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Riu Lupita

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Our Opinion
On the lower end of the RIU hotel scale, the RIU Lupita is still a good hotel as long as you understand what you are getting. This hotel is not on the beach, it is smaller and does not have as many facilities as the other RIU hotels in the area. However, the service, food and rooms are still up to par with the other RIU resorts. The package price on this resort is often very attractive.

Nestled in a lush, tropical forest by a championship 18-hole golf course in the Playacar area, Riu Lupita offers all the excellent Riu food and amenities and an exciting program for activities, entertainment and fun!
Location: In Playa del Carmen, 10 minute drive to the beach, 45 minute drive from the airport, 60 minutes to Cancun.

  • Good food and drink options
  • Quiet location near golf course
  • Large pools, including one adults-only 
  • Private beach club with sun loungers and transfers included
  • Renovated rooms with liquor dispensers 
  • Features rooms that can accommodate families of 5

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • David B : Ludlow, United Kingdom
good value for money

What this hotel lacks in terms of facilities it makes up in the quality of its staff. From our arrival we were made to feel welcome and special and had a fantastic stay.Will return one day soon hopefully.

  • andrew c : toronto
Over controlled

Rooms are nice,food is ok, and the beach club is nice but there is so much control at this hotel. Sports activities are only open from 1030 to 5, you can only bring glass in certain areas, you can only smoke at a few tables, the pool is heated but closes at 8 so whats the point? And the shuttles to the beach only run till 6. So you can't go for a night stroll on the beach. I don't think I would stay at a riu again.

  • motleybunch : Wrea Green, United Kingdom
Lovely Friendly hotel

Hotel transport collected the 4 of us from Cancun airport.They were waiting for us on arrival we were quickly escorted to our minivan & were at the hotel within the hour, very efficient.Hotel reception were also quick & efficient even though they lacked a warm greeting.Rooms were of reasonable size, with a lovely large bathroom the bed was quite comfortable & at night very quiet as we had requested rooms away from the entertainment area.The evening meals could be taken in one of 4 restaurants one of these the steak house was on the hotel beach about 15 mins away by hotel transport.The meals at all the restaurants was very good, the waiters & waitresses were excellent, the worst being the Mexican . I personally preferred the buffet where our waitress was excellent, on the last night we had candles, special red napkins & beautifully made artificial flowers & candles a meal to remember.If I did have a complaint it would be about the staff in the main bar, my wife or daughter got served quicker & probably stronger drinks than either my son in law or myself.The 2 pools in the hotel were lovely one being very quiet the other a little more lively, enough to suit anyone.The beach club was great & the bus service excellent, I personally liked the hotel being away from the beach, a day in the hotel followed by a day at the beach club felt totally different.Would return especially at the price for an all inclusive holiday.

  • Michelle C :
Best holiday ever

Absolutely brilliant hotel staff are great also very clean hotel food excellent my self and my family will return to this hotel only thing can't understand why it's rated by Thomson for only a three star should at least be a four come on Thomson make it a four

  • tranmere70 : birkenhead
Hotel Riu Lupita

Just returned from a 2wk holiday to this hotel for my 50 th with the hubby an our friends needless to say it was lovely an I had an amazing holiday . On arrival we were greeted with a cocktail an given r room key an information needed , rooms were spacious with walk in shower a free safe an a fridge stocked with beers soda Sprite coke an water u also have a optic range of vodka rum tequila whiskey all free repleshed every 2 days rooms were spotless cleaned everyday with fresh towels plenty of hangers an hanging space we had 2 double beds in our room. As it was my birthday I was greeted with a lovely fruit basket courtesy of management an staff nice little touch . This hotel is not situated on the beach but it does run a courtesy bus to there private beach club which is all inclusive with a swimming pool an activities which I thought was good as gave u oppitunity to get away from hotel an venture out , the courtesy bus also stops at 5th avenue which is a shopping centre bus runs every half hr . Can I say the food at this hotel was amazing fresh fish chicken salmon beef lamb kebab burgers Fijitas unlimited salad English breakfast cereals eggs cooked how every u wanted them cooked unlimited salad chips variety of cakes soups ect ect ect don't understand how anybody could complain as u were given a wide range to choose from an was lovely well done to all the chefs an the staff as they work so hard in the restrant area an never stopped you could also go to the Mexican Italia or steakhouse restrants we visited steakhouse which is situated on beach club bus takes u an fetches u back steak was lovely even presented me with a birthday cake was lovely .I'd like to say massive thank u to all the Entertaiment team they work so so hard to make your holiday perfect throughout day an night love the shows that were put on by them in the evening (Grease ,Micheal Jackson, Elvis tributes ect ) my only downfall was it ended to early an I know they work so hard throughout the day an they must b so tired but I realy think management shud provide some sort of music in bar area for guest who like to have a dance an listen to music after all we are on holiday even if it just backing music it would of been nice I know they have a onsite club pasha but it's not everyone taste of music . During are time here we managed to do a few trips coco bongos is a must it was amazing can I say I'd recommend going vip which is a gold package as ur seated and all inclusive drinks waited on you , we also hire speedboats for half a day with snorkelling in Cancun that was fab shop around for ur trips there is different reps in the hotel you can book with an different prices overall we had a fantastic holiday well done to all staff at the Riu Lupita managements you shud b so proud of ur team as they all work so hard I would defiantly recommend this hotel X

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals a day 
  • A la carte dining without reservations
  • Snack bars
  • Themed buffet dinners twice/week
  • Domestic drinks 24 hours
  • Beach Club includes: drinks, snacks & non-motorized watersports (10am-5pm) include:
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Day & night tennis
  • Complimentary shuttle to Beach Club 5 minutes away every 30 min
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Disco, drinks included

RIU®-topia Inclusions

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Unlimited national drinks
  • In-room liquor dispenser
  • Unlimited dining at a specialty restaurants
  • In-room mini bar re-stocked regularly
  • In-room safe
  • 20% discount on select excursions booked with Signature
  • Signature or Sunwing hour from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Spa credit available (applies to selected treatments, may vary per hotel) 
  • 300 renovated rooms
  • 4 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • 2 swimming pools, one with kids section
  • Beach Club with pool and transfers
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa (fee)
  • Gift shop
  • Games room
  • Bicycles (fee)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 18-hole golf course nearby

Hotel Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Amenities kit
  • Bathroom with shower

Family Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Number of Children 3
  • Maximum Occupancy 5
  • 1 King bed
  • 1 bunk bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Amenities kit
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Direct dial telephone



  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International
  • Dress code

María Bonita

  • a la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Dress code


  • a la carte for lunch and dinner
  • Snacks/Steakhouse


  • Snack Bar


  • Tequila Pool bar

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised children's activities daily at the Kids' Club 9am-5pm. Babysitting service available. (fee)

Child Policy

  • 0-1 years free when sharing room with 2 adults in existing bedding
  • 2-12 years pay special rate when sharing room with 2 adults in existing bedding

**Note: Infants will no longer be counted as a body towards the max occupancy in all room categories that allow children.**    

Renova Spa Facilities

  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Beauty Salon

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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  • Riu Lupita
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Hotel Riu Lupita
Avda. Xaman-Ha, Manzana 20, Lote 1, Condominio Playacar Lote Hotelero No. 1, Playa del Carmen 77710 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

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.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.