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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.

Overview
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.

Highlights
  • 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
  • PAWEL L : London, United Kingdom
AMAZING, Tropical hotel with best FOOD

I would come back here 100%. They have the best food ever! Lots of restaurants to choose from, the main buffet itself offers so much options it's shocking. The rooms are traditional Spanish style, well maintained and clean. They bring you bottles of water every day and the water is also outside available for everyone if they need more. Swimming pools are good, sun beds you may sometimes struggle to find as it's a massive resort. You have an option of using its sister hotels which are by the beach and have lunch, 1x diner, cocktails all day or sunbeds there. Also, you can use sun beds on the beach which there are plenty. Sea side is gorgeous and water was very worm on Feb. Sometimes it's quite wavy. Night entertainment was one of the best we've ever seen and you can go for a show to a sister hotel if you like as well. These shows are performed by professionals and it's defo worth staying. Over all, it was amazing holiday!

  • KZ-PH : Szombathely, Hungary
Perfect!

PERFECT: hotel, location, service, great selection of delicious all inclusive food & beverages ( cocktails are including ), cleaning, beach, flora & fauna ( coatis, capybaras, woodpeckers are very, very nice and cute ), personal.

  • Bev C : Peterborough, United Kingdom
Another lovely visit

This was my second visit here with a friend, we came back because we knew it was so friendly and relaxing and we werent disappointed. The Mexican charm of the hotel is just the same, the lovely ambiance , the pretty paintwork and big rustic chandelieres.The staff here are lovely too , everyone says hello and is warm and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The entertainment is excellent here too and the animation team are friendly asking everyone if they would like to join in but not pushy if you say no. The pools have lots of sunbeds and never failed to get one.The hotel is a short ride from the beach ( on hotel transport) or 3 mins walk there are also some local shops and market stalls nearby and starbucks. A taxi drive costing about £4 gets you to Playa del carmen which has amazing shops a beach and ferry to Cozumel.

  • bettyswarner : Dearborn, Michigan
Very authentic Mexican resort

Very nice resort with excellent food choices. The pools could use some upgrades. The whirlpools really did not work well. There should be in room coffee makers. The in room liquor dispensers were nice. The Playa del Carmen area is very nice.

  • Neil B : Buffalo, New York
Beautiful Beach

Let me start by saying the beach is around a 7 minute walk from the hotel. There is a shuttle, but the walk is easy and shaded by trees. The beach is very big and has beautiful white sand. The water is crystal clear blue and mostly calm. There were always more than enough beach chairs in and out of the shade. There is no beach bar and no waiter/waitress service. If you stay at one of the more expensive sister properties, they do offer this service. The rooms were large and clean. They are not fancy but you have everything you need. The food at the buffet was very good and there is a very large selection. The nightly entertainment was decent. The pool at the hotel is smaller and there is a pool bar. It is difficult to get chairs around the pool, but you can use the pool at the sister property, near the beach. The pools were very crowded.Overall, a very nice hotel. It is not very fancy but it has everything you need for a beach vacation, beautiful beach, pool bar, clean rooms, decent food and drinks. Would go again.

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

Restaurants

Jalisco

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International

Beach Club

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

Bamboo

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Asian

Lupita

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Grill

Bars

  • 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. 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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