The Riu Tequila ramps up tropical vibes to the max – it’s sat in a garden of greenery, and two pools throw in a splash of turquoise.
This hotel is a chilled-out place, so it’s perfect for kicking back and enjoying the view of the gardens. It’s bagged a spot in the laidback resort of Playacar, and it’s only a five-minute walk to a pearly stretch of beach.
Food-wise, there’s a top selection on the cards, with a buffet, a Mexican, an Asian and a steakhouse all getting in on the action. If you’re looking for bars and a boogie, hop in a taxi for the five-minute drive to Playa del Carmen.
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Honeymooners receive a bottle of rum and fruit basket on arrival.
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board. Snacks
Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Minibar and liquor dispenser in room
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities ► View all
2 outdoor pools
With tonnes of sunbeds and thatched umbrellas dotted around the sun terrace, there's plenty of space to relax and soak up the sun.
Jalisco buffet restaurant
For breakfast and dinner. Jalisco offers buffet and on the spot cooking stations, where you’ll be able to watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. Themed buffet evenings are held three times a week. And there's a dress code for dinner.
La Lupita restaurant
If you'd like a late Continental breakfast, you'll be able to pick this up from the poolside restaurant and swim-up bar, La Lupita. There's a buffet lunch and an à la carte dinner in the way of a steakhouse. There's a dress code for dinner, and you'll need to book your table in advance.
Rooms ► View all
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
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Absolutely loved this hotel didn't want to leave. Staff were fantastic and very friendly Thankyou to the maid who cleaned our room she did a great job. I emailed a couple of weeks before to ask for a top floor room overlooking pool got exactly what I asked for Thankyou !could only see little bits of the pool too many trees lol . The food and drink is absolutely amazing couldn't fault it .Thankyou ! to the Chefs for the lovely food a special mention to Rangel who served us in the buffet restaurant what a lovely man he was very attentive and made sure our drinks was always topped up. Animation team were brilliant and their night time shows were amazing best I've seen in a hotel we had planned to go into Playa Del Carmen a few times but it was that good at this hotel we didn't bother only one afternoon. There was always something happening around all the 3 Riu hotels you can go in. Coconut beach party is great at the Riu Playacar and the Coco Bongos promotional pool party also at the Playacar is brilliant. The swim up bar at Playacar is fantastic ovelooking the stunning beach .There was a Managers welcome meeting at the Tequila and they came round with canapés and a lovely cocktail loved the little dance what they did 😀. All in all we had a fantastic holiday with great food drinks and staff can't wait to return Thankyou to you all at the Riu Tequila !!!! More
Well having stayed at the Riu yucatan, Playa car and Tequila the latter is up with wth any of the hotels i have been to.It may be tired and need some renovation but the enrergy and happiness the staff bring makes up for a lovely holiday.Bar staff Florencio[if spelled right] Carrilo,big Rey,Cruz,Dianna,Appolo too many to mention.Food lovely but like i said of my review of playa Car in 2014 they should keep the mexican theme and not all the modern glitzy decorMore
A beautiful resort
My wife and I stayed at the Riu Tequila on our recent trip to Mexico, and I cannot say enough good things about the resort. The staff is incredibly friendly and attentive, routinely going above and beyond. The bartenders made excellent drinks and served all the guests quickly, thus never having people waiting in line. The food was all delicious, with options of a buffet and three specialty restaurants, all of which you are free to go to as many times as you wish. Our personal favorite was the Mexican restaurant looking out over the ocean. This was the only restaurant requiring a reservation, which was made the morning of outside the breakfast buffet. These spots did fill quickly, so make sure you get there early. The chile poblanos were amazing, hands down the best food I tasted on the trip. The beach was breathtaking, and was only a short 5 minute walk from the resort. The road you have to cross, directly outside the entrance of the resort, has very light traffic and a dedicated crosswalk, and the rest of the walk is under a shaded canopy. There were also golf cart shuttles available to transport you to and from, but we didn't mind the walk and rarely used them. Overall, this was an excellent place to stay, and I would recommend it to anyone. More
Amazing staff, fantastic hotel, wonderful holiday
We have had an amazing holiday here, would definitely recommend and would return. There are 4 restaurants here, the steak house is amazing, the buffett has a wide range of good food, the Mexican and Asian restaurant were also good restaurants, the Mexican has an amazing view of the beach. Rooms are lovely have exactly what you need, we asked for a quiet room and they didn't not disappoint, our room was in a quiet and only a short walk from the pool. Two amazing pools, one with swim up bar, everything a family needs. The entertainment team are amazing and provide such a wide range of activities every day from Spanish lessons to riffle shooting to exercise classes, something for everyone. The hotel beach is only a short work from the hotel reception or the hotel run a golf buggy that takes you from the hotel reception to the beach, it is an amazingly pretty beach, lovely white sand. The staff at this hotel couldn't be more helpful and friendly. In summary a great hotel with amazing staff, a wonderful holiday destination. More
"Wonderful experience in Mexico"
We stayed at this hotel from the 10th - 24th of July as a family of 5. The hotel is amazing and the grounds are well kept and spectacular. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful and always on hand. The food is delicious and there is a lot of it. I never struggled to find something to eat, even a fussy eater will be able to find something. I would recommend both the steak restaurant and the Asian restaurant we visited both of these twice while on our visit. The rooms are spacious, clean and quiet. You have a minibar in your room Which is stocked with drinks and is replaced every two days and is free to use. You also have a safe which is free to use. There are lots of little animals running around the hotel, they do not bother you at all unless you bother them. The beach is located a short 5 minute walk away through a sister hotel called the Yucatan. It's beautiful and sandy with a nice cool breeze. We spent most of our holiday by the beach but we did spend a couple of days by the poolside and it was nice and clean but we preferred the beach. You have both use of the other Riu hotels in the area. The Yucatan and the Playacar. You cannot use them for dinner but you are able to use them throughout the day. Just remember when leaving Mexico on your last day of holiday that there is a tax fee to leave the country it differs per month. You can find the information out with your rep. Overall a fantastic holiday and would recommend to anyone and would definitely visit again. More
Kaye T, 4291066
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