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Weddings at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort | Our Review

Is Sandos Caracol Eco Resort the way to go?

You have 50+ resorts in the Rivier Maya to choose from. Why Sandos Caracol?

Let’s find out!

We cover everything from wedding packages & prices to pros & cons in this post!

And luckily for you, our experienced panners are sharing the inside scoop.

So, ready to see if Sandos Caracol is the right resort for your big day?

Let’s get started…

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort Weddings

1. Hotel Overview


Set on the beaches of the Riviera Maya, Sandos Caracol is an eco-friendly resort that offers the ultimate experience in nature.

You’ll be able to immerse yourself in Mayan culture with natural wonders & wildlife…

Go swimming in a crystal-clear cenote (freshwater sinkhole) in the jungle…

sandos caracol

Lounge on the stunning white-sand beach surrounded by lush palm trees…

And make a splash at their on-site water park (the best in Mexico)!

With 8 restaurants, 6 bars, a spa & multiple pools, this resort has everything you need for a fun & relaxing getaway.

2. 5 Wedding Packages

Wondering what your wedding options are?

Well, Sandos Caracol offers 5 all-inclusive wedding packages:

  1. Green Wedding: $390 for the 2 of you
  2. Dreamcatcher: $3,150 for 30 guests
  3. Sweet Romance: $3,650 for 30 guests
  4. Seaside Bliss: $4,750 for 30 guests
  5. South Asian Weddings: custom quotes

sandos playacar weddings

And their 2 most popular packages include…

1. Seaside Bliss

This is their most complete package with everything you need for an unforgettable day!

Prices start at $4,750 for 30 guests, and additional guests cost $79 per person.

You’ll get:
  • Symbolic ceremony
  • Ceremony setup as per resort location
  • Government beach permit
  • 3 medium-sized flower medallions
  • Rose petals for the aisle during the ceremony (1 bag)
  • Sound system & microphone during the ceremony
  • 1 bouquet & 1 boutonnière, or 2 bouquets, or 2 boutonnière
  • Private cocktail w/ open bar & appetizers (1 hour)
  • Private dinner reception w/ open bar (3 hours)
  • Basic setup & ambient lighting
  • Sparkling wine for the wedding toast
  • 3 tier custom made wedding cake
  • 3 centerpieces
  • DJ, light &sound during dinner (3 hours)

Plus, you’ll get additional benefits like…

  • Wedding organization & personalized service from their coordinators
  • Steaming service for the wedding outfit (arrival 3 days prior is required)
  • 1 hair & makeup session at the Sandos Beauty Salon
  • Couples massage at the Sandos Spa (50 minutes)
  • Upgrade to the next available room category
  • Complimentary honeymoon amenities
  • Up to $2000 off your wedding package, based on the # of rooms booked

2. Sweet Romance

The runner-up wedding package to Seaside Bliss includes all the essentials!

You’ll get a ceremony, cocktail, reception & more for the sweet price of $3,650.

You’re allowed up to 30 guests & additional guests at $79/person.

lesbian couple wedding

This package includes:
  • Symbolic ceremony Ceremony setup as per resort location
  • Wedding locations of choice (Additional fee for beach locations)
  • 1 medium-sized flower medallion
  • Sound system & a microphone during the ceremony
  • 1 bouquet & 1 boutonnière, or 2 bouquets, or 2 boutonnière
  • Private cocktail hour w/ open bar (1 hour)
  • Private dinner reception w/ open bar (3 hours)
  • Basic setup & ambient lighting
  • Sparkling wine for the wedding toast
  • 2 tier custom made wedding cake
  • 2 centerpieces
  • Sound system w/ a microphone during dinner (3 hours)

And you’ll also get perks like…

  • Wedding organization & personalized service from coordinator
  • 1 hair & makeup session at the Sandos Beauty Salon
  • Couples massage at the Sandos Spa (25 minutes)
  • Upgrade to the next available room category for the couple
  • Complimentary honeymoon amenities
  • Up to $2000 off your wedding package based on the # of rooms booked

3. Ceremony & Reception Venues

At Sandos Caracol, you have 5 wedding venues to choose from!

Your options include…

1. Beach Gazebo


Leave your heels at home…

This gorgeous gazebo is perfect for a barefoot beach ceremony, cocktail hour or reception!

sandos caracol wedding beach gazebo

This venue is included in the Seaside Bliss package & can be added to any other package for a fee of $350.

2. Cenote Cristalino


This is a unique option for couples who want an intimate & natural ceremony.

Cenote Cristalino is a freshwater sinkhole surrounded by lush vegetation, and it’s absolutely beautiful!

sandos caracol cenote cristalino

If you want the full authentic experience, you can choose to have Mayan drums and/or a Mayan ceremony performed by a shaman.

3. Rooftop Terrace


Get married with 360-degree views of the resort & the Mayan jungle!

The Rooftop Terrace is perfect for couples who want an unforgettable experience.

sandos rooftop terrace

It’s located behind the beach gazebo & on top of the resort’s disco, so it’ll be easy to keep the party going after 11 pm.

4. Mapache Deck


If you’re into the rustic theme, this wedding venue is perfect for you!

The Mapache Deck is adorned in wooden decor & lush greenery, hidden away next to a beautiful cenote.

mapache deck

It’s great for couples who want a more private & intimate cocktail hour or reception.

5. La Ceiba — Kapok Tree


This is one of the most popular wedding venues at Sandos Caracol!

La Ceiba is a big Kapok Tree that is sacred in Mayan culture — it connects heaven, earth & the underworld.

la ceiba kapok tree wedding ceremony

It’s located at the very back of the resort, so guests will have to walk about 10 minutes to get there.

4. Gay Weddings

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort welcomes & supports all couples with open arms!

They are affiliated with the IGLA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association).

Which means they’re dedicated to creating a warm & safe space for the LGBT community.

lesbian wedding

It’s important to note that marriage in Mexico might not be recognized in your homestate…

So most couples choose to have a symbolic ceremony here & a civil ceremony back home.

If do you want a legal wedding in Mexico, it may still be possible!

Give us a call or send us a message to learn more about your options.

5. Room Types

The resort has over 500 rooms, so you & your guests will have plenty of options!

The prices range from $200-$400/night depending on the season.

There are 3 different sections to choose from at Sandos Caracol…

  1. Family Section
  2. The Select Club (Adults-Only)
  3. Royal Elite (Luxury Beach Accommodation)

select club sandos

1. Family Section

The Family Section is perfect for couples with young children, or guests who are travelling with young children.

Choose from…

  • Standard Room (most popular)
  • Eco Family Superior
  • Eco Family Suite (private balcony w/ plunge pool)
  • Luxury Eco Family Penthouse

sandos family room

All rooms include:
  • WiFi
  • Purified water dispenser
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Minibar (with selected drinks)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Makeup mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Iron & board
  • AC (individual control)
  • Bathrobes & slippers

2. Select Club

Looking for a more romantic & intimate experience?

Book a stay at the adults-only Select Club!

This exclusive section is located along the edge of the jungle, surrounded by local flora & fauna.

Room options include…

  • Superior Room
  • Select Club Deluxe w/ a spacious terrace & private jacuzzi
  • Luxury Select Club Penthouse Suite

select club suite

All rooms include:
  • An exclusive pool area
  • Private check-in
  • Exclusive beach area
  • Access to an oceanfront clubhouse
  • Exclusive access to La Jungla Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service

3. Royal Elite

This luxury section has the most eco-efficient rooms in the entire Riviera Maya!

Room types include:

  • Royal Elite Superior
  • 1-Bedroom Suite
  • Royal Elite Penthouse

royal elite suites

All accommodations include:
  • In-Room WiFi
  • Shopping Area
  • Water Sport Center
  • Adults Pool 18+
  • Chill Out Pool
  • Main Pool
  • Aquapark
  • Exclusive Reception
  • Snacks & Bars
  • Fitness Center 18+
  • A la Carte Restaurants
  • Night performances
  • Room Service 24 Hours a Day
  • Private Concierge
  • Ocean Front Club House (18+)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Buffet Restaurant & more!

6. Beach

The beach at Sandos Caracol is beautiful & perfect for lounging.

But it can get a little crowded, especially during peak season.

sandos beach beds

There are plenty of sun loungers & beds to go around, but if you want to make sure you have a spot…

We recommend getting there early in the morning!

7. Food & Drink

There are 8 restaurants at this resort, so you’ll definitely be able to find something to your taste!

dining food

Your options include:
  1. La Laguna | International cuisine
  2. Los Lirios | Steakhouse (exclusive for Royal Elite members)
  3. Salvia | Healthy snack bar
  4. La Riviera | Meditteranean cuisine
  5. Fogo de Brazil | Brazilian cuisine
  6. La Toscana | Italian cuisine
  7. El Templo | Japanese Teppanyaki
  8. Las Mascaras | Mexican cuisine

Most restaurants are open for dinner, but some are only open for lunch or breakfast.

There is also a buffet that’s open for all meals!

As for drinks, there are 6 bars to choose from, depending on your mood!

open bar wedding
Bars include:
  1. Oceanfront Clubhouse (Select Club members)
  2. Theatre Bar
  3. El Manglar | Sports bar
  4. El Mapache | Outdoor bar
  5. La Tortuga | Pool bar
  6. Sirena | Swim-up bar

8. Activities & Entertainment

No matter what age, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Sandos Caracol!

Adults can relax at the spa, while kids can have a blast at the kids club or waterpark.


The resort also provides an All-Nature Experience with daily adventures like:

  • Snorkeling in a cenote
  • Swimming through a mangrove forest
  • Eco-tours
  • Romantic river boat ride for 2

You can also take part in group activities like yoga, cooking or dance classes.

And if you’re looking for some nightlife, there are live shows & performances every night!

9. What Brides Said...

“Our wedding was at the cenote, and it was a jungle fairy tale. The reception was on the rooftop terrace, which is an open venue of ocean and sky. Edith, the wedding planner, made my vision come alive, even answering all my questions and my many emails with patience and details. The flowers were so beautiful, and I’m so happy I had chosen a “wall” of flowers at the front of the sweetheart table. It was one of my favorite elements. Edith made it so lovely with all the roses and colors I imagined.” – Magdalyn Marie G.


“Had my wedding here in May 2022 and it was amazing. The property is incredible and the scenery is stunning. Staff was wonderful, especially Estephanye our wedding coordinator and Margot at the Spa. Can’t wait to visit again in the future!” – gloriakarroyo

10. Why We Like It (Pros/Cons)

There’s so much to love about Sandos Caracol Eco Resort!

Here’s what our wedding planners had to say:

Things we love:
  1. Rooms are luxurious & eco-conscious.
  2. Wide variety of food & drink options.
  3. Nice beach!
  4. Family-oriented.
  5. Plenty of group activities and entertainment options for all ages.
  6. Private adults-only oasis area.
  7. Pretty wedding venues.

sandos caracol wedding

Things we don’t love:
  1. It’s about a 1-hour drive from Cancun airport.
  2. It can get crowded during peak season. (December – April)
  3. Pricing has gotten little too high, tilting them into a different category filled with better options.

Overall, Sandos Caracol is a nice resort for your destination wedding but there are resorts in a similar price range you’ll want to consider.

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Hi, I’m Najah! If you're planning a destination wedding in Mexico, I'm your girl. Our team of experts at help me create these posts to prepare you for magic! Whether you’re just looking for information or need help planning, we’ve got your back. Have any questions? Reach out in the comments below!


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    Jean-Luc Binnert

    Is there a way to visit for two days and checkout the wedding venues to see which package we like the best? we are hoping to visit in January to plan our wedding in September of 2023. I’d appreciate any information, thanks.

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      Hi Jean-Luc! Yes, you can visit the resort for a site inspection. We’ll have a planner connect with you via email asap.

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    Jean-Luc Binnert

    We are hoping to come visit the resort in January for two nights to look at the wedding packages for our wedding in September, any information is appreciated thanks.

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