Yes, the beach is why we come back to Playacar! This is our 6th trip to Mexico. 3rd time to the Playacar area. 1st time to this property. We really liked the size of this property, 386 rooms. The food was great. We only ate at the buffet. The rooms were big enough with shower only. i believe all the rooms have two double beds. (pushed together to form a king if needed). I guess the rooms are dated, whatever that means, but who cares it's a great value! The grounds and pool are nice.
There was plenty of bottled water provided in the mini fridge. The proximity to 5th ave. Playa del Carmen is great if you're into shopping. We were in the bldg. closest to the lobby but it was still a short walk to the beach. Nothing is far from your room since it's a small property. Even the lobby is just steps away from the main blvd. and the Playacar shopping area. I only used the free wifi a couple of times and it worked okay. The vendors on the beach were not pushy and there was no vendor night at this resort. Drinks seemed strong enough and I like Dos Equis beer! We tipped on occasion at the bars, restaurants, and housekeeping. The staff were very nice. At check in we requested a 1st floor rooms and received them without a problem. We would return to Riu Playacar in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * In the Playacar resort area, along with the Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Yucatan and the ClubHotel Riu Tequila hotels * Main building and 8 annexed buildings * Located on the beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Surrounded by 21,000 m2/25,000 sq. Yards of tropical gardens * Mexican Street, next to Riu Yucatan * 100 m/325 ft. From various shops * 55 km/34 miles from Cancun Int'l. Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Riu Playacar Playa Del Carmen
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- Playacar Hotels
- Riu Playacar Mexico
- Rui Playacar
- Hotel Riu Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico