I took that tour on Carnival and it's called Playa Sol Beach Break-29.00 pp for all day at the beach, open bar, showers, pool, rentals, a barbacue, shops, a zoo, it was wonderful!
Now if you take the Fiesta Party Boat (39.00 pp) your only at the beach for 2 hours, by doing the first one, you can stay as long as you want.
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We did play sol the other week. Our 2 yr old was free. Basic pkg was $10 (use of plastic molded loungers, some water toys). Umbrellas were $10 +deposit, lockers, towels, motorized stuff, snorkeling gear, massage, etc were extra. for $32 you got drinks included, and for $39 the buffet. we ordered from the snack bar (3 pepsis, 2 nachos, and a chimi for $25). We had a blast as did our son, but the water was a bit chilly at first. Lots of activities in and out of the water. They may have a web site or check and see if theres a pamphlet on board.
I have been looking into this in the past few days. We have decided to spend the day at the
El Cozumeleno...http://www.elcozumeleno.com/. I called their reservation dept. They said it was $55.00 each for a half day pass. That is including drinks and food! You have full use of the facilities. He said to check in at the concierge desk for the pass. That is what we plan to do while we are there in Feb.
We did day passes at the Allegro last year. I recall that it was about 39 per adult and half for kids. That was at the front desk. If you work a deal with the bellman, I'm sure it will be cheaper. It included meals, drinks, deck chairs, towels snorkel equipment. They have a great pool, sport court, tennis, some other activities and a dive shop. Not much to see via snorkel. I'll bet Iberostar has unadvertised day passes as well. I think it is nicer than Allegro.
My friend went with a group to spend the day at the Park Royal Resort. He said they did day passes for food and all drinks. He said the pool was wonderful and connected to a private beach area. Since he was with a group he was not sure how much it cost. But it was walking distance from the ship. We are going to try this in February for ourselves.
I was able to locate hotel pics but no direct phone number or homepage just various pages that let you make reservations. If anybody has any more particulars for this resort please let us know.