Things to do in Playa del Carmen

The Reef 28 brings you the exquisite pleasures to be found in Playa del Carmen like no other destination. Whether you’ve come to explore, golf, dive or scuba or do nothing more adventurous than lounge by our rooftop pool and bar, exciting options are always accessible.


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.

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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.

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Tour Xcaret Plus is a natural park with more than 50 attractions for all ages.

You can swim in underground rivers, stroll along trails in the middle of the jungle and explore the mysterious caves. Discover new colors an Butterfly Pavillon and the mysteries of the ocean in the Coral Reef Acquarium. Admire closely the fauna that inhabits the park; like deer, jaguars, flamingos and exotic birds. There are several attractions to visit at Xcaret Mexico, such as the Mayan ruins, the Mexican Folk Art Museum, a traditional Hacienda Henequenera and the Chapel of Guadalupe.

In addition, enjoy Mexican culture and get entertained with pre-Hispanic dances, the equestrian show and the splendid presentation of "Xcaret Mexico Espectacular", with more than 300 artists on stage.

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Live unique experiences at Xel-Há Mexico with its amazing coves, cenotes and ponds, n the middle of a breathtaking landscape, one of the most beautiful in Cancun and Riviera Maya.

Enjoy this snorkeling paradise, with a variety of fun-filled activities. Glide on zip-lines, show your bravery by jumping from the stone of courage, let yourself go on a inner tube and travel across the river or ride a bycicle through the biking path of the jungle.

In addition, with Xel-Há all inclusive you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast, light enough so you can have the energy to start a day of adventure. We are sure water activities will open your appetite, therefore a delicious buffet, domestic open bar and unlimited non-alcohol beverages will be ready in all the restaurants. With Xel-Há Tour you only need to worry about having a blast, the rest is on us!

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Enjoy the nightlife of Cancun and live a Mexican Fiesta.

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.


How bold are you?

Choose among activities where you will climb a rope course hanging in the air, paddle in a kayak, fly like a howk 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.

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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.


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.

Chichen Itza Tour

Let yourself be amazed by the stunning beauty of Chichen Itzá.

Witness the legacy of the Maya culture with the Xichén Clásico Tour and learn the history of this wonder of the modern world. Enjoy a pleasant trip from your hotel to the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza. Go through its road and buildings, while a guide tells you secrets and legends hidden in its walls. You will also visit the Cenote Ik'Kil, surround yourself with natural beauty and swim in its refreshing waters. Chichen Itzá Tour ends with a delicious buffet lunch with specialities of the Yucatecan cuisine. Transport yourself back in time and live the mysticism of the Maya culture!


Feeling competitive? Get a group together for a game of water basketball or water polo, ping pong, billiards or board games.


A fleet of bicycles is at your disposal at our sister resorts. Take a morning spin or wind down the day with an afternoon ride. Bicycles are not available for use at night.


Stay fit at our fully equipped fitness center. You can enjoy unlimited aerobics and aqua-aerobics classes, stretching and more. Moreover, you can rely on our personal trainer to achieve your fitness goals.


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 Playacar and Coco Beach.

Sailboats are available at The Reef Playacar only.


Take a scuba demo in the pool or grab our snorkeling gear for a look at the sea life just below the surface. This is available at our sister resorts in Playacar and Coco Beach.


Access to the Playa del Carmen's best golf couldm't be easier. The Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya is located moments from our resort. Designed by Robert von Hagge, this 18-hole, par-72 course has been called the most challenging in the Riviera Maya. 

The setting is just part of its allure. Exotic wildlife and ancient Mayan ruins surround the course, creating a breathtaking backgrop for golfers of all skill levels. Highlights include a Club House with a pro shop (aka The Rock Shop) and snack bar as well as a practice facility with a driving range, chiopping and putting greens and a green side bunker, locker rooms and showers as well as club and shoe rental. 



JOYÀ combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience’s five senses. Drawing on Mexico’s history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a transformative quest to uncover the secrets of life. Through their wonderfully disorienting journey, they will discover a hidden gem in the mangrove, passing along the poetry of love and life to future generations.


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!

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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 and bridges, discovering amazing caves and extraordinary rock formations.

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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.

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