Surrounded by tropical greenery, the Riu Tequila has a secluded setting and a great pool scene.
Tucked inside a palm grove in the quiet resort of Playacar, the Riu Tequila is a retreat. It only takes 5 minutes to walk to a peaceful platinum-shine beach from here.
This hotel is in a relaxed part of the Caribbean Coast. When you want to up the tempo, the colourful resort of Playa del Carmen is a 5-minute drive away.
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With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
- Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests
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.
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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. There are 2 sittings for dinner, the first 7pm to 8.30pm, and the second 9pm to 10.30pm. 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 grill and steakhouse, with 2 sittings for dinner. The first is 7pm to 8.30pm and the second is 9pm to 10.30pm. There's a dress code for dinner, and you'll need to book your table in advance.
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Slightly disappointed, wished we had booked the Yucutan. The room was disappointing, dark and dingy to the rear of the perimeter. Try and request a pool facing room, the hotel is in dense trees so be prepared for this. The hotel isn't bad but not as expected, having previously stayed at the Rlu hotel Ocho Rios the stakes were high. This hotel is good value for money, and good for food and entertainment ish. If you like your pool area and beach the Yucutan may suit you better, as the walk to the beach is quite some way. More
Melanie R, Sheffield, United Kingdom
4 stays in 5 years
That says enough right..:-) absolutely love this place. The staff is fabulous, food is awesome..always stuff to do around the pool, at the beach,..and once everbody went to sleep and even piÃ±ata is closed, you can always go and have some fun at the sports barð be carefull with the coati (mexicoons) though, there's a reason why thz signs say don't feed..they can become quite agressive and follow you to your room..oh and for trips: go to the guys that are outside the hotel: exit, turn meft and walk 2-300meters- booked trough tui (arke/jetair/thompson) before but this time, after hearing positive comments, decided to give those guys a try d they were wonderfull. 1/3rd of the price the touroperators charge, and you het on the exact same bus as the people that booked trough tui. We had 1 issue when the ones to pick us up didn't show up, wznt to the guys who called straight away, making sure they would still come for us. He made us wait right by his side so he was sure we'd be looked after correctly and called the pick up guys 10min before they were supposed to be there to make sure they were on their way! Once we got to the start of tour-location, general manager came to find us and apologize, offering dvd with pictures for free as a way to make it up to is. Honestly, pretty sure if this would've happened with tui they'd just scheduled us for another tour mater that week! Amazing place, will be back next year!!More
the best time
rooms are not the best in the world but this is the best hotel. the grounds are amazing you see lots of different wildlife and maybe even a odd monkey. the food was very nice and was a good range. all the staff were so friendly and a credit to themselves and their family. the entertainment team was the only let down. they are pretty awful and just mime and pose. the entertainment that was brought in from outside the hotel were brilliant some really nice bands and circus act. they should just stick to using outside acts and focus the entertainment team in the days as the shows are mini car crashes. i would come back here in a heart beatMore
Love the Riu Tequila
We stayed at the Tequila for 2 weeks in June/July 2015. Weather was amazing very very hot. Hotel is great, our room was modern and fresh dont know how people can complain that they are old and worn out. The pool is surrounded by palm trees so there are no appts over looking the pool. Food was really great for a buffet something for everyone. The restaurants that you can book for are steakhouse, Mexican and Chinese. You book these with the man infront of buffet door between 7-10am. TIP: If your not there before 7.30am the steakhouse will be fully booked as it's the most popular one. POOL: We weren't big fans of the pool area only because there was no wind what so ever & it was like frying on a pan. So we preferred the beach lovely breeze and got a lovely tan. The beach is a short walk away or a buggy ride and you can use the beach restaurant for your full lunch & drinks and also the pool bar at the Yacatun for your cocktails etc. If you go into Playa Del Carmen town it's 120 pesos. Ask the driver to drop you off at Coco Bongos then your in the right spot for bars and restaurants just walk down the side road and the shops bars and restaurants are all there for you to decide. Hotel entertainment was brilliant the best nights were Las Vegas Elvis Night, Grease, Rocky Horror Show, Chicago, Michael Jackson and Karoke night. This entertainment was on par with Coco Bongo. HOTEL SECURITY: The safe in the room is a digital number.....on our last night we returned to find our room lights turned off (we always left them on) and the safe locked us out showing 'error' we had to wait til next morning for manager to open the safe. Once opened there was 1000 pesos missing as it was taken from the airport tax that we had kept separate. We did let our tour rep know. We weren't totally put off by this as we have family and friends that have had similar things happens in many different hotels around the world. We were just glad that our passports were still there. My TIP for anyone with a digital safe in their room is to not keep money in there, either keep it on you or hide it elsewhere in the room. Clearly you can buy a device to open the safe like the management use. Don't let this put you off this hotel as this happens all over the world, just be smart with your money. I loved Mexico but to us it seemed like Spain with an American twist so wouldn't necessarily go back. We loved the Riu Tequila and would recommend it. ENJOYMore
ukjordan, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Very disappointed !!!!
This was our second time staying at one of the RIU hotels. Last year we stayed at Riu Palace and everything was excellent . We decided to come back to Mexico though in a different Riu hotels (Tequila) .Hotel , food and drinks were all great . There were entertainment shows for kids and adults every single night. On our last day of stay we were rubbed by hotel personnel , they took out $320 from the wallet which was in the safe , though looks like we had left the safe unlocked by mistake and my husband's watch which was on the stand-table. The only persons who entered the room were housekeeper and the Mini-bar stuffer. The security officer was not helpful at all as he did not believe in what happened . So never leave any valuables outside the safety box and my advice is to keep them stored all the times.We left very disappointed and nobody even apologized for what happened. We are not planning to come back to any RIU hotels again !!!! More
nene2406, West New York, New Jersey
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