Experiences

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Stay at any resort in The Reef Resorts & Spa collection and you will enjoy exhilarating excursions and experiences Along Mexico's Riviera Maya. There is a diverse array of things to do in Playa del Carmen, including world-class golf courses, exquisite spas, dolphin swims and off-the-beaten-path excursions to the Riviera Maya's most culturally enriching attractions.

Please not that guests staying at The Reef 28 have access to the facilities at The Reef Playacar and The Reef Coco Beach.

The Reef 28

A view of whale shark in deep sea near The Reef resorts

WHALE SHARK TOUR

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience as you swim alongside the largest fish in the world, some of which can measure up to 50 feet in length.

The tour costs 199 usd per person.

GET MORE INFO.

Book now
Guests skydiving at The Reef Resorts

SKYDIVING

The easiest and safest way to jump out of a perfectly good airplane! After a 20 min. scenic flight to altitude right above Playa del Carmen, you will then be ready to experience the adrenaline of free-fall from 11,000 feet for aprox. 40 sec, safety attached to one of our world class instructors.

Download our list of services.

Guests swimming in underground rivers near The Reef Resorts

TOUR XCARET PLUS

You can swim in underground rivers, visit mysterious caves, visit the Butterfly Garden, the Coral Reef Aquarium, the Mayan remains, the Chapel of Guadalupe, etc. Admire the local fauna up close and enjoy Mexican culture with dances, charrería and the magnificent presentation of Xcaret México Espectacular.

Book now
A guest jumping into a natural pond near The Reef Resorts

XEL- HA

Live unique experiences in cenotes, coves and lagoons, in the middle of an incomparable landscape. Zipline, jump from the Stone of Valor and relax with a tour of the river or stroll through the jungle. With Xel-Ha All Inclusive you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and delicious buffet food and unlimited drinks.

Book now
A decorated boat event near The Reef Resorts

XOXIMILCO

Xoximilco is a great choice to make new friends, celebrate an important event, or just be a part of this tradition of Mexico in its golden age. Enjoy a journey through canals on board a Mexican Gondolas, dance and sing with live traditional music, enjoy delicious tasting of Mexican cusine and toast with the classic tequila.

Book now
Group of friends water rafting near The Reef Resorts

XAVAGE

Choose among activities where you will climb a rope course hanging in the air, paddle in a kayak, fly like a hawk by gliding in a zip-line, enjoy a jet boat ride with unpredictable twists and turns, conquer the harshness of the terrain while driving an off road vehicle, and try to control a raft down the stream of the only white rapids of the destination.

Book now
A couple sun bathing on sail boat on sea near The Reef Resorts

SAIL BY CATAMARAN TO ISLA MUJERES

Sail away to Isla Mujeres, snorkel, shop, eat lunch at a private beach club and have a wonderful day on board a catamaran, all while admiring the spectacular views that the Caribbean Sea has to offer.

Guests taking Cozumel jeep tour near The Reef Resorts

COZUMEL JEEP TOUR

If you are a nature lover and want to discover why the Mayans consider Cozumel a sacred place, then this tour is made for you.

The visit includes the Mayan vestiges of San Gervasio, place of tribute of the Goodess of Fertility "Ixchel", as well as the historic "Faro Celarain", which served as a guide to the pirates who sailed the Mexcan Caribbean.

View of Chichen Itza near The Reef Resorts

Chichen Itza Tour

Witness the legacy of the Mayans with the Classic Xichén Tour and enjoy a pleasant journey from your hotel to the ancient Chichén Itzá. Go through it while a guide tells you about his events and anecdotes. Visit the Cenote Ik'Kil, surround yourself with its natural beauty and swim in its refreshing waters. Finish with a delicious Yucatecan cuisine buffet.

Guests experiencing watersports in sea near The Reef Resorts

ONSITE WATERSPORTS

Your Reef stay includes unlimited access to non-motorized watersports and watercraft, including sea kayaks, sailboats and stand-up paddleboards at our sister resorts in The Reef Playacar & The Reef Coco Beach.

Sailboats are available at Reef Playacar only.

A woman scuba diving and snorkeling in ocean near The Reef 28

SCUBA AND SNORKEL

Take a scuba demo in the pool or take a look at the sea life just below the surface.

This is available at our sister resorts in The Reef Playacar and The Reef Coco Beach.

A man playing golf at The Reef Resorts

Golf

The Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya (18 holes par 72) is located right in front of our resort. Designed by Robert von Hagge, this wonderful setting surrounded by exotic nature and ancient Mayan ruins, has a Club House with a golf shop, snack bar and facilities such as a driving range, miniature golf, changing rooms and showers, and shoe rental.

A couple walking down the Xenses park near The Reef Resorts

XENSES

The new park in Cancun and Riviera Maya. Test your mind and your senses while you slide, fly and immerse yourself in fun. Enjoy more than 15 activities with fantastic scenarios by land, air and water. Rediscover the world with new sensation, be a child again!

Book now
A couple ziplining at The Reef Resorts

XPLOR

The jungle comes to life in the best adventure park in Riviera Maya. Xplor Park is a unique underground world, where you will enjoy an unparalleled journey. During the day, fly between trees & bridges, discovering amazing caves & extraordinary rock formations.

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A woman dolphin riding at The Reef Resorts

DOLPHIN RIDE

Enjoy the best of swim with dolphins.

 

You will be guided by the dolphins holding your fin. You will have fun in this aquatic with your charismatic host and you will receive an affectionate kiss from your new dolphin friend.

Book now

The Reef Coco Beach

Guests attending dancing classes at The Reef Resorts

CULTURAL CLASSES

Brush up on your Spanish-speaking skills or sharpen your moves on the dance floor by attending regularly scheduled lessons with our friendly instructors.

A woman snorkeling in ocean near The Reef Resorts

SCUBA AND SNORKEL

Take a scuba demo in the pool or take a look at the sea life just below the surface.

Two divers swimming with a whale shark in deep sea near The Reef Resorts

WHALE SHARK TOUR

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience as you swim alongside the largest fish in the world, some of which can measure up to 50 feet in length.

The tour costs $199 USD per person.

MORE INFO ABOUT THE TOUR

Outdoor spa beds in Ya’ax Spa at The Reef Coco Beach

Spa

Designed to foster physical, mental & emotional wellness, Ya’ax Spa is an oasis of harmony & peace. A full-service facility, include Zen garden, sauna, showers, relaxation area, sensorial floor & locker room with refreshments, robes & slippers.

Schedule:
Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Contact: rogelio_yaaxspa@hotmail.com

A man playing golf at The Reef Resorts

Golf

Access to Playa del Carmen’s best golf course is a breeze. The Grand Coral Golf Course is just minutes from The Reef Coco Beach. Designed by legendary player and designer Nick Price, this 18-hole, par-71 course features a championship layout that winds its way through magnificent natural jungle overlooking deep blue lakes. It is truly a masterpiece that will appeal to golfers of all skill levels.

Guests skydiving at The Reef Resorts

SKYDIVING

The easiest and safest way to jump out of a perfectly good airplane! After a 20 min. scenic flight to altitude right above Playa del Carmen, you will then be ready to experience the adrenaline of free-fall from 11,000 feet for aprox. 40 sec, safety attached to one of our world class instructors.

DOWNLOAD OUR LIST OF SERVICES

A couple ziplining at The Reef Resorts

XPLOR

See the jungle come to life on an eight-hour adventure at Xplor park. This unique attraction, featuring ancient rock formations, jungle trails and underground rivers, is an unparalleled journey. Highlights include ziplining, rafting and more. Round-trip transportation and buffet lunch are included.

A couple walking down the Xenses park near The Reef Resorts

XENSES

A new experience to awaken your senses.

Xenses is the new park in Cancun and Riviera Maya. Test your mind and your senses while you slide, fly and immerse yourself in fun. Enjoy more than 15 activities with fantastic scenarios by land, air and water. Rediscover the world with new sensation, be a child again!

A woman dolphin riding at The Reef Resorts

DOLPHIN RIDE

Enjoy the best of swim with dolphins.

You will be guided by the dolphins holding your fin. You will have fun in this aquatic with your charismatic host and you will receive an affectionate kiss from your new dolphin friend.

Guests swimming in underground rivers near The Reef Resorts

TOUR XCARET PLUS

You can swim in underground rivers, visit mysterious caves, visit the Butterfly Garden, the Coral Reef Aquarium, the Mayan remains, the Chapel of Guadalupe, etc. Admire the local fauna up close and enjoy Mexican culture with dances, charrería and the magnificent presentation of Xcaret México Espectacular.

Book now
A guest jumping into a natural pond near The Reef Resorts

XEL- HA

Live unique experiences in cenotes, coves and lagoons, in the middle of an incomparable landscape. Zipline, jump from the Stone of Valor and relax with a tour of the river or stroll through the jungle. With Xel-Há All Inclusive you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and delicious buffet food and unlimited drinks.

Book now
Group of friends water rafting near The Reef Resorts

XAVAGE

Choose among activities where you will climb a rope course hanging in the air, paddle in a kayak, fly like a hawk by gliding in a zip-line, enjoy a jet boat ride with umpredictable twists and turns, conquer the harshness of the terrain while driving an off road vehicle, & try to control a raft down the stream of the only white rapids of the destination.

Book now
A decorated boat event near The Reef Resorts

XOXIMILCO

Xoximilco is a great choice to make new friends, celebrate an important event, or just be a part of this tradition of Mexico in its golden age. Enjoy a journey through canals on board a Mexican Gondolas, dance and sing with live traditional music, enjoy delicious tasting of Mexican cusine and toast with the classic tequila.

A couple sun bathing on sail boat on sea near The Reef Resorts

SAIL BY CATAMARAN TO ISLA MUJERES

Sail away to Isla Mujeres, snorkel, shop, eat lunch at a private beach club and have a wonderful day on board a catamaran, all while admiring the spectacular views that the Caribbean Sea has to offer.

Guests taking Cozumel jeep tour near The Reef Resorts

COZUMEL JEEP TOUR

If you are a nature lover and want to discover why the Mayans consider Cozumel a sacred place, then this tour is made for you.

The visit includes the Mayan vestiges of San Gervasio, place of tribute of the Goodess of Fertility "Ixchel", as well as the historic "Faro Celarain", which served as a guide to the pirates who sailed the Mexcan Caribbean.

View of Chichen Itza near The Reef Resorts

Chichen Itza Tour

Witness the legacy of the Mayans with the Classic Xichén Tour and enjoy a pleasant journey from your hotel to the ancient Chichén Itzá. Go through it while a guide tells you about his events and anecdotes. Visit the Cenote Ik'Kil, surround yourself with its natural beauty and swim in its refreshing waters. Finish with a delicious Yucatecan cuisine buffet.

The Reef Playacar

A couple sun bathing on sail boat on sea near The Reef Resorts

SAIL BY CATAMARAN TO ISLA MUJERES

Sail away to Isla Mujeres, snorkel, shop, eat lunch at a private beach club and have a wonderful day on board a catamaran, all while admiring the spectacular views that the Caribbean Sea has to offer.

Book now
View of Chichen Itza near The Reef Resorts

Chichen Itza Tour

Witness the legacy of the Mayans with the Classic Xichén Tour and enjoy a pleasant journey from your hotel to the ancient Chichén Itzá. Go through it while a guide tells you about his events and anecdotes. Visit the Cenote Ik'Kil, surround yourself with its natural beauty and swim in its refreshing waters. Finish with a delicious Yucatecan cuisine buffet.

A woman dolphin riding at The Reef Resorts

DOLPHIN RIDE

Enjoy the best of swim with dolphins.
You will be guided by the dolphins holding your fin. You will have fun in this aquatic with your charismatic host and you will receive an affectionate kiss from your new dolphin friend.

Book now
A couple ziplining at The Reef Resorts

XPLOR

See the jungle come to life on an eight-hour adventure at Xplor park. This unique attraction, featuring ancient rock formations, jungle trails and underground rivers, is an unparalleled journey. Highlights include ziplining, rafting and more. Round-trip transportation and buffet lunch are included.

Book now
A couple walking down the Xenses park near The Reef Resorts

XENSES

A new experience to awaken your senses.
Xenses is the new park in Cancun and Riviera Maya. Test your mind and your senses while you slide, fly and immerse yourself in fun. Enjoy more than 15 activities with fantastic scenarios by land, air and water. Rediscover the world with new sensation, be a child again!

Book now
A guest jumping into a natural pond near The Reef Resorts

XEL- HA

Live unique experiences in cenotes, coves and lagoons, in the middle of an incomparable landscape. Zipline, jump from the Stone of Valor and relax with a tour of the river or stroll through the jungle. With Xel-Há All Inclusive you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and delicious buffet food and unlimited drinks.

Book now
A man playing golf at The Reef Resorts

Golf

Access to the best golf course in Playa del Carmen couldn't be easier. The Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya is located right in front of our resort across the street. Designed by Robert von Hagge, this 18-hole par 72 course appears to be the most challenging in the Riviera Maya.
The setting is part of the charm. The exotic touch of nature and the ancient Mayan ruins that surround the entire course create a wonderful backdrop for golfers of all levels.
Also noteworthy are a Club House with a pro shop, a snack bar and a practice facility with a driving range, miniature golf, changing rooms and showers, as well as a club and shoe rental.

Lounge beds and jacuzzi in Okom spa at The Reef 28

Spa

The Reef Playacar Spa is nestled amid the charm and fragrance of tropical gardens. The beauty of this place is reflected both in the architectural design and in the quality of the treatments. Our therapists offer a selection of different services, including massages, facials and full body treatments. Enjoy your massage in a palapa on the beach or in our private rooms surrounded by trees.

Schedule:
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Contact: rogelio_yaaxspa@hotmail.com

Guests experiencing watersports in sea near The Reef Resorts

Diving & Watersports

Home to our five-star PADI Dive Center, The Reef Marina is your one-stop shop for all things aquatic. Stop in to arrange a diving or snorkeling excursion to a nearby reef, rent a Wave runner or take out a kayak. Our well-equipped marina also has changing rooms, showers, restrooms and more.

  • Five-star PADI Dive Center

  • Wave runners

  • Kayaking

  • Parasailing (solo or with a friend)

  • Scuba demos in the swimming pool

Guests skydiving at The Reef Resorts

SKYDIVING

The easiest and safest way to jump out of a perfectly good airplane! After a 20 min. scenic flight to altitude right above Playa del Carmen, you will then be ready to experience the adrenaline of free-fall from 11,000 feet for aprox. 40 sec, safety attached to one of our world class instructors.

Download our list of services.

A view of whale shark in deep sea near The Reef resorts

WHALE SHARK TOUR

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience as you swim alongside the largest fish in the world, some of which can measure up to 50 feet in length.

The tour costs $199 USD per person.

Get more info about the tour.

Guests taking Cozumel jeep tour near The Reef Resorts

COZUMEL JEEP TOUR

If you are a nature lover and want to discover why the Mayans consider Cozumel a sacred place, then this tour is made for you.

The visit includes the Mayan vestiges of San Gervasio, place of tribute of the Goodess of Fertility "Ixchel", as well as the historic "Faro Celarain", which served as a guide to the pirates who sailed the Mexcan Caribbean.

A decorated boat event near The Reef Resorts

XOXIMILCO

Xoximilco is a great choice to make new friends, celebrate an important event, or just be a part of this tradition of Mexico in its golden age. Enjoy a journey through canals on board a Mexican Gondolas, dance and sing with live traditional music, enjoy delicious tasting of Mexican cusine and toast with the classic tequila.

Book now
Group of friends water rafting near The Reef Resorts

XAVAGE

Choose among activities where you will climb a rope course hanging in the air, paddle in a kayak, fly like a hawk by gliding in a zip-line, enjoy a jet boat ride with umpredictable twists and turns, conquer the harshness of the terrain while driving an off road vehicle, and try to control a raft down the stream of the only white rapids of the destination.

Book now
Guests swimming in underground rivers near The Reef Resorts

TOUR XCARET PLUS

You can swim in underground rivers, visit mysterious caves, visit the Butterfly Garden, the Coral Reef Aquarium, the Mayan remains, the Chapel of Guadalupe, etc. Admire the local fauna up close and enjoy Mexican culture with dances, charrería and the magnificent presentation of Xcaret México Espectacular.

Book now
Guests attending dancing classes at The Reef Resorts

CULTURAL CLASSES

Brush up on your Spanish-speaking skills or sharpen your moves on the dance floor by attending regularly scheduled lessons with our friendly instructors.