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5 Star

Rooms

955

Wellness/Spa

YES

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • All-inclusive snorkelling in the hotel's sacred cenote
  • Swim through mangrove forests and witness Maya ceremonies under the stars
  • Bike Station and cycle path around the tangled jungle trees
  • Observe white-tailed deer in their natural jungle habitat
  • Take a boat ride to discover the river's ecosystems, with wine and strawberries
  • Micro animal sanctuary on site filled with dozens of rescue pigs, goats and rabbits
  • Eco-spa with beachfront massages
  • 5* PADI dive center on site specialising in cenote experiences

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 44 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is a 5* all-inlcusive hotel steeped in ancient Maya history where eco-conscious wildlife lovers come to indulge.

The more you explore Sandos Caracol, the more hidden treasures you’ll find. Beyond the gigantic waterpark and private beach, you'll stumble upon waterfalls, rope bridges, white-tail deer and natural springs. Immerse yourself in nature and ancient Maya history, by snorkelling in the crystal clear water's of the natural and sacred cenote and watching live Maya ceremonies under the stars.

The 'All Nature' program of daily eco-activities, puts a wholesome spin on the hotel's all-incusive package. There are 40 unfrogettable journeys to choose from - examples include a cookery class teaching ancient secrets of Maya cuisine, using red hot stones in a river rock pit, and a boat ride through a mangrove forest with strawberries and sparkling wine.

Each adventure is designed to celebrate and proctect nature and wildlife and the hotel's eco-credentials are second to none, but you won't miss out on luxuries. Body wraps, massages and treatments are at hand at the on site spa, and even the most modest rooms have private balconies and king-size beds. The 5* PADI dive center on site specialises in cenote diving and offers the rare chance to see manatees. Dolphins and sharks patrol deeper waters.

 

 

Explore diving around the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

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

  • Specialists in underwater photography courses
  • 3 locations on the beach, 4 boats, a team of 30+ people with over 18 years' experience
  • Mystic cenote dives offered
  • Professional and multilingual guides
  • Rare chance to see manatees
  • Free log book and t-shirt with OWD course

Description

Scuba Libre started its adventure in 1998 by opening its first dive shop in Playa del Carmen. Thanks to the success of the first dive center, in 2000 they opened a second location within the premises of Sandos Caracol Eco Resort enabling them to expand their offerings to include fishing trips and water sports. Most recently in 2012, they expanded to a third base at the Sandos Playacar Resort. All located on the beach in the 3 dive shops they offer diving, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, kayaking and much more.

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver

Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Live Music
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Board Games
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Football
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • Take a 40 minute taxi from Cancun International Airport
  • Check in is after 3pm.

Departure

  • Check out is before 12pm.
  • Take a 40 minute taxi to Cancun International Airport

 

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