Things to See and Do While Staying at Reef Playacar

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Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers visitors plenty of exciting recreational possibilities, particularly for visitors staying at an oceanfront destination like this one. Reef Playacar is one of the best lodgings in the area for those seeking entertainment and hoping to try a long list of new activities.

Reef Playacar has 2 pools, so everyone will have a better chance of finding a prime poolside spot. This property is built adjacent to the shore, so there will be a lot of ways to enjoy the water throughout your stay.

Exercise enthusiasts can maintain their fitness during their stay in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean; a fitness facility is available on the grounds.


This resort is able to catch the eye of many tennis players, because those staying here can enjoy a match during their vacations using the on-site facilities. There is only one court here, but it does have lighting for when your schedule is full of afternoon activities, and you'd rather wait until the sun disappears before you play.

Seeking more options like this? You might want to check out similar accommodations, including Occidental Allegro Playacar and Gala Beach Resort Playacar.


Although Reef Playacar does not have a golf course, it's possible that you could make arrangements to play a round or two during your stay. Golf courses in this area include Playacar Golf Course, El Camaleon Mayakoba, and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club. Each is within 13 miles and the most proximate of the collection, Playacar Golf Course, is only a quick interval off from the property, so it won't be hard to plan stopping in for some rounds on the links. It has a total of 18 holes. The course is a par 72, with a total length of 6269 yards. If you'd like to see if it is possible to schedule a tee time, you can call 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.

Travelers who like an array of watersports will have a great experience during their visit Reef Playacar. The following list shows the watersports available on-site.

  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • 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, as it is known for its family-oriented amenities.

There is a game room on-site, where both kids and their parents can blow off some steam. Plus, there's a playground where children can safely release all that energy. The location offers an organized kids' program, too. During your vacation, you may find yourself wanting to spend an evening out without the kids. The front desk can arrange for a sitter, so moms and dads can have the chance to explore local sites on their own.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Typically, live entertainment is offered 7 days per week. Needless to say, the details can vary seasonally. If you want to learn more about their on-property entertainment, call the resort at (984) 873-4120.

Perhaps you won't even notice the hotel's lack of live shows, since this location has more than a few watering holes where guests can sip their favorite cocktails.

You may also choose to enjoy a night out at one of the bars and entertainment venues located within the property of a nearby accommodation, such as the ones shown below:

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 -- --


Visitors will find some of the best opportunities for relaxation at Reef Playacar, because this destination features enjoyable spa facilities. The following list provides some of the spa services that are available:

  • Facials
  • Hair Services
  • Massages
  • Spa Facility


The beauty salon on the property offers a convenient way to take a couple inches off before a dressy night out.

On top of the activities found on-site, vacationers hoping to explore will find many exciting things to do in Mexico. No matter if you're looking to relax on the beach or enjoy a round or two on the golf course, you can find lots of other chances for recreation in the area. Click these articles to read more concerning riding a bike or scooter, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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