Things to See and Do While Staying at Gala Beach Resort Playacar

There are many things to do and see in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and the Gala Beach Resort Playacar will provide numerous ways to enjoy the surrounding coastal region. This vacation spot boasts a wide range of recreational possibilities, ensuring you will have no shortage of fun activities to enjoy throughout your stay.

This property has 4 swimming pools, so don't worry about having to fight for a shady spot by the water. This accommodation is also found right next to the coast, meaning that there will be a few different ways to play in the water through the course of your stay. A long soak in the whirlpool on-location is another way to spend time in the water.

Fitness buffs won't have to put their routines on hold at this vacation spot; you'll find everything you need at their on-site exercise facility.


This resort is able to provide a lot of fun for tennis players, because those who stay here can break a sweat at the on-site tennis facilities. There are 4 tennis courts on-site. Guests may also set up evening matches on a lit tennis court.

If you're interested in other places to stay like this, you can compare Gala Beach Resort Playacar to similar accommodations, like Occidental Allegro Playacar and Riu Lupita All Inclusive.


With some of the most stunning, natural scenery on earth, the Caribbean is home to some fantastic golf sites, and the course at this property is no exception. This resort invites you to enjoy the outdoors at their on-site course.

If a variety of golfing options interests you, there are other golf courses very close. Notable courses in the area include El Camaleon Mayakoba, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and Playacar Golf Course. All of which are within 14 miles and the closest of the three, Playacar Golf Course, is just a small hike away from the lodging, so it won't be a bother to plan stopping by for a few rounds of golf. There are 18 holes at this course. It is 6269 yards long, and has been rated as a par 72. If you'd like more information or want to inquire about the possibility of reserving a tee time, contact the course at 811-52-987-306-24.


Vacationers that like a wide variety of aquatic adventures will have a wonderful experience when they stay at Gala Beach Resort Playacar. The following list details the watersports available on-site.

  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

If you plan to bring the whole family on your vacation, you should seriously consider staying at Gala Beach Resort Playacar, as it is known for its family-friendly offerings.

Galaxy Kids Club: For children and juniors (ages 2 to 12), from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. Playground, shallow pool, snack bar, video games and activities are included.

We have specially trained personnel to supervise and entertain children with games, crafts and toys, plus special activities for junior up to 16. They have their very own restaurant at the Galaxy Kids Club too.

This vacation destination does have a game room, where both kids and grown-ups can pass hours of downtime. Plus, there's a playground where even younger guests can have a blast while on the property. Busy families can also rely on the organized children's program to keep their kids entertained at the property.

Entertainment and Nightlife

You might not even notice the lack of live entertainment here, since there are many places on the property where you can order a drink and mingle with other guests.

Although the accommodations nearby yours do not have the highest ratings with regards to nightlife, you will find more options than are offered onsite listed in the following chart:

Accommodations near the Gala Beach Resort Playacar with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 6 check
Iberostar Tucan Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 check
Iberostar Quetzal Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 4 check
Hotel Riu Yucatan 2.0 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Hotel Riu Palace Mexico 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 --
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Hotel Riu Playacar 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Occidental Allegro Playacar 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Riu Lupita All Inclusive 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Reef Playacar 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 --

The on-site casino here provides another nightlife option, which is a great place to meet before dinner, or hang out all night.


Not all sites in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean have a spa on the premises, but Gala Beach Resort Playacar is one of the pleasant properties that is able and excited to offer its guests a calm setting where they can relax under the care of talented professionals. The following list shows some of the services that are available:

  • Massages
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


The salon on-site will allow you to prep your hair and makeup for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

On top of all of the activities available on the property, vacationers who like to explore will appreciate the many interesting recreational possibilities in Mexico. Whether you'd rather spend time on the beach or play a few rounds on the golf course, you can find lots of other recreational opportunities in the region. Investigate these pages to learn more about sightseeing, riding a scooter or bicycle, fishing, scuba diving, shopping, going snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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