Just got back from my daughters senior spring break trip here. We had a great time at the hotel and the location was great. Easy to get to playa, $7 cab fare or a half hour walk into town. The staff was nice, drinks good (just had to ask for the top-shelf liquor) and the beach was beautiful. It was a big enough resort to have different bar options but not so big you couldn't easily walk everywhere. Had a family of monkeys that lived in the trees about the walkway and that was fun to see.
The only surprise for us was that the disco and sports bar were actually on the sister property across the street so you had to walk off the property at night to get there, which was a little concerning for us since we were traveling with teenage girls. The late night food was a little scarce and not much of a selection but probably a good thing since we ate so much during the day! The buffets were great and the specialty restaurants were just ok. The beds were very hard and sheets very thin but eventually got used to it and was able to sleep the 2nd night.
I would definately go back to this hotel, had a great vacation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in the Yucatan peninsula, 3 km/ 1.9 Miles from Playa del Carmen * In Playacar's resort area, along with the Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Playacar and the ClubHotel Riu Tequila hotels * Main building and 2-storey buildings * Mexican "Hacienda" style architecture * Surrounded by 40,000 m2/44,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Next to the Mexican Street * 800 m/2,650 ft. From various shops * 55 km/34 miles from Cancun Int'l. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Yucatan Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Riu Yucatan Playa Del Carmen
- Riu Yucatan Mexico
- Rui Yucatan
- Hotel Riu Yucatan Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico