Sandos Carocol Eco Resort,

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Resort Rating 4

Eco friendly resort sitting on a gently arching Caribbean beach.

 

Location: Carretera Puerto Juarez -  Chetumal Km 295, Salidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Quantara Roo, Mexico                             Number of stays -1 

Phone:  52 984 873 4444                                                                                                                                                               Distance /time from airport:  40 min

TIPS

Bring beach shoes

Upper floors offer encounters with monkeys up close

Better access to swimming on left side of beach

Email ahead and request newly renovated room, they may accomodate

Adult section is closer to lobby and adult pool

Select club is ideal, if you are not travelling with and want to avoid children

Order room service, as often and as much as you like, quick and delicious.

Upside/Downside:

Budget friendly

Gorgeous beachfront location

Huge sun beds with canopy

In-room water cooler/coffee maker

Adults only area

On-site cenote

Quality food/drink

Fluent English staff

Monkeys, Coatimundis

Security

Dive shop/packages (learn also)

Freddy Jackson evening show

 

Incessant noise from jet skis

Disappointing snorkelling

In-room safe $

Lack of wifi signal in room

Pools get crowded

Few sandy access points to water

Numerous reservation restrictions for restaurants

Excursions:

Ocean Tours :Whale shark excursion.  We booked a private tour, well worth the money.  Transportation to and from arranged.  Fantastic guide, said it was the best day he has had.  It was calm and we swam with a huge number of whale sharks!  Great Captain and First Mate.  Good food.  Wonderful day!

Free (through Sunwing) Playa del Carmen shopping excursion: Hacienda Jalisco tequila tasting/factory (note:tequila we bought to bring home had little/no alcohol! ), Matis Jewellery (private guide, so much to see, sizing while you wait), Playa del Carmen downtown free time which we spent mostly at Senor Frogs restaurant by the ferry dock and beach.  Fun day all in all.

Activities:

 

Non-motorized water sports

Intro Scuba

Disco

Golf $

Nature trails, Mayan ruins

Bird sancuary

Swim in freshwater cenotes

Bike paths

Water park

Snorkelling
diving

Room Information: 

 

All inclusive

Jungle or garden view

2 double or 1 king bed

Concierge service

A/C

Mini bar

In room water cooler

Hairdryer

Beach towels

In-room safe

Cable TV

Balcony/terrace

In-room safe

Summary:

 

 

# rooms - 956

# pools - 4

#restaurants - 8

#bars - 10

spa $ 

gym
Spa
gift shop