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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



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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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!


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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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 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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Access to the Playa del Carmen’s best golf couldn’t be easier. The Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya is located directly across the street 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 backdrop 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, chipping and putting greens and a green side bunker, locker rooms and showers as well as club and shoe rental.



Located in one of the resort’s fragrant tropical gardens, The Reef Spa mirrors the beauty of its surroundings in both architectural design and treatments. Believing that nature should nurture, the Spa’s designers worked around the property’s existing flora to create rooms that celebrate nature’s bounty with trees growing up and through the building

Focusing on providing the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation, our spa therapists offer services, including facials, massages, wraps and other full-body body treatments. Enjoy a massage in a tented cabana on the beach or in the comfort of one of our private, tree-lined treatment rooms.

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

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Diving and 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


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


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


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


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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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.


Stay fit at our fitness center. You can enjoy unlimited aerobics and aqua-aerobics classes, stretching and more.


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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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.