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
- Jetlag-busting flights on the spacious Dreamliner
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
- Extras for Premium Club guests including UK airport lounge from 1st May
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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Fantastic first visit
My first time to mexico and riu and was very impressed. Grounds and hotel clean tidy, no rubbish. Staff all friendly. Steak and Asian resturant also excellent, buffet was good too. Pool area sometimes tricky to find a sun lounger in the sun after about 9 Wifi in lobby ? Fine to check in at home , to be honest I don't go on holiday to sit on the net longer then ten mins !! I hope they don't update this hotel too much and lose the character Entertainment was average the team try there hardest , especially around the pool. Didn't use the shuttle down to beach as walk was around 5 mins . Coatis very cute but greedy but no wonder when people ignore the politely requesting not to do so. I would definitely return to the hotel staff all work so hard to keep it going to a brilliant standard Well done guys xMore
cutiewithabooty, High Wycombe, United Kingdom
10 out of 10
Lovely hotel with loads of warmth and character. I had reservations about booking this hotel over a sister beach hotel, but so glad I stayed here as others we're starchy and busy. The staff were always polite and busy keeping the site clean and couldn't do enough to ensure you had an enjoyable holiday- our waiter was lovely and would always top up our wine each evening! The rooms was cleaned every day and spacious. We had a day or two of rain and asked for a brolly and one was brought to room in 15 mins. We loved the little animals (not sure what they are but a staff member referred to them as Lemurs) that wandered around. They were entertaining to watch. I sincerely hope the hotel does not get "modernised" as other Tripadvisors have suggested as the ambiance would be lost. Nor do I hope the creatures are "removed" as they were probably there before the hotel and were just so cute. I can't fault this hotel. This was our first long haul trip and can't complain. I'm glad I took the travel agents' advice about a taxi transfer after flight (about Â£77 return for two) as it took about two hours to get through airport (nightmare!) and we could then get on our way once outside, without having to wait on coach for others.More
Karen R, Bristol, United Kingdom
This is a traditional Mexican style hotel which has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, which offers decent food and a high standard of service. As you might have guessed already, we were very satisfied with our holiday. Our group included a family with teenagers plus grandparents in tow. Turning to the specifics, this is a secure hotel which is located in a developed area amongst other similar hotels, in a secure community. You can walk out of the hotel into town with complete piece of mind but as you approach the centre you should be careful, just as you would in any other town or city. I'm security conscious, but had no worries. One slightly disturbing thing however is the lions, monkeys and snakes which locals display in town, these creatures belong in the wild and were not born to be used to earn a few bucks. Seeing the frightened baby lion is a bad memory. The hotel has 2 pools, one with a swim up bar where almost anyone seems keen to chat to you while you enjoy a drink and the other is more biased towards activities. The hotel staff organise a programme of things to do in the day, I don't normally take part but the genuine enthusiasm of the staff (Danny) made it fun to participate. The hotel rooms are okay, we thought ours was comfortable but certainly not lavish. I think they're planning a refurb but we didn't have any complaints. The maid kept the room clean and tidy, and the joy of the hotel is found by the pool and in the social areas. The food is very good, plenty of choice, clean and tasty. There's something for everyone and we were very happy. The waiters were chatty and attentive. Great service. Our usual habit of having a few meals out to break the monotony of all-inclusive wasn't necessary. The speciality steak house was top notch. The hotel bars were active with a warm social atmosphere. The entertainment was reasonably good, but slightly too much emphasis on the children too late into the evening, but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves which is the main thing. The nearest beech is located a short walk or golf cart ride away at the sister Yucatan Hotel, which was very fun and lively, and a great place to visit. However, we were always glad to get back to the Hotel Tequila which felt like a home from home. Overall, everyone in our group was very satisfied and, while some of the other nearby hotels were more upmarket, the friendly and down-to-earth Tequila comes out top for me. More
Nick B, Magor
Good hotel but needs upgraded
We stayed for 10 days in feb 2015 with our 2 children aged 14 months and 3. I would advise people with children looking at this hotel to look elsewhere. Its not child friendly. Furniture in bedrooms is all glass topped and the cots were not fit for purpose - son fell head first onto the tiled floor when in the cot. Hotel is nice but in need of an upgrade - food is ok but once again not alot of options for children. Nice beach and pool area.More
We spent a week here. The food was very good with a great selection. The rooms are located away from everything else so you will get some exercise! Our only complaint was the pool water was freezing cold.More
Blazer57, Balaton, mn
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