Playa Del Carmen Experience & Excursions | The Reef Playacar


On site activities, tours and excursions

Allow our friendly, multilingual entertainment staff and concierge to provide you with everything you need for an unforgettable vacation experience. From onsite activities like pool and beach volleyball, nightly shows and live entertainment as well as a fully supervised kids’ programs, to tours and excursions throughout Playa del Carmen, our dedicated team will plan you perfect family stay.


  • Daily activities program
  • Fitness center and classes, including aerobics and aqua-aerobics
  • Non-motorized water sports, including kayaking and paddle boarding
  • Kids activities for ages four through 12
  • Nightly shows and live entertainment at The Theater


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.

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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


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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A couple ziplining at The Reef Resorts


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.

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A couple walking down the Xenses park near The Reef Resorts


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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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-Há All Inclusive you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and delicious buffet food and unlimited drinks.

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A man playing golf at The Reef Resorts


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


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.

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


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


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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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 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.

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 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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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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Guests attending dancing classes at The Reef Resorts


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