Retreats are Eco-Friendly Intimate Relaxing Memorable Amazing at Playa Sonrisa

Looking to host a retreat in a serene and unspoiled setting? Look no further than Playa Sonrisa!

Our resort is the perfect place for you and your guests to disconnect from the stresses of daily life and connect with each other and nature.

Nestled amidst lush tropical palm trees, our resort is situated on a pristine stretch of beach overlooking the turquoise hues of the Caribbean Sea. It's the ideal location for your next business, health and wellness, family reunion, or any other retreat you can dream up.

Our resort boasts a wide range of amenities and activities designed to help you and your guests relax and unwind, including healthy menu options, exciting excursions, beachside massages, and more. You can choose from a variety of options to create the perfect retreat for your group, whether you're looking for a laid-back, low-key experience or an action-packed adventure.

At Playa Sonrisa, we understand that every group is unique, and we're committed to providing you with a personalized experience that meets your individual needs and preferences. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of your retreat is perfect, from the accommodations and activities to the food and drink.

Don't wait any longer to plan the retreat of your dreams. Contact us today to book your event at Playa Sonrisa and experience the ultimate in relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation for your mind, body, and soul.

We Take Care of Everything For You...

Boutique Rooms

Playa Sonrisa offers 7 beachfront rooms that can accommodate up to 20 guests. Our beachfront rooms are spacious and well-appointed, providing you and your guests with all the amenities you need to relax and unwind during your stay. From comfortable beds to stunning ocean views, our rooms are the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the beauty of our location. If you need additional rooms to accommodate your group, we're happy to help you secure accommodations at nearby properties.

Airport Transfers

Our team will set up a welcoming hospitality room ,if needed, at an airport hotel in Tulum or Cancun and once all your guests have arrived, transport them to the resort in a comfortable van or bus. We'll ensure that your guests enjoy a smooth and hassle-free journey, providing them with all the amenities they need to stay comfortable and entertained along the way. From comfortable seating to delicious food and drinks, we'll make sure that your guests have everything they need to relax and enjoy the ride.

Event Services & Activities

We provide everything you need for a successful retreat.

  • High-Speed Wifi (no cell service)
  • 100" portable screen with projector
  • Access to computer & printer
  • Whiteboard & markers
  • Custom event gifts (made on site with your logo)
  • Delicious menu options
  • Refreshing drinks and cocktails with and without alcohol
  • Activities & Excursions planning (fees may apply)

Off The Grid

Our stunning resort provides a secluded setting that's perfect for a wide range of retreats and private events.

When you book your private event with us, you can rest assured that you and your guests will have exclusive access to the property. We don't allow the public on the premises during private events, so you can enjoy complete privacy and peace of mind during your stay.

Whether you're hosting a business retreat, a health and wellness retreat, a family reunion or group dive trip, our team will work closely with you to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. From customized menus to exciting excursions and activities, we'll help you create a private event that your guests will be talking about for years to come.

So why wait? 

Contact us today to learn more about our private event services and start planning your perfect private event at Playa Sonrisa.


Completely run on Solar Panels & Battery Power System. Electric power is standard 120 V with 2-prong outlets. Power is available 24/7 for Lights & Fans. Conservation Required!

Peace & Quiet

On the world's most beautiful beach. Let Playa Sonrisa put a smile on YOUR face! Private, Casual Comfort ~ No Crowds ~ No Vendors No Jet Skis ~ No Worries!

World Class Activities

Whether you enjoy siestas on our beach hammocks, happy hour or scuba diving with sharks, we have it all. Our activities revolve around the sparkling Caribbean Sea.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Discover our collection of 7 elegantly designed rooms:
2 Beachfront Bungalows: Enjoy privacy and comfort with private patios featuring King Beds.
2 Garden Bungalows: Relax on private patios and rooftop decks, equipped with King Beds and a Futon.
2 Spacious 2nd Floor Rooms: Take in stunning ocean views from the large shared patio. Choose from a room with 2 Full-Size Beds or another with a King Bed and a Futon.
A Beachfront Suite: Experience luxury in a Private Bedroom with a King Bed and a separate sitting area with a Futon (usually reserved for hosts and staff).

All our rooms feature private bathrooms, hot/cold showers, and floor/ceiling fans. Please note that we do not have TVs or AC units in the rooms. Our accommodations can host up to 20 guests, with shared accommodations ranging from 2 to 4 persons per room. All King Beds can be converted to Twin Beds. Welcome to your serene retreat by the sea.

Airport Options

Arrive stress-free at Playa Sonrisa! Choose from 3 international airports: Tulum and Chetumal are just 2.5 hours away, while Cancun is a 5-hour drive. Our professional transportation ensures a comfortable journey with air-conditioned vehicles and complimentary beverage boxes. Our friendly drivers are happy to make stops for snacks, lunch, and bathroom breaks along the way.


Enhance Your Beach Retreat with Our Amenities! Unwind with beach yoga using our provided mats (please bring your own instructor). Treat your body to a beach massage. Explore the sea with kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkeling gear. Relax on floats and rafts or immerse yourself in live music, Mayan ceremonies, and tailored excursions. Dive enthusiasts will love our on-site dive shop, while snorkeling and fishing adventures await at our 200 ft dock with convenient boat pickups. We can incorporate activities into your quote, or your attendees can choose from a few options upon arrival. Your retreat experience, perfected.


Tiki Teal's: Your Ultimate Caribbean Experience! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea while we cater to your every culinary desire. Whether it's accommodating your meal preferences or allowing your own chef access to our fully stocked outdoor kitchen, we've got you covered. Our daily food trucks bring fresh fruits and vegetables, while we can also provide locally sourced fresh fish and lobster (in season). Plus, you decide if your event is alcohol-free or not. Welcome to paradise!

We offer the option to personalize your package by including all meals and non-alcoholic beverages. As a special treat, we can incorporate a local night out, allowing you to experience Xcalak cuisine during your retreat.

Deposit/Payment Plan

Since we are blocking the entire resort for your private retreat, we require $1000 non-refundable (but transferrable) deposit at contract signing. We will then work with you on a payment plan as long as balance is paid 30 days before your retreat starts. We accept Paypal, Stripe & Zelle (US Only) for payments.

Retreat Host Perks

We know that organizing a retreat is lot of work, so we want to reward you for all you do! The retreat host will receive a comped room (usually our Beachfront Suite as it sleeps 3 with a separate bedroom, perfect to share with your staff) as long as the host sells a minimum 4 rooms with 2 people each. There is a small fee, required to be paid to hosts and their guests/staff sharing the comped room to cover meals, transportation, taxes, and gratuities, based on number of nights.

Where Are We Located?

Playa Sonrisa Mexico is located at Km 7 Camino Costero, 77940 Xcalak, Q.R., Mexico. We are 1 hour south of the Cruise Ship Port of Costa Maya Mahahaul. About 2.5 hours south of the Tulum International Airport and 2.5 hours north of the International Chetumal Airport. The roads are well-maintained, paved and full of tourist. Coming soon is the Mayan Train which will open up a few more possibilities and be another options from the Cancun airport which is currently 5 hours from us.

Please Reach Out To Discuss Your Unique Retreat

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Our team will reach out to and discuss your needs within 48 hours. Please note: All Retreats are PRIVATE EVENTS and no public will be allowed to book during your retreat.
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Accommodations: 2 rooms have king (can be split to twins) 3 possible in 4 rooms (with king and a futon, can split king) and 1 room can hold 4 with 2 double beds.