Things to See and Do While Staying at The Elements

The Elements offers a variety of outdoor options, which adventuresome vacationers will definitely want to take advantage of during their stay in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

The Elements has one pool. Visiting the property's pool might not be the most anticipated activity on your list, but it's a hassle-free way to unwind and relax. In fact, even when staying at a property with a pool, most travelers have planned so many beach activities that they don't make much use of the swimming pool. One of the nearest beaches to The Elements is El Faro, which is a mile away. For an even more comfortable way to enjoy the water, you might like the whirlpool on-site.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's delicious cuisine, The Elements makes it easier to stay healthy; you'll find everything you need at their on-site exercise facility.


Even though there isn't a golf course at The Elements, you might be able to schedule a tee time. Golf courses in this area are Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, Playacar Golf Course, and El Camaleon Mayakoba. Each is within ten and a half miles and the most proximate of the collection, Playacar Golf Course, is just a short interval off from the property, so you can make stopping in for some rounds on the links. You'll find a total of 18 holes at this course. This par 72 course is 6269 yards long. For those who would like to find out more information, contact the course at 811-52-987-306-24.


A vacation to Mexico can be a good time to try out a new recreational sport. The Elements offers multiple options, so you're sure to find a watersport to enjoy, regardless of your style. The following list shows the watersports available at The Elements:

  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Family Activities

Families are encouraged to stay at The Elements, but you likely won't come across a good deal of amenities and activities planned for kids. If you're looking for a hotel to lodge at with a lot more features that are of particular interest to kids, check out .

Many parents understand the value of some time spent without children. Here, they give parents an opportunity to explore alone, since they have a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Travelers who seek convenient night time options may be disappointed that The Elements doesn't host any live shows.

Also, you'll find that there's no bar or club on this property, but you'll still have a variety of nearby nighttime options to choose from.

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 displayed in the following table:

Accommodations near the The Elements with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Grand Coco Bay 1.0 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Mahekal Beach Resort 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 --
Hotel Las Palapas 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 --
Las Palapas Resort 0.6 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 1 check
Real Playa Del Carmen All Inclusive Resort 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 --
Fiesta Banana 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 1 --
Hotel Banana 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
The Bric Hotel Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Riviera del Sol Hotel Downtown Playa del Carmen 1 --
Aldea Thai Downtown Playa del Carmen 1 --
Hotel Quinto Sol Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Hotel Riviera Caribe Maya Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 --


Beyond all of the activities available right on this property, guests wanting to explore will find no shortage of interesting outdoor attractions in Mexico. Whether you are looking to spend time on a sunny beach or enjoy a round or two on the golf course, you'll find plenty of other opportunities for recreation in the area. Click these pages to read more regarding snorkeling, scuba diving, sightseeing, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, and other activities you might enjoy.


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