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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
  • siewolves : Walsall, United Kingdom
My wife's 50th birthday present

Just returned from a 2 week holiday at the riu yucatan superb. The hotel is spotless, food is plentiful and really nice. There are different places to eat the Mexican restaurant, Italian restaurant, stake house , shanghai restaurant and the main buffet restaurant. Rooms are well air conditioned also has a ceiling fan as well. The maids look after your rooms and do some great animal creations out of the towels. The people there are perlite expecially the bar man Miguel he looked after us really well when ever he was on. The entertainment team try there best to put good shows on. Overall fantastic holiday we will go back. Simon walker

  • CJPrior : Chelmsford, United Kingdom
What a beautiful hotel !!!!!!

We stayed here as a family group of 6 from the 29th May for 11 nights. Although star ratings do differ from country to country as far as what levels are expected, our expectation was surpassed. The hotel was beautiful from the first glance in the reception foyer and throughout the hotel and grounds. Check in was superb, speedy and explained to us in a group situation, much better than quequing on a one to one basis. We felt that the rooms were spacious and very clean. The.showers were always hot and air conditioning was 100%.The fridge and bar area was topped up every couple of days. Four of the party were celebrating special birthdays and the rooms were decorated, such a lovely touch and the room maids created wonderful animals etc from the towels and decorated with fresh flowers each day. All of the staff were friendly and went beyond their duty to make you feel welcome. The bar staff were very cheerful, pleasant and very attentive. Big thank you to Rogelios at the swim up bar who just made our holiday everyday, so nice and with his secret banana cocktail...all was good. The food in the restaurant was of a very high standard and so much choice. we visited the steakhouse and Italian several times...lovely. Two of the party went to the Asian restaurant and said it was ok but so hot whilst dining. Beautiful pool areas, beautiful beach right on the doorstep. great beach party and bbq. Entertainment staff very good and the afternoon game each day was so funny and had everyone supporting around the pool area. We would definitely go back. Thank you to all.

  • pendragonk : Cheshire
Brilliant holiday!

My family and I had a wonderful holiday here during the Easter break! Wonderfully clean hotel, very friendly staff and delicious food (especially the Italian and Steak restaurants), definitely try all the a la cartes while you're here. Visited XPlor and had a fabulous time even though I am terrified of heights I'm glad I did it. If you want to do jet skiing/parasailing down on the beach get afew prices off the different sellers, we ended up getting the price right down from the hut just down from the Scuba Caribe people. I'd also recommend a trip over to Cozumel, lovely place and fun at Senor Frogs!

  • elaineefx : Yorkshire

We stayed at the Yucatan from the 4th June-18th.First impressions disappointing. We have been 17 times now to Mexico and have stayed at several Riu Hotels.. The room seamed smaller and the wardrobe, Optics and fridge were all in the sink area with the toilet and shower. Not ideal.. The room had a shabby chic look. The air con in our room was not great and the fan banged and creaked. We had someone back twice to look at it but it was not any better. We should really have moved rooms. Apart from that. the room was very clean along with every where else on the resort. The pool was cleaned and tested every day. It was a shame the cement round the edges of the pool were chipped away. The staff were all brilliant and all worked so hard. From the gardeners and cleaners to the Bar tenders and reception. The animation teamwere amazing and excellent at what they do. The shows were not so good No Loin King .or broad way shows or even Grease. The beach is beautiful. The Mexican restaurant was not good. The steakhouse and Asian ok ., the worst for me was NO COFFEE MACHINE. Come on Riu what is that all about .I do not think I would return. The safe and wi fi are free which is a bonus

  • charlottesiddons95 : Leeds, United Kingdom
Great holiday

Had a lovely holiday at this hotel. The food is good, rooms are clean and the beach is beautiful. Craig and Mayelli the TUI reps are great, both of them gave us great support and advice throughout our stay.

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
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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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.