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Our Opinion

This resort is well known for its beach area. If you're looking for a resort that has a beach with super soft, white sand and plenty of places to lounge, then the Reef Coco Beach is for you. The resort itself is small, but is well maintained with friendly and attentive staff. There are good buffet items to choose from, but only two a la carte restaurants. While this is a smaller resort situated away from the main strip, it is only a few minutes walk to the city center.


This secluded tropical paradise provides easy access to the many fabulous attractions in the area. Enjoy the beautiful views, personalized service, and the best nightlife the Mayan Riviera has to offer.

Location: On the beach 45 minutes from the airport and 45 km. south of Cancun within walking to the picturesque village of Playa del Carmen and the ferry to Cozumel.

  • Beautiful sandy beach
  • Intimate boutique-like atmosphere
  • Family-friendly, with kids club and pool
  • Close to Playa Del Carmen's 5th Avenue
  • PADI 5 star dive center on site

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Todd K : Las Vegas, United States
1st Trip to Mexico

The hotel is a little older, but quaint in its own right. Nice accommodations, the food was good, but the staff was far and away the best part. The bellman Miguel, the security guard/bellman Gustavo, the front desk clerk Daniela and the bartender Rogerio, these people were not only the friendliest but the most helpful and fun to be around. I hope by way of this review, the get the recognition they deserve, because it was these people that help make our trip the the best vacation we had been on in many many years. Thanks to the wonderful staff!!

  • pammy999 : durham
Great hotel if you are looking for some where quite.

Our room was large with 2 big beds and had a large outside space with a jacuzzi shared by 5-6 rooms although we were on the second floor. The jacuzzi was dirty when we arrived but soon cleaned. Room 2306 was very noisy from kitchen generators so avoid this row of rooms if you don't want the air con on over night. Cleaning was great every day, new towels and bed made. Pool area always clean, waiter service for drinks and snack bar. Boats in the sea were no problem, it was interesting to watch them go out each night fishing. Breakfast was brill n buffet, service friendly but very slow for drinks, tea coffee water no problem but slow. Didn't try lunch but dinner wasn't food we liked (3 of us travelling). However, the Italian restaurant is available every day included in your cost. But this became boring after a while well presented but not much else. Meat or fish without much accompaniments, very little veg etc. One visit to Tapanyaki included so take advantage. Didn't try Mexican restaurant but it looked ok. Pool lovely, cleaned every day. Terrapins in the lobby were lovely to watch and reception staff will give you food for them if you ask. Entertainment barely exists. Daytime - pool volley ball, pool aerobics, one question quiz, scuba trial in poolNight time- karaoke etc for 45 mins in theatre, band by the pool 1 night but no seats, spray paint artist and jewellery seller. That's all folks!!!No music bar only very quite sports bar for Americans to watch baseball, football or some soccer. Outside nice but needed some life. We met some nice people there but it was a little boring. 5th avenue great if you take drugs as the stock phrase was 'do you wanna get high' . The store owners were a pain always trying to get you in their shops, buy some cigars or drugs!!!Would I go back? Not in a hurry.Was it worth the 10 hour flight? Maybe for the experience. Was it worth the money? Not really but we did have a good time.

  • LaLe292 : Woodbury, New Jersey
Better than expected

Based on the reviews I was a little hesitant about this hotel but was satisfied with our stay. If you are looking for a hotel at a cheap price to relax at and have a few drinks I would recommend it, but wouldn't if you are expecting/used to a 4 star experience. The view from the buffet restaurant over the water is beautiful and the boats on the beach didn't bother us at all since there is a marked area from the shoreline where the boats cannot park and guests can swim. There is also open beach with no boats to the left of the dock, still on resort property where you can swim. As a young couple we like to drink and relax, and could do both at this resort. There was not much entertainment so I wouldn't suggest bringing young kids unless they will be occupied by the pool all day, however it is definitely not a spring break/party resort either. Most people drank/relaxed by the pool or beach all day and traveled into the town at night if they wanted more of a bar/club area. We are a young couple and weren't looking to spend a lot of money so this resort provided everything we were expecting, lots of drinks plus relaxation. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • ronald_schaefer2 : Evansville, Indiana
The Reef

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. 3 adults in our 30s. Service was excellent. If you are looking for a place with a nightlife look elsewhere. The "sports bar" is open late by typically empty. Also, the beach and ocean in front of the resort is small so if you are looking for ocean swimming once again look elsewhere. Other then that no complaints! ON A SIDE NOTE, Super shuttle, the company tasked with providing us transportation to and from the airport made a mistake and left us at the resort nearly causing us to miss our flight home. The resort quickly ordered us a cab. Thanks!

  • W5709IEclaudiac : Bogota, Colombia
Great Option

Great option for family trip. Close to 5th Avenue, but not exactly there so there is not noise or crowd. Great food, good location and excellent facilities. 20 minutes from Xcaret. I don't know why we had found quite a lot of mosquitoes every day in our room.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Dinner option in 1 a la carte restaurant (Italian)
  • Snack bar and choice of 4 different bars for domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Kid's club
  • Bicycles
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle boarding
  • Sailboats
  • Daytime tennis
  • Gym
  • Use of sauna
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment

*A Premium Bracelet is available at additional cost, which includes unlimited International Top-Shelf liquor. 

Superior Room Inclusions

  • All inclusive package plus:
  • Coffee maker in the room + stocked mini-bar
  • Bathrobe, and upgraded amenities extra
  • Security box without extra charge
  • Choice of two a la carte restaurants without surcharge
  • 25% discount in all spa services at the Reef Spa

Premium Poolview Inclusions

  • All benefits of a Superior Room category plus:
  • Alcoholic International beverages offered at all bars
  • Access to our private luxury lounge beach bar
  • Wi-Fi 
  • 196 rooms
  • 4 restaurants
  • Snack bar
  • 4 Bars 
  • 1 free-form pool
  • 1 kid's pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lit multi-purpose tennis court
  • Gift shop
  • Gym
  • Steam room & saunas
  • Beauty salon & spa (fee)
  • Massages on the beach (fee)
  • Kids club
  • Dive shop
  • Motorized water sports (fee)
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Meeting room
  • Medical services (fee)

Hotel Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Crib available upon request
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Satellite TV
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Mini-fridge 
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Vanity mirror
  • Gardenview
  • Safety deposit box ($)
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Alarm clock

Superior Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Air-conditioned
  • Hair dryer 
  • Make-up mirror
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Mini-bar (re-stocked daily with water and soft drinks)
  • Alarm clock
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Bathtub and shower

Premium Poolview Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Pool view
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Air-conditioned
  • Hair dryer
  • Make-up mirror
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Mini-bar (re-stocked daily with water and soft drinks)
  • Alarm clock
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Bathtub and shower



Style - Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cuisine - International


Style - a la carte for dinner

Cuisine - Italian

Casual Elegance dress code: Long pants, collared shirts & shoes required

Sabor Latino ($)

Style - a la carte for dinner

Cuisine - Mexican

Casual Elegance dress code: Long pants, collared shirts & shoes required

Included only for Superior and Premium room category. Additional charge for guests in the Hotel Room category.

Samurai ($)

Style - a la carte for dinner

Cuisine - Japanese/Teppanyaki

*Not included in All Inclusive plan

El Palmar

Style - Snack Bar


Azul 48

Pool bar

Sports Bar

Ocean view

Bar & Mar Lounge Bar ($)

Beach bar

Access with your Premium level accommodations or purchase a Premium bracelet.

*Surcharge for standard and superior room guests.

Tabaco & Ron

Lobby Bar

Child Policy

Children 0-3 years free when sharing room with 2 adults.
Children 4-12 years pay special rate but must be sharing room with 2 adults.
Cribs are available at no extra charge, subject to availability.

For the Kids - Supervised Kid's Club (ages 4-12), Kid's pool, Mini disco, Babysitting available on request (fee).

Ya'ax Spa Facilities

  • Treatment rooms
  • Zen garden
  • Sauna
  • Showers
  • Relaxation area
  • Sensorial floor
  • Locker room with refreshments, robes and slippers

Massage Treatments

  • Back Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Ya'ax Blend Massage
  • Total Ya'ax Experience
  • Scalp and Back Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Moon and Stars Massage
  • Synchronized Massage
  • Couple's Massage
  • Massage at the Beach

Body Treatments

  • Ya'ax Mayan Exfoliation
  • Coffee and Nuts Exfoliation
  • Firming Body Wrap
  • Sun and Sea Treatment
  • Chocolate Body Treatment


  • Ya'ax Hydration Facial
  • Facial for Men
  • Pure T Skin
  • Express Beauty
  • Anti-Aging Facial

Honeymooners - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine and special room decoration upon arrival. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • The Reef Coco Beach
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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The Reef Coco Beach
Costera Norte S.N. Lte. 1 Mza. 7, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.