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Mexico / Yucatán Peninsula
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Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

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Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

5 star hotel
, Carretera Puerto Juarez-Chetumal Km. 295, 77710 Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
955 rooms
FREE Internet

Scuba Libre

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 5 divers per guide

Package 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 process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 44 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 14 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 0% of the total booking, and 100% if you cancel within 14 days of your trip.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: For new bookings made from 20 April 2020 and until 31 May 2020, you will not lose any of your booking if the reservation is modified or cancelled earlier than 1 day prior to arrival. After this period or if passengers do not arrive (no show), 1 night penalty will apply.

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 that is rife with abundant marine life. Depths average 10 m/30 ft and the great visibility makes 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 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 m/130 ft are possible and the currents can be strong. 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.
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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 take a dip 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 to snorkel with whale sharks. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish for something a little different.

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash (Usd)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area

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.

 

 

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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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