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Riu Yucatan

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $829 All-Inclusive
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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
70 out of 83 (84%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from our balcony Our room Paradise Typical walkway, Jan 2011 Beach view XHel-Ha Riu Yucatan beach
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July 12, 2019
Good Location

It was good, I liked the food and service BUT was in third floor and don’t have elevators

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From: Usa
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 6, 2019
Just OK

Beach was full of seaweed and restaurants were just OK. I was on 3rd floor so really sucked having to go up 3 levels in the heat. Also room smelled very musty and air conditioner barely worked. Like the area of Playacar.

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Overall Rating: 3
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From: RI
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 4, 2019
Not impressed

I really was not impressed with Riu Yucatan. The food was just ok. Not one of the rooms had an ocean view. All of the rooms were very basic and the alcohol was all bottom shelf. I will say that the staff was friendly and did their best to make the customers happy. So please note that I am in no way knocking them. I just did not care for the premises itself and would much rather stay somewhere else on a higher scale. And for those whom might say that you get what you pay for; I totally agree. And I would definitely spend some more cash to stay somewhere else of higher quality.

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From: Chicago
Age: 45-54

April 25, 2019
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Food selection is very good...especially breakfast! Pools are great; activities, Riu Fit classes are excellent! The room renovation is really superb; showers are great!

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From: NY
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 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.


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.

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

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.


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.

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

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

Pavilion bar. Daily, 8am-8pm.

Pavilion bar. Daily, 8am-8pm.

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

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


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.


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

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


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.


Renova Spa at Riu Yucatan offers massages and beauty treatments.


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.


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


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.

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.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof 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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