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.

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


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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Guests skydiving at The Reef Resorts


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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Guests swimming in underground rivers near The Reef Resorts


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.

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A guest jumping into a natural pond near The Reef Resorts


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.

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A decorated boat event near The Reef Resorts


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.

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Group of friends water rafting near The Reef Resorts


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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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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A couple ziplining at The Reef Resorts


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


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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