Things to See and Do While Staying at Iberostar Quetzal

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers plenty of exciting recreational opportunities, especially for those booking a beachfront property like this one. Iberostar Quetzal is great for those who want to stay entertained and give new activities a try.

This property has 4 swimming pools, so don't worry about not being able to find enough lounge chairs for the whole family. This property is situated next to the shore, meaning that there are a few different ways to play in the water throughout your stay. For an even more comfortable way to enjoy the water, you might like the whirlpool on-site.

Dedicated travelers who want to maintain their shape during vacation can do so at Iberostar Quetzal; the on-site exercise facility is bound to have all the space and equipment you need.


This resort is a perfect fit for tennis enthusiasts, considering those staying here can choose to play a match or two on the property. Guests will find 3 courts on-site.

If you want to weigh all your tennis options, you might want to check out similar accommodations, like Gala Beach Resort Playacar and Occidental Allegro Playacar.


Though Iberostar Quetzal does not have a golf course, you may be able to arrange a tee time during your stay. The area's closest courses are Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, Playacar Golf Course, and El Camaleon Mayakoba. Each is within 13 and a half miles and the most proximate of the bunch, Playacar Golf Course, is only a quick hike away from the property, so it won't be a bother to plan on stopping by for a few rounds of golf. There are 18 holes at this course. The course has a total length of 6269 yards, and it is rated as a par 72. For golfers who want to learn more, contact the course at 811-52-987-306-24.


Located on the beach of this resort is a Dressel Divers shop that offers scuba diving (Dressel Divers Playa Del Carmen), snorkel tours (Dressel Divers Playa Del Carmen) and water sports (Dressel Divers Playa Del Carmen).

During a visit to Mexico is the ideal time to enjoy a new recreational experience. There are multiple options available at the resort, so you are sure to find a watersport that you can enjoy, even if you're a novice. This list provides the watersports that are offered by Iberostar Quetzal:

  • Boating
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Watercraft

Family Activities

Families are welcome at Iberostar Quetzal, though you might not see a lot of activities specifically intended for kids. If you need somewhere to lodge at with specific perks that help make your vacation even more family-centric, check out .

Lucy's Club for children ages four through twelve is a fun miniclub where kids can play, read, draw, and watch movies.

There is an organized children's program at this location, with activities to keep your kids busy and happy. It ensures that parents can have some time to themselves, while their little ones meet new friends.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Many of the guests here get to see a live show during their stay, proving that staying inside for the evening can be as thrilling as a night on the town.

Plus, there are many bars, so you and your companions can enjoy a cocktail before or after the show.

When you've exhausted all of the nighttime entertainment options at your destination, you can seek pleasure elsewhere. The accommodations in the surrounding area have a small amount of nightlife available to you, such as what you will find displayed below:

Accommodations near the Iberostar Quetzal with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Hotel Riu Yucatan 2.0 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Iberostar Tucan Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 check
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 6 check
Gala Beach Resort Playacar Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 3 --
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 --


Not all options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean can say they have a spa, but Iberostar Quetzal is one of the limited number of properties that is able and excited to offer its guests an unbeatable way to release stress and reflect on the area's beauty. The list below has some of the available spa services:

  • Facials
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool

SPA Sensations provides relaxation and rejuvenation to guests through massages, facials, hairdressing, and soaks in a Jacuzzi or Turkish bath. The spa also features outdoor massages on the beach under two new palapas.


Besides all the activities available on the grounds of this property, vacationers itching to do some exploring won't ever run out of exciting outdoor attractions in Mexico. No matter if you are looking to relax on a sunny beach or play a few rounds of golf, you can encounter plenty of other options for recreation in the immediate surroundings. Check out these pages to learn more with regard to riding a bike or scooter, scuba diving, sightseeing, fishing, shopping, snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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