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Riu Yucatan

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Our Opinion

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.


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 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.

  • Located on white sand beach, close to Playa del Carmen
  • Multiples pools featuring submerged loungers and swim-up bar
  • Good kids' facilities with playground, pool and indoor classroom
  • Rooms feature liquor dispenser and stocked mini bar
  • Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence 2016

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • LukaszS110 : St. Helier, United Kingdom
Excellent time!

My wife and I stayed at the Riu Yucatan 2 weeks in Dec 2016 and had a great time! This resort is first class all the way.The grounds are lush and green with monkeys on the trees. The beach is beautiful with plenty of space.There are 5 restaurants all very good with great food and service.Our room was clean and comfy with mini bar and optics all were refilled every day.All in all, a really great resort with really great staff! The atmosphere was very enjoyable. The Yucatan has a really laid-back Mexican vibe, which was just what we were looking for from our first trip to Mexico. We would recommend Riu Yucatan to everyone.

  • Sonandywest :
Nice hotel in fab location

Stayed at this hotel in October with the hubby on our first trip to Mexico. The hotel is in a gated resort, on a beautiful beach with clear seas... there are plenty of sunbeds on the beach and around the pools.. can do free kayaking and some other water sports too.The rooms in the hotel are basic and clean, I wouldn't rate the rooms as luxury as have stayed in better at other 4/5* hotels but they are still comfortable and clean for the time you are in them.Wifi works well in the main hotel buildings and by the pool areas, no wifi in the rooms though unless you pay extra for it.The buffet restaurant was really big with a good variety of dishes. There is also a few different a la carte restaurants, our favourite was the Italian and oriental. The service around the hotel was excellent, friendly helpful staff and a good entertainment team too.The hotel is around 20/25 mins steady walk to playa carmen 5th avenue along the road or beach and only around £4 in a taxi..can also get the ferry from here to Cozumel for the day too.

  • 21craig64 : Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Great place, great staff

Just had two weeks at this excellent hotel. I have stayed in many all inclusive hotels,and this is without the best ever for me. It may not be the newest or smartest but it has a great atmosphere and wonderful staff who seem to genuinely care that you are happy. A beautiful beach is thrown in for a good measure with a great dive centre on site. I'm going back!

  • Jaynedogee : Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Extremely enjoyable 2 week break

We are leaving today after a wonderful 2 week holiday in the sun. The Riu Yucatan is in a gated complex of various hotels and houses called Playacar. We felt very safe and relaxed at all times during our stay. The hotel is extremely clean, there are always staff around doing things all day. Our room was a bit dated but fine for what we needed. There are optics for spirits and a fridge full of beers, soft drinks and water in the room which is all included. I cant say we made great use of this as the holiday was all inclusive and we didn't feel the need to drink all night and day!!! It would have been nice to have tea and coffee making facilities in the room for first thing in the morning though.The food was good, always something to eat, plus a carvery every night at dinner as well as everything else. I defy anyone to say that there isn't enough choice. Lovely fresh fruit, cakes, 4 speciality restaurants if you feel like a change. There are 3 pools, one is a chill out quieter area and the Other two are where the entertainment takes place, not overly rowdy and loads of sun beds and bars. The aqua gym classes were great or you can use the gym on site, I even went running once at 7am when it was cooler and still felt safe. I can't say it's suited for any particular type of people, as it's suitable for everyone. Very multinational, lovely helpful, friendly staff and you have access to two other hotels for swimming, beaches, food etc. A great holiday, we met people who had been coming here for 11 years!!We thoroughly enjoyed it and would return to Mexico, but would like to do a totally different area next time.Sad to be leaving the sun 😟😢🌞

  • Hitched_in_Mexico : Minnesota
Back for our 10 year Anniversary

This was our 3rd time staying at the Yucatan! This time around was probably the BEST time, they were all wonderful, but this time was especially more fun. We had family with us that celebrated our wedding 10 years ago in Mexico, and some that couldn't come, but were able to join us for our Anniversary! The grounds are gorgeous, they food is spectacular, the pools, and the activities are constant! I never realized how much they cater to the children and being a parent now, I love that! Isreal was our bar tender for most evenings, and he was also our bartender 10 years ago! They staff are wonderful and so incredibly accommodating! I love the Yucatan and will definitely return with my kiddos!

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

  • 3 meals daily
  • A la carte dining without reservations
  • 24 hr Snacks
  • 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
  • RiuFit, group fitness activities
  • Day and night tennis
  • Use of sauna and fitness facilities
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Admission to the RIU Tequila 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
  • Signature Hour from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • 20% discount on select excursions booked with Signature Vacations
  • Spa credit available (applies to selected treatments, may vary per hotel) 
  • 507 rooms
  • Main buffet restaurant with on the spot cooking stations
  • Beach Club restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants
  • 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 (fee)
  • Variety of shops & boutiques
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas of the hotel
  • Photo studio & lab
  • Hair salon
  • Children's Mini Club, mini-disco and playground
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Car rental (fee)
  • Currency exchange
  • Supermarket nearby
  • 18-hole golf course nearby

Hotel Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Amenities kit


  • Maximum Number of Adults 4
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Separate living area with sofa
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • Amenities kit



  • à la carte for dinner
  • Asian cuisine
  • Formal dress required: gentlemen - long trousers, no sleeveless T-shirts

La Hacienda

  • Buffet for breakfast and dinner
  • International

La Margarita

  • Poolside restaurant for lunch / à la carte for dinner
  • Snacks/Steakhouse
  • Formal dress required: gentlemen - long trousers, no sleeveless T-shirts


  • à la carte / Buffet for lunch, dinner
  •  Italian
  • Formal dress required: gentlemen - long trousers, no sleeveless T-shirts


  • Cancun Lobby bar
  • Mezcal Theatre bar
  • Tequila Theatre bar
  • Cozumel Swim-up bar
  • Ibiza Pool bar
  • El Templo

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 the RiuLand kids club, children's entertainment and playground.


  • Massages
  • Couples massage
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Hairstyling
  • Manicure/pedicure
  • Makeup
  • Brides hair and makeup

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.

Resort Location Map

  • Riu Yucatan
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Hotel Riu Yucatan
Avenida Xaman-Ha, Manzana 3, Lote 1 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.