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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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. 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.
Rooms ► View all
Double room sleeps up to 4, 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years. With ceiling fan, minibar restocked every 2 days, liquor dispenser and complimentary toiletries. Wi-Fi at a charge.
Double room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years - can be sold as a single. With ceiling fan, minibar restocked every 2 days, liquor dispenser and complimentary toiletries. Wi-Fi at a charge
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Use To Be Better
This was my third time going to this resort in Mexico. The previous times I have had such an amazing holiday and the time of my life. But those times compared to now the new animation team have no Charisma except the two that have been there the longest, James and Alberto in which I am happy they are still there they deserve it. When arriving in the hotel we got a cold welcoming which puts a damper on the holiday straight away. There was a wide range of food to choose from but on the odd occasion there was some uncooked meat which then put me off having some of the foods the waiters were not as attentive as usual and they just seemed blank while serving, the worst was the head waiters as they never smiled or spoke to anyone which made a very unwelcoming atmosphere. Our cleaner Eddy was supper always smiling and very welcoming guy, would always put a smile on everyone's face as we came out the rooms in the morning, such a lovely personality. The rooms were always very clean by the time we got back to the rooms with a towel model of some sort to great us. The bar staff were fantastic, very friendly and always had an up beat smile. They were very good at serving everyone fast even when the bar was at it's busiest, they work very hard and I would like to see them rewarded. The disco was a big let down I found out, going in there and there were seats around the dance floor which made it uncomfortable to dance, the music was really bad either really old songs or in another language and because it was so bad they barely ever had young people in there but people 30+. There are some improvements to be made but it is still a good holiday, But is it turns like the RIU Yukatan I WILL NEVER RETURN.More
Rachel F, Northampton, England, United Kingdom
I have just returned from a fortnights stay at this hotel with my partner and his 16 year old daughter. We all had a fantastic time and were sad to leave. Everyone within the hotel made our stay fantastic and the staff simply could not do enough for us. The rooms and grounds were immaculate, the cleaning staff worked none stop and always had a greeting for us and a smile on their face. The food on offer was excellent, always plenty to choose from, even for a picky 16 year old!! We have all put on loads of weight, oops... The staff within the restaurants and bars were very friendly and went out of their way to assist. The cocktails are sooo good, make sure you try them all! What can I say about the animation team.......... brilliant........crazy (James)........hardworking........talented.......they certainly kept us busy and entertained. They are a credit to the hotel. All in all a fantastic holiday and I will definitely be returning.More
Lisa Q, Barrow in Furness, England, United Kingdom
Great stay at Riu Tequila
We just arrived back from a one week stay at the tequila. We had a great time, the food was very good and the hotel room was good. The place is extremely clean, the maids do a great job and the grounds are kept very manicured. You see someone cleaning all the time. the Asian restaurant is very good, the buffet is very good with lots of selection everyday. the bars are excellent lots of great cocktails, stay away from the boom-boom unless you want to get hammered. Overall a great place to stay! The only suggestion I have is do NOT book this hotel with Signature-Sunwing vacations. Our flight was delay leaving Toronto 11 hours and we missed a night at the hotel. Sungwing representative at the hotel is horrible, not interested with your issues and helping you, only interested in selling tours. The hotel staff is great! especially the general Manager Natalia, she was very helpful!More
Joe C, Toronto, Canada
Loved this hotel!
Visited the Riu Tequila for 2 weeks arriving on the 22nd July, flew with husband and daughters aged 18 and 14. Flew with Thomsons on the Dreamliner and this was a very good experience for a 10 hour flight. The staff and service at the hotel was fantastic and nothing was to much trouble, was more than happy to tip and this was greatly appreciated Rooms were cleaned to a high standard every day and the towel art was impressive, loved seeing something new every day. We had our wedding anniversary at the hotel and we had a fruit plate, towel art of two swans together and the bed made up in a special way. The hotel also offer you a special meal at the steakhouse which is booked on your behalf. There were always plenty of sun beds both around the pool and also on the beach and signs about not reserving sun beds which most people honoured. The food at the hotel was very fresh with a wide choice for all meals. We went to all the speciality restaurants, my favourite was the steakhouse though the kids preferred the Asian. The beach, what can I say, white sand, palm trees and warm sea all the colours of blue. If you went into the sea up to your waist you had a variety of fish swimming around you, the sea was so clear you could see the bottom even in deep water. We have travelled wildly and I can honestly say this is one of the only beaches that compares with the Caribbean. The wildlife at the hotel a amazing. The coatie's are out in the early morning and the evening and are harmless and fearless, saw adults and babies close up as well as lizards and othe exotic animals. 5th Avenue is worth a visit and don't be afraid to haggle, brought some lovely mementos and they threw in a free bag in one shop. One thing that needs improving is the internet, needs to be more accessible and more available. Would we go back, definitely in a heart beat. I keep looking at the photos and wishing I was back there.More
My Husband and I Stayed at the Riu Tequila from the 27th July until the 10th August, I can say only good things about this Hotel, we really enjoyed our stay and will be back again next year with all our Family. The rooms are large well furnished with minibar which is re-stocked every 2 days, very clean. Great food always fresh, great variety something for everyone, all day long. The service from Reception, Bar staff, restaurant, pool area, beach is exceptional, you really can't fault this hotel and the resort. We flew with Thomsons, excursions are very expensive, book locally there's a tour operator and kiosk by starbucks five minutes walk from the Hotel, competitively priced.More
Sonya M, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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