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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
  • Elizabeth f : London, United Kingdom
Great Holiday

Just back from two relaxing weeks here. Third time in Mexico first time in Playacar and I loved it.If you havent been before all the hotels are in a large area along the long beach which has security gates so you feel safe walking around.We had a warm welcome at the Tequila check in was fast and our cases were outside our room when we got there.The room was clean and spacious only thing missing are tea/coffee facilities but we took our own kettle. The fridge was well stocked with soft drinks and beer and plenty of water also optics on the wall! Beds were comfy and aircon kept it cool. We were on the top floor facing back from the pool and it was quiet.Breakfast in the buffet was good with bacon eggs ect also plenty of other choices.Evening buffet also good.The main pool can get a bit noisy but great if you like activities entertainment staff always doing something but dont hassle your lazy like me!The yucatan has a quiet adult pool which is only 5 minuets away. Also the beach has plenty of loungers and is stunning.We had lovely steaks and great service in the grill by the pool in the evening, didnt try the mexican as we couldnt find the guy to book it.Evening shows were good and the open air theatre and bar were nice.This hotel is traditional mexican style whilst the playacar and yucatan are very shiny and modern I would be happy to stay in any of them but some people prefer one to the other so worth bearing in mind! Their so close together anyway you can just pop in and outAll in all had a great holiday here and didnt want to leave!

  • Bri C :
Great holiday

Had another really great holiday at the Riu Tequila. The food and drinks were very good our favourite was the steak restaurant, which you no longer have to book. The Riu Tequila is now looking a bit tired and could do with a refurbishment, but still holiday choice as you use the facility at two of there other hotel that have been refurbished. What makes the Riu Tequila so good is the staff they are always so helpful. All in all a great holiday destination.

  • ellielondon2 : London, United Kingdom
Great family holiday

Third time visiting Mexico. Previously stayed at moon place and decided to try this hotel. It's in need of a little update, the rooms smell of damp and some of the grounds need some tlc, however there is a strong Caribbean feel to this hotel which is lovely. The staff however can be very rude... if you dare take a spoon out of the restaurant then expect to be chased down and shouted at. There is poor excuse for the kids club so wouldn't even use that. The entertainment during the day is great with lots of different activities from football, darts; volleyball, shooting. Although some of the staff aren't exactly polite especially to the children. The sports bar is freezing and it's like sitting in a social club in england, but the kids loved it as they have lots of arcade games, pool tables and snacks.The restaurants have a great selection and the food is nice.You either have a 10/15 minute walk to the beach or you can wait for a golf night.., the old man who drives this is so kind and friendly. The beach is great and you have options to use the Rui hotel based on the beach for drinks and food. You are only a 5 min cab journey to playa Del carman and there are superb bars and restaurants here.. we got a cab into town most nights as there was a lot more to do than the hotel. Overall a good holiday I just think the staff need to work on their personal skills and the rooms need a proper clean.

  • Denzil G : Hereford, United Kingdom
Third time there.

Yet again another fantastic holiday in the Riu Tequila. Still a great hotel with fantastic service from some of the best staff I have ever met, nothing is too much trouble. Food is still good with a wide selection to choose from, never needed to try the speciality restaurants. Reviewed this cracking hotel the first time we went three years ago and it's still as good now as then. It is showing signs of it's age and requires a sympathetic refurb. Once again to Riu senior management PLEASE do not change this fantastic hotel into another soulless modern barrack block like the Yucatan or the Playacar.

  • zoeschoonings : Port Colborne, Canada
Absolutely amazing!!!

I never wanted to leave this place, as soon as I got home I had already wanted to go back! Plan to go back for sure someday! Resort was amazing and beautiful, staff was always kind and always made sure we were satisfied. Food was amazing, and of coarse the entertainment staff was the highlight of the trip for me. They always respected us and made sure we were having fun and also ensured our safety when we travelled out of the resort at night. There is so much more to say, but honestly every part of the trip was amazing, there was so much going on in the resort that we never wanted to leave once to go check out other places. Nightlife and the shows were amazing and very well performed. And as I said the entertainment staff was out of this world, I loved them all and how friendly they were. By far best trip I have been on!

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

  • 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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  • Riu Tequila
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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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. 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.