Playa Del Carmen Eco Resort Unveils 336 Renovated Rooms

Sandos Hotels & Resorts has announced the completion of 336 nature-inspired and family-focused rooms at its Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. The renovated rooms and suites have been integrated into the property’s signature Eco Collection, which offers three categories of jungle-inspired accommodation options.

Set among the Riviera Maya’s coastal landscape, the 941-key property invites guests to explore the region from the comfort of its eco-conscious suites, designed with families and the environment in mind. Two refreshed culinary concepts are also part of the renovation project.

One of a select number of eco-tourism all-inclusive hotels in Mexico, this is the latest accomplishment in a $20 million phased renovation and expansion project at Sandos Caracol. Located near Caracol’s freshwater sinkhole and natural waterways, the Eco Suites allow travelers to become neighbors to the resort’s colony of spider monkeys, coatis, raccoons and exotic resident birds. Further, the Eco Collection is built in the family-focused section of the resort, maintaining close proximity to its kid-centric pools and 29-slide water park.

Varying in sizes and arrangements, the rainforest contemporary collection encompasses three categories: Eco Family Superior rooms, Eco Family Suites and Eco Family Penthouses. Any category Eco Suite room can more than comfortably accommodate up to five guests.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort Eco Family Superior room

Perfect for adventurers with young children, the Eco Family Superior accommodations are outfitted with a king-size bed and lofted twin bunk beds, designed to fit comfortably in one room. The resort has added 326 new rooms to this category. A two-room version of the Superior, the Eco Family Suite, offers the same sleeping configuration but with added privacy and square footage, as it is separated into a primary room with an en-suite family space for the bunks. It also offers an oversized bathroom, complete with two showers, two toilets and twin sinks, plus a private plunge pool on a jungle-view balcony.

The largest room in the Eco Collection, the Penthouse offers a king bedroom in addition to a separate pull-out couch living room that doubles as a kids’ suite, outfitted with a queen-sized bunk bed and a house-shaped blackboard. The suite also offers two full bathrooms, with the primary offering his-and-her showers and vanities. The renovation project completed 10 new penthouses, providing guests with a total of 44 rooms in this category. Per the resort’s standard amenities, guests will also find Wi-Fi access, LED flatscreens, a Bluetooth music system and 24-hour room service in every Eco Suite room.

Along with the rest of the hotel, the new Eco Suites depend on sustainable energy sources, such as solar for power, and get their water from onsite treatment plants to reduce the property’s carbon footprint. The resort has designated on-site land to create its own protected biosphere reserve, where it provides a home to endemic species and previously abused and neglected animals that it has rescued, keeping them safe from poachers and exploitation and aiding with repopulation initiatives. Sandos Caracol is also dedicated to education through tourism and utilizes the resort as a resource to spread awareness about the region’s indigenous cultures and populations, its endangered wildlife and unique ecosystems. For this reason, the resort is constantly developing engaging “All Nature” guest programming that ranges from reforestation tree-planting initiatives to rescue animal caretaking.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort Riviera Restaurant

In addition to the room count expansion, Sandos Caracol has unveiled a new look for its restaurant, Riviera, a bohemian French gastro-concept with beachfront views and a new seafood-inspired menu. The resort has also announced the return of its onsite food truck, Santo Taco, which showcases Mexican street food, tacos and vegetarian bites.

Tip: Guests can use the code “ECO24” for additional discounts on stays between March 1 and December 19, 2024, when booking between now and April 30.

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