My best friend and I (we are 22 and 23) stayed at the Riu Lupita for the final week in June/first week in July 2012. This was our first time in Mexico but it will not be our last. As soon as we arrived we were given a warm welcome and a cocktail and helped with our luggage to our rooms. The room was very clean and we were happy to discover contained a mini bar which stored tequilla, vodka, rum,various soft drinks and bottled water. This was re-stocked every two days.
The staff in the Riu Lupita were amongst the friendliest people I have ever met (particularly the restaurant and bar staff). Nothing was too much trouble and we were always chatted to with a smile. The reps were happy to recommend places to go at night, Coco Bongo and Mandala being the two popular clubs in Puerto Del Carmen (a five minute taxi ride from hotel). We were slightly worried that as we were not staying in Cancun there may not be a lot to do at night times but the great thing about staying at a Riu hotel in Riveria Maya is that you can use the other Riu hotels within the complex all inclusively also. The Riu Tequilla hotel has the liveliest disco at night which opens at 11pm. The entertainment seemed great for children and the adult entertainment was good fun.
The hotel's private beach is about a forty minute walk from the hotel or you can use the free shuttle bus which stops at hotel reception and operates every 30 mins. The beach is what can only be described as paradise.
The hotel puts a lot of effort into the food, dinner takes a different theme every night, my personal favourite was Carribean night.
There are two pools, one where you can join in with the reps and diffrent activities and another that is much quieter if you just want to chill out and not be disturbed.
Ask for a 'tequilla boom boom' or a 'sticky bikini' at the bar!
I will hopefully be returning to Mexico next year and will definatley be staying at the Lupita again. Quiet hotel ideal for couples and families but not quiet enough to be boring!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on the Yucatan peninsula, 2 km / 1.2 Miles from Playa del Carmen * Main building and 1 and 3-story bungalows * Surrounded by 25,000 m2 / 29,900 sq. Yards of lush gardens * 3.5 Km / 2.1 Miles from the beach (complimentary transportation) * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 2.5 Km / 1.5 Miles from various shops * 50 km / 31 miles from Cancun Intl. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Lupita Resort
- Riu Lupita Mayan Riviera
- Riu Lupita Mexico
- Hotel Riu Lupita Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico