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The Reef Playacar Resort and Spa - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

All-Inclusive Mexican Resort

What You Get

  • All-inclusive stay for two with standard, superior, or premium service
  • Up to two kids 3 or younger stay free
  • Dates into December

Included in standard all-inclusive stays:

  • All meals
  • Access to one a la carte restaurant
  • Unlimited domestic alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Daily activities
  • Nonmotorized watersports
  • Nightly entertainment
  • All hotel taxes and fees

Included in superior all-inclusive stays:

  • All services in standard all-inclusive stays
  • Access to two a la carte restaurants
  • In-room minibar stocked daily
  • Welcome bottle of wine
  • In-room coffee maker
  • Complimentary use of safety deposit box
  • Bath robes

Included in premium all-inclusive stays:

  • All services in superior all-inclusive stays
  • Access to Beach Lounge Bar with VIP service
  • One a la carte dinner per person per stay in the brand new Japanese restaurant in the sister resort The Reef Cocobeach (transportation not included)
  • Premium international alcoholic beverages
  • Access to the Reef Cocobeach to use all hotel installations (transportation not included)
  • WiFi

For more information on standard, superior, and premium package types, visit here.

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • All prices and fees listed in US dollars unless otherwise noted.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
  • Airfare not included.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Resort at a Glance: The Reef Playacar Resort and Spa

At The Reef Playacar Resort and Spa, a short walk is all that separates you from warm white sand and the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Native birds and palm trees line the resort’s winding paths, and the foliage grows right up into the interior of the Reef Spa. This same jungle-like setting surrounds swimming pools and performance venues, which host entertainment day and night.

  • Onsite dining: three international restaurants, including Botticelli, an Italian à la carte eatery, and the Chula Vista buffet. There’s also a snack bar, an ice-cream parlor, and an outdoor tea café.
  • Sip a cold beer at five bars, including one swim-up bar and one on the beach.
  • Learn something new: Resort instructors teach dance, Spanish, and scuba demonstrations in the pool.
  • Explore the coastline: Check out the resort’s complimentary sea kayaks, bicycles, and snorkeling gear.
  • Local tours: Swim with dolphins, explore Mayan ruins, and ride horseback (additional fees apply).
  • Optional upgrades include unlimited top-shelf spirits, motorized watersports, and romantic dinners along the beach.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination

Just across the sea from the island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has been called “the hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula” by Lonely Planet. The laid-back beach bars and cafés have a way of converting vacationers into expats, but Playa’s most compelling draw might be its cenotes—cavernous sinkholes filled with turquoise pools. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, particularly at the lily-pad-dotted Xlacah cenote, where you can snorkel among schools of colorful fish.

To the south, you’ll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum’s crumbling temples are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, and Coba’s enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel, which docks at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, and they offer trips offshore to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world’s most beautiful.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Cancún International (CUN) is about 35 miles from the property.

2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. Please contact property for each additional guest 4 or older; kids 3 or younger stay free. Rates vary based on the travel dates. Contact hotel directly at (866) 384-3656 or to inquire about rates for specific travel windows. Additional fees paid at check in.

3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.

4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credits are not included with the Groupon.

5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Dinner reservations for the onsite restaurants are not required and dress code is required for Botticelli and Terraza Grill. Dress code: Not allowed to wear sandals, pool clothes, hats or shirts without sleeves. For Chula Vista, guests are not allowed to be wet, without shirt, shorts, or skirt, or barefoot. For more information about your dining options, please click here.

6. Does this deal include airfare? Airfare is not included with this getaway.

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Other Details

Room Details

All Rooms

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: Please contact property for each additional guest 4 or older; kids 3 or younger stay free.

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional charge; subject to availability
  • Smoking policy: all rooms are nonsmoking, but smoking is allowed on balconies.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the hotel or at check-in for an additional cost.


  • Full buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Italian à la carte restaurant
  • Grill à la carte restaurant (surcharge for standard package)
  • Two pools and one kids’ pool
  • Nonmotorized watersports, including kayaking, sailing, and paddleboarding
  • Tour desk (fees apply)
  • 18-hole golf course across the street (fees apply)
  • Daily shows and entertainment
  • Spa (fees apply)
  • Babysitting (fees apply)

Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Must present valid US or Canadian ID at check-in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • All prices and charges listed in US Dollars
  • Purchases are in US Dollars
  • Foreign exchange fee may apply.

About The Reef Playacar Resort and Spa

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Cancún International (CUN; 35 mi/56 km)
  • Distance from Cancún: 40 miles (64 km)

Customer Reviews

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1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
January 6, 2022
Allowing for cultural differences, the food was still really not very good. It LOOKED great, but our entire family went looking for food elsewhere. We also don't really drink, so the value there was limited. Finally, the rooms were stunningly overpriced given the amenities (lack of any actual seating besides the beds and two wooden chairs) and 3 electrical outlets in the room (leaving us all to fight for power). All in all, it might be ok at half the price. Staff was certainly nice enough, but fool me once.
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Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
September 21, 2021
The resort is beautiful, well taken care of. The room was clean, the air conditioner worked beautifully. They WILL try to get you to visit the sister resort- CoCo Beach- and bribe you with hydrotherapy, and a breakfast with “a view of the ocean”. Don’t fall for it! We were told it would be a 90 minute presentation that turned to taking 4.5 hours out of day! The food is mediocre. KNOW SOME SPANISH!
5 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 18, 2021
WOW!!! The Reef Playacar Resort experience was AMAZING! My husband & I were treated like royalty. We made a room change day 2 due to my disability & the front desk handled it asap. Every single employee was friendly, respectful, helpful & accommodating. The food was delicious & we had plenty of options to choose from. Every staff member wore a mask & kept cleaning all the time. I highly recommend!
10 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
July 16, 2021
The communication between staff is terrible. Our room was not like it was described. I guess you get what you paid for. The food was not good either. Unfortunately I will not be coming back to this hotel. Also, do not fall for the time share deals when you arrive at the hotel.
27 ratings16 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 30, 2021
The staff at the hotel is so friendly , and respectful they go over their way to make you feel welcome
18 ratings10 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
June 28, 2021
Food wasn’t great. Drinks were garbage. Nice clean resort room.
9 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
June 19, 2021
Food was not enjoyable, no real entertainment. Beach was very nice minus the men selling drugs & crap every 5 mins. 5th street is great and the staff was great but we won’t be returning
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 18, 2021
We really loved it! Clean and comfortable .
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