All Inclusive Vacation & Travel Logo Get 5 nights all inclusive (full access to restaurants) that includes two adults & two kids.  Cost is $599 (now – Aug 22nd), $399 (Aug 23rd – Dec 17th) & $999 (Dec 18th to Jan 5th).  Includes Sandos Playacar, Caracol & Finisterra (excludes Sandos Cancun) see full price sheetMust qualify as a prospect by meeting terms, attend sales presentation & book 15+ days ahead of travel.  Updated: 4/12/21

Discover Playacar Mexico

Playacar: A Directory To Everything Here!

Playacar Mexico Are you looking for a very secure area to spend your next vacation?  Playacar Mexico was designed for just that, scared insecure vacationers.  Playacar is located just south of Playa Del Carmen and is a gated secure are that you have to go through security to get into.  Even better than that is the independent security that each of the resorts offers it’s guests.

Videos:  A general video playlist of everything Playacar.

Videos include the Xaman Bird Aviary, Xaman Mayan Ruins, the general shopping area, Playacar Beach and the pro golf course.

Background Of Playacar Mexico

Playacar Mexico is a gated community that was started in 1979 and consists of 2 phases.  Phase One consists of High end housing which includes some of the most expensive beachfront property in the area.  Phase two consists of Phase 2 a large golf course, more houses, condominiums, a bird aviary park, small shopping area and all inclusive resorts.  Phase two is the larger part of the playacar development.

Phase one has just one entrance and exit which has a security checkpoint.  Phase two has 4 entrances and exits which are also guarded.  The main entrance to phase two is off of 10th avenue.

The beach front area in front of both phases is approximately 2.5 miles and has few public access points.  If you are not staying in Playacar phase one or two, then you will have to walk down from Playa Del Carmen (north of the development).  The phase two side of Playacar has the big hotels and resorts which are mainly all inclusives. 

Each resort and hotel has their own security and they own the beach chairs throughout the area.  There is no public service here for those that are not staying in the corresponding hotel or resorts.

Playacar has security at the entrances, within the resorts and roaming throughout the entire development.  The roads are nice to bike, walk and run and are well maintained throughout the development.

Playacar Hotels & Resorts:

There are a over 2 dozen resorts & hotels in the gated city of Playacar.  They include all inclusives and non inclusives.  Some appear to be in construction as they were listed for sale.  In most cases I did not post the realtor or sales site as that will soon come down.  If you find a link to a property and I don’t have it, post it in the comments below.

Playacar Villas, Apartments & Homes

Here is a list of all the villas, apartments and homes that are for rent throughout Playacar.  You can find many of these on AirBnb and VRBO.  If the property had a website I listed it for your review.  These place come fully furnished and have extra amenities like pools and everything needed to live short or long term.  Definately check as each one will be different and unique.

Playacar Bed & Breakfasts

Looking for something a little more personal with a homeowners touch?  Bed and Breakfast are a great way to experience home while away.  Here is a collection of B-n-B’s located withing the Playacar Mexico division.

Playacar Condominiums

There are a few condos or condominiums inside Playacar.  In fact, they are still building some towards the back end of Playacar.  Where I could I added links so you could check them out.  In many cases the main property did not have a website.  In many of those cases I found the next best link and shared it.  Many of these larger condo systems have unit that are for rent on AirBnB.  Those would be listed above in the villa, apartment and homes section.

Playacar Other Things To Note, See & Do

Here is a collection of the many stores, services and shoppes within the Playacar division and a few just on the outskirts.  Where possible I have included links to their websites and in English if possible.  Have a look at all the things you can find in Playacar Mexico.

Google Playacar Map

The map below is fully interactive and will allow you to see where all the above places are actually at.  The entire Phase Two area is actually a circle with roads that come off that circle and dead end.  The Phase One section is all the way to the right and close to the ocean.  It is a single road that runs north to south.  Playacar is located 50 minutes south of the Cancun International Airport.

Hard Rock Campo de Golf Playacar Mexico

The Hard Rock Golf Course is an all inclusive golfing experience located inside the Playacar complex.  The course was designed by Robert von Hagge and is a Riviera Maya 18 hole par 72 course.  They offer club rental, shoe rental, golf carts and several other amenities.   Here is a YouTube Playlist of all 18 holes!

Looking To Plan A Wedding In Playacar Mexico?

One of the nicest areas of beach in Playacar is located in front of the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa.  If you are looking for a place in Playacar to plan your wedding or even the renewing of your vows, Sandos Playacar should be an option you look into.  I have written a post about the many options you have before you customize to your personal taste.  Check it out here:  Playacar Weddings 

Looking for more videos?

Here are a few other collections of videos related to the Playacar Phase One & Phase Two complexes.

Meet these conditions
  • These terms & conditions apply to all four Sandos Resort locations in Mexico. 
  • You can only use this promotion one time!

To be a Qualified Prospect for this special promotion (Minivac), all requirements listed below must be met:

You will sign this form which will be sent to you.

(Form is filled out by me and emailed to you after completing this booking request)

1.- Married couples must be between 30 and 65 years old when attending the Sales Presentation. They must present valid photo ID’s that include their age, same last name and address as their spouse’s. Otherwise, their children in common (proven) or Marriage Certificate will serve as proof of marriage for married couples. Their annual combined income must be at least $60,000 USD. Married couples must attend the Sales Presentation together.

2.- Cohabitating couples must be between 30 and 65 years old when attending the Sales Presentation. They must present valid ID’s that include their age and same address as their partner. Otherwise, their children in common (proven) will serve as proof of cohabitation. Their annual combined income must be at least $60,000 USD. Cohabitating couples must attend the Sales Presentation together.

3.- Must have a steady legally recorded job. Full time employment only, part time does not qualify for this promotion. Retirees accepted only if one has legally recorded job (pensions or retirement money do not participate)

4.- Qualified Prospects must present at the time of the Sales Presentation at least one (1) personalized valid major credit card such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express (corporate credit cards, Discover credit cards, extension credit cards, debit cards and debit cards that function also as credit cards are NOT accepted).

5.- Must be US or Canadian permanent residents (not including Quebec).

6.- Each Qualified Prospect must present a valid ID such as a passport and driver’s license at the time of the Sales Presentation.

7.- Speak and write fluent English or Spanish and be able to read and sign a legally binding agreement without the help of a translator.

8.- All adult travelers must attend together to the 90-120 minute Sales Presentation of the vacation club at the hotel.

9.- At the moment of check-in to the hotel, the reception will ask for a guarantee deposit on the Qualified Prospect’s credit card for the amount of 1,200USD which will be canceled at the moment the guest checks out of the hotel and has complied with all the requirements detailed on this document.

10.- This package does not apply for clients traveling for special events, as it is informed but not limited to, Group Travel, Weddings and Conventions.

11.- First night of vacation must be in a Sandos hotel.

12.- Only people that arrive to the hotel’s destination by airplane will qualify for this package. Please keep your airline ticket stubs available as a proof of this requirement at the time of the Sales Presentation.

13.- Travelers who do not meet these requirements will lose their status of being a Qualified Prospect for this package resulting in the travelers paying the rack rate of the hotel for total of the stay.

The following do not qualify for this promotion (Minivac) and therefore will lose their status as a Qualified Prospect resulting in the payment of the hotel rack rate:

a) Tourism industry employees, airline, travel agency or hotel industry employees; current or former time-share employees, Ministers or Pastors and retired people.

b) Single clients do not quality for this promotion.

c) Anyone who has attended in the past the Vacation Club Sales Presentation at any Sandos hotel, including members or former members of the Vacation Club belonging to the hotel chain.

d) Participants who had attended or will attend a sales presentation in another hotel 30 days before or 30 days after their stay at the resort.

e) Participants that have used or will use a similar type of package 30 days before or 30 days after their stay at the hotel.

f) Any person whose name is not the original name on the reservation (this Minivac package is not transferable).

g) If friends and/or family are traveling together with different confirmation numbers, none of them will qualify for the promotional package and will be required to pay the rack rate.


• It is the guest’s responsibility to contact the concierge to schedule the appointment for the 90-120 minute Sales Presentation of the hotel’s.

• The Sales Presentation can not take place on the first day or last day of the guest’s vacation stay in the hotel.

• Participants can not have any type of appointment scheduled on the same day of the Sales Presentation.

• If you find flights arriving very early (00:01 to 4:00 am) please talk to your travel agency to add that extra night to your package and avoid inconvenients

• By signing the letter/contract (sent to you), the participants agree and comply with all terms and conditions mentioned previously. Any verbal or written agreement made with the agency that is not contained in this letter, is NOT valid. In case of noncompliance with any of the requirements, the reservation will be cancelled, so if the participants wish to stay in the hotel, they must pay the rack rate on the understanding that the money paid to the travel agency for the promotion will NOT be taken into account to settle the payment.