Our family of 4 stayed at this cute and cozy resort over the xmas holidays. (We've been to 4 Riu's because of their unadvertised free children offer with Sunwing - call your agent in September to book. Not available on the internet!) We loved the bunk beds for the kids, although it made the room quite small. A Riu palace this is not, but it's just fine. It's clean and well maintained. The food is fine. There are no a la carte restaurant options like in big resorts. The shows are not what you get at a 4/5 star either, since there are only 50-100 people or less viewing them. Only folks who have never been to Mexico before complain about the musty smell - it's smells the same at the palace! it's the humidity! It's fun to walk to your room along lush jungle paths rather than sterile white corridors like at other huge Riu's (although less fun in the rain, I must admit lol). They chain is remaking itself into modern colours, as they did here with the new dining room (orange and silver) but IMHO you lose some of the cachet of Mexico. This is great value for the Playacar area, because no beach, and although there is better value in PV or other Mexican resort areas, I wanted to return to Riviera Maya for all the activities (see my other reviews) and I am glad I did. The beach club has all you need: amazing beach, lots of chairs in the shade of plentiful palm trees, a small pool, and a restaurant plus bar. IT didn't feel as crowded as neighbouring mega-resorts. Anyhow, these all inclusive vacations are what you make them, don't complain about little things, you are on vacation-enjoy!
- 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 ... 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