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Hotel category
5 Star
Rooms
350
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Iberostar Tucán is a beachfront resort, surrounded by Yucatan jungle
  • The area is rich with local flora and fauna
  • Four speciality restaurants on site
  • Full-service spa set in rich vegetation 
  • World’s second largest barrier reef
  • Turtles, rays, sharks, toadfish and hundreds of coral species
  • Whale shark excursions from May until September

Resort Description

The 5-star All Inclusive Iberostar Tucán Resort is located along the Mayan Riviera, surrounded by local flora and wildlife. 

At this Green Globe certified resort, you can visit the world’s second largest barrier reef and look out for turtles, dolphins, barracuda, star fish, endemic toadfish, rays and nurse sharks. Whale sharks visit between May and September and cenote diving is popular. Bull shark dives operate from November until March.

Located on a white sand beach looking out onto the Caribbean Ocean, the resort provides a natural habitat for many species including monkeys, exotic birds and fish. Air-conditioned guestrooms offer airy living space and a private balcony or terrace with garden, jungle or ocean views. 

Savour Mexican and international flavours from four speciality a la carte and buffet restaurants, including a mix of open-air and air conditioned areas. Enjoy a cocktail at the beach lounge or swim-up bar. 

The resort offers land and water sports such kayaking, tennis, yoga, volleyball, aqua gym and jet skiing. A gym, spa and main swimming pool are open every day, and a theatre hosts nightly shows. Dance classes and karaoke are included in your all-inclusive package. 

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Explore diving around the Iberostar Tucán

Best dive sites in Yucatán Peninsula

Punta Cancun – This is a popular spot with divers and provides access to several dive sites and some healthy coral reefs. Located at the eastern end of Cancun's hotel zone, the reefs contain colorful coral formations and you can hang out with a diverse array of marine life, including barracuda, rays and sharks. Punta Nizuc – This site is famous for its snorkeling and diving thanks to an offshore reef rife with abundant marine life. Depths average 10 metres/30 feet and great visibility make this a spectacular spot where divers meet lobster, groupers, rays, sergeant majors and a host of other marine life. At Punta Nizuc art meets coral reef conservation and divers can visit a statue of a young girl lying in a coral garden. She’s part of an underwater museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte, that’s well worth exploring. Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum – South of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a European vibe. Akumal and Tulum, both south of Playa, are seaside villages that offer a glimpse into the Yucatan of yesterday. Generally, the dive sites here are shallow with excellent visibility and boat rides are as short as five minutes. You’re likely to see turtles, barracuda, stingrays, lobsters and nurse sharks. Pared Verde – Sloping rivers of sand divide sections of the wall which is well populated with coral, sponges and myriad macro invertebrates. Depths to 40 metres/130 feet are possible and the current can be a consideration. Larger pelagic species are frequently seen here, given the reef’s location in the middle of a sandy plain. Cenotes – If you want to try something truly special, dive a cenote. These deep, freshwater-filled sinkholes formed when the roofs of limestone caverns collapsed and filled with water. The Yucatan’s elaborate cenotes have intricate cave systems and underground tunnels that draw divers from around the globe. Many cenotes boast pristine turquoise waters and a beautiful array of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years.

Snorkeling in Yucatán Peninsula

Non-divers will find plenty of reasons to enter the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. From shore, you’ll be able to access the region’s best reefs and even dip your head in a cenote. If you happen to be in the area from June to September, make sure to take a day trip to Isla Mujeres in order to snorkel with whale sharks. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish that may interest some.

What to see

Dolphins and sharks patrol deeper waters, while stunning colorful fish hang out by the reefs. You will see eels and lobsters near overhangs, as well as plenty of eagle rays gliding through the shallows. If you dive in the mangroves you may even run across a manatee!

One of the major attractions to the underwater world of the Riviera Maya are the Bull Sharks that are attracted to the area’s crystalline waters between November and March. There’s also a chance of spotting Green Turtles, Loggerhead Turtles, whale sharks and sailfish during their respective migrations.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Second ever dive certification organisation in the Americas
  • Large variety of easy to access dive sites
  • Clear, calm and warm seas year-round
  • Whale shark and bull shark excursions (during season)
  • Jungle cenotes ideal for gaining cave of cavern certifications
  • Rental gear, filling station, classrooms, fish ID library
  • Free Nitrox

Description

Dressel Divers Playa del Carmen is the second ever dive certification organisation in the Americas. 

The colourful dive shop is set on the waterfront, steps from the boats moored on white sand beach. Facilities include a large selection of rental gear, spacious storage rooms, filling station, shaded outdoor areas, training pool, classrooms and a fish ID library. 

The dive team boasts a wealth of knowledge having dived around the local reefs for decades. 20+ dive sites are within convenient access, and the purpose-built dive vessels are spacious, shaded and fast. 

Daily dive trips depart for open water, cenotes and night dives. Trips depart in the morning and afternoon (8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, sunset). All boats come with AEDs, VHF radios, emergency oxygen, first aid kits and experienced captains. During season, bull shark and whale shark excursions are regular. 

A full range of PADI courses are offered including specialities like deep, cavern and photography. Opt for Nitrox at no additional cost. 
 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Thick (5-7Mm) Wetsuits ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Equipment Service & Repairs
  • Filling Station
  • Rebreather Friendly

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool / Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Yoga

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • External Guests Allowed
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Entertainment and family

  • Games
  • Movies
  • Karaoke
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival

  • Upon arrival at Cancun International Airport, you will be met by a member of staff who will welcome you to the Yucatan Peninsula.
  • This representative will assist with your bags and escort you to your air-conditioned van
  • The transfer to the Iberostar Tucán resort will take approximately an hour

Departure

  • Having checked out of the resort, a staff member will be on hand to assist you with your bags and escort you to your transfer back to the airport.

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