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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I will go back
We went in summer 2014 and even out season the hotel was pretty croudy. The animation is great, the food is really good, the buffet was so big we could'nt manage to try it all. There are three restaurants, the Mexican and Steakhouse are amazing. Our room was always clean and the refrigerator always full we even had our very own mini bar with four bottles of alcool that were fixed on the wall so we could make our own drinks in the comfort of our room. The Pool was great, the bar was great, the lobby, the beach, everything. We had a great deal on this trip and now my expectations are high. The hotel is not by the beach so you have to walk like 10 minutes to get to the beach but it's worth it. And you have access to two other Riu by the beach for drinks, toilets and lunch. It was an amazing trip and I wish to get another one as perfect as this one. I'm sorry if there is any mistakes in my spelling, I wanted to share my experience but english is my second language.More
Maude B, Quebec City, Canada
Not a 5 star
The riu tequila is in my opinion not a 5 star. It's a 4 at best. The rooms are dated and in ours anyways, weren't all that clean. The beds are extremely hard. We were told they don't have kings, so ours was two doubles pushed together. The AC runs non stop, we had read this in previous reviews so brought ear plugs (which also come in handy on the plane if there are any obnoxious people sitting near you). The pools are quite busy, we went to the beach mostly, which, is kind of annoying having to walk back and forth, our room was on the far end of the resort so it's about a 20-25min walk to the beach. We didn't have an issue finding loungers on the beach so that was nice. The waves were quite large when we were there, I am pregnant so was worried to go in on one of the days as the waves can hit you pretty hard. The food is not good, it all lacks flavour. The Mexican (which is why I love coming to Mexico) was bland, dry, and boring. I tried some of the other options which all look good when putting on your plate, but again, all bland. The staff tries, but you feel like your on an assembly line at the a la carte restaraunts. We went to the (Asian) bamboo restaraunt and I had one taste of the hot and sour soup and instantly thought it tasted WAY to fishy. It tasted like it had potentially gone bad. Unfortunately for my husband, he ate his and he woke up at 5am vomiting. It could have been the soup, or it could have been something else, but we rarely ate the same things. The grounds are beautiful, well kept and had lovely views out of our windows.More
A brilliant place to holiday
If your thinking of going to Mexico this is a great place to go The people look after you in the bars, restaurants and try to do everything they can to make your stay the best they can The hotel is first class, set in a great setting with loads of character the food caters for all choices and is always well presented Across the road you can use the sister hotel which is on the beach so you get the best of both worlds A 30 mins walk or a short taxi ride takes you into Playa del Carmen which has loads of bars and restaurants if you tire of eating and drinking in the complex and it's safe The entertainment team work tirelessly to keep you entertained throughout the day This was our 5th time at the Tequila and will definitely be going backMore
Sue P, Tipton, United Kingdom
2nd Time better than the first
This is the second time me and my family have visited this amazing hotel, and it just keeps getting better. The staff are the most friendly people you could wish to meet and bend over backwards to give you the best experience possible . They genuinely love their work and this shows in their attitude towards it! such hard working people but always with a smile. The food was fantastic with something for every taste all made freshly that day, and you could possibly have a different drink or cocktail every time you visited the bar. It was a year since we was last there but staff remembered us by name which as to how busy they must be all year is amazing. The Entertainment team are fantastic keeping you busy all day with activities and laughter. I cant recommend this place high enough but all the excellent reviews says it all.More
great value holiday
Stayed here April 26th for 10 nights. Everyone has just about covered every aspect of this hotel in previous com1ments so im not going to harp on except to say yes it was a bit rough around the edges but for what we paid it was a bargain. There are some nice people but there are also a lot of loud people but that comes with all inclusive. The room was great, the food was good but nothing amazing, im also a bit of a drinks snob and there were a few branded drinks but not many but again you get what you paid for. The cocktails were ok.....I wasn't that keen on the beer. The tropical setting is great and I loved the wildlife, we went to the yukatan and the beach was lovely although there was a lot of seaweed most of the days we were there. One word of advice don't eat at the yukatan for lunch it's like a mad canteen the hygiene was terrible because it was so busy, we ate there twice because we used the beach and both times I got ill with my stomach. Chichen itza is a must....we did it with Thomson, it used to take around three hours but there is a new road now and only takes around one and a half hours. Make sure you take bug spray though. Would I go again.....maybe if it was at a bargain price otherwise I would choose somewhere else. round the edgesMore
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