Our Best All-Inclusive Vacation Value!


All-inclusive resorts offer an amazing value for any cost-conscious traveler, and Panama Jack Playa del Carmen offers all that along with a level of comfortable accommodations you can sink into at this affordable all-in price point. On a sun-drenched beachfront in the heart of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, all-inclusive Panama Jack welcomes guests to recharge amid the azure seas, authentic culture, and coastal charm of the Riviera Maya. Cool, casual, and simple, this gay-friendly resort is ideally located on the Caribbean Sea just steps away from Playa’s famed Fifth Avenue shops, clubs, and restaurants. From action-packed activities like beach volleyball and wine tasting to oceanfront swimming pools with waiter service, discover the perfect combo of relaxation and adventure. On top of all that, the resort was voted Travelers Choice by Tripadvisor in 2020. Explore all the inclusions and judge for yourself the incredible value of VACAYA’s newest and most affordable all-inclusive resort.


Contemporary and elegant, Panama Jack Resorts’ accommodations are designed with your comfort in mind and inspired by the sea, sun, and sand. With Jack’s deep insight into the desires of travelers, thoughtful amenities include stocked minibars, furnished terraces, ocean views, delectable room service, and several special touches – a true home away from home. And our more simple and economical options in “The Strip,” give cost-conscious travelers the chance to join in all the fun. INCLUDED.



At Panama Jack Playa del Carmen, the attentive waiters and expert chefs will take you on a tasteful trip around the world, one dish at a time at more than 6 included restaurants, 5 bars & lounges, and of course in-room dining. Prepare for a multi-sensory culinary adventure. ALL INCLUDED.

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Panama Jack’s mixologists know how to whip up your favorite ‘tini, smoothie, or frothy libation. Meticulously crafted cocktails and a selection of top shelf spirits can be found resort-wide. Premium Branded Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, and teas at all of hotel’s food and beverage outlets during their regular hours of operation are ALL INCLUDED.


With VACAYA, you’re in complete control of your own schedule. You can hop from one activity to the next or simply relax at the resort’s expansive freshwater pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Our activities include pool games, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, mixology lessons, meetups, crafts, and more. Part of the fun of each and every VACAYA resort vacation is our theme parties. Once we’re 120 days out, we’ll share the party themes, so you can dust off those sewing machines and refill those hot glue guns! Just let your creativity (or your Amazon Prime membership) soar! And while costumes are always encouraged, they’re never required. We’ll love you in or out of costume and you’ll enjoy your time at VACAYA’s friendly welcoming parties no matter what. ALL INCLUDED.


Whether you hate tan lines and sand in your swim trunks, or just love the feeling of sunbathing au naturel, you’re in luck – as VACAYA’s Mexico Resort will again offer a clothing-optional area so the only suit you have to wear is your birthday suit! The rooftop deck and hot tub is a tranquil spot to soak in the sun by day and a bustling social beehive at night! INCLUDED.

Don’t miss out on Trip Advisor’s “2020 Traveler’s Choice” award winner. You know what to do…


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The more modest Panama Jack is a much different resort experience than UNICO. UNICO is in a class by itself in the 5-star resort world – one of only 2 all-inclusive resorts among The Leading Hotels of the World. While we would have loved to return to UNICO year after year, it’s simply too big for us right now. At the UNICO price point, it was nearly impossible to fill the resort. At VACAYA’s young age, we just don’t have the extensive list of deep-pocketed travelers to fill a 448-room resort… yet. That being said, we anticipate being able to return at some point in the next 3-5 years as we continue to expand our alumni base.

At UNICO, the resort is the star and the VACAYA programming was always kept to a subdued rhythm so as not to steal guests away from UNICO’s myriad inclusions. At Panama Jack – a beachfront city center hotel with its own unique young, hip, fun-centric, Spring Break vibe – you’ll see a much broader range of VACAYA programming as we take advantage of the resort’s central pool area right on the beach.

7 Nights Versus 6 Nights

We of course always wanted to be able to offer 7 nights at UNICO, but the price point just made that impossible. It would have added another $600-$700 to the retail price, putting it out of reach of many travelers. Over and over again, we heard from our guests that they prefer a 7-night experience and we’re so happy to be able to offer that opportunity at the less expensive Panama Jack.


Of course most people want UNICO quality at Panama Jack pricing, but that doesn’t exist in the real world. So instead we’ve gone a completely different direction: offering two distinct experiences for 2021 and 2022, a more modest and affordable one at Panama Jack, and a more luxurious one at Andaz Papagayo. Each will have its own distinct rhythm and charm at price points that will appeal to a wide range of travelers. Our hope is that Panama Jack’s affordability will allow us to continue to expand VACAYA’s footprint with younger and more price-sensitive travelers. Our goal has always been to give travelers who haven’t felt they’ve had a place in the LGBT+ travel world a home. Panama Jack gives us the chance to throw open the doors of affordable inclusivity ever wider!


We recommend the more equivalent VACAYA Oasis @ Andaz Papagayo June 5-12, 2022 for you. While altogether unique, the Andaz is more on par with the level of luxury you’d find at UNICO.

<p>Mexico is always a good time!</p>

Mexico is always a good time!