Things to See and Do While Staying at Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's numerous activities won't disappoint, but where to start? Properties like the Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa will help you take advantage of their picturesque beachside location. This vacation spot boasts an impressive selection of recreational opportunities, meaning you will have no shortage of interesting activities to enjoy throughout your stay.

With 2 pools to choose from at Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa, it won't be a problem for you to find a few lounge chairs in the shade. One of the bonuses is that this property is found adjacent to the shore, meaning that there will be plenty of options when it comes time to enjoy the water throughout your stay. A long soak in the whirlpool on-location is another way to spend time in the water.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's delicious cuisine, Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa makes it easier to stay healthy; amenities include a workout facility with exercise equipment.


Tennis enthusiasts will be especially pleased when booking this property, because the tennis facilities — located on-site — make for a fun afternoon outdoors that doesn't require travel time or extra funds. There are 2 tennis courts on the property.

If you want to weigh all your tennis options, you can take a look at other tennis properties, like Grand Sunset Princess and Grand Riviera Princess.


Although Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa doesn't have a golf course on the property, you may be able to arrange some playing time nearby. Nearby courses are El Camaleon Mayakoba, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and Playacar Golf Course. All of them are within eight and a half miles and the most nearby of the bunch, El Camaleon Mayakoba, is just a quick trip away from the property, so it won't be hard to plan on a quick trip for a few rounds of golf. It has a total of 18 holes. This par 72 course has a total length of 7024 yards. If you're considering reserving a tee time, you can call the course at (984) 206-3088.


A vacation to Mexico can be a good time to try out a new recreational sport. There are multiple options available at the resort, so you're sure to find an aquatic activity you enjoy, even if it's your first time. Check out the following list, which indicates which watersports are available at Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa:

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

Family Activities

Your kids will have everything they need to stay entertained at Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa, which has tons of family-oriented amenities.

The main swimming pool at Sandos features a protected area for small children, so they can splash around and enjoy themselves safely. For an extra special treat, a full aqua part is located on property, with slides and tons of games.

For days when the adults want to get out and explore sites that the kids might not enjoy, there is a fully-supervised children's program available from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Kids will participate in crafts, games, and dance parties, all made appropriate for their age groups.

There are also programs for teenagers as well, including live entertainment, billiards, sports teams, and more.

This vacation destination does have a game room, where both kids and their parents can blow off some steam. Plus, there's a playground where parents can relax on the sidelines as their kids play. The location offers an organized kids' program, too.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa offers live enterainment, so even when visitors stay "in" for the night the excitement can come to them.

Another nice thing about this spot is their many different bars, so guests can choose to meet up at their favorite one before the show.

Immediately surrounding your accommodations are a few others that offer a small amount of other nightlife options. These are listed in the following table:

Accommodations near the Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Hotel Le Reve Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 2 --
Azul Fives By Karisma Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 --
The Royal Haciendas Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 1 --
Viceroy Riviera Maya Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen 3 --
Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa del Carmen, Northeastern part of Playa Del Carmen -- --
Grand Sunset Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 10 --
Grand Riviera Princess 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 15 --
Grand Velas Riviera Maya 3.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 5 --
Banyan Tree Mayakoba 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 4 --
Fairmont Mayakoba 4.3 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 5 check
Grand Coco Bay 1.0 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
The Elements 0.9 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --


Not all options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean can say they have a spa, but Sandos Caracol Resort & Spa is one of the wonderful properties that can provide its visitors a convenient, calming way to unwind during their stay. The following list shows some of the services available at the spa:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool

RW: -Full spa: sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, fitness centre with exercise equipment, massages** and salon**


The salon on-site offers both a relaxing and convenient way to get all dolled up for a special evening.

Though you'll find a lot of fun activities right on this property, guests looking to do some exploring shouldn't ever run out of exciting outdoor activities in Mexico. Whether you would rather spend time on a sunny beach or enjoy a round on the golf course, you'll find plenty of other options for recreation in the immediate vicinity. Investigate these pages to read more about sightseeing, shopping, diving, fishing, riding a bicycle or scooter, snorkeling, and other activities.


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