Riu Emerald Bay

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The Riu Emerald Bay is nothing short of spectacular. Known for great service, a wide range or dining options and those popular in room liquor dispensers, Riu resorts are always a popular choice. Riu Emerald Bay is located north of Mazatlan, a bit outside of the main area. However, it is only a short 10 minute ride to the shopping and nightlife of the hotel zone. The nicest hotel in Mazatlan with exception to maybe the Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay. This resort is great for families, couples and singles alike. Their weekly Mexican beach party is not to be missed.


The Riu Emerald Bay is an elegant resort located in Mazatlan, a lively coastal vacation destination bathed by the warm waters of the Pacific. Guests will be able to enjoy their holiday in a delightful atmosphere on a wide stretch of beach. The Riu Emerald Bay offers its guests outstanding service coupled with elegant facilities and endless amenities. An all inclusive vacation at Riu Emerald Bay is the perfect way to enjoy Mazatlan, the Pearl on the Pacific!

Location: Beachfront on Beach Bay, 12km from downtown Mazatlan and 32km from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Farhad R :
Father son trip

I visited Mazatlan for the first time with my son. We stayed at the Riu Emerald Hotel, the hotel was simply amazing. Food was on point as my son is a vegan so wasn't sure what varieties they would have. Pleasantly surprised they had many food available for vegans. Further the food was fantastic, sports bar was amazing. And the room was clean as well. Another amazing thing is you can hear the waves from the room so it was very calming. The staff we're wonderful and friendly as well. Could not have asked for anything better and the final point are the weddings. In the evening if you get a chance stay and hear the wedding with the amazing Latin music. Anyone thinking of going or honeymooning or even picky on eating, this is the place. Would definatley go back.

  • Sharron M :
Wonderful Stay with Fabulous Service

My sister and I stayed for a week at this past November. We found the overall service fantastic, the room super clean, the food wonderful and the beach one of the best I have been on. We would totally come back again.

  • Don B :
All seemed great till the last night

Stayed there from Nov 24 thru Dec 1, very nice place, good food they have 2 more elevators now. Over all good experience except our last night someone on our floor had very loud music playing at 3 am called front desk to complain they had to literally bust the door down to get them to answer. They only told them to turn it down, did not get a good nights sleep.

  • taren_2 : Edmonton, Canada
Great Place

I went with my sister, friend and my mom and we had a good stay. A couple different pools but we liked the main adult pool with the swim up bar. All the rooms are ocean view and it is really pretty very clean. I liked the liquor dispensors too in the room. We requested to be close to each other for the 2 rooms and that is exactly what they did so that was appreciated. It is a really nice resort, and not too far from town but far enough. To the right when your looking at the ocean there is a nice area down there and a good pub. Even met a couple people in town one night that worked at the resort and they were respectful and nice and made sure we were doing okay just to check up which was a nice surprise. The night club was fun most nights, sports bar was a good place to hang out too. Good food, good selection. Resort is a nice area to walk around at night. We were here in January when it was busy, but it never felt too busy or crowded. Didn't spend too much time on the beach we stayed pretty busy since all the wonderful locals we would meet when were out would take around in town. Very friendly people, small town vibe. LOVED the catamaran ride for the excursion to a private beach. Took the banana boat ride which was pretty comical. Had a great time and when I am back in Mazatlan I will stay here again but this time I want to relax :)

  • Cindy E : Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Excellent Resort! Very well run!

We were so impressed by this resort, starting from as soon as we arrived via the Airport Shuttle. A couple staff members came on the shuttle to put on our bracelets! They then directed us to another area where our check in packages were waiting for us. The checking in process took no time at all!Our room was very nice, the view was spectacular! The food and drinks were delishous and plentiful. We loved that there is an Adult Only pool, it would be nice if it was bigger. The swim up bar was great. The one thing I really wished they had was an outdoor lunch bbq area that could cook fresh hamburgers, hot dogs etc. The sports bar had hamburgers and hot dogs that were precooked and kept in a fridge that you needed to microwave....not good at all.The beach was kept very clean, it’s quite beautiful and you can walk for miles. The ocean, unfortunately , is quite rough, not good for swimming or playing in.All and all it was a great vacation with easy access into town and shopping!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • A la carte dining without reservations
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
  • In-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser (re-stocked regularly)
  • Beach volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Disco and drinks
  • 716 rooms
  • 4 restaurants, buffet and a la carte (Asian, Mexican, Grill)
  • 3 bars including swim-up bar
  • Nightclub
  • 2 pools including children's pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa (fee)
  • Fitness gym room
  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Beauty salon/barber/hairdresser (fee)
  • Shops on site
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Meeting rooms/Conference facility
  • Laundry service
  • Car rental
  • Golf nearby

Hotel rooms include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite/cable Television
  • Alarm clock radio
  • Phone
  • In room safety deposit box
  • Mini bar, Liquor dispenser
  • Full Bathroom with Hairdryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Max occupancy 4

For the Kids - Kids' pool with slides and water features, Playground, Babysitting (fee) and RiuLand kid's club available.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Hotel Riu Emerald Bay
Av. Sabalo-Cerritos #3404 zona costera cerritos Nuevo Mazatlán - Sinaloa, Mazatlan 82110 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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