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Sandos Playacar All Inclusive

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On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
8 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Sandos Playacar All Inclusive

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Sandos Playacar All Inclusive

4.0 star property
All-inclusive beachfront property with free water park, near Xaman Ha Aviary

7.4/10 Good

1,005 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Paseo Xaman-Ha, Mza. 1, Lote 1 Fracc. Playacar, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 9 restaurants and 3 poolside bars
  • 6 bars/lounges and 2 swim-up bars
  • Full-service spa
  • 8 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Nightclub
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Health club
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Children's club
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Playacar
  • Playacar Golf Club - 5 min drive
  • Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal - 7 min drive
  • Playa del Carmen Main Beach - 8 min drive
  • Mamitas Beach - 23 min drive
  • Quinta Avenida - 10 min drive
  • Xplor Theme Park - 8 min drive
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park - 11 min drive
  • Ferry to Cozumel - 11 min drive
  • Gran Coyote Golf - 12 min drive
  • El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.) - 12.3 miles/19.9 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Blue Moon Beach Bar Sandos Select Club - 3 min walk
  • Desayuno Don Juan - 9 min walk
  • Festival Grand Buffet - 2 min walk
  • Rosa Roja - 10 min walk
  • Turquesa - 16 min walk

About this property

Sandos Playacar All Inclusive

At Sandos Playacar All Inclusive, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, beach massages and volleyball, plus you'll only be within a 10-minute drive of Playa del Carmen Main Beach. There's plenty of fun with the 8 outdoor pools and free water park, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps and aromatherapy. Dining choices include 9 restaurants, and the 3 poolside bars are great places to grab a cold drink. Other highlights at this upmarket property include 2 swim-up bars, a nightclub and a free kid's club. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and family-friendly amenities.


This property is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and beverages included
24-hour room service
In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorised water sports, land activities and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

Scuba-diving lessons
Surfing/body boarding

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Miniature golf


Water fitness


On-site entertainment and activities
Access to on-site nightclubs
On-site live performances
Theme parties


English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
On-site PCR testing is available for a on-site COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee, and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is also available for a fee
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 819 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 9 restaurants
  • 6 bars/lounges
  • 3 poolside bars
  • 2 swim-up bars
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Free water park access
  • Children's pool
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Archery
  • Mini golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Shopping
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 7 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2004
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 8 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub
  • Hot tub
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Water slide


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Meal plan
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Spa Sandos has 22 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages and sports massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • A damage deposit of MXN 5000 will be collected before check-in

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MXN 2100 per person (one way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 1 and 17 costs MXN 880.00 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

On-site PCR and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing are both available for a fee.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and window guards on site.</p> <p>This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).</p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p> <p>A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.</p>

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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sandos Playacar All Inclusive?
This property confirms that on-site COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, on-site COVID-19 testing (antigen/rapid screening) is available for a fee, disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sandos Playacar All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 8 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Sandos Playacar All Inclusive?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sandos Playacar All Inclusive?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Sandos Playacar All Inclusive?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MXN 2100 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sandos Playacar All Inclusive?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Sandos Playacar All Inclusive and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, sailing and archery and improve your game at the on-site tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa, soothe your senses in the hot tub or go for a swim in one of the 8 outdoor swimming pools. Sandos Playacar All Inclusive also has 2 swim-up bars, 3 poolside bars and a nightclub, as well as a sauna, a steam room and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Sandos Playacar All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 9 on-site restaurants.
Does Sandos Playacar All Inclusive have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Sandos Playacar All Inclusive like?
Sandos Playacar All Inclusive is a short 10-minute walk from Piste Cyclable sur Paseo Xaman-Ha and 19 minutes' walk from Mahi Golf Course. Travellers say that this property is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Better than expected
My family of five stayed for six days and seven nights. Checking in took the longest. After getting to the room we were pleased to see water and drinks in the mini fridge. There was so many things to do. My kids really enjoyed their two water slide areas and the main pool. Very clean and service was great. Love their buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have a variety of foods and drinks and their staff was very friendly and always had great attitudes. To get the fresh tasting food, you need to get there closer to the opening hours of every meal. Their restaurants did require reservations and I was only able to reserve to one. The food at the restaurant was not to our liking and service was slower so if you’re hungry, you need to keep the timing in mind. There’s shows on some nights and vendors too. Loved their coffee at Cupcake Cafe. There’s so much more to say but all positive. I can see my family returning here for future vacations.
Sergio, 6-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Kassandra, 8-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Sandos Playacar
Overall a decent place, food was good with lot of options. Some of the staff were friendly. Resort has lot of amenities for all ages. Cons- No Valet Parking Didn’t have a lot of festival decoration unlike nearby RIU or Iberostar Big resort which requires lot of walking Shuttle service is ok but should be more frequent. Sometimes you have to wait for 10-15 min and some people may not be able to board as the queue gets long during meal times. No food and drinks served to you at your chair, cabana which means if you are on the beach and finish your drinks, you have to walk good 50-100 meters depending on where you are to get a drink. They have an adult only section near the beach which means families can’t really have oceanview rooms or atleast thats what we were told. Plus the adult bar refused to serve us drinks on a hot day saying its for select club members even though there was noone behind us waiting. Imagine that first you don’t serve drinks to where people are sitting, then someone walks and you refuse to serve, all on a hot day. That was a big turn off for us.
Sanjay, 6-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Be careful when booking, you need a black band or we would look somewhere else to stay. Its hard to tell what exactly you are allowed to order or do without a black band. We tried to order a Shirley Temple for our daughter, but that was a black band drink. . We stayed four nights and were only able to get one reservation for dinner. The buffet staff was not helpful and we ended up pouring our own water several meals.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

This resort was okay…not worth the price. The staff was not the friendliest or the most accommodating considering we had a broken phone so couldn’t ask for services and notified them but got nowhere…asked for more pillows and towels and also got ignored. The bar lines were so long due to one out of three or four being open. There was an app to make dinner reservations that we weren’t told about and then learned from a guest so missed that opportunity considering they were already booked up. Overall, I’d give this hotel a 2.7 out of 5.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It was a great place overall. Would come back again.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

So so
The best recommendation I can provide is having someone explain all the amenities the resort has. No one told us anything nor tried.. when we tried to reserve one of the restaurants everything was packed. The swimming pool is only opened until 630. A todos but disappointed. The buffet was decent and good..
Julie, 5-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified Expedia guest review