• Riu Yucatan

    Riviera Maya, Mexico
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The first Riu Resort to be built in Mexico, the Riu Yucatan had an extensive $20 million renovation in 2013. A great choice for families or couples, families will enjoy the wonderful kids club and couples will like the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Walking distance to town means you are not too far from the shops of Playa del Carmen's 5th Avenue. Good food and services. Recommended for a great all inclusive vacations. If you want even more pampering and luxury facilities try the Riu Palace Riviera Maya.

Riu Yucatan

Relax on the white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya in Mexico and enjoy a stay at the impressive Riu Yucatan. This gorgeous hacienda style all inclusive resort rests on a beautiful stretch of beach in Playa del Carmen. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this eco-friendly hotel is home to several species of flora and fauna and is a great place to get a sense of the Mayan culture. The Riu Yucatan features elegant and well-appointed guestrooms with rich furnishings and signature RIU amenities, along with private balconies and terraces. Guests of all ages can enjoy an abundance of activities and sports. The Riu Yucatan is an ideal destination for those looking for an affordable luxury vacation in the Mayan Riviera.

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

Riu Yucatan Reviews

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    Fantastic Holiday

    My partner and I came back from Mexico on Sunday,we spent 2 weeks at the Riu Yucatan and we could not fault this resort it really was superb,I read some reviews before going and there was a few... Read Full Review

    2016-09-23 - Reviewed By : Stevie C - Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
    First trip to mexico!!!

    Just returned from the Riu Yucatan. Stayed for two weeks, from the 31st aug - 14th sept. Location: This is a beautiful hotel, and is situated in good location from all of the excursions, shopping... Read Full Review

    2016-09-19 - Reviewed By : aaron d - London, United Kingdom
    Stunning location but not 5*

    Stayed at the Riu Yucatan for 2 weeks enjoyed our time there but feel the hotel is definitely not 5* and more 4*. The hotel is in a beautiful position directly on the beautiful beach and has lovely... Read Full Review

    2016-09-19 - Reviewed By : caplac - Gateshead, England

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Hotel Amenities


  • 507 rooms
  • Main buffet restaurant with on the spot cooking stations
  • Beach Club restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Asian and Grill-Steakhouse, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bars
  • Bars including swim-up pool bar
  • Disco
  • 3 pools
  • Children's section
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • 2 lit tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Spa facilities with massage & beauty treatments
  • Variety of shops & boutiques
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Photo studio & lab
  • Hair salon
  • Children's Mini Club, mini-disco and playground
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Supermarket nearby
  • 18-hole golf course nearby


Guest Rooms include:
  • 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy 3 adults & 1 child or 2 adults & 2 kids
  • Same as above but more spacious
  • Large living room (separated by curtain)
  • Large terrace with chairs
  • Full bathroom

All Inclusive Features

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with made-to-your-taste cooking stations
  • Beach Club restaurant for Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner (set menu, reservations required)
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited Domestic & select International drinks from 10:30am-2am
  • 2 theme dinners per week
  • In-room mini-bar & liquor dispensers, replenished regularly
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Day and night tennis
  • Use of gym
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Admission to the Disco and RIU Tequila Disco, drinks included

Kids Deals

Kids Deals - 2 children 12 years & under stay and eat free. Limited availability, please inquire for further details.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the RiuLand kids club, children's entertainment, mini-disco and playground.


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