Preview the Royal Elite Vacation Club at Sandos Caracol Eco & get full retail all inclusive access including all 8 restaurants (2 buffet & 6 specialty).  The Sandos Caracol is a Rainforest Alliance certified Eco resort!  There are only about 30 resorts in Mexico that have this “green vacation” designation. 

You get a special family rate that includes 2 adults & 2 kids all inclusive for 3-7 nights.  This resort has a water park, kids club, teen club, Eco tour, mini zoo and you get daily access to the Sandos Playacar all inclusive amenities.  You can even plant a tree or trees as a family in this Eco paradise!  Private one-way free transfer from airport to resort is also included.

2019 Sandos Caracol Eco Timeshare Vacation Club Promotion:

Here are images of the standard room you receive.

(Resort address: Carretera Cancún-Chetumal, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico)

The Sandos Caracol Eco is a certified Rainforest Alliance resort & hotel!  Onsite there is a mini zoo, water park, Mayan Ruins and cenotes.  You get a Standard Suite at the Caracol with your choice of king bed or two queen beds.  That room is pictured to the left!  Maximum room capacity is 3 adults and 1 child OR 2 adults and 2 children.

Sandos Caracol Eco Promotion Prices (2019/2020):

(2 adults & 2 kids included in the base package)

Peak (Now to August 18th, 2019)
3 Nights $360

4 Nights $480
5 Nights $599

Off-Peak (Aug 19th – Dec 19th, 2019)
3 Nights $240
4 Nights $320
5 Nights $399

Holiday (Dec 20th, 2019 – Jan 5th, 2020)
3 Nights $599
4 Nights $799
5 Nights $999

Peak (Jan 6th – Apr 3rd, 2020)
3 Nights $360
4 Nights $480
5 Nights $599

Holiday (Apr 4th – Apr 19th, 2020)
3 Nights $599
4 Nights $799
5 Nights $999

Peak (Apr 20th, 2020 – Aug ?, 2020)
3 Nights $360
4 Nights $480
5 Nights $599

Extra night & guest charges:
You can travel up to 7 nights through this promotional vacation package. Extra adults cost me $100 per night and children 12 and younger $50 per night (except holidays, $200/$100). There are hitches here when you get outside of the base package of 5 nights and 4 guests (2/2). We have access only to the base suite and there are occupancy rules for that room type. Once we exceed that we can get a second room, but it costs double adult occupancy. The base suite will hold 2 adults and 2 children (12 and younger) or 3 adults and 1 children.

*This vacation package is all inclusive and includes (for one price) 2 adults with up to 2 kids.  Children must be under 13 years of age at the time of travel.  Once a child turns 13 they are charged at an adult rate.  Included for free is one-way “private” transfer from the Cancun International Airport direct to the Sandos Caracol Eco.  There are no blackout dates except on the next 15 days of travel and sometimes they will allow that to slide. You can travel up to 7 nights through this vacation deal and occupy 2 suites up to max occupancy.

Here are the Sandos Resorts & Royal Elite Vacation Club Discovery Tour Terms & Conditions:

(See the document you will sign)

  • Note:  The $1200 deposit at check-in & basic terms guarantee you are the type of consumer (not broke) that the resort wants to pitch their program too.  You must be a couple building a life together (with or without children) and meet the terms & conditions fully.  This deposit allows the resort to sift through those that abuse vacation programs and pitch their product to those that have money, credit and the ability to afford resort membership. 
  • The deposit also allows them to give you more (full retail access) by not wasting their marketing budget on those that abuse vacation deals.  This is a highly established program that has incredible year round availability and has been running over 10 years.  I consider this offer valuable and a program worth looking at.

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

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.

Sandos Caracol Web Resources:

Sandos Caracol Eco In-Room Amenities:

  • In-room air conditioner
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Safety deposit box
  • Minibar with beer, juice, soft drinks & water
  • Clock radio with alarm
  • Hairdryer
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone landline
  • Cable TV
  • No WIFI in room
  • Garden, pool or jungle view
  • Water dispenser

Sandos Caracol Eco All Inclusive Amenities:

  • 639 total suites with 8 restaurants including 6 specialty restaurants, 9 bars and snack huts.
  • All meals included everyday: Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Buffet or Ala carte Dinner. (24 hours all inclusive.)
  • Unlimited domestic drinks: beer, soft drinks, house wine and domestic & international cocktails including disco (18+) 24 hours within the resort.
  • Hotel Taxes and service charges included.
  • Free WiFi in designated public areas of the hotel.
  • 2 Tennis Courts unlimited day and night use within schedule of operation (reservation required). Includes equipment (balls & rackets), proper attire and court shoes required.
  • Water sports: Boogie board, Sailing (insurance fee applies, lessons not included) & Kayaking (subject to ocean conditions). Snorkeling gear (1 hour per day) and introductory Scuba Diving lesson in pool (once per stay).
  • Daily activities program with our sports and entertainment team: darts, dancing courses, billiards, football, zumba, beach activities, pool games, water aerobics, water polo, beach volleyball and water volleyball.
  • 3 Pools: 1 Exclusive for Select Club Adults Only 18+ Guests, 1 Chill Out Pool, 1 Activities Pool with separate children’s area.
  • Splashing Water Park (Video Post) for children & adults with 29 fun water slides and games surrounded by water spouts.
  • Kids Club (YouTube Playlist) from 10am to 10pm with fully supervised activities program such as: children’s pool, games, arts, crafts and mini disco.
  • Baby Club for infants ages 2-3 years from 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm.
  • Teens Activities for 13 to 17 years old with assistance of our animation and sports team. Music, pool tables, table tennis, Foosball (table football) & beach soccer.
  • Nightly entertainment at the theater: Shows, live music and theme nights & movies.
  • Trendy Disco Bar with music from 11pm to 2 am (18+years).
  • Gym: free use of fitness equipment, sauna, steam room & Jacuzzi (18+years)- Video.
  • Cenotes: a deep natural well or sinkhole formed by the collapse of surface limestone that exposes ground water (river) underneath. Cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Mayans for sacrificial offerings. YouTube Playlist

Xcalacoco Experience Event Overview:

YouTube Playlist: Xcalacoco Sandos Caracol Eco Videos

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is proud to offer the Xcalacoco [shka ́la ́ko ́ko] Experience, a unique interactive program that allows guests to discover the Mayan culture on distinctive natural surroundings.  At Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, Xcalacoco is a way of being, living and thinking.  Weekly activities program include daily Eco tours focused on a different topic each day, nature trails that allow guests explore the Mayan jungle, morning jog in the jungle, and meditation sessions on the beach.Witness Mayan representative ceremonies and transport to the past with a tale as old as time. 

Visit a Mayan herb garden, plant indigenous plant species significant to the Mayan culture, and participate in natural treatments and ancient rituals at the Spa.  Through adventures in nature and environmental activities, we encourage all of our guests to reconnect with nature, respect the planet and engage in ecologically sustainable practices.

Xcalacoco Events: Participate in these fantastic celebrations of the Mayan people.  Allow yourself to be carried away by the sound, the smell and the movements of ancient rituals that will transport your spirit to a mystic time in the Mayan culture.

  • The Arrival on the Beach
  • Offering in the Cenote
  • The Fire of Life
  • Kukulcan

Sandos Caracol Eco Adventure Activities:

  • Bike Path: This route is designed to familiarize our guests with our property’s abundant natural attractions (bike’s are free to use). You can choose the path that is best suited to your physical capacity. This circuit consists of three sections that will carry you through the jungle.
  • Underground Spring Route: This path winds through the jungle among a series of natural underground springs that are located within the property. You’ll enjoy learning how these bodies of underground water, which are characteristic of and unique to the region ,have developed into a complex system over the past several hundred years.
  • Mangrove Path: Explore, discover, and enjoy one of the most important habitats the coastal zones of the Mexican Caribbean.
  • Romantic boat ride: Experience a relaxed boat ride through a winding natural river that allows you to come in contact with a diverse array of native plants and animals (reservation required, couples only).

Sandos Caracol Eco Nature Activities:

40+ Videos of Wildlife at Sandos Caracol Eco

  • Aviary/Bird Sanctuary: Admire a great number of multicolored birds that freely interact in a natural location among lush vegetation and incomparable beauty.
  • Deer Encounter: Quietly arrive at the grounds and admire these white tailed deer. Observe them interacting with other species and take unique pictures.
  • Discover the Mayan Jungle: Whether morning, afternoon or night, stay alert and we’ re certain that you’ ll observe some of the wildlife present at our hotel. We have more than 60 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and crustaceans.
  • Turtle Lagoon: Enjoy observing several species of fresh water turtles in this natural body of water. Don’t miss the chance to take some photos when they come to the surface to sunbath on the rocks and logs within the lagoon.
  • Iguanas: You can admire an infinite number of iguanas from the region throughout the Sandos Caracol complex. You’ ll have the chance to view these prehistoric examples of jungle wildlife at close range and take pictures to remember your experience.
  • Eco Club Nursery: Visit out nursery and get to know all the native plants of the region. If you wish to participate in our program of plant propagation, you can help us plant much more than just a tree.
  • Mayan Herb Garden: Discover some of the secrets of traditional Mayan medicine and open yourself to the suprises of the unbelievable benefits that a large number of native plants hold for you.
  • Orchids: Admire the incredible beauty of these singular plants and allow yourself to be carried away by the haven of peace and tranquillity that you’ll encounter in this lovely place.
  • Mangroves: All throughout our complex you’ll have the opportunity to encounter and admire this suprising natural habitat that serves as a refuge for a large number of wildlife species.
  • Organic Garden: In this space you can learn some vegetable growing techniques to try out at your home. Promote sustainability by sharing your knowledge and your own organic produce with your neighbors.
  • Eco Tour: Take a remarkable walk around our natural areas. Our guides will help you observe the extraordinary details that only the Mayan jungle offers, like our underground springs, wildlife and beautiful flowers characteristic of this region.
  • Eco Tour for Kids: Our kids club staff has a surprise for your children. In this area specially prepared for little ones, we’ll teach them to respectfully interact with the environment.
  • Eco Tips: Throughout our resort you will find ecological suggestions that will help you lead a more sustainable lifestyle and that will allow you to save money while caring for the environment.
  • Carbon Footprint: During Eco talks and through clear examples in our hotel you’ll learn how we are supporting the environment by saving and generating less carbon dioxide emissions. For example, you can enjoy the hot water in our ecological rooms with a clear conscience, all of the water is heated without contaminating the environment. With diverse, innovative projects we have succeeded in reducing emissions by up to 70%!
  • Mangrove Crabs: These peculiar inhabitants of the mangroves will surprise you with their bright colors, strange walk and unique characteristics. Due to their reproductive cycles, you are most likely to see them between May and September.
  • Plant a Tree: The Sandos Caracol Eco supports the protection, conservation and reforestation of Mexico’s forests specifically in the state of Quintana Roo. Best part is your family can be a part of this important Eco program and plant a tree in a foreign country! Check out this video and post all about the Sandos Caracol Plant A Tree Program.

Sandos Caracol Eco Restaurant & Bar Info:

YouTube Playlist: Sandos Caracol Eco Food

La Laguna

International buffet dinners.

Breakfast: 7:00am-11:00am

Lunch: 12:30–04:00 p.m.(seasonal)

Dinner: 6:00pm–11:00pm

Los Toscana

Italian Buffet.

Breakfast served: 7am–11am

Lunch served: 12:30pm–4pm

Las Máscara

Mexican buffet.

Dinner served: 6pm-11pm

La Riviera

Mediterranean a la cart restaurant.

Dinner served: 5:30pm-11:00pm

Fogo do Brazil

Brazilian Meat Rodizio a la cart restaurant. (reservations required).

Dinner served: 5:30pm-11:00pm

El Templo

Japanese Teppanyaki  (reservations required).

Dinner served: 5:30pm-11:00pm

Los Lirios

Steakhouse and fish club, a la carte.

Dinner served: 5:30pm-11:00pm

La Toscana

Italian specialties, à la cart.

Dinner served: 5:30pm-11:00pm


Vegan Gourmet, a la carte.

Dinner served: 5:30pm-11:00pm

Lobby Bar “L’Elefant”

Lobby bar.


Sports Bar “El Manglar”

Sports bar.


Snack Bar “El Nido”

Snack bar.

Snacks: 10:30 am-7am drinks 24 hours (open all night)

Chill Out “El Mapache”

Chill out spot.


La Tortuga

Pool bar.


2 Pool Bars Sirena & Iguana

Pool side bars.


Theater Bar

Theater bar.


Beach Bar

Beach bar


Los Lirios

Disco bar (18+)



Sandos Caracol Eco Additional Cost Services (**):

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So What Exactly Are You Going To Look At?

At Sandos & many other resorts, there are above retail options available to members only.  Some refer to these options as timeshare, vacation club or travel clubs.  At Sandos it’s called membership and on future trips (via paid membership) you would get these benefits which are above what you can buy retail!  You do not get this type of access through this promotion but rather I thought it important to share this with you so you get a basic idea of what you are being pitched.

  • Royal Elite bracelet not retail bracelet.
  • Preferred Treatment at the Reception.
  • Preferred All Inclusive Rates.
  • Special rates for children 0-2 years (free), 3-12 years (50% discount), 13-17 years (30% discount).
  • Exclusive VIP Concierge.
  • À La Carte Breakfast & Lunch served at Los Lirios Restaurant.
  • Exclusive Access to the Royal Elite Beach Club that offers the following services: International Drinks, Snacks, and Free Internet Service. Infinity Pool with a Swim Up Bar, Lounge Chairs, and Waiter Service. Private Beach Area with Sun Beds and Lounge Chairs.
  • Access to Select Club (Adults Only Section).
  • Access to Beach Select Club (Adults Only Section).
  • Free Wi-Fi Access in designated areas.
  • Special Amenities in the room.
  • Bathrobes and slippers in the room.
  • 2 Beach Towels per adult in the room (at the pool's towel section).
  • 3 VIP Referral Cards.
  • 50% Discount on Phone Calls from your room.
  • 42'' LCD, via Satellite (Exclusive in Royal Elite Section).
  • Ipod Station in the room (Exclusive in Royal Elite Section).
  • Free Wi-Fi Access in the room (Exclusive in Royal Elite Section).
  • 24 Hour Room Service (Royal Elite Section and Select Area only).
  • Preferential Reservations in our À La Carte Restaurants.
  • Special pricing on Golf and Yachts (If included in your Membership).
  • Special pricing on Excursions (Making the reservation with your Royal Elite Concierge and/or with the Hotel’s authorized Tour Operator).
  • Special pricing on Ground Transportation (Airport-Hotel-Airport).
  • 10% Discount in the Hotel Shops when paying in cash (Only selected merchandise).
  • 25% Discount in the SPA.
  • 30% Discount on the À La Carte Wine List.
  • 30% Discount on Romantic Dinners.
  • 30% Discount on Day Pass for Members and Guests.

The above amenities are NOT included in this discovery tour!  It is what you would experience through membership which is above what you can buy through travel websites like Expedia (via retail).  Membership also gets you benefits at all the other Sandos Resort locations (9+) and they are different at each location.  Discover Royal Elite Benefits here!