Things to See and Do While Staying at Reef Playacar

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There are many things to do and see in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and the Reef Playacar will provide everything you need to have a blast in the nearby coastal region. This vacation spot boasts an impressive selection of recreational possibilities, which means you'll have plenty of enjoyable activities to enjoy throughout your trip.

Reef Playacar has 2 pools, so don't worry about having to fight for enough space to accommodate your family. One of the bonuses is that this property is found right next to the shore, so there will be plenty of options when it comes time to spend time in the water through the course of your stay.

Travelers staying at this property won't need to worry about finding a gym to use during their vacations; a fitness facility is available on the grounds.


Tennis enthusiasts should consider staying at this property, since the on-site tennis facilites allow guests to stay active and have fun, too. The court here does have lighting so you can avoid the midday rush and wait until dark to break out your racquet.

If you're interested in more accommodation options that offer tennis, you can take a look at nearby hotels with this activity, including Occidental Allegro Playacar and Gala Beach Resort Playacar.


Even though there isn't a golf course at Reef Playacar, you may be able to arrange some playing time nearby. Nearby courses are El Camaleon Mayakoba, Playacar Golf Course, and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club. The lot of them are within 13 miles and the most proximate of the group, Playacar Golf Course, is just a small trip off from the property, so it won't be hard to make going over for a few rounds of golf. You can play 18 holes at this course. It's a par 72 course, and is 6269 yards long. If you'd like more information or want to inquire about the possibility of reserving a tee time, the course can be reached at 811-52-987-306-24.


Reef Playacar offers guests a one-day scuba diving course that prepared students for a shallow reef dive the next day with a PADI-certified diver.

Visitors who like a wide variety of aquatic adventures will have a great time during their visit Reef Playacar. The list below details the watersports available on the property.

  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Watercraft

Family Activities

Activities and Recreation at Reef Playacar

If you plan to bring the whole family on your vacation, you should seriously consider staying at Reef Playacar, because it has tons of family-focused amenities.

The property is equipped with a game room, where both kids and their parents can blow off some steam. There's a playground too, where even the littlest guests can have some afternoon fun. The location offers an organized kids' program, too. Most parents understand the value of an excursion without children. At this hotel they allow parents an opportunity to explore alone, because they have a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Live shows are typically hosted about 7 days per week. Needless to say, the frequency may vary. If you'd like to learn more about their on-property entertainment, call the resort at (984) 873-4120.

While live entertainment isn't an option, you'll be able to meet and mingle at several different watering holes on-site.

Nearby accommodations that offer an alternative to your lodging's nightlife options are listed in the following chart:

Accommodations near the Reef Playacar with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Condo Hotel Paseo Del Sol 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Sunset Fishermen's Resort & Spa 1.2 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 1 --
Occidental Allegro Playacar 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Hacienda Vista Real 1.2 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Riu Lupita All Inclusive 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Hotel Riu Playacar 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 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 Yucatan 2.0 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Holiday Inn Express Playacar 1.1 mi. West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --


Guests will really appreciate the relaxing amenities here, since this destination features a well-liked spa. The following list shows some of the available spa services:

  • Facials
  • Hair Services
  • Massages
  • Spa Facility


The beauty salon at Reef Playacar offers both a convenient and calming place to get your hair and makeup done for a dinner date or special night.

Besides the activities found on the grounds of this property, guests who want to do some exploring shouldn't ever find a shortage of interesting things to see and do in Mexico. No matter if you would rather relax on a sunny beach or enjoy a round or two of golf, you'll encounter lots of other options for recreation in the vicinity. Check out these articles to learn more with regard to snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, sightseeing, and other activities.


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