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The Reef Playacar
Resort & Spa
Optional All-Inclusive

Family-Friendly Boutique Resort

Nestled on the ocean, inside an exclusive gated community, awaits your ideal family getaway in the Riviera Maya. The Reef Playacar is an all-inclusive hotel inspired by the magic of Mayan traditions, the dynamic energy of the lush tropical rainforest, and the white-hot beauty of the coastline.

Just a quick stroll from 5th Avenue, guests have access to authentic dining, shopping, and nightlife in addition to incredible excursions, luxurious accommodations, and enticing amenities within the resort. Whether you want to relax in the sun beachside or explore the wonders of Playa del Carmen, your family will create unforgettable memories.

You will have the chance to book your room with two different options: All-Inclusive package or bed + breakfast.

Fill your days with diving, skydiving and eco-adventures or explore and relax in Playa del Carmen’s tranquil ancient setting.

Worth The Benefits

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    Chichen Itza Tour. Buy 1 and 2nd person 50% off. Regular price: $149 USD. The second person pays half the regular price.
  • Icon of 2x1 ATV Tour on The Reef Playacar
    2x1 ATV, zip-lines & cenote Tour. Buy 1 & get 1 for free. 2 PAX for $109 USD + $13 USD of transportation per person.
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    2x1 Romantic dinner on the Beach. Buy one dinner & get the second one for free.
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    2x1 in 50-minute swedish massages at the Ome Spa.
  • Image icon of calendar and clock at The Reef Playacar
    Flexible cancellation policies.
  • Image icon of dollar sign at The Reef Playacar
    Book now and pay upon arrival.
  • Image icon of a drink glass at The Reef Playacar
    Bottle of wine upon arrival for all-inclusive rates.
  • Image icon of clock at The Reef Playacar
    FREE Early check-in/ Late check-out. (Subject to availability)
  • Image icon of Wi-Fi at The Reef Playacar
    High speed WiFi.
  • Icon image of book direct offer at The Reef Playacar
    Best Rate Guarantee.
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    Stay at 1 and Play at 2! Enjoy a PREMIUM all-inclusive access to our sister beach Resort The Reef Coco Beach. Free shuttle service for all-inclusive PREMIUM packages (Subject to availability). (Only aplicable for All Inclusive PREMIUM packages, not applicable for B&B rates).

Exclusive beachfront resort in Playa del Carmen

Your all-inclusive family hotel near the 5th Avenue

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6th Night Free + Kids Free* + Exclusive Benefits


Enjoy this special promotion and pamper yourself with a relaxing vacation in Playa del Carmen. These exclusive benefits are waiting for you:

  • 6th Night Free (valid for all inclusive rates).
  • 2x1 in 50-minute swedish massages at the Ome Spa.
  • 2x1 Romantic Dinner on the Beach.
  • 2x1 ATV, zip-lines & cenote Tour. Buy 1 & get 1 for free.
  • 2x1 All-inclusive experience - Stay in 1 & play in 2 (access to The Reef Coco Beach) (Only for PREMIUM Packages)
  • Chichen Itza Tour special price: The second person pays half the regular price.
  • Flexible cancellation policies.
  • Book now and pay upon arrival.
  • FREE Early check-in/ Late check-out. (Subject to availability)
  • Best Rate Guarantee. (Restrictions apply)
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival for all-inclusive rates.
  • High speed WiFi.

Book before March 31, 2023.
Travel from April 15 — Dec. 23, 2023.

* Not combinable with other promotions.
* kids free: August 20 until November 3, 2023.
* Blackout dates may apply.

* You need to book 6 nights to get the 6th night free.
* Promotion valid ONLY for bookings made through our website and our Call Center.

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Book NOW! and travel from NOW and get 10% OFF* With your EXCLUSIVE MEMBER RATES

Travel Window: From NOW until January 31th, 2024.

* Not combinable with other promotions.
* To obtain this offer you must subscribe FOR FREE to our EXCLUSIVE MEMBER RATES.

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Free Honeymoon Package

  • A bottle of sparkling wine
  • Guaranteed king-sized bed
  • Continental breakfast for two served in your suite during one morning of your stay
  • Special room decoration
  • Special gift from The Reef Resorts


* Not combinable with other promotions.
* Couples must book for a minimum of 5 nights and present wedding certificate at check-in.
* Date of wedding must be within 6 months of stay.

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AAA Member Saving

Present your AAA membership card to enjoy an extra 10% off our special rates.

* Not combinable with other promotions.
* Membership must be shown upon arrival.
* Max 2 rooms per member.
* Best available rate will be charged if the memberships are not shown.

To activate this promotion, click on this booking button.

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Try Every On-site activity at Least Once

Onsite activities for All

There will be days during your vacation where you simply want to stay on-site in the comfort and convenience of The Reef Playacar resort. Our friendly, multilingual entertainment staff has devised special activities that you can easily enjoy on-site! Whether you want to soak up the sun by the pool, get sandy while crushing a volleyball over a net, watch one of our delightful nightly shows, or send the children off to play in one of our supervised kids' programs, there is something for everyone to fall in love with.

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A one-of-a-kind setting for your special day

An unforgettable wedding calls for an unforgettable setting. Framed by a brilliant white sand beach, lush tropical gardens and wooden pathways meandering through a rainforest landscape, The Reef Playacar offers this kind of dramatic backdrop. 

benefits of All Inclusive Day Pass

Exclusive Day Pass in Playa del Carmen

9 am—5 pm 6 pm—2 am
● Breakfast buffet (9 −11 am) ● Dinner buffet
● Lunch buffet (12:30 −3 pm)    (Elegant Casual) (6:30 −10 pm)
● Snack Bar (11 am −6 pm) ● Snack Bar (10:30 pm −1 am)
● Domestic open bar ● Domestic open bar
● Towel service ● Shows in the theater or pool area
● Ice cream parlor, coffee & Tea    (Starting at 9:30 pm)
   (4 −6 pm)  


Monday to Sunday
ADULTS: $1,400 MXN
KIDS (4 −12 y.o.): $550 MXN

- Restrictions may apply.
- No previous reservation is required, you pay directly at the reception.
- Does not include room and does not include access to specialty restaurants.
- Prices subject to change without prior notice.
- Upgrade to PREMIUM: $21 USD Includes: International Open Bar, Access to Nico's VIP Lounge Bar. Use of parking lot (subject to availability)

FAMILY-FRIENDLY Boutique Resort in Playa del Carmen

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FAQ about The Reef Playacar

Yes, we are a beach front hotel located in one of the most beautiful beaches of Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya called Playacar.

We’re located 57.9 km/35.97 miles from Cancun airport which is 1 hour by car more or less to Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya.

Yes, we are a family friendy boutique style hotel located in Playacar, a gathed community area in the heart of Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Our location is fantastic as we are just steps away from Fifth Avenue (1.4 km/0.86 miles) meaning that all bars, restaurants and main attractions of the Riviera Maya are closed by. Some of the nearby attractions include Coco Bongo (2.3 km/1.42 miles), Xcaret park (10.7 km/6.64 miles), Xplore park (9.1 km/5.65 miles), ferry to Cozumel (1.9 km/1.18 miles) and Tulum ruins (70.3 km/43.68 miles) among others.

What our customers say


"SUPER location, Value, & Staff"

The Reef Playacar is located in the lovely Playacar gated vacation community at the edge of Playa Del Carmen. This was our 8th visit and 2nd year for the month of January. The breathtaking beauty of the property, the beach and sea and the welcoming, hardworking staff cannot be beat. The value is incredible with good food, drinks, impeccable service, & friendly staff.


Every single staff person was helpful and friendly. The beach is amazing! The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The pools are clean. The food is great. The spa is delightful: the 4 Elements massage with hot stones was amazing.

"Can't go wrong"

Absolutely love this place. All of the all inclusive perks in a smaller place. Beautiful layout with villas spread out through a tropical jungle. Food is good with options through out the day and well into the evening. Plenty of bars through out the complex. Great beach. Antonio at the pool bar is one of the best bartenders you will ever come across. In a gated area with easy access to the shopping district.