Riu Tequila

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Our Opinion
A fun, family oriented resort located across the street from the RIU Yucatan. Not beachfront but in a beachfront complex; overlooks the golf course. Good food and services. Has a disco and a lively crowd. Good for families. Walking distance to Playa del Carmen. This resort is perfect for vacationers who want the Riu all inclusive experience, but don't have it in the budget to stay at one of the beachfront resorts.

This splendid resort offers all the fabulous RIU qualities with great value, friendly impeccable service, and fun filled activities. The RIU Tequila borders a 18-hole golf course located in elegant Playacar, and it's beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture, welcomes the feeling of charm & comfort.

Location: A short walk or 3-minute shuttle to the beach, 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 60 minutes to Cancun, 45 minutes from the airport.

  • Large outdoor pool and lush grounds with monkeys
  • Kids Club with playground and pool
  • Good selection of dining choices with great buffet
  • Walking distance to white sand beach (free shuttle available)
  • Close to downtown Playa del Carmen
  • Awarded Trip Advisor's Traveller's Choice 2016

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 724raqueln :
Experience at The Rui Tequila

My first night started off horrible, The room I was placed in was horribly wrong. I placed a call and walked up to the reception area to discuss my issues and controls. At first they were a little hesitant but we were able to come to a medium. I believe in fresh starts and after that I was given another room in tip top condition! There is a Mexican feel in the rooms. This resort can have updated modern make over. Alex and Rudy were the best in accommodating me. When contacting the resort I was given the cold shoulder and treated rudely as a result I was given a transportation voucher from Expedia.I wasn’t aware of the setup with the room layout, and after staying here I understand why the rooms can be aware from everything. The food and drinks was good! Entertainment needs a do over. I’ll recommend this place to my friends,It’s family oriented and safe

  • Beata M :
Amazing Hotel!!!

the really good hotel. nice peoples work there, clean rooms and very good food!!! great animation team!!! the Ricky, Aldo and Jesus should get special price from manager for their job !!! :) take care !!! :)and i forget i will be there again!!! thank you for all !!!

  • FutureMrsMaloney : Bradford, United Kingdom
Holiday November 2017

staff are fantastic and attentive. Although the hotel is very outdated it is still clean and tidy. I have heard that they are updating the hotel next year which would be good. They could do with the addition of tea and coffee making facilities in the room and also a light on the balcony.The food is of high quality in each restaurant but the service is rather slow in the Steak restaurant. Lots of coatis running around which can get very annoying at lunchtime if you eat from the bbq at the pool. Would recommend the hotel without a doubt.

  • shazdedeano : Exeter, United Kingdom
Fantastic holiday

Went to the hotel in 2016 had a fabulous time was my husband the hotel is amazing Clean bright the staff will go there way to help me noting to much for them The entertainment team was brilliant we had shows and games on stage I won a sombrero and a bag will over the moon. We did pool games in the day We went on a day trip we went swimming with the dolphins thar was awesome .It was a full day it a must do trip we did it through the rep and did captain jack night out another that is a must .

  • HanaW-19 : Northumberland
Another great stay!

Myself, my partner and my parents travelled to Mexico late June/early July of this year. This is our 3rd visit to Mexico and 2nd visit to The Tequila. Flights with Thomson (TUI) were great, no problems at all. Transfers from the airport were smooth and efficient, there were very little people on our coach and the coach was designated to the Riu hotels in Playacar which made the time after a long and tiring flight a little more pleasant. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by reception staff who were all friendly and helpful. Check in was quick and easy, and it wasn’t long until we were off to our room. Bell boys arrived shortly after we got there (within 5 minutes or so). The rooms are basic but clean and tidy. They do need refurbishing however for the amount of time you spend in the room they really aren’t a problem. The decor is very traditional, (all dark wood etc) and unlike the other hotels around you really get a tranditional vibe and hope that when the hotel is refurbished, they keep the authenticity. Rooms were cleaned to a high standard every day, and mini bar / optics were replenished every other day however if you needed anything or wanted something in particular swapped they would be more than happy to do that for you. Food is amazing at the hotel, this was our 2nd visit, our first being for Christmas and New year a few years ago. We really had a brilliant time on our 1st visit and the food at the gala dinners really was something else. However, this time around the food didn’t disappoint, it lived up to the standard we had from our previous visit, and there was always plenty of choice.Entertainment in the hotel is better than you’re average holiday entertainment, and if you don’t want the night to end after the shows, the nightclub and bars remain open, and do get busy. Guests from other hotels would flock to the Tequila on a night time, but there was never a problem with noise wherever you were in the hotel. The gardens and surroundings are beautiful and well maintained, everywhere is so clean too. Being in the gated community of Playacar with the use of other Riu hotels (whom are all very welcoming) and being so close to Playa Del Carmen the local town where you can shop, party and explore really does make the world of difference. We’ve stayed in a hotel outside of the community along the main strip of road and although a higher star hotel than the Tequila and as beautiful as it was. Not being able to freely walk outside your hotel wasn’t as a good. We really did enjoy our 2nd visit to this hotel just as much as the 1st and had the time of our lives. The weather, resort and hotel were all beautiful and the staff were all helpful and friendly. A special mention to Jeremias who works in the main buffet restaurant at the very back. He remembered our family on our very 1st night after not seeing him since our 1st visit a few years back and of course with all the visitors he encounters each day. That really did give a special touch, and he works tirelessly to make your stay so special. The trips with Thomson are all very good and couldn’t recommend them all enough, you’re spoilt for choice. Thank you again for an amazing stay and we hope to return in the near future.

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
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with made-to-your-taste cooking stations
  • Beach Club restaurant for Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Snacks 24 hrs
  • A la carte dining without reservations 
  • Unlimited Domestic & select International drinks 24 hrs
  • In-room mini-bar & liquor dispensers, replenished regularly
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Day and night tennis
  • Use of gym and sauna at Riu Yucatan
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Admission to the Disco, drinks included

RIU®-topia Inclusions

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Unlimited International 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 Hour from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Spa credit available (applies to selected treatments, may vary per hotel) 
  • 664 rooms
  • Main buffet restaurant with on the spot cooking stations
  • Beach club restaurant
  • 1 a la carte restaurant with 2 specialties: Mediterranean and Grill-Steakhouse
  • Snack bar
  • Bars including swim-up pool bar
  • Disco
  • 2 pools with artificial beach at pool area
  • Children's pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Jacuzzis
  • Tennis courts (nearby)
  • 1 multi-purpose court
  • Children's Mini Club & playground
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • 'Mexican Street' at RIU Yucatan across the street with a gym, great shopping, Internet shop, photo shop & lab, medical services, and Spa with hair salon, beauty treatments & massage services
  • Golf nearby (fee)

Hotel Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • 2 Double beds
  • Air-conditioned
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Satellite TV 
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Amenities kit
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Safety deposit box
  • Ceiling fan

Junior Suite

  • Maximum Number of Adults 4
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • 2 Double beds
  • Living area with sofa
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Amenities kit
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Safety deposit box
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Bidet



  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International

Beach Club

  • Buffet for lunch / à la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Location is at Riu Yucatan


  • à la carte for dinner
  • Asian


  • à la carte for dinner
  • Grill


  • La Lupita Swim-up bar
  • Maguey Lounge bar
  • Sports Bar
  • El Kiosko

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.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at RiuLand, playground and kids pool.

Renova Spa 

  • Massages
  • Beauty treatments
  • Hairstyling
  • Free access to fitness facilities and sauna

Stay at 1, Play at 3! - Guests staying at the RIU Tequila, receive unlimited access to all facilities at both RIU Yucatan and RIU Playacar (dinner restaurants excluded). Complimentary shuttle service between resorts, except RIU Playacar - just a short walk away.

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 Tequila
Avenida Xaman-ha, Manzana 3, Lote 19 Condominio Playacar, 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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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