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

During your time in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, there are a number of activities you can include on your itinerary. The Gala Beach Resort Playacar can provide everything needed to have an exciting time in their stunning waterside location. This property offers travelers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, meaning you'll have plenty of enjoyable activities to enjoy during your vacation.

This property has 4 pools, so each guest will find more spots to relax, and more of the water to themselves. A big plus for many vacationers is that this accommodation is also located next to the ocean, so there will be many ways to spend time in the water during your stay. Also, there's no better way to prepare for your next activitiy than soaking your tired feet in the whirlpool.

Dedicated travelers who want to maintain their shape during vacation can do so at Gala Beach Resort Playacar; there is an exercise facility on-site.


Those of you who play tennis will find an extra perk when staying at this property, since the tennis facilities — located on-site — can add to any vacation experience. There are 4 courts on this property. An evening match on their lighted courts would be a nice alternative to hot daytime play.

If you're interested in other places to stay like this, you can compare Gala Beach Resort Playacar to similar accommodations, including Occidental Allegro Playacar and Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa.


Boasting some of the most scenic attractions in the world, the Caribbean islands have established some top-notch golf sites, including the on-site course at Gala Beach Resort Playacar. This resort invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

Variety is important to some golfers, luckily there are other golf courses to choose from nearby. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area are Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, El Camaleon Mayakoba, and Playacar Golf Course. Each is within 14 miles and the nearest of the group, Playacar Golf Course, is just a quick interval off from the lodging, so it won't be a bother to plan stopping by for some rounds on the links. This course has 18 holes total. It's a total of 6269 yards long, and is a par 72. If you'd like to see if it is possible to schedule a tee time, the course can be contacted at 811-52-987-306-24.


A vacation to Mexico can be a good time to try out a new recreational sport. There are a variety of different options available here, so you will be sure to find a watersport that you can enjoy, even if you're a novice. This list names the watersports offered at Gala Beach Resort Playacar:

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

Family Activities

If traveling with youngsters, you should definitely consider staying here at Gala Beach Resort Playacar, because it boasts a wonderful set of family-focused amenities.

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.

There is a game room on-site, where both kids and their parents can blow off some steam. There is also a playground, where some of the hotel's littlest guests can enjoy playtime. This site also has an organized program for kids, which will keep youngsters busy and entertained.

Entertainment and Nightlife

The absence of live entertainment may not bother you, since you'll find many different bars on the premises.

The nightlife scene extends beyond the reaches of your own lodgings. You can visit some of the accommodations in the area, though few are especially known for having a lot of variety. These include those 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 -- 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 2 check
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 --

With a casino on-site, going for the jackpot is one way to entertain yourself after sundown.


Guests will find some of the best opportunities for relaxation at Gala Beach Resort Playacar, because this destination features enjoyable spa facilities. The list below provides some of the services available at the spa:

  • Massages
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


The beauty salon at Gala Beach Resort Playacar offers a convenient way to start looking and feeling your best for a romantic evening.

In addition to all of the activities available on the grounds of this property, vacationers itching to explore won't find a shortage of interesting outdoor activities in Mexico. No matter if you're looking to spend time on a sunny beach or play a round of golf, you'll find lots of other recreational opportunities in the immediate vicinity. Check out these pages for information concerning snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, sightseeing, and other activities.


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