Hidden Beach Mexico Activities
Most of the activities center on the main au naturel pool, deck, and beach area. But there is a lot more to do at Hidden Beach Mexico if you so choose.
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It seems like someone is always coming up with something to do, especially during one of our sponsored group trips. Maybe some water volleyball, or nude body painting, or whatever or guests and staff can dream up. Often during group events, there are also special themed nights around the pool, after dinner or in the Moonlight night club.
Or if you choose, you can throw on your clothes and walk next door to El Dorado Seaside Suites for their daily activities and sports which include, bicycles paddle boats, the fitness center, sauna, Na'Ay Spa, scuba clinics in the pool, a hard surface tennis court, kayaking and more.
For even more fun offsite, choose from various land and water excursions provided by Lomas Travel, the official tour operator for Hidden Beach Mexico. Sightseeing normally includes round trip transportation from Hidden Beach. Use this link from our parent company, Fox Travel/American Express to pre-book your excursions, tours before you arrive. See more at Lomas Travel Tours
Diving, Snorkeling & Fishing
Diving is spectacular along the Mayan reef nearby as well as wall diving close to shore. The great Mayan reef is the second largest reef system besides the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. A nice benefit is that there has not been lots of development in that part of the Riviera Maya, so the pressure on the reef system is light. Fishing is also exceptional for deep-sea as well as bill fishing.
Arrange optional dive trips at the water sports shop on-site at El Dorado for an extra charge. If you plan to dive, bring your "C" card. There is no diving in front of the resort as there is a protected part of the Mayan Reef that veers near the shore, right in front of the resort's property. Other dive shops are close. SCUBA diving is an additional charge. Dive at your own risk. Here are the names and websites if you wish to contact them before your arrival.
NOTE: This sample list is subject to change.
Aqua World Water Sports shop at the El Dorado for diving in Cozumel (no diving in front of the resort due to protected reef).
Scuba Caribe Dive Shop on the beach south of El Dorado about a mile...in front of the Palladium Kantenah Resort. Dive sites from 5-15 minutes from shore.
Dive Aventuras: Dive shops in Puerto Aventuras nearby are about 10 minutes away and will usually pick you up at the resort and drop you after your dive....but ASK. E-Mail them to make reservations - before you arrive. E-Mail them again to re-confirm your dive date and time once you arrive at the resort. Then call them ... it's a local number usually.
Water sports, snorkeling, snorkel equipment, etc. are available at both Hidden Beach and El Dorado Resorts without charge. The best snorkeling is next door at El Dorado...wear your swimsuit. The beach water immediately in front of Hidden Beach is shallow and not suited for shallow snorkeling since it's partly rocky in spots especially if you're nude; you've got to protect your "equipment." There is better water further out from the beach in front of Hidden Beach. Access is better next door at El Dorado. Any activity that includes motorized sports is an extra charge. The resort does not include a motorized snorkel trip.
Off-site, numerous activities are available for an extra charge including snorkeling, diving, swimming with the dolphins, etc., etc. One of the coolest things you can do off-site is to arrange a snorkel trip to a cenote which is typically are large, freshwater sinkholes that dot the Yucatan Peninsula. Water is gin clear; many are quite close to the resort and visibility is incredible. Lomas Travel in the Hidden Beach lobby can arrange a trip. Transportation to the cenotes, gear, and snorkel equipment are typically included in the off-site packages. Rates vary by which cenote you select, distance, transportation, etc.
Weekly Nude Catamaran Cruise
A nude catamaran is "usually" scheduled once or twice weekly at the resort. Some guests say the nude cruise is one of the highlights of the week at Hidden Beach Resort. The nude cruise experience is usually from 9:30 AM to about 5:30 PM and includes bus transfer to Maroma Beach (45 minutes away), snacks & bar drinks, the nude cruise for several hours, nude snorkeling and a nude beach BBQ with drinks back on land at Maroma Beach, owned by the management of El Dorado/Hidden Beach. Services may vary and prices can vary (not guaranteed, price and operating schedule subject to change). One of our all-time favorites, "El Capitan" Pepe (below) loves the Castaways groups....fun, polite, full of energy and he says "They leave big tips"
(Subject to change): 9:30 - 10:30 AM Transfer Hidden Beach to Maroma Beach marina; 10:30 - 11 AM Load catamaran and shove off; 11 AM - 1:30 PM Nude Sail, snorkel trip and ride the spinnaker; 1:30 - 2:30 PM All-inclusive BBQ lunch (bar drinks included) on a white sandy beach; 2:30 - 4 PM Sail; 4 - 4:30 PM Depart catamaran, load bus for the return trip; 4:30 - 5:30 PM, Transfer to Hidden Beach. Fee includes all bar drinks and snacks onboard, all-inclusive BBQ lunch & drinks, shuttle transfers, boat, and crew. Tips extra.....dododon't forget to TIP WELL.
NOTE: Time, price, availability, and schedule of Wednesday's nude cruise is subject to change, the weather, wind, and is not guaranteed to operate (it usually does).
Sign up for it when you arrive if it is planned the week you arrive. TIP: Wait until you get there to make sure the event is scheduled for your week.
Make your reservations for the nude cruise at the front desk with the concierge or a Lomas Travel Rep.to visit gorgeous white sand beaches for nude fun and nude snorkeling. The nude cruise also includes bar drinks, soft drinks, snacks, music, sun, fun, and laughter. Plus, you'll meet many of your fellow guests from Hidden Beach Resort. NOTE: This offer is subject to change without notice.
Hidden Beach Mexico - Sightseeing
Did You Know...
Castaways Travel provides you with TOUR RECOMMENDATIONS about what to do in the area including diving, swimming with the dolphins, getting around, site seeing and arranging special adventures while you're there.
Lomas Travel has a tour desk in the lobby of the El Dorado which you may use as well. If you prefer, book your tours in advance at the link above provided by Castaways' parent company, Fox Travel - An American Express Travel Associate since 1984.
Here's just a partial list of things to do:
Shopping in Cancun, cruising the bars/discos/clubs in Playa del Carmen or Cancun, snorkeling and swimming in the natural lagoons at Xcaret to the north or Xel-ha to the south, visit the ruins at Chichen Itza archeological site to the northwest or Tulum to the south, fish or dive on the Mayan Reef, the second-longest barrier reef in the world, extending all the way to Belize. Optional escorted tours with driver and guide can be arranged at the resort, with transportation that will pick you up at the resort. Deep-sea/bill fishing and diving can be arranged from the hotel, too. Nightclub trips into Cancun, Folklorico Ballet shows, sunset cruises and much more can be arranged for the Cancun area, too.
Arrange in the lobby of Hidden Beach with a Lomas Travel representative. This is not all the options...there are hundreds to choose from.
- Swim with the dolphins
- Swim with the whale sharks in season from Holbox or even nearby on Isla Mujeres
- Cozumel visit
- Mexican Folkloric Ballet
- Tulum & Xel Ha-Mayan site
- Water Park
- Playa Maroma Paradise Reef Snorkel
- Indiana Joe’s ATV and Speed Boat Tour
- Aktun Chen Caverns
- Captain Hook Pirate show
- Caribbean Ballet
- Caribbean Carnival
- Coba/Pac Chen Mayan site
- Deep-Sea Fishing
- Horse Back Riding
- Isla Mujeres visit
- Jungle Tour in Cancun
- Lobster Dinner Cruise in Cancun
- Nizuc Park, Baxal-Ha and Wet’ n Wild Water Park
- Sian Ka’ a Biosphere and Eco-Park
- Xcaret Water Park for daytime fun and nightly shows and performances
You can choose to swim with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin just off the beach or ride horseback in the nearby jungle. For a real treat, swim with the trained, captive dolphins at Puerto Aventuras nearby which has about 6-7 programs you can sign up for from swimming among them to capturing it all on a personal video.
If you want to see more of the area including Cozumel, head up to Playa del Carmen about 20-30 minutes away and catch a water taxi to cross the channel to Cozumel. The trip takes about 30-45 minutes, and the service operates hourly from about 6 AM to 11 PM. Water Taxi Rates: $15-$25/person, one way. Service and cost subject to change without notice.
For a fun nightlife experience in Playa del Carmen at an upscale watering hole and guest hotel, try the action along 5th avenue, walkable for 10-15 blocks as well as side streets. Start off the night at the Blue Parrot or other local beachside bistros and bars... just a great place to hang out. You can't get lost on the beach or on 5th Avenue, arguably the "heart of Playa." The fifth avenue runs parallel to the beach so you can't lose unless you've seriously tanked up on tequila. Speaking of tequila, there's a "tequileria" shop and bar on 5th avenue that boasts hundreds of brands of tequila for sale. Stop in and crawl out!
Use this link from our parent company to pre-book your excursions, tours, and sightseeing before you arrive at the resort. Typically, tours and sightseeing include pick up at your hotel. See the option to select and buy your tours before you go. See the link provide by Castaways' parent company, Fox Travel - An American Express Travel Representative for Tour Operator at the resort, Lomas Travel to Pre-book Sight Seeing
Themes and Daily/Evening Activities
Here's a recent list of Monthly activities and nightly themes sponsored and provided by the resort. These are SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE and ARE NOT GUARANTEED. This list changes often and is shown as an example only.
Monday - Mexican Night - Taste the Mexican flavours and enjoy our folkloric show
Tuesday - Cabaret Night - Time to wear that provocative sexy lingerie and enjoy the sensual performance where the girls rule
Wednesday - Latin Night - Enjoy our Latin dance show
Thursday - Retro Night - Enjoy our amazing performance with our live singers
Friday - Karaoke and Super Hero Night - Join us for an amazing superhero party, karaoke and lots of fun
Saturday - Rock Night - Bring your rocker outfit and let's rock with an excellent band. Tribute to the unforgettable rock stars with an amazing party in the pool
Sunday - Il Divo Night - Enjoy our amazing performance in tribute to the tenors
Even More Activities included in your package
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