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5 Star
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200
Wellness/Spa
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Internet
FREE
PADI dive center
Walking distance
House reef
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Resort Highlights

  • Royal Hideaway Playacar offers the highest degree of resort luxury
  • A member of the Leading Hotels of the World group
  • Cascading-edge infinity pool, including three jacuzzis
  • Gourmet cuisine created to satisfy the most discerning palate
  • Chance to see exotic sea life in the Caribbean Sea
  • A great location for cave diving due to its system of flooded freshwater caves
  • Evening shows, theater, shops, boutiques and 24 hours room service
  • Planty of activities like basketball, table tennis, bocce ball, water aerobic and many others
  • Car rental

Resort Description

The Royal Hideaway Playcar, a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World group, is located on a stretch of white sand beach along the shores of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

The Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort is an amazing all-inclusive experience among luxurious tropical surroundings such as natural sinkholes, tourqouise beaches and the Great Mayan Reef. The adults-only setting ensures tranquility and privacy, surrounded by lush gardens. Guests benefit from private concierge, luxury restaurants, six spectacular pools as well as adventure and water activities.

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Explore diving around the Royal Hideaway Playacar

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

  • Pro Dive Mexico pioneered local Whale Shark and Sailfish Safaris
  • PADI Green Star Award for conservation and carbon footprint reduction
  • Close to the world`s second largest reef
  • Ship wrecks, canyons, slopes and cenotes nearby
  • Divers with disabilities are more than welcome to join us

Description

Pro Dive International offers an ideal location to explore the Riviera Maya to the north and south of Playa del Carmen, as well as some of the best dive sites in Cozumel.

The dive center is located right on the beach of the Royal Hideaway and also has a check-in point at the Allegro Playacar. Boats leave from the shore to ferry you to the most beautiful sites within five to ten minutes.

The dive team can help with booking trips to top spots on the Riviera Maya, such as Mama Viña, Tortugas and the cenotes, as well as Palancar and Santa Rosa Reef in Cozumel.

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Other
  • Other Languages On Request

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Resort Amenities

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub / Whirlpool
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool / Snooker
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol

Payments

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

How to get there

Arriving in Cancun International Airport

  • Take transportation to Playa del Carmen and please inform the driver that your hotel is located inside Playacar. This route will take from 50 minutes to 1 hour to the south of the Peninsula.

At the resort

  • Upon arrival at the resort, you will be welcomed with champagne and fresh towels. During check in a copy of your passports will be taken and registration forms completed.
  • One butler concierge in every villa
  • The front desk is available 24/7 for any concerns and questions
  • Check in time from 15:00 hrs

The end of your trip

  • Checkout time is by 12:00h noon
  • Late check out has an extra charge

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