What We Love

  • The resort is tucked away inland with four swimming pools, day and night entertainment, several restaurants and bars.

Things to Know

  • The resort includes a diverse collection of essential and entertaining amenities. 
  • Your centralized location will allow you to get out and explore Playa del Carmen whenever you like. 
Tucked into Playa del Carmen's lush, tropical landscapes, Riu Tequila is the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet beach vacation while avoiding the hustle and bustle on the shoreline. The resort has four splish-splashing pools for you to cool off in and is just a short stroll to the beach. 

Riu Tequila includes all the primary amenities you'll need to make your vacay relaxing. If you want to get out and about, you're in a prime location to visit the Mayan ruins, shop around in Playa del Carmen and explore the coast.


Playa del Carmen - Off Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 34 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1998
Last Renovation: 2008
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 2
Total rooms: 664


Resort Details


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 30.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.
Current Renovations: Description: As of May 31st, 2011, RIU Hotels & Resorts will no longer exchange US Dollars for Mexican pesos in its properties located in Mexico due to measures the Mexican Government has taken to regularize the flow of US Dollars (cash) in the country.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room February through April. Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove full identification. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

One person of 18 years or over in every room.  No student groups under 21 all year long.

Minimum check in age is 18 (Jan. - Feb.) (May - Dec.) Minimum check in age is 21 (Mar. - Apr.)

Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 9897 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Thanks for our rest! See you next year! Everything was good! Thank you to the staff! I hope that the RIU network will not suffer from global problems with the virus. Please wash the plates and glasses better.

    Apr 05, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic hotel

    Got back a few days ago after a 2 week stay. After hesitating between the various Riu hotels, we felt the Tequila was definitely the right choice for us. The hotel setting is beautiful. The gardens are well kept. We very much enjoyed the wildlife. The buffets were very good. We tried the various restaurants and they too were very good. Only had to book for the Mexican. Our room was great. It’s very spacious and nice to have some outside space. The lovely beach is a 5mn walk - beautiful turquoise sea and white sand. Plenty of sunbeds available and you can always find some shade. The entertainment is very good. We did an excursion to Chichen Itza and a catamaran one to Isla Mujeres. Enjoyed both very much. Booked them on line as we too thought the TUI excursions were expensive. All the staff is absolutely great and even though they were about to lose their jobs they managed to remain cheerful. It was our first visit at the Tequila but it certainly won’t be our last. We wish everyone at the Tequila all the best and hope they’ll be able to reopen in the not so distant future.

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic hoilday

    We arrived on the 6th march 2020, with a great welcoming the reception staff were fantastic and very helpful, the room was big and spacious with your own bar !! But would have like a coffee machine for a morning coffee once we got up, it was a long way to walk to the sport bar to get one which was open 24/7. The food was fantastic too and waiters were very helpful and help you as much as they could. The hotel was very clean and the gardens were fantastic. Everything of our hoilday was brilliant and we would go back. All the entertainment team were brilliant and the night show was different most nights. A fantastic hoilday

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    March 2020

    This was the first time for us in Mexico. The hotel was in a gated community, so it was ok to have a walk out of the hotel grounds. You could access other Rui hotel which was nice as it gives you more choice. The rooms are spacious and have minibars in, the beds are comfy and the rooms are cleaned daily. The pools are great, depending what you like to do wether it’s spend time in the swim up pool bar, plays games in the pool, just relax or have a good swim there is a pool for you. There was 4 places to eat the steak house was the best, the Italian restaurant wasn’t so great. In the main dining area there’s plenty of food but some strange combinations. The entertainment was good, the Rui staff really do an amazing job, my only disappointment was that we never got to experience the white party due to the current situation of the virus. But I totally understand that as people’s health is far more important. The neon party was great, the hotel and staff put so much work into this, and it was a fabulous night. The beach is a short walk but you can get the little buggy to it, which is free and runs all day. The beach is amazing and the boys on the beach can not do enough for you. As I said before you can use the other hotel facilities so you are able to continue using the all inclusive. Keep and eye out for the monkeys and turtles this was great to experience to see these in the wild but also so cared for. The hotel grounds are constantly kept clean and tidy, all Rui staff work so hard and are so polite. Over all we had an amazing holiday and will certainly will be returning. Toward the end of our holiday the hotels were having to close due to people unable to travel, I really do hope that they can come back from this and it does damage their business to much as you gave us an amazing holiday and I know many of us there are wanting to come back when it’s safe to do so.

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Tequila no 4

    We have just arrived back from the Riu Tequila. When we left the hotel was almost of guests, because of Covid19. Even with the world in turmoil at the moment ALL the hotel staff were still giving the same 1st class service that they always do. Considering that most of them are going to be unemployed tomorrow when the last guests leave and all the hotels in the area are closing down. I have written reviews on this hotel before saying that the service, staff, food, entertainment etc have been excellent, but in the current climate everyone stepped up a gear, I cannot praise them enough. When they are back up and running and the world is allowed to travel again, we will definitely be going again for visit no 5.

    Mar 27, 2020