Things to See and Do While Staying at Reef Playacar

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Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers guests lots of intriguing outdoor possibilities, particularly for visitors staying at a waterfront vacation spot like this one. Reef Playacar is one of the best options for visitors who crave entertainment and to give new activities a try.

Since the resort has 2 pools on location, you probably won't have any trouble locating enough room to relax by the water. One of the bonuses is that this accommodation is also found right next to the coast, so there will be many ways to play in the water when you stay here.

You won't have to abandon your fitness routine while vacationing at Reef Playacar; be sure to ask the staff how to access the workout facility available on-site.


Tennis players should definitely consider staying at this location, since the on-site tennis facilites are fun for all ages and skill levels. The court here does have lighting so you can avoid the midday rush and play in the evening.

Searching for more spots like this one? You may want to compare Reef Playacar to similar accommodations, like Occidental Allegro Playacar and Sandos Playacar Beach Resort.


Although Reef Playacar doesn't have a golf course on the property, you can always ask the property's staff about trying to arrange a tee time nearby. The area's closest courses are El Camaleon Mayakoba, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and Playacar Golf Course. Each is within 13 miles and the closest of the collection, Playacar Golf Course, is just a short distance away from the lodging, so it won't be a bother to plan on a quick trip for some rounds on the links. There are 18 holes at this course. This par 72 course is 6269 yards long. For golfers who want to learn more, contact the course 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.

Vacationers that appreciate a variety of watersports will have a wonderful experience during their stay at Reef Playacar. The following list details the watersports available on the property.

  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Watercraft

Family Activities

Activities and Recreation at Reef Playacar

If traveling with youngsters, you should definitely consider staying here at Reef Playacar, as it has tons of family-friendly amenities.

There is a game room on-site, where guests of all ages can play arcade games and be social. There's a playground too, where some of the hotel's smallest guests can enjoy some outdoor fun. This destination offers an organized children's program as well. Some time during your stay at Reef Playacar, you might want to spend a few hours away from the kids. The property can provide a babysitting service, so that parents can have a chance to enjoy some quality time on-site or around town.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Guests can usually catch live entertainment 7 days per week. Needless to say, the details can vary seasonally. If you want to learn more about their on-property entertainment, check with the front desk at (984) 873-4120.

Perhaps you won't even notice the hotel's lack of live shows, since there are more than a couple of bars to make up for it.

Although the accommodations nearby yours do not have the highest ratings with regards to nightlife, you will find more options than are offered onsite 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 -- check
Riu Lupita All Inclusive 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
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 -- --


Not every accommodation in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean can include a spa on their amenities list, but Reef Playacar is one pleasant place that can provide its visitors a calm setting where they can enjoy a brief moment of utter relaxation. The following list provides some of the services available at the spa:

  • Facials
  • Hair Services
  • Massages
  • Spa Facility


The salon on-site offers both a convenient and calming place to get freshened up for a special night with your significant other.

Beyond all the activities available on the grounds of this property, travelers looking to explore won't find a shortage of exciting sites to see and things to do in Mexico. Whether you'd rather hang out at the beach or enjoy a round of golf, you will encounter plenty of other recreational opportunities in and around the area. Click these pages for information with regard to riding a bike or moped, shopping, diving, sightseeing, snorkeling, fishing, and other activities.


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