• Riu Playacar

    Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Our Opinion

This is an amazing resort that is situated perfectly close to the beach. With bodyboard and kayaks available free of charge, there is plenty to do at the beach. The resort grounds are also decorated and well-maintained. Nightly entertainment is held very late at night near the beach, so make sure that you book a suite away from this area, if you're wanting to wind down early at night.

Riu Playacar

Enjoy the Caribbean dream on an unforgettable beach at the spectacular 5-star RIU Playacar. In the Yucatan peninsula on Playa del Carmen, you will discover an exceptional resort with an oasis of comfort, and service immersed in luxury. As part of an elegant development, which includes a modern 18-hole golf course right nearby for guests to enjoy.

Location: Directly on the beach in Playacar, 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 60 minutes to Cancun, 45 minutes from the airport.

Riu Playacar Reviews

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    Awesome Holiday

    This was our first visit to playacar. When arriving, we swiftly got checked in and bags taken to our room. The room was perfect with everything you need, including the optics.... Food was... Read Full Review

    2016-09-28 - Reviewed By : allardj412 - Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom

    Lovely hotel in many ways beautiful staff all round along with basic rooms very clean , pleasant excellent air conditioning and bright lovely maids although slight down side we had noisy neighbours... Read Full Review

    2016-09-28 - Reviewed By : sunholidays_11 - London, United Kingdom
    Great option

    Arrived in Mexico via Dreamliner, overall good but films need updated. Emailed prior to arriving for quiet room & definately no adjoining door. Got block 4 at the back, looked onto trees which... Read Full Review

    2016-09-26 - Reviewed By : sc0ts1 - scotland

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Hotel Amenities


  • 396 rooms in six 3-storey buildings
  • Main buffet restaurant with on-order live cooking stations
  • a la carte restaurants including: Italian, Grill-Steakhouse and Asian; dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • Bars including swim-up pool bar
  • 3 pools and children's pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Renova Spa
  • 2 lit tennis courts
  • Small children's playground
  • 'Mexican Street' at RIU Yucatan with gym, great shopping, Internet shop, photo shop & lab, medical services, and Spa with hair salon, beauty treatments & massage services
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Car and bicycle rental
  • 18-hole golf course nearby
  • Free WiFi in public areas


Guest Rooms include:
  • 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • In-room safe
  • WiFi internet (for a fee)
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 3 adults & 1 child or 2 adults & 2 kids
Suites - Same as above but larger with living area, hallway and full bathroom.

All Inclusive Features

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with made-to-your-taste cooking stations
  • Beach Club restaurant for Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations (set menus, all dinners have 2 seatings)
  • Unlimited House Wine, Domestic and select International drinks from 10:30am-Midnight
  • 2 theme dinners per week
  • In-room mini-bar & liquor dispensers, replenished regularly
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool/person/stay
  • Day & night tennis
  • Use of gym at RIU Yucatan
  • Ping-pong
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Discos at RIU Tequila and RIU Yucatan, drinks included until 2am

Kids Deals

Kids Deal - 2 children 2-12 years, pay special All-Inclusive rates.

For the Kids Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities program at the Kids Club, children's entertainment and kid's playground. Babysitting upon availability. (fee)


Stay at 1, Play at 3! - Guests staying at the RIU Playacar, receive unlimited access to all facilities at both RIU Tequila and RIU Yucatan (dinner restaurant excluded). Transfers not included, hotels just a 5-10 minute walk away.

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.

Extra Info

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.

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