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Introducing Cat City at Sandos Playacar

Taking care of our feline residents

If you’ve ever visited Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, you know just how much we love animals. Not only do we offer a better life for rescue animals like our donkeys, we also have many animal species living freely in the hotel’s outdoor areas. As you walk through the property, you’re sure to spot at least one animal, whether it’s an iguana sunning itself on the path, a shy agouti scavenging for food, or a small family of coatis. Our Path of Health is an especially beautiful area for seeing animals, along with plant and tree species native to Playa del Carmen.

Cats at Sandos Playacar Beach Resort

The cats at Sandos Playacar are another beloved animal for us and for our guests. They roam the resort freely, and for several years we have taken care of them with spaying/neutering, vaccinations and our Cat Cafes where they can find food and water.

But now our guests will enjoy an even happier lifestyle: this fall, we inaugurated our Cat City.

Playa del Carmen cats

The new feline facilities are located at the beginning of the Path of Health (when coming from the lobby area), so you can stop by to visit on your next stay at Sandos Playacar. This miniature city offers everything our cats might need under the shade of the trees. Here the cats have several cabin-style houses where they can sleep or find shelter from the rain (each with its own small terrace for drinking water), along with food and water stations with palapa roofs. There’s also a bathroom area with two litter boxes so the cats can do their business in comfort. If they feel in the mood for playing and exploring, we have several play areas set up in the middle of the city, like a climbing tower, a miniature see-saw and a tennis ball station.

Cat houses

Cat City Mexico resort

Sandos Playacar resort

How we take care of our cats

At Sandos Playacar, we’ve had cats living on-site for over three years. We have 9 official hotel cats, as well as a few street cats living here. We offer them all continuous veterinary support, along with de-parasiting, vaccinations, and spaying/neutering. We always feed the cats twice a day: once in the morning and once in the late afternoon.

Cat vaccinations Playa del Carmen

Sandos Playacar also welcomed a tiny new cat just last week; she has already been successfully incorporated into the group, and in a few days some veterinarians will stop by to spay and vaccinate her.

It’s an honor for us to be able to offer such a beautiful new home for our cats. With so many games and living spaces, it’s like a resort for cats within our resort! We hope the cats of Sandos Playacar love this new city created especially for them.

We also want you to come and see Cat City! In addition to seeing all the wonderful animals that live on the property, Sandos Playacar also offers an all inclusive plan with endless restaurants to try, a huge white sand beach (one of the best beaches in Playa del Carmen), and plenty of daytime and nighttime entertainment. With services designed exclusively for kids, teens and couples (and now for cats, too), Sandos Playacar Beach Resort offers everything you need for a dream vacation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Visit us at to get to know us better and to book your next stay.

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  • Virginia Mollinedo
    April 9, 2018

    I be there June 12. I wanna see this cats. How can I contact someone?

  • Janet Wierzbicki
    February 4, 2016

    This is so wonderful! I will definitely be coming to your resort on my next Mexico vacation!

  • Kelly
    February 3, 2016

    This is wonderful!!! You are truly exceptional and should be commended for the great efforts you have made in order to provide happy, healthy lives for cats and all the other animals. We just booked our trip for December 2016 to your resort and can’t wait to visit your new cat city!

  • Linda
    January 12, 2016

    Can’t wait to meet all the cats!!! 100 days and counting!

  • Cristina A.
    December 30, 2015

    What a wonderful example you are setting! I admire people and entities like yours who notice the need to help give the animals of Playa del Carmen a better life and who actually do something about it instead of simply “getting rid of the problem”. Thank you so very much and I can only hope that many other resorts will also follow your steps as I know it is unfortunately a hard thing to achieve…

  • Sandra Swiatlowski
    November 18, 2015

    We really enjoy the gatos when we visit our 2nd home at Sandos Playacar. We were happy to see the new City built for them when we visited in September 2015. Keep up the great work with the Gatos. They are part of the Sandos family and we look forward to seeing them each time we come back.

    Thank you so much for taking care of the gatos!