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Riu Yucatan

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $629 All-Inclusive
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This sunny, seaside everything-you-want resort reigns as the first rockin' Riu to hit the shores in Mexico. And its prim ... More

Customer Rating 55 Reviews
Value
 
4.2
Service
 
4.5
Beaches & Pools
 
4.5
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
3.7
4 out of 5
"Good food good service close to markets overall great time away from home!! A few thing I see people always complaining about; * the food is good not fine dinning quality but great for the price and ye..." – Nielsen
56 out of 65 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
4.2
Service
 
4.5
Beaches & Pools
 
4.5
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
3.7
4 out of 5
"Good food good service close to markets overall great time away from home!! A few thing I see people always complaining about; * the food is good not fine dinning quality but great for the price and ye..." – Nielsen
56 out of 65 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from our balcony Paradise Typical walkway, Jan 2011 Beach view XHel-Ha Our room Riu Yucatan beach
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January 22, 2018
Good not great

The resort was very nice. Most important was that it was very clean. The decor seemed a bit dated but well maintained. The double bed in the room was a big issue. The gap between the two pushed together mattresses was problematic. The food selection was impressive. I liked the bar as I’m a simple consumer. Not so much for my wife who prefers mixed cocktails. Everything she tried had an after taste similar to that of artificial sweeteners. The beach was excellent and there were plenty of beach chairs. The guys selling their wears on the beach was a nuisance.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
4.0
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4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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4.0
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From: White Plains, MD
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

January 4, 2018
new years eve

planned a last minute trip for my daughters 15 birthday/new years getaway. ocean was very nice didnt swim in pools as much as we hoped as the ocean was warmer then the pools. only complaint was on new years eve when we got in we didnt book a reservation to eat which i guess was mandatory on that night. besides that we love the riu chain been to most in mexico and we enjoyed our stay .


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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From: albany ny
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 10, 2017
Good location

Good location nice beaches. Food was so - so .went with a big group and some of group received a free upgrade to the Riu Palace Mexico next door .The food there was excellent. Their steakhouse was really good. The tenderloin was the best ever in Mexico !!!


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
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From: Minnesota
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 3, 2017
Bring your hiking boots

Definitely NOT what we anticipated after an epic trip last year to Riu Cancun. The place is poorly laid out where you have to walk way too much to get anywhere, with no options for seniors or those with disabilities. Beach is pretty but other than the 'quiet pool" (which often was not) the pools were over crowded and LOUD Food was typical for a Riu. Terrible lack of air conditioned areas. Drinks are not brought to you like at other resorts. This appears to be a training facility for those who are good enough to move up to Cancun. We were much disappointed and probably turned us off of choosing Riu in the future.


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Overall Rating: 2
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4.0
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
2.0
Dining Options
 
2.0
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From: Illinois
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Yucatan features 507 guestrooms that are decorated in fresh, bright colors and furnishings. Amenities include air conditioning, ceiling fan, Satellite TV, telephone, radio alarm clock, 110 V, in-room safe, bathroom with shower, hair dryer, mini-bar with liquor dispenser and a balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Double Room (DDSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

Your beach lounger will sit on the white sands in Playa del Carmen - beachy paradise found.

Mix up your own cocktails in your room - liquor dispenser loaded up and ready to go.

Book much needed "you time" at Renova Spa - a massage in the morn, a facial at night - you deserve it.

Nightly entertainment keeps the energy alive, and when you need to let loose, La Pinata Club is ready to roll.

Authentic Mexican food - so good. Who doesn't love chips & guacamole everyday?

 

What We'd Change

Guys - you might pack some long pants in case you need them to wear out to the a la carte restaurants at night.

 

Why You Should Go

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

Eat, play, drink at the other Riu resort's near here - Riu Playacar & Riu Tequilla.

Coolio excursions are nearby: ancient Mayan ruins, Sian Ka'an Reserve or the Crococun Zoo.

Let the kids have their own fun at RiuLand. And, you? Find a swaying palm and perch your lounger for the day.

You can get wet n' wild with snorkeling, body boards, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 6 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Theater
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Catamarans
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Game Room ($)
  • Internet Access


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Helicopter/Airplane Rides
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water-Skiing

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 Yucatan

Avenida Xaman-Ha Manzana 3, Lote 1, Condominio Playacar

+52 98 48 77 20 50

Hotel Description

Riu Yucatan: All-Inclusive Fun on the Sunny Shores of Playa del Carmen

This sunny, seaside everything-you-want resort reigns as the first rockin' Riu to hit the shores in Mexico. And its prime location in sweet Playa del Carmen makes it a fan favorite, no doubt. Not only do you get one of the prettiest beaches out back, but you're also close to local shopping, restaurants and of course, three sister resorts, which means triple the fun. You can splash around in one of their pools and sample a cocktail or two. Riu Yucatan definitely delivers happiness. And then some.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Riu serves up the cuisines - complete buffet with "live" cooking stations, so you can order exactly what you want, plus your favorites at night - Italian, Asian and Mexican. Taste test at nearby sister Riu resorts - we know you're curious about their salsa. Dining privileges available for lunch and snacks. Dig in.

Sicilia
Type: Italian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Featuring a host of Italian specialties.

Shanghai
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6:45pm-8pm and 8:45pm-10pm
Description: Featuring a buffet filled with traditional Asian favorites.
Dress Code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are required to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

La Margarita
Type: Grill
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 10:30am-noon; Lunch - daily, noon-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6:45pm-8pm and 8:45pm-10pm; Snacks - daily, 4pm-6pm and 10:30pm-11:30pm
Description: La Margarita is located beside the pool.
Dress Code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are required to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

La Hacienda
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: La Hacienda features buffet and spot cooking stations and a theme buffet twice a week.

All hours subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Cheery bartenders mix up the drinks to perfection. And, guess what? Everything is included. All day. Every day. In fact, 24-hours a day. Drink up.

Tulum
Swim-up bar. Daily, 8am-8pm.

Cozumel
Swim-up bar. Daily, 8am-8pm.

Mezcal
Pavilion bar. Daily, 8am-8pm.

Tequila
Pavilion bar. Daily, 8am-8pm.

El Templo
Lounge bar. Daily, 8am-8pm.

La Cantina
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-7am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

On the white sandy shores in Playa del Carmen, this dreamy beach packs in tons of fun. Turquoise waters ideal for splish-splashing, plus snorkeling, windsurfing and body boards. Just a few barefoot steps away, you can sink into a lounger by one of three pools. Check out the swim-up bar - a favorite watering hole.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayak
  • Windsurfing
  • Body boarding
  • Scuba lesson in pool
Land
  • Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Golf
This beachfront resort is located in the Playacar resort complex, adjacent to a championship golf course.



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

Renova Spa at Riu Yucatan offers massages and beauty treatments.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Riu Yucantan has the perfect spot to tie the knot. Choose one of their wedding packages to make your day unforgettable and perfect! Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

Riu Yucatan offers daily programs for children ages 4-7 and 8-12 at RiuLand. Activities include:
  • Arts and crafts
  • Games
  • Activities
  • Playground
  • Pool


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Riu Yucatan is located in the Yucatan peninsula, 1.9 mi from Playa del Carmen and 34 mi from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

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 reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.
A 4-night minimum stay is required for Travel Oct 16, 2017-Sep 30, 2018.

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 resort except in specifically designated areas.

Currency Policy
Please note that as of Jun 1, 2011, 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.

Environmental Levy Fee
The Municipalidad of Solidaridad in the Rivera Maya is one of the most beautiful places in the Mexican Caribbean. Tourism has been instrumental in driving the economic and social development of the region. In an effort to continue to preserve, conserve and beautify the destination, the Municipality of Solidaridad has implemented a small environmental levy on visitors effective September 1, 2017. Hotels will collect 20 Mexican pesos per room per day on check out; the proceeds will be deposited in an environmental trust to fund local projects. The Municipalidad of Solidaridad thanks you for your understanding and support of this worthwhile endeavor. Thank you and enjoy your visit.



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