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Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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Looking for an excuse to tap into your wild side? Nothing says nature like waking up to the sounds of wildlife at Sandos ... More

Customer Rating 431 Reviews
Value
 
4.3
Service
 
4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
3.9
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
3.8
4.1 out of 5
"A vacation is what you make it and my boyfriend and I loved our time at Sandos! I read a lot of bad reviews on Trip Advisor for Sandos Caracol and after being here I can say that they are uncalled for ..." – AIB23
425 out of 516 (82%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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Value
 
4.3
Service
 
4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
3.9
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
3.8
4.1 out of 5
"A vacation is what you make it and my boyfriend and I loved our time at Sandos! I read a lot of bad reviews on Trip Advisor for Sandos Caracol and after being here I can say that they are uncalled for ..." – AIB23
425 out of 516 (82%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
snorkling with turtles Picture Perfect Views Beach steak included Beach at sunset Tequila tasting. Yum! Shrimp cocktail on the beach. Main Cenote Doves kissing.& candles the beach club jaquzzi tubs in the room!!!!! Kayaking off the beach Awe, another day in paradise! great beds, cleaning service was great!!!!!! Pretty pool from suspension bridge The beach was as relaxing as our stay. Riviera Restaurant tables on terrace overlooking beach fun in the sun 24 hour buffet the rooms Ahhh Monkeys outside out room sand never gets hot! The view from the beach! The resorts cenote MisTer Crab Peeling paint and dirty a view of the beach MAP OF RESORT A monkey right on our balcony Pool swim-up bar The beach Sandos Caracol Beach Area Beach Sandos Caracol Mayan Ruin Peacock Ohh la la The beach we snorkeled from! monkey Furniture was falling apart Cenote at the resort The Romantic Boat Trip includes sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries. Cenote Fruit Basket/ w wine & glasses. Just one of many delighful drinks!! Free!! Everyday was something new ! Splashpad Jungle My kids got to hold a tucan on the beach
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August 14, 2017
Eco review

Pro's: up close interaction with few animals amazing bar tenders nice adult pool close to a lot of things room service food Con's: BEACH FULL OF ROCKS. we couldn't even stand and floated back to the beach All the food was below average and was a struggle to find a good place. mexican was the best food but so limited on options not as many animals as expected for an eco park. customer service was the worst part with just being unorganized overall the drinks and bar tenders are amazing and willing to make anything. The room was nice, we booked two kings and got a king and a 2 twin, even when we called about it the first day we got no answers and after continuous questions still no answers... one day we came back to just an extra twin bed put in the room as the solution... for the price it wasn't a bad experience.... just a lot of things that made it not as fun but was a pleasant vacation.... 3.3 out of 5


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4.0
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From: indianapolis, IN
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 13, 2017
Sandos Caracol

This is a decent resort but not a luxurious one. We chose the adult only section which was really nice. We didn't have over crowded pools to deal with but it is a good 10 minute walk to the beach. Plus noticed several families with kids staying in the adult only section but they didn't use the adult only pool. Even in the family section most of the rooms are not ocean view. The beach itself was rocky and had a lot of seaweed. The adult only section of the beach was nice in the fact you had a server bringing drinks to you and there was also an air conditioned bar that you could get your own drinks and had some great snacks. A lot of this resort doesn't have ac which was disappointing and we were there in July and it was extremely hot. The 10 minute walk to the beach was a pretty walk as the resort is set in a jungle area and it has monkeys and some other wild life and there are a lot of cats here too. I never felt like our room was ever cleaned that well. It was decent but nothing to brag about. The rooms didn't have coffee makers just filtered water that heated up with Nescafé so that was disappointing and the blow dryers were terrible so I would bring my own. Most of the food was good but most of the restaurants didn't have ac. The steak and seafood place was extremely good and had ac. Overall this place is a decent but if you want to be directly on the beach I would stay somewhere else plus the beaches aren't that great. It was cool feeding the monkeys though.


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Overall Rating: 3
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4.0
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From: Texas
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 11, 2017
Wonderful resort, but not for everyone!

My boyfriend and I just returned a few days ago from our trip to Sandos Caracol where we stayed for five nights. And we had an amazing time!! We were both a little nervous going since reviews were so mixed, but I figured I would just go into it with an open mind. And I am so happy we ignored all the negative reviews and went with our gut. As soon as we arrived we got really excited. The resort is huge and we had a blast walking around checking everything out before being able to check in. We stayed in the Adults only section and that was great. The pool was really nice with outstanding service. Same at the beach. Our room was also very nice and clean and big. We really enjoyed the dining options. Highly recommend the Brazilian and Los Lirios (steak and fish) restaurants. Los Lirios was especially impressive. I felt like I should have paid for my meal, that's how good it was. But every restaurant was very nice and we always had excellent service. Now with that being said, I can understand why some people complain. Although I feel like it's absolutely not due to the resort being bad or sub-par, but more due to people's lack of realistic expectations. This is an eco resort. Yes, there are animals everywhere. And we thought that was so cool! Highlights every day were seeing the spider monkeys come down and run around the pool. Yes, it is warm and the restaurants are not air-conditioned. But we feel like that adds to the charm of really feeling like you're on vacation. Also saw negative comments about the beach. Yes, it does have some reef in certain places but other than that the beach was beautiful and very swimmable. I feel like if you read the descriptions of the resort and you choose this resort based on the fact that you want to see animals, you want to be in a jungle setting and you want to have a lot of options of things to do/see/eat every day, then you will 100% not be disappointed. Also wanted to mention that the shows at the theater every night were amazing! We had such a great time going to the shows and then watching the music entertainment outside after. We want to thank all the wonderful staff at the resort and we can't wait to go back again soon!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
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Dining Options
 
5.0
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From: New Jersey
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 10, 2017
Very nice place!

Great resort with lots of activities. All of the staff is very friendly. this was our 2nd time to this resort. Love the Cenote and the swim area for snorkeling. Restaurants and food was very good... recommend Japanese restaurant. Good service in room. Only negative we noticed this time was the Coatie's getting in to the snack bar area every day. Although staff tries to run them off. But they are very cute animals and fun to watch otherwise. The petting zoo is also cool and the kids loved the animals. Good place for a family vacation.


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From: TEXAS
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Ever seen a spider monkey on your balcony? Or a bushy-tailed coati just outside your door? The 956 guestrooms and junior suites at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort are situated in 3-story buildings among the property's lush jungle. Each room has amenities that include cable TV, mini bar, a private balcony or terrace, and many other comforts.

Room Details

Standard Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Select Club Superior Room (Adults-Only)
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Deluxe Room
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Select Club Deluxe Room (Adults-Only)
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Eco Family Suite (Available beginning Dec 24, 2017)
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What's to Love

The Xcalacoco Experience includes 80 eco activities and Mayan traditions with wild animals roaming the resort, while the water park has 29 waterslides for kids and adults alike.
 

What We'd Change

The grounds are pretty big, so there's a lot of walking involved. But that means you have a better chance of spotting the wildlife in the surrounding ecosystem!

 

Why You Should Go

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort has something for every vacationer: nature activities, a water park, a white sand beach and an adults only section with its own pool and beach club.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Poolside Bar
  • Steam Room
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Water Polo
  • Bicycles
  • Billiards
  • Darts
  • Bocce Ball
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Nightclub
  • Catering
  • Massage ($)
  • Theater
  • 10 Bars/Lounges
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Business Services ($)
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Wireless Internet
  • Tour Desk
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Non-Smoking
  • Business Center


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Marina
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

Carretera Cancun, Chetumal, Km 295

+98 48 73 4444

Hotel Description

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort: All Inclusive Fun for Families and Adults

Looking for an excuse to tap into your wild side? Nothing says nature like waking up to the sounds of wildlife at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Playa del Carmen. Built around a natural ecosystem, the resort's dedication to low impact on its environment means the monkeys and tropical birds are right outside the door. Kids love it! Children are a definite priority at Sandos Caracol, which offers a Kids Club for games and crafts, and an exciting program for teens. Topping it off, everyone is sure to love the water park with 29 water slides and wet-and-wild fun for kids, teens and grown-ups.

Set on the warm white sands of Playa del Carmen, the resort is home to crystal clear cenotes, mangrove forests and lush jungle. The hotel's Xcalacoco Experience includes a daily program of thrilling eco activities like floating along a river through the mangrove, swimming in the central cenote, Mayan cooking lessons, jungle survival skills and more, in addition to nighttime Mayan shows in stunning outdoor locations.

The All Inclusive plan at Sandos Caracol lets you indulge in an extensive list of restaurants and bars scattered throughout the resort. Grab a margarita at the swim-up bar, indulge in midnight cravings at the 24-hour snack bar, feast on mouthwatering surf and turf options at Los Lirios Steak and Fish Club, and try delicious eco cuisine at the beachfront Salvia restaurant. During the day, choose between the secluded chill-out pool and the exciting main pool with kids area, and visit the theater in the evenings for nighttime shows.

Couples just love the Select Club Adults Only section (ages 18 and up) set in a secluded part of the resort, featuring a beautiful pool and jacuzzi area as well as an exclusive beach area and beach club with extra amenities. Take the luxury to the next level with a visit to Spa Sandos, featuring a hydrotherapy area for adults and a fitness center, both part of the All Inclusive plan, as well as soothing massages, rejuvenating body treatments and a traditional Mayan temazcal ceremony.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • All meals, snacks and dinner
  • Unlimited domestic beer, soft drinks, house wine and domestic and international cocktails
  • Daily activities program
  • Taxes and service charges


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

La Laguna
Type:
International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description:
Main Restaurant, serving an international buffet.
Dress code: Casual. Swimwear must be dry and covered. Shoes/sandals and shirt are required.

Las Mascaras
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Mexican buffet, open for dinner only.
Dress code: Casual. Swimwear must be dry and covered. Shoes/sandals and shirt are required.

La Riviera
Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean specialties.
Dress code: Casual elegance. Dress shorts are allowed. No swim wear, tops or bare feet are allowed in the restaurant.

Fogo do Brazil
Type:
Brazilian Rodizio
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-11pm
Description: Brazilian a la carte restaurant.

El Templo
Type: Japanese Teppanyaki
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-11pm
Description: Japanese Teppanyaki tables, with show cooking. Reservations are required.

Los Lirios
Type: Steak and Seafood
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-11pm
Description: Featuring a la carte service, with surf and turf specialties.

La Toscana
Type: Italian
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-4pm
Description: A la carte service featuring Italian specialties for dinner.

Salvia
Type: Vegan
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-11pm
Description: Featuring a la carte service, with vegetable specialties.

Dress code for the restuarants: Casual elegance. Dress shorts are allowed. No swim wear, tops or bare feet are allowed in the restaurant.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

L'Elefant
Daily, 7am-midnight.

El Mangler
Daily, 10am-midnight.

El Nido
Drinks, 24-hours; Snacks,10:30am-7pm.

El Mapache
Daily, 6pm-midnight.

Beach Bar
Daily, 10:30am-6pm.

La Tortuga
Daily, 10:30am-6pm.

Sirena
Daily, 10:30am-6pm.

Iguana
Daily, 10:30am-6pm.

Theatre Bar
Daily, 6pm-11pm

Los Lirios
Disco bar (18+). Daily, 11pm-2am.



BEACH

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is located on a beautiful stretch of white-sand beach in 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 adult-only area of the beach.

POOLS

Find your spot in the sun at one of the resort's glistening blue pools - one for Select Club Adults only, one chill out pool, one activities pool (with a separate children's area) and a splashing water park for children and adults with 29 fun water slides and water games. The Jacuzzi is only for adults (18+).

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Introductory diving lessons (once per stay)
  • Snorkeling (one hour per day)
  • Kayaking
  • Hobie Cats
  • Boogie Boarding

For an additional charge:

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling tours
  • Fishing trips
  • Jet skis
  • Parasailing
Land
  • Fitness Center (18+)
  • Darts
  • Billiards
  • Football
  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Bicycles

Golf
Golf is available at the nearby Grand Coral Golf Club, 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.



INTERNET

Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort offers complimentary Wi-Fi access in common areas of the resort.

SPA SERVICES

The 6,561-sq-ft Playa del Carmen Spa offers sixteen luxury treatment rooms that feature saunas, a steam bath and hydrotherapy facilities that are ready to leave you relaxed and recharged. The following treatments are available for an additional cost:
  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Beauty salon
  • Sauna & Jacuzzi (18+)


WEDDING SERVICES

Sandos Caracol offers wedding services. Please contact the front desk directly.

CHILD CARE

Eco Activities for Kids: We focus on teaching our children to live in harmony with nature, and to take care of the environment. We offer a variety of activities designed to help children interact with our native animals and plants.
Kids Club fully equipped with video games, jungle gym, trampoline, and a mini movie theatre, with fully supervised activities program such as: children's pool, games and arts & crafts and mini disco. For children 4-12 years old. Open 10am-10pm.
Baby Club for the ages 2-3 years is open 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm.
Teens Activities for 13-17 years old with assistance of our animation and sports team. Music, pool tables, table tennis, foosball, beach soccer, volleyball, seven brand new water slides, among others. Schedule times may vary according to weekly program.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort is located on the Mayan Riviera, 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport (CUN) and just 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen.

Minimum Stay Requirements
A 5-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 28, 2016-Jan 1, 2017 and April 13, 2017-April 15, 2017 <

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation. Minimum check-in age is 18.

Rainforest Alliance
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is a Rainforest Alliance CERTIFIED hotel.
Green Initiatives include: "Pack for a Purpose" (donations to local schools) and "Animal Keepers", where guests can helo the onsite Vet take care of local wildlife and rescue animals.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.



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