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Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

Carretera Puerto Juarez-Chetumal Km. 295, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#80 of 313 hotels in Playa del Carmen
GreenLeaders Silver level
Welcome to Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, your “home away from home” in the Riviera Maya. The giant water park, world-class entertainment, and the beautiful beach location Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Riviera Maya for both families and adults. Here at Sandos Caracol we aim to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. We have lots of exciting accommodation options to suit the needs of all travelers looking for an unforgettable Riviera Maya all-inclusive vacation. Take your pick from fully furnished spacious villas, to family friendly room options including standard rooms and chic penthouse suites with an ocean view. There is also an adult's only section which includes adult’s only facilities and exclusive areas. Whether you want to enjoy breakfast next to the pool, or lunch by the beach with views of the Caribbean Sea, you’ll find everything
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Tennis court
Water park
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Good to know
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Carretera Puerto Juarez-Chetumal Km. 295, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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Cancun Airport45 kmSee all flights
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Steve M wrote a review Yesterday
Palm Desert, California1 contribution
Here is the thing. I've read a lot of reviews on here, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and I tend to agree with most of them. Here is the deal. You have to manage your expectations. This resort is a good option for FAMILIES WITH SMALL KIDS looking for lots of onsite activities. If you are looking for great service, top food choices and drinks, top notch facilities, you will be disappointed. The good: This resort is located in a beautiful jungle setting with lots of greenery, great tropical plants, cenotes, rivers. There are monkeys, peacocks, little animals roaming the premises. It has a very nice large water part, kids clubhouse, lots of table games. Included in your stay are free snorkling trips in the cenote, boat ride in the little river, bike ride, kayaking. Lots of families with kids. Kinds were entertained, and that's why it makes most sense for people with small kids. The beach is pretty decent. Would also add this is probably good value overall, but you get what you pay for. There is a hanging bridge over a cenote, several cenotes on site and small Mayan ruins all on site. Overall, very beautiful setting. The bad: Customer service I agree with a lot of people is pretty terrible. Workers just don't care, receptionist is not available especially at night. Changing a room for strong sewer smell took over an hour and lot of nerves and yelling and screaming at staff. There is no manager on site, so nobody to complain. And workers just don't give a crap. The food sucked, in the buffet and most of the restaurants, plain and simple. There is plenty of cheap beer, but otherwise no good quality drinks available (like whiskey, cognac, etc). The shows/entertainment were very mediocre, with exception of Michael Jackson show, which was decent.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
paulb0204 wrote a review Yesterday
Bucharest, Romania45 contributions11 helpful votes
Poor service and low standard food and drinks. The room had a stringent smell of urine coming from the mattress. We requested at the guest service to chance the mattress but they did not. The small pool in the adult only section was extremele dirty.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from WebRelations Caracol, Owner at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
Responded yesterday
Dear paulb0204, We are sorry to read about the unpleasant stay you've had at the resort. Please be sure that we will review your comments and take corrective measures to make sure that the issues you are mentionning will not happen again. We wish you could have the opportunity to change your perception in the future and serve you as you deserve. Regards. Giovanna Barbieri Quality Manager
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ramsdill02 wrote a review Yesterday
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There were not a lot of adult options even though I paid for the upgraded adults only room. The adult section was a joke with barely any bar service. I had to walk through a restaurant to get drinks where people would look at me weird because I was dragging water through there eating area. The bars closed at midnight and the fridges were barely stocked for after. I felt like the entire time I was waiting around in lines because the efficiency at the main lobby was so slow. Noone explained anything to us about what to fill out and where to go for things. Overall I would have saved the money and stayed home for my week off. First time leaving the country will probably be my last.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from WebRelations Caracol, Owner at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
Responded yesterday
Dear ramsdill02, We are sorry to read that the resort did not meet your expectations, we are working in our service processes in all the areas to improve our guests experiences and avoid lines and waits. The adult section has its own restaurant, swimming pool with bar and private beach área with its club, we regret you couldn't enjoy these facilities. We hope to be able to receive you again and change your perception. Regards. Giovanna Barbieri Quality Manager
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damiantbozek wrote a review Nov. 2021
Plano, Texas1 contribution
As usual, I’ve enjoyed my trip to Sandos. Overall it’s not 5 star resort so don’t expect top notch food and service but for the price it’s a great place with lots of things to keep you and your family busy. If you love animals, that’s the place to go! Lots of cats, donkeys, pigs, sheep, wild monkeys, and more. One thing I did not like is people smoking wherever they want, even that there are assign smoking places and hotel staff not enforcing it on the smokers...
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from WebRelations Caracol, Owner at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
Responded yesterday
Dear damiantbozek, We are glad to read that you appreciate the natural environment of the resort and that you and your family had a pleasant experience. We will consider your observations regarding the respect of the smocking areas and will take correctives measures to avoid this kind of discomfort within our guests. We hope to receive you again very soon. Regards. Giovanna Barbieri Quality Manager
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Jordan S wrote a review Nov. 2021
1 contribution
Was here 5 days. Yelp definitely has the most accurate reviews. Had it been about $200 less, I wouldn’t leave a review. I would chalk it up to getting what I paid for. But I feel like I got less than I paid for. The pros: beautiful property with plenty to do. Loved the “eco” aspect of this resort. It’s a lot of walking, but I enjoyed that. You had several pools, bikes, water activities, evening shows, etc. all those were very enjoyable. The staff was overall very nice and helpful. Our room in the adults only was everything we needed. Air conditioning worked, showers were hot. The jacuzzi was pretty janky and looked very dirty so we didn’t use that. The Cenota was really cool and the nature paths were beautiful. The cons: it took us 3 hours from when we arrived to getting to our room. We upgraded to the select club and was told we’d have private check in, then got here to find there was none. There hasn’t been any the whole time we’ve been here. So we stood in line for 3 hours to check in, then got to our room and our keys didn’t work. All the reservations for dinner were gone since you can’t reserve till you get here and check in takes so long. We were told our only option was the buffet. It was arguably some of the worst food I’ve ever had. We immediately felt sick. We chalked it up to just being a buffet, but across the board, the food is absolutely terrible here. Lunch was edible, but everything else was terrible. The Brazilian steakhouse that gets such good reviews was also the worst dinner (besides the buffet) we had. The meat was all undercooked and contained no flavor at all. It seemed that every restaurant (we tried most of them) was the same food, cooked different ways. So they don’t get better since it’s all the same. Drinks were fine if you’re not picky. Last comment is for the beach. I realize the resort can’t do much about it, but if you’re looking to bring your family here for the beach, find another place. The water in the swimming areas doesn’t get much deeper than knee high and is completely full of rocks and seaweed. The beds on the sand and the views were amazing. But, you were limited in your beach activities since it was so shallow and rocky. If getting in the water is not of interest to you, then this beach is perfect. We had a fine time and enjoyed ourselves, but I wouldn’t recommend this place and I will definitely never come back. Bring enough small bills to tip and buy things. Literally no one will give you change and the ATM only gives you $20s.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from WebRelations Caracol, Owner at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
Responded yesterday
Dear jordansE47VC, We regret to read that the resort did not meet your expectations. We are working on the reception's processes to make the check in and check out faster and easier for our guests and we will review our food selection in all the restaurants, especially the buffet, in order to offer better experiences to our guests. The resort is an eco experience and has many activities in the jungle and in the cenotes, the beach is rocky but to enjoy a beautiful sandy beach you can visit Sandos Playacar for the day for free and live a different experience. We hope to have the chance to receive you again and be able to improve your perception. Regards. Giovanna Barbieri Quality Manager
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US$140 - US$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sandos Caracol Eco Resort?
Nearby attractions include Playa (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandos Caracol Eco Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include MVNGATA Beach Club & Rooftop, Coco's Cabanas, and Los Murales.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Sandos Caracol Eco Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Sandos Caracol Eco Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Zona Arqueológica Playa del Carmen (6.3 km).
Does Sandos Caracol Eco Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.