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Help a Yucatan Village with Sandos

Small communities add so much culture and joy to the Yucatan Peninsula, and it’s always an honor to be able to give back in whatever way we can. Through our “Ayúdanos a Ayudar” campaign (which means “Help Us Help Others” in Spanish), Sandos is able to support Yucatan villages with donations for kids and adults… [Read More]

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7 Must-Have Items for a Day of the Dead Altar

The first two days of every November, the entire country of Mexico is overflowing with color and candlelight. Day of the Dead is a beautiful Mexican holiday honoring loved ones who have passed away, and local streets, cemeteries and parks fill up with people celebrating this macabre yet eye-catching holiday. The most important element of… [Read More]

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Getting Hot and Spicy at Sandos Playacar

We’ve got all the flavor you need! The on-site plant nursery at Sandos Playacar Beach Experience Resort has been growing a variety of chile peppers since April 2013. Here, you’ll find jalapeños, habaneros, xcatic and chile de árbol. A few months later, we’re already seeing some great results!   Lorenzo and Don Nico are in… [Read More]

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Sandos and Xyaat: Supporting the Local Mayan Community

The Sandos Caracol Eco Club has been working with the Xyaat organization in various programs to benefit the communities of the beautiful Zona Maya area. This region is filled with Mayan towns just a short distance from our Riviera Maya resorts. The Xyaat organization began in the traditional Mayan village of Señor and works to… [Read More]

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Celebrating World Tourism Day with Breathtaking Cenotes

Today, September 27, we’re celebrating World Tourism Day. For 2013, there’s a focus on Tourism and Water, exploring how we can contribute to a sustainable water future. Since all of our resorts are located in stunning beach destinations, the Tourism and Water theme is especially close to our hearts at Sandos Hotels and Resorts. One… [Read More]

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Sandos Resorts Cleans the Beaches of Playa del Carmen

This weekend, Sandos Caracol and Sandos Playacar will once again volunteer to help clean the beaches of the Riviera Maya! We always do what it takes to protect the environment, showing everyone what it means to be eco-friendly. We’ve participated every year since 2009, and in 2013 we’ll be sending Sandos volunteers to help the… [Read More]

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Sandos Caracol Wildlife: The Motmot Bird

Guests staying at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa can discover exciting and colorful wildlife just by walking through the resort! With all that jungle and mangrove to explore, it’s no wonder so many critters choose to call this place home.     To show you more about Riviera Maya wildlife, we’ve caught some on-site… [Read More]

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New Vegetarian Restaurant Adds to the Sustainable Lifestyle at Sandos Caracol

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa goes beyond the traditional vacation experience of sand, sun and food. This Riviera Maya hideaway focuses on sustainable tourism, which aims to make as little impact on the local environment and culture as possible. Now, Sandos Caracol has taken the next step in its sustainable philosophy by opening Salvia,… [Read More]