamless, staff professional and friendly, esp. Daniela Delgado from wedding concierge and Oscar who kept our room clean and tidy th entire trip.. Ha .. More>
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Third Time at Sandos-Playacar was the charm
Jan 10 2014
When we decided to plan our first trip with our 14 month old son we decided to book thru Apple to a resort we had visited twice before. We remembered the kid friendly pool and the above average food and bar service. All in all I think we made the right choice. As we visited the same restraunts and .. More>
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Great honeymoon
Oct 24 2013
Our trip was completely amazing. The resort was beautiful. The staff was very helpful and the views were to die for. The only issue we had was that they had marked the wrong couple on our itinerary as the honeymoon couple. That's not too big a deal. We're planning on returning next year already. .. More>
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