Family-friendly resort with luxury leisure activities and a unique, wholesome approach to wellnessfrom $270 /night
- Comfortable guest rooms with modern decor and garden or beach views
- Stunning surroundings with white sand, coconut palms, four pools, and snorkelling metres from the shore
- Outstanding amenities including a spa, multiple restaurants, kids club, and dive centre
- Sustainable operations supported by Iberostar's Wave of Change programme
Iberostar Tucan focuses on family-friendly fun, balancing relaxation and laid-back luxury with adventure and stunning surroundings - not to mention access to two five-star properties. Dive the Yucatan Peninsula's stunning underwater world with PADI courses and guided trips, with experiences suitable for adults and kids alike. Or, embark on an adventure with day trips to Mayan ruins, jungles, reefs and the Yucatan’s famous cenotes. Back at the resort, it's easy to unwind with spacious guest rooms, delicious dining, everyday activities for the kids, and spa services via the Aliveness programme.
About Iberostar Tucan
Iberostar Tucan is the perfect choice for visitors to Playa del Carmen, thanks to its scenic beach atmosphere, family-friendly facilities, exciting everyday activities, and luxurious amenities. Each room is perfectly appointed and surrounded by gardens and swimming pools, perfect for rest and relaxation. Take advantage of scuba diving and snorkelling suited to all skill and comfort levels, including kids over eight, and day trips throughout the region - with highlights including tropical jungles, Mayan ruins, mighty whale sharks, cenotes, and theme parks. Back on land, unwind with an expansive pool complex, sandy beach, dining and drinking to suit all tastes, and more.
Iberostar proudly operates over 100 hotels worldwide in destinations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Africa. This renowned family of hotels focuses on personalised guest attention, modern gastronomy, and luxurious details, including spa and wellness services and on-site kids clubs. No matter which of their breathtaking properties you choose to visit, you can expect stunning facilities, perfectly secluded and tranquil guest rooms, and activities for all - with daily excursions, activities for all ages, and nightly entertainment! Iberostar is also setting new standards for environmentally responsible tourism through their Wave of Change programme, intending to offer fully sustainable service company-wide by 2030.
Explore the resort
This beachfront paradise boasts sparkling white sand, an expansive pool complex, and a private patch of tropical rainforest right next door. Each of the resort's rooms feels perfectly secluded, tucked away amid gardens and pools, with a warm atmosphere inspired by nature. But, thanks to Iberostar Tucan's stunning natural surroundings and manicured grounds, you'll probably spend every day outdoors. Scuba diving, guided snorkelling and watersports, and adventures throughout the region are easy to arrange. Each day's activities include a mix of sports, nighttime entertainment, and social gatherings - with options for every age and interest. You'll also enjoy complimentary use of the facilities at Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Cozumel.
The resort's spa offers an indulgent menu of massages and bodywork plus daily yoga and meditation sessions through the Aliveness programme. Iberostar Tucan also promotes various wellness offerings, with healthy menus and a full-service gym, and outdoor activities like golf and tennis nearby. Global cuisine, top-shelf drinks from the bar, homemade ice cream, and even imported cigars are the standard here, with ten different restaurants and bars to choose from. And, families with children will find plenty for their youngest adventurers to see and do through the Star Camp.
Diving with Dressel Divers
Playa del Carmen is an excellent destination for getting scuba certified and enjoying relaxed reef exploration, with calm conditions fit for the whole family, thriving coral gardens, and exciting wildlife. And, if you're up for a bit of adventure, you'll find adrenaline-inducing bull shark dives, underground exploration in the cenotes, snorkelling with whale sharks, and diving on remote reefs around the Riviera Maya - all perfectly accessible from the resort. Back at the dive centre, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms and facilities for personal equipment, plus posted weekly dive schedules, make for a worry-free scuba experience.
Dressel Divers offers unparalleled scuba service throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, and select destinations in Europe. This family of PADI 5-Star resorts proudly conducts dive courses for adults and children alike, led by friendly and passionate instructors and divemasters from all around the world. Underwater explorers of all skill and comfort levels will feel perfectly looked after regardless of skill or certification level! Guests diving with this world-renowned company can also expect professional quality rental equipment, perfectly maintained boats, and extras, including free nitrox. In addition to their diving services, Dressel Divers proudly provides a wide variety of day trips and watersports, with activities suited to all ages and interests.
- Plan a day to enjoy Iberostar's SPA Sensations and Aliveness wellness programme, including yoga and meditation.
- Head into town for dining, drinking, and nightlife on Playa del Carmen's legendary Fifth Avenue.
- Kids aged four to 17 will love the resort's Star Camp activities programme.
- Dive here between November and March for up close encounters with bull sharks.
Iberostar Quetzal is located just south of Playa del Carmen, in a secluded area boasting far less tourist development than the city itself. This property is Earth Check certified, protecting its own small section of tropical rainforest and sandy beach. And, the resort's operations reflect a strong dedication to preserving the natural world around it. Iberostar's Wave of Change programme is a planned and carefully staged effort with attainable goals, including a chain-wide ban on single-use plastics in 2020 and future plans including a switch to 100% sustainably sourced seafood, waste-free operations, and a carbon-neutral footprint. Iberostar also funds citizen science programmes, including coral reef restoration and awards grants and scholarships to worthy environmental causes throughout the regions it serves.
Diving in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen
Bull sharkNovember - March
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Caves & cavernsYear round
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Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star Resort
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