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Sandos Gala Playacar ( formerly Gala Beach )

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Sandos Gala Playacar ( formerly Gala Beach )
Come to do it all...or nothing at all. Gala Resort Playacar is an exceptional All-Inclusive beach resort set along a wide stretch of glorious white sand caressed by the turquoise blue of the Caribbean Sea. Spend long, peaceful days steeped within the refreshing waters of one of four gorgeous swimming pools, including a separate pool area set-aside exclusively for adults. Enjoy an exciting variety of on-site water sports at no extra charge, or try your hand at a game of tennis on one of four floodlit courts. Kids and teens enjoy carefree days with new friends and peers at their own separate clubs and activity centers. Savor delicious Italian and Mexican cuisine at two remarkable specialty restaurants, with no restrictions on the number of nights you choose to dine at either (reservations are required). Elegant, welcoming, comfortable, and priced just right! At the Gala Resort Playacar, everything is provided for your enjoyment & pleasure...everything. 460 air-conditioned rooms.

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Gala Resort Playacar is located in the glorious resort area of Playacar, on the corridor between Cancun and Tulum, facing the island of Cozumel. The Xel-Ha natural aquarium and the incredible X-Caret ecological theme park are a short distace away.


  • Barber / Beauty Salon
  • Boutique Shops
  • Business Services
  • Car Rental
  • Concierge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking(Complimentary)
  • Shopping Mall Nearby (10 minutes) 


  • Outdoor Pools    
  • Guests have a choice of four beautiful pool areas, including one specially set aside exclusively for adults. 

Golf: nearby

  • Playacar Golf Club, 5 minutes away
  • Playacar`s championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen.
  • Holes: 18
  • Green Fees: $150.00 (approx.)
  • Cart Fee: Included
  • Club Rental Fees: $30.00
  • Caddy: Not available.
  • Lessons Available 


  • Outdoor lighted courts
  • Court Fee: Complimentary.
  • Pro Onsite 

Water Sports on Site

  • Fishing: Additional Charge
  • Scuba: Additional Charge
  • Snorkeling: Complimentary
  • Hobie Cats: Complimentary
  • JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
  • Waterskiing: Additional Charge
  • Wind Surf: Complimentary

Health Club / Spa

  • Aerobics: Complimentary
  • Massage: Additional Charge
  • Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
  • Spa: Additional Charge
  • Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
  • Facials: Additional Charge


Gala Playacar is a deluxe 5-star resort hotel located on a wide, white sandy beach in the glorious Riviera Maya. Each of the deluxe guest rooms & suites is handsomely decorated with a private balcony or terrace, security safe & a small refrigerator.

This resort has been awarded the "Deluxe All-Inclusive 5 Stars Hotel" designation bestowed upon only the most outstanding resorts in the world. Amenities include 24-hour room service, evening entertainment and 4 lit tennis courts.

Beach: The Gala Resort features a remarkable beachfront location along a wide stretch of gleaming white sand against the sparkling clear waters of the beautiful Caribbean. Relax beneath the shade of a palapa, or enjoy a day of snorkeling and windsurfing.

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 noon

Total Rooms: 460

Year Opened: 1996


All Meals, Drinks & Tips

There are 5 Restaurants at Gala Beach Resort Playacar:

  • Fonda Los Alcatraces -  An a la carte specialty restaurant serving Mexican cuisine from 6:00 to 11:00 pm (closed on Saturdays). A formal dress code is required, and reservations should be made same day at the Public Relations Desk. Smokingis not permitted.
  • Gran Festival Buffet -  The main buffet restaurant offers a casual atmosphere, and is open for breakfast (7:00 to 11:00 am), lunch (1:00 to 4:00 pm), and dinner (6:30 to 10:00 pm).
  • Brocolino -  An a la carte specialty restaurant serving Italian cuisine from 6:00 to 11:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays). A formal dress code is required, and reservations should be made one day in advance at the Public Relations Desk. Smoking not permitted.
  • Ola-la Restaurant & Bar -  A casual buffet restaurant located by the pool area, serving breakfast 7: 30 am to 10:00 am) and lunch ( 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm).
  • Mediterranean Restaurant -  A casual buffet restaurant located by the pool area serving Mediterranean cuisine (7:30 pm to 10:00 pm) with live music. Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays.


Daily Activities & Entertainment:

  • The Galavants Animation Team offers special activities throughout the day, plus Bike Tours, Beach Volleyball, Water Basketball, Bingo 

Nightly Activities & Entertainment:

  • "Dance On" Disco (closed Mondays), daily shows in the Gala Theater, Tennis Club every evening from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 


The hotel offers specially trained personnel to supervise & entertain children (between 2 to 12 years of age) plus special activities for juniors up to 17 years old. Hours of operation are 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.

  • Program Fees: Complimentary.
  • Children's Facilities
  • PlayGround
  • Game Room
  • Teen Disco
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting Fee: $15.00 per hour
  • Advance Notice for Babysitting: 5 hours

The Kids Disco is available selected evenings from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, and the Teens Club is available every evening from 5:00 to 11:00 pm. Kids even have their very own cafeteria in the Mini Club.

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