Things to See and Do While Staying at Iberostar Quetzal

It can be difficult to decide which of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's many activities are right for you. Fortunately, the Iberostar Quetzal will help you take advantage of their picturesque beachside location. This property offers travelers an impressive variety of recreational opportunities, meaning you will have lots of enjoyable activities to pick from throughout your trip.

With 4 swimming pools to choose from at Iberostar Quetzal, you shouldn't have any trouble grabbing a shady spot by the water. A big plus for many vacationers is that this property is situated adjacent to the beach, meaning that there are many ways to play in the water during your stay. A long soak in the whirlpool on-location is another way to spend time in the water.

Since there's no promising that you won't over-indulge on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's outstanding cuisine, this site can help you maintain your figure; there are exercise facilities on-site at this hotel.


Tennis enthusiasts will be especially pleased when staying at this location, since its on-site tennis facilites are fun for all ages and skill levels. Guests will find 3 courts on the property.

To find more nearby tennis courts, you can browse similar accommodations, like Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Occidental Allegro Playacar.


Even though there isn't a golf course at Iberostar Quetzal, you might be able to schedule a tee time. Golf courses nearby include El Camaleon Mayakoba, Playacar Golf Course, and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club. Each is within 13 and a half miles and the closest of the collection, Playacar Golf Course, is only a meager trip off from the lodging, so it won't be hard to make a quick trip for some rounds on the links. The course has a total of 18 holes. The total length is 6269 yards, and it's been rated a par 72. If you'd like to see if it is possible to schedule a tee time, the course can be reached 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).

While staying in Mexico why not try out a new recreational sport? Iberostar Quetzal offers a number of different options, so you're sure to find a watersport to enjoy, regardless of your skills. The following list shows the watersports offered at Iberostar Quetzal:

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

Family Activities

Families often stay at Iberostar Quetzal, although you likely won't see a wide selection of amenities and activities specifically intended for kids. If you want a hotel to lodge at with specific perks that are of particular interest to kids, take a look at .

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

Busy families can rely on the organized children's program to keep their kids entertained. This provides parents with some time of their own, while their little ones meet new friends.

Entertainment and Nightlife

One of the most anticipated activities at the accommodation is their live entertainment, proving that staying inside for the evening can be as thrilling as a night on the town.

Plus, at this destination you'll also find many bars, so guests can visit a different setting every night without leaving the property.

There are other accommodations in the area that offer a limited amount of additional nightlife options. Check out those in the following table:

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
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 --
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 --


Guests will find some of the best opportunities for relaxation at Iberostar Quetzal, since this destination has a well-liked spa. The list below shows some of the services that are available to guests:

  • 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.


Even though you'll find plenty of fun activities right on-location, guests who like to explore shouldn't ever find a lack of interesting things to do and see in Mexico. Whether you would rather relax on a sunny beach or play a couple rounds of golf, you'll find plenty of other recreational opportunities in the region. Click these pages to learn more regarding sightseeing, riding a scooter or bicycle, fishing, scuba diving, shopping, going snorkeling, and other activities.


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