Get Ready for a Dream Vacation
We all dream about traveling to the beaches of Mexico. The sand between our toes, the sun warming up the beach, a refreshing drink in our hand. For travelers who are visiting our All Inclusive resorts for the first time, here we are providing you with a few suggestions so you can know exactly what to pack to enjoy the weather and the beach to the fullest during your stay at Sandos Hotels & Resorts:
Clothes and Accessories for All Year
During the day: No matter which season you’re on a Sandos vacation in Mexico, there are a few things you’ll always want to pack in your suitcase for this getaway. The most important thing is enjoying the beach, so pack your sunglasses, your bathing suits and your flip flops. (If you’re coming to Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, we also recommend a pair of water shoes to go in the ocean!) It’s always hot during the day at all of our resorts, so shorts and a lightweight shirt or blouse are ideal for your casual clothes. Don’t forget to pack your toothbrush and toothpaste, but don’t worry about packing a hairdryer because we already have one in all of our rooms.
For having fun: If you plan on participating in any adventure activities or sports during your vacation, we recommend bringing a pair of sneakers, especially if you’re leaving the hotel to participate in an ATV tour, jungle tour, etc. And of course, you’ll want beach toys for the kids and sunblock for all ages. Don’t forget to bring your camera (or cell phone with camera) to capture the most amazing memories from your vacation!
For the restaurants: Keep in mind that our buffet restaurants don’t allow guests to enter with wet clothes or swimsuits; it’s a good idea to pack a beach cover-up dress for ladies and a shirt with sleeves for men so you can easily get into the breakfast and lunch buffets during a day at the pool or beach. For dinner at the à la carte restaruants, the dress code is smart casual: this means that you need to wear shoes or sandals (no flip flops), men’s shirts must have sleeves, and bermuda-style shorts are allowed.
For the local community: All of our Mexico resorts participate in the “Pack for a Purpose” program. This organization gives travelers (like you!) the chance to have an impact on the communities near our resorts when you travel. You can participate with us in Pack for a Purpose just by following these easy steps:
- Leave a few pounds worth of extra space in your suitcase.
- Use this space to pack donations for the local community, like school supplies and household items.
- Leave your donations with us here at your Sandos Mexico resort.
Here we have links to the donation wishlists for each community according to each Sandos resort so that you can start planning what you’d like to bring:
Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort
Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort
If you check the weather forecast before you travel, keep in mind that it’s very common to see forecasts of rain in our destinations on the Caribbean coast (Cancun and Playa del Carmen). Don’t worry too much; since this is a tropical destination, typically we have sunshine every day with short bursts of rain that last a half hour or less – if it even rains at all. From January through May, we usually have very little rain in Cancun and Playa del Carmen and the rains during the rest of the year are mostly of short duration, and in Cabo San Lucas it only rains on average one day per month throughout the year.
If you’re traveling November – February…
Winter on the beaches of Mexico is much calmer than winter in countries further north; here you’ll never see snow or ice, and you can still use your swimsuit during the daytime, no problem. However, we do suggest packing a light jacket and a pair of pants because sometimes it can get cool at night.
If you’re traveling March – May…
The springtime on the Mexican coast brings more sunshine and more heat. During these months, we recommend packing a hat with a brim so you can have extra protection from the effects of spending a long time in the sun.
If you’re traveling June – October...
These months bring more rain, which serves as a refreshing break from the summer heat. In this season you just need to pack an umbrella, preferably a compact umbrella that will fit easily into your luggage.
See You Soon!
As you can see, packing for your next Sandos vacation is very easy, and since all of our resorts are All Inclusive, you won’t have to worry about a thing once you arrive at our beaches. We hope to welcome you very soon to Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, or Playa del Carmen.
Jody EssnerMarch 9, 2020
Are collared shirts required in a la cart restaurants for men and boys?
Sandos HotelsMarch 10, 2020
Hi Jody! Collared shirts are not a requirement, they just need a shirt with sleeves, long or short.
Pat BlairMarch 5, 2020
Is the Kids Club or Waterslides closed for renovations?
Sandos HotelsMarch 10, 2020
Hi Pat! They are not. We look forward to hosting you and your family!
ArielMay 17, 2018
If I go through Expedia to book my all inclusive stay at sandos caracol eco resort. What does that mean exactly? I know I get the flight and hotel but what does the hotel provide besides the room with the all Inclusive?
Sandos HotelsMay 31, 2018
Hi Ariel! The all inclusive plan includes your meals, snacks and drinks, in addition to our eco activities, the water park, nighttime shows, sports, games, Kids Club, and even access to our hydrotherapy area (for ages 18 and up). This is all included no matter where you book your stay. Hope to see you soon!
TonyMarch 21, 2018
Are dress shorts with a collared shirt acceptable for the night time dining options?
Sandos HotelsMarch 28, 2018
Yes Tony, dress shorts and a collared shirt would be perfect. See you soon!
JenniferApril 20, 2017
Do you provide towels for the pool and beach?
Sandos HotelsApril 24, 2017
Yes we do, Jennifer! No need to worry. See you soon!