There’s a mammoth number of pools and restaurants at this pad. Starting with dining, you’ve got a buffet joint and a decent dose of themed à la cartes – including Mexican and Italian. H2O-wise, there’s everything from big main pools and a waterpark to a grown-up zone for pool parties. If pool parties aren’t your cup of tea, there’s also a nightclub. Or you can crank things down to zero at the spa.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Activity-wise, the entertainment team deserve a pat on the back. They’re going non-stop, with stuff like aqua aerobics, yoga, dancing and card games.
Little’uns, meanwhile, are on to a winner at the hotel-run RiuLand kids’ club.
- Riu Pool Party
With music and shows throughout the afternoon and evening.
FOOD & DRINK
There’s an army of à la cartes* to plump for here. You can try local eats at the Mexican, stick to European goodies at the Italian, or dig into a sirloin at the steakhouse.
You can get your fork into international faves at the buffet joint. The food doesn’t stop after dark, either – it’s 24/7 All Inclusive in this neck of the woods.
- La Baja Californian - buffet restaurant
A wide selection of cuisine and dishes make up the buffet spread at this place. There's something for everyone here and there's even live cooking stations where your food can be prepared right in front of you.
This place has ten bars at your disposal, some of which are swim-up bars located in the pool areas.
- Zahila Asian restaurant*
Asian dishes are the focus here, using fresh local ingredients to create exciting and modern dishes.
- El Medano Mexican restaurant*
Traditional Mexican dishes are served, using fresh local produce.
- Carusso Italian restaurant*
This place serves up a traditional Italian menu, with exciting flavours.
- Torote steakhouse restaurant*
- La Mision poolside restaurant/steakhouse*
HEALTH & BEAUTY
It’s a toss-up between sauna, hot tub or a massage* at the spa*. There’s a gym around here, too.
- Renova Spa*
At the Renova Spa you can enjoy a whirlpool bath, sauna and steam bath - they're all just for adults. And if you fancy treating yourself, you can opt for one of the wide choice of treatments*.
- Adults-only gym
You'll need sports shoes to use the gym.
- RiuFit classes
There's daily group fitness activities in the RiuFit area.
The pool parties are the stuff of legends here. There’s a different theme each time, but you’ll need to crack out your best white and neon clobber. Some are during the day, while others kick off later.
If there’s not a party on, you can hit up the hotel’s bars, or dive onto the dancefloor at Pacha – you won’t need to fork out on entry, since it’s onsite.
- Evening entertainment programme
Live shows, bands and music are performed daily.
- Kids' club
This place hooks you up with every kind of pool going. The main one’s a whopper, with a swim-up bar and in-water tables. Elsewhere, there’s a grown-up area with a stage, which hosts pool parties.
They’ve slapped a waterpark on the grounds, too, with a mix of tube, multi-lane and bowl slides. And there’s a shrunken-down kids’ version, where the slides are matched with tipping buckets and fountains.
- 5 outdoor pools
There are five pools here and four of them come with a swim-up bar. The two smaller pools each have an adjoining whirlpool bath, too.
- Onsite waterpark
- Free Wi-Fi
- 24-hour reception
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