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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
  • Shaun C :
October 2017 Holiday to Mexico

Visited the ClubHotel Riu Tequila for a second time. As per the first visit the staff and atmosphere of this friendly hotel were second to none. Rey and Veronica in the bar areas were brilliant very friendly and attentive. Always offering different drinks to try. The rooms and hotel were cleaned to a very high standard and although the decor is a little tired this does not have any impact on the way the staff behave. The entertainment was very good and the choice of things to do is vast.We learned that the hotel will be having a refurb in 2018 but lets hope that they do not change the character of this great hotel

  • Sean S :
2017 vacation

An absolute pleasure to attend this hotel and have its staff take care of us the way they did.The reception and the porter staff were very professional and courteous sometimes the inability to speak the same language 100 percent did interfere a little but there is always someone close to jump in and help I found.The maids were exceptionally thorough clean and organized and very polite my only criticism is the master kill switch which turns off the AC and the fridge, we lost fruit and other snack items if we didn't go back to the room after the cleaning was completed.The food top knotch no complaints at all the bamboo restaurant was my favourite but I was surprised at the lack of sushi variety and fish choice but the meal still would be a 8/10.The entertainment was well put together amazing costumes and the staff always had a smile and a positive energy that was infectious. The costumes were absolutely flawless I understand why the other Riu chains close by came to our resort for the entertainment.My only caution is the jewelery shop in the Riu, the young fellow in there is very sneaky and shady he offered us a Mayan diamond these don't exist in the gem or jewelery industry, he didn't know his Silver id nmbers 950 925 etc. We caught him in too many lies to tolerate any more of his pitches, he even charged more that the shop he owns in the shopping district on fifth Avenue absolutely rediculous .

  • williamshoward : Hengoed, United Kingdom
Holiday Accommodation

First time to Mexico, so didn't no what to expect, only what other people had told me and reviews on this web site and Thomson's. I found the reception very spacious with plenty of seating in pleasant surroundings but a little dated, but spotlessly clean, courteous staff.The allocated room on the second floor was very conveniently located beside the pool area just off the walkway. Again the room a little dated but otherwise spotlessly clean with two large beds in the main room. In the rear was a curtained off area with mini bar/fridge, fitted wardrobes with safe (free) iron and ironing board, hair dryer etc.Shower cubicle was Ok but needed more power. Room service excellent.The pool area was excellent as were the entertainment staff who did a great job with the various activities around the pool, also provided great evening shows in the theatre area.The food on offer was mind blowing! whether breakfast, lunch or evening meal there is something for everybody, also there are themed sessions, a great deal of care went into the meals provided. There are three restaurants to choose from within the complex.The grounds are kept very clean and well tended by the grounds men. A great feature of this hotel is the wildlife! they have Coati's which I believe are of the Lemur family, very entertaining and mischievous to at the least! A short walk out from reception across the road a walkway takes you directly to the beach, with plenty of loungers and again a terrific restaurant serving great food in the lunch hour.

  • gadoyle : Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
A little bit disappointed

2nd time here,loved it so much I had to go back, what a shock, pool filters not working so pool not so clean.pool bar sticky and flies all over the tops of cocktail pourers to be filled in the mixer and blended into your drinks.fruit for drinks left out for flies to munch on.i agree with other TripAdvisor s the staff are amazing the place is beautiful. Phenomenal trips out especially the marina 10 minutes away.the food in the restaurant s are fantastic but sadly the filthy sticky bars , the coffee machines which are either like treacle or water (no in-between) and the ice cream machine never working I was not impressed.wildlife is beautiful but I was not expecting cockroaches in reception and in the pool.

  • Cav1966 : Northampton, United Kingdom
Great holiday

Have just returned from a 2 week holiday. Food was great for the most part. The meal for returning guests was far from great sadly, this was being held in the Bamboo . Soup was cold , this was due to it being served up and left until it was brought to the tables. We could actually see the food being dished up and left until it was brought to the tables. The main was also luke warm, my steak being rare and my friends being well done, (would have been nice to be asked how you like it )and our husbands meal never arrived as they served other tables .Never have we had a bad meal, so we were all very disappointed. This being said , food is very very good and choice is vast. A big thank you to Rangel and Shimu for the best service and always done with a smile . The best part of this holiday is the entertainment team. Each and everyone of them made us laugh, day and night , never did it get boring with them around. On the day of a tropical storm, the entertainment team kept us fully informed of what to expect and what was also expected from us ( the storm never arrived luckily) they put out very clear announcements at lunch time and told us that meal times would be different as the restaurant would be closing early and also the bar areas . We did not hear anything at from Tui , so this info from the team at the time was most welcome. Cirque du soleil was excellent, well worth a visit, but drinks very expensive . 3d museum (world of wonders in playa) is worth a visit too. we went when it was raining and it is a good 1.5 hours out and a good giggle. For anyone looking to buy English cigs or tobbaco at Cancun airport... they told us today (13th October) they no longer sell them , there was none out at all, so we got them on the plane coming home . Looking forward to returning next year and seeing the new changes. Thanks again to the animation team for the laughs and keep up the good work

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.