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Activities and Recreations of Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort & Spa, Playa del Carmen
|Sandos Caracol Experience Eco Resort & Spa Hotel is located on a beautiful white sandy beach on the exclusive Riviera Maya. Lounge chairs and palapas are provided on the beach, and there are two beach bars, one for all guests and one in the exclusive Select Club area of the beach. The resort includes two large swimming pools for all guests; the main one with a protected area for children. There is also a pool in the exclusive Select Club area. While the kids have fun at the kids club complete with their own pool, adults can have theirs at Scuba Libre, the hotspot for water sports. Guests enjoy live music-and-dance extravaganzas at the theatre or you can dance the night away at La Mision.
Guests can be a part of the adventure and enjoy spectacular Mayan ceremonies, eco trails, local animals, a suspension bridge, sacred trees and crystal clear cenotes surrounded by a unique natural setting. Learn about the environment at the Eco Club, a fun educational way to witness environment, local fauna and flora.
The Sandos Caracol complex also features a waterpark, specifically designed to give kids and families a thrilling aquatic experience! The Children’s Aqua Park comes complete with 17 slides, fun water features and a delicious snack bar, all surrounded by water spouts to make for a wet and wild adventure!
Introductory diving lessons
For an additional charge:
Supervised activities for children between 2 and 12 years old
Arts and crafts
Additional Activites Nearby
Rowing or canoeing
Amazing Eco-Adventure Experiences for All
The Xcalacoco (shka´la´ko´ko) Experience, a unique program that allows guests to discover the Mayan culture in distinctive natural surroundings. At Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort & Spa, Xcalacoco is a way of being, living and thinking. Activities include an eco tour and nature trails that allow guests explore Mayan ruins, witness Mayan ceremonies, visit a Mayan herbalist, plant indigenous species significant to the Mayan culture, and participate in natural treatments and ancient rituals at the Spa. Through adventures in nature and environmental activities, we encourage all of our guests to reconnect with nature, respect the planet and engage in ecologically sustainable practices in their daily lives.
- Adventure Activities:
Bike Path: Become familiar with the hotel's many natural attractions while you enjoy this route. You can choose the path that is best suited to your physical capacity. This circuit consists of three sections that will take you through the jungle to discover an authentic archeological site of the Mayan culture.
The Underground Springs Route: This path winds through the jungle among a series of natural underground springs that are located within the property. You’ll enjoy learning how these bodies of underground water originated, which are characteristic of and unique to the region.
Mangrove Path: Explore, discover and enjoy one of the least-known habitats that is of the greatest importance to the coastal zones. The mangroves will captivate you and allow you to discover the most important cradle and fountain of life on the Mexican Caribbean coast.
Mayan River: Experience a relaxed and tranquil boat ride through a winding natural river, which will heighten your senses as you come into complete contact with nature.
- Flora and Fauna:
EcoClub Nursery: Visit the hotel's nursery and get to know all the native plants of the region. If you wish to participate in the program of plant propagation, you can help plant much more than just a tree.
Mayan Heralist: Discover some of the secrets of traditional Mayan medicine and open yourself to the surprises of the unbelievable benefits that a large number of native plants hold for you.
Orchid Gazebo: Admire the incredible beauty of these singular plants and allow yourself to be carried away by the haven of peace and tranquility that you’ll encounter in this lovely space.
Mangroves: All throughout the complex you’ll have the opportunity to encounter and admire this surprising natural habitat that serves as a refuge for a large number of wildlife species.
Organic Garden: In this space you can learn vegetable growing techniques to try out at your own home. Promote sustainability by sharing your knowledge—and your organic produce—with your neighbors.
- Guests have the option of selecting Hotel Room w/Golf included. Guests receive 3 rounds of golf per week at nearby 18-hole, par 72 Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club including shared cart, range balls and unlimited drinks and snacks (transportation to the course is not included).
- Golf is also available at the nearby Grand Coral Golf Club (fees apply), Nick Price's most golfer-friendly creation, featuring 18 holes, a par 71 and 7,043 yds. It offers a modern Club House and exclusive Beach Club. Grand Coral's cutting-edge Playa del Carmen golf course preserves the environment of the area.
- Nightly shows at the theater begin at 8:30pm and include:
- Monday: Heroes Show
Tuesday: Mayan Representation “The Arrival”
Wednesday: Fantasy Show
Thursday: Mayan Ceremony “The Cenote”
Friday: Freddy Jackson Show
Saturday: Mayan Ceremony: “The fire of life”
Sunday: Mexican Show
- An entertainment staff hosts a variety of daily beach and pool activities as well
- Tennis Court(s)
- Multi-Sport Court
- Basketball Court
- Beach Volleyball
- Bike Rental
- Cooking Classes
- Dance Classes
- Spanish Classes
- Meditation/Relaxation/Yoga Classes
- Scuba (Beginners Lesson)
- Dive Center Onsite
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Water Aerobics
- Jet Skiing
- Golf Nearby
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