The Reef Playacar Resort and Spa

4-, 5-, or 7-Night All-Inclusive Stay at The Reef Playacar Resort and Spa in Playa del Carmen. Includes Taxes and Fees.

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All-Inclusive Beachfront Resort in Tropical Garden Setting

From its idyllic beachfront spot in Playa del Carmen, the all-inclusive Reef Playacar Resort and Spa gives guests the chance to explore the scenic Yucatán Peninsula, even offering several cultural and adventure tours (for extra fees). Traveling a few hours west will bring you to the iconic Mayan step pyramid at Chichén Itzá, named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Back along the coast, you can take a Caribbean cruise on a replica of a 17th-century Spanish galleon or schedule some time at the local dolphinarium to play, swim, and kiss a dolphin. And when you just want to relax, you can simply walk down to the beach and dig your toes into the sand.

The resort’s 18 villas and standard rooms are in a tropical, jungle-like setting. Paths connecting the villas to the beach meander beneath palm trees filled with singing birds. The resort offers all-inclusive dining and nightlife options, including Botticelli, an alfresco Italian restaurant with a buffet and an à la carte eatery, and for an additional fee, Terraza Grill, a fine-dining restaurant. Guests can also cool off at the ice-cream parlor, located beside a natural cenote. During the day, feel free to use the resort’s complimentary sea kayaks and snorkel gear to explore the coastline.

Highlights of Playa del Carmen, Mexico

  • Laid-back beach bars that helped it earn the title of "hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula" from Lonely Planet
  • Crumbling temples and preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities, such as Tulum
  • Snorkel among colorful fish at one of Playa del Carmen's famous cenotes, cavernous sinkholes filled with crystal-clear water.
  • Numerous dive shops lead trips to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world's most beautiful.
  • Fun day trip: Hop aboard a ferry to the island of Cozumel—it docks at the pier east of Calle 1, and the ride takes less than an hour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport?
The best airport to fly in/out of is Cancún International Airport in Cancún (airport code: CUN). Travel distance from the airport to the hotel is approximately 40 miles one-way.

Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon?
The standard occupancy of the Standard Room is 2 adults; however, a 3rd adult can be added for an additional $105/night (5/1-6/30, 11/1–12/19), $110/night (7/1–8/23), or $85/night (8/24 – 10/31), paid at booking, or up to two kids, 4-12 years old, can be added for $15/night (5/1– 6/30 or 8/24–10/31), $40/night (7/1–8/23), or $20/night (11/1–12/19), paid upon arrival.

Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation?
Timeshares are common in Mexico and so are the sales pitches that accompany them. You may be asked at hotel check-in if you are interested in attending sales presentation. If you don’t want to attend, simply decline and you won’t be approached again. If you decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.

Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits?
No additional resort credits are offered with this deal.

5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code?
Dinner reservations are not required and the dress code for each restaurant varies. Please click here for more information.

What You Get

  • All-inclusive stay for two in a standard room. Click here to see all options.

Included in all options:

  • All meals
  • Unlimited domestic alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and bicycle rentals
  • Games and activities, nonmotorized watersports, and evening entertainment and shows
  • All taxes and tips

Policies and Fees

Book by: 7/4/14
Travel window: Options 1-3: 9/1/14-10/31/14; Options 4-6: 5/6/14-8/31/14 or 11/1/14-12/19/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 11/27-11/30/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of 1 night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: tax included
  • Airfare not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Full buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Italian à la carte restaurant
  • Grill à la carte restaurant with surcharge
  • Two pools
  • Nonmotorized watersports, including kayaking, sailing, and paddleboarding
  • Tour desk (fees apply)
  • 18-hole golf course across the street (fees apply)
  • Shows and entertainment
  • Onsite spa (fees apply)

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/4/14 or promotional value expires.Valid for travel 9/1–10/31/14 (options 1-3), 5/6/14-8/31/14 or 11/1/14-12/19/14 (options 4-6)
  • Not valid 11/27-11/30/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Tax included.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Room

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 2 kids 12 or younger, or 3 adults
  • Adding occupants above standard: One adult or two children (4-12 years) may be added for an additional fee; children 3 and younger stay free. Rates vary based on the travel dates. Contact hotel directly to inquire about rates for specific travel windows. Additional fees paid at booking for adults, at check in for children.

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional charge; subject to availability
  • Smoking policy: all rooms are non-smoking, 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 during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Cancún International (CUN; 35 miles)
  • Distance from Cancún: 40 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

Nice clean rooms, the staff was very friendly, and the food was really wonderful!
Elizabeth J. · June 16, 2014
The location was really great.
Hannah B. · March 26, 2017
The hotel was beautiful, the staff was extremely friendly and kind, the food was good - they had this coffee table in the middle of the afternoon that offered coffee and tea with liquor in an amazing bridge... love it.
Paula B. · November 16, 2016
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