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Riu Playacar

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $609 All-Inclusive
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We know the sunny seashores along Playa's white sandy beaches and bright turquoise waters are calling your name - yes, y ... More

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"This was our 3rd time staying at the Riu Playacar. By far the best visit yet. The food has improved tremendously. The resort size is perfect for us old people, not too big so not too much walking. The ..." – Dennyinindy
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"This was our 3rd time staying at the Riu Playacar. By far the best visit yet. The food has improved tremendously. The resort size is perfect for us old people, not too big so not too much walking. The ..." – Dennyinindy
49 out of 53 (92%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
riu playacar's beach The Beach! Wonderful View and plenty of chairs! at the pool fountain in riu playacar restaurant
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April 14, 2017
Loved it here!

This is our 3rd RIU stay in a few locations. The service and food here was impeccable. Lots to do with kids and they have a great kiddy play pool as well as nightly disco parties for them. Overall an amazing trip and could not say more about the riu service and consistently work the brand!

Loved it here!
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From: New York
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 24, 2017
Great Resort

We had a wonderful time at the Riu Playacar! The room was nice, cool and clean. A little noisy due to construction next door, but that is when we went to the beach and the pool! The swim up bar was great and the bartenders took great care of us! The only drawback... I wish there was a bar and bathroom a little closer to the beach. The evening entertainment was great! And the dance club was a short walk across the street to the Riu Tequila. It would be awesome if they would set up a dance area after they finished with the nightly entertainment... instead of walking across the street. You are very close to 5th Avenue... we are sad we ran out of time to make it down there... Next Time! The food was average. I would completely skip the Italian. The breakfast buffet was good and the Steak House was very good. Overall.. We had a fantastic time and I would love to make it back to Riu Playacar!!!

The Beach! Wonderful View and plenty of chairs!
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From: Colorado
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 13, 2017
great resort

resort was great I did request a 2 'nd floor room but was given a third floor room with no balcony and windows that looked at a wall . No elevators ! The room thermostat was preset to 23 degree C and could not be changed only turned off,, which the maid did daily ! Food was good allthough never did the steak house . Went scuba diving with Scuba Caribe ( the in house operator ) but were told to walk 1/2 mile down beach to dive shop, this was never advertised . Beach and pools were good ,, drinks were OK . Check in and out were easy .


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From: penna
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 26, 2016
Fantastic resort

I am a Riu member & have stayed both std Riu & Palaces, this was just as good as staying at a palace, everything was perfect except for the front desk, I was very disappointed, I arrived on my birthday & asked if I could have an upgrade since I was a member, they actually could not have given me the worst room, right behind the theater, I think if the girl had not been a trainee left on her own this would have never happened. I could hear the whole 930 show weather I wanted or not. Otherwise I give the hotel all 5 stars well deserving. The food was just fantastic & you didnt even have to sign up for the specialty resturants. Cant say enough good things, well worth your money.


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From: Chicago, IL
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

The Riu Playacar features 386 spacious guestrooms with a full range of amenities including a mini-bar and liquor dispenser. All rooms are equipped with bathroom with shower, hairdryer, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, and a balcony or terrace.
Guestrooms with inter-connecting door available upon request.

Room Details

Double Room (DDSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

Sinking your sandy toes into the soft, white shores in Playa del Carmen. Ahhh, swoon.

Top-notch service where you get to sit back and be pampered. It's vacay time. You deserve it.

Keeping the party rolling at night - letting loose at La Pinata nightclub.

The full-service spa-some experience at Renova. Massages and facials and a whole lot of you-time.

100% Authentic Mexican food with lots of chips & guacamole for that necessary afternoon snack.

RiuLand let's the kids burn off energy with other kiddos their age. You get to lounge by the beach in peace.

 

What We'd Change

The a la carte restaurants at night require a dress code - so for the guys - throw in some long pants in case you need them.
 

Why You Should Go

Eat, play, drink at the other Riu resort's near here - Riu Playacar, Riu Palace Riviera Maya & Riu Palace Mexico.

You're within walking distance of shopping on "5th Avenue" - Playa's retail hub of local treasures and restaurants.

You can explore all the local sites: ancient Mayan ruins, Sian Ka'an Reserve or the Crococun Zoo.

Feeling like an adventurist? Head to the bright blue seas for snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and more.

There's three glistening pools - perfect for lounging, day drinking and pure relaxation.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • 3 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars/Lounges
  • Elevators
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Catamarans
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Wireless Internet in lobby


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Riu Playacar

Avenida Xaman-Ha, Manzana 6, Lote 6, Condominio Playacar

+52 984 877 2300

Hotel Description

Riu Playacar: All-Inclusive Beachy Haven in Playa del Carmen

We know the sunny seashores along Playa's white sandy beaches and bright turquoise waters are calling your name - yes, you. Why? You've earned this little slice of paradise. So it's time to dive in to what will likely be your all-time favorite escape. An all-inclusive treasure trove, you've got it all at your fingertips with Riu Playacar.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

One bodacious buffet brimming with tasty treats and "live" cooking stations. For dinner, The Palms is the place for themed buffets (three times a week), but you also have a la carte options. The Italian restaurant is a fav.

El Porche
Type: International
Hours: Dinner, two seatings at 6pm and 8pm
Description: Restaurant with terrace serving dinner buffets and a special theme buffet twice a week.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Jade
Type: Asian
Hours: Dinner, two seatings at 6pm and 8pm
Description: Asian restaurant.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Turquesa
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 7am-5pm; Dinner, Daily two seatings at 6pm and 8pm
Description: Poolside restaurant; offers both Mexican and a steakhouse menu for dinner. Breakfast: full American breakfast buffet and on-the-spot cooking stations. Lunch: hot and cold starters, assorted meats, fish and snacks.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

All hours subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Cocktails will flow freely here. And often. The best news is that all these delicious drinks are unlimited and available 24-hours. Every. Day. Cheers.

La Cumbia Lobby Bar
Lounge bar. Daily, 10:30am-1am.

Las Olas
Poolside/swim-up bar. Daily, 10:30am-5:30pm.


BEACHES AND POOLS

The enchanting views of white sands, turquoise waters and swaying palms is very real. And it's your playground on this vacay. Pull up a lounger, grab a fruity cocktail and nestle in for day of whatever you want. Best part: you've also got three shimmering pools and the way-too-energetic kiddos have their own (with slides!) Dive in.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Body boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • One introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool

Land

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Golf
An 18-hole golf course is part of the Riu complex.



INTERNET

Guests can use Wi-Fi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Guests can relax and be rejuvenated at the Renova Spa, offering beauty treatments, massages and spa services (fees apply).

WEDDING SERVICES

Wedding packages are available at this resort. Contact the resort directly for details.

CHILD CARE

Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4-7 and 8-12 is offered at RiuLand daily. Young guests of the hotel can enjoy the children's playground and the children's pool.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, just 1.9 miles from Playa del Carmen and 34 miles from Cancun International Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. check-out: noon.A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Smoke-Free Policy
Under Mexican legislation smoking is not permitted in the public areas of the hotel, except in specifically designated areas.

Currency Policy
Riu Resorts in Mexico no longer accept or exchange U.S. dollars at the front desk; ATMs are available in the lobby of each resort for withdrawals in Mexican currency.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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