After its July 2018 revamp, this place sports four pools and five restaurants. The dining options include a buffet restaurant, an Asian place and a Mexican cantina by the beach. Kids can be knee-deep in crafts and activities, while grown-ups tackle the daily RiuFit classes or the gym. Plus, night-times can be spent watching shows, sipping drinks in a laidback bar, or hitting the onsite nightclub.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
This hotel gets up close and personal with its sister hotels, so you’ve got access to a never-ending list of activities. There’s table tennis, volleyball and golf for starters. Plus, watersports like windsurfing, catamaran sailing, kayaking, body-boarding, and snorkelling top things off.
Kids can get on board with the Riu Land team, who put on arts, crafts and activities for them to get stuck in to. And grown-ups can join in with group classes at the RiuFit area.
- Water volleyball
- Water polo
- Beach volleyball
There’s a variety of watersports to keep you busy. Take your pick from windsurfing, kayaking, Hobie Cats, body boarding and snorkelling. This all takes place at Riu Yucatan watersports centre.
- Scuba - additional info*
A PADI scuba diving school operates from the hotel, offering courses and full certificates for all levels of experience. You can also try a free introductory taster session in the hotel pool - one session per stay.
- Riu Fun4All sports and entertainment programme
With group fitness activities.
- Poolside yoga and pilates
FOOD & DRINK
Breakfast and dinner is taken care of at the main restaurant, with a buffet, show-cooking stations, and themed evenings three nights a week. For lunch, there’s a grill place by the pool bar, and the beach club’s open for refuelling, too.
This hotel racks up plenty of options if you’re after an à la carte set-up for dinner. There’s the steakhouse, a Mexican cantina on the beach, and an Asian place – not to mention a new-for-2018 Italian eatery.
- Buffet restaurant
Opening Times: [07.00-10.30, 18.30-22.00]
For breakfast and dinner. This place 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. And there's a dress code for dinner.
- Beach Club restaurant at Riu Yucatan
Opening Times: [12.00-15.00, 19.00-22.30]
For lunch and dinner. Head to the beach and enjoy the daytime buffets and the evening Mexican delicacies. For the extra wow factor, watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. There are 2 sittings for dinner, the first from 6.30pm to 8.00pm and the second from 8.30pm to 10.00pm. There's a dress code for dinner and you'll need to make a reservation in advance.
- Bamboo Asian restaurant
Opening Times: [19.00-22.30]
Head to the Bamboo Asian restaurant for buffet dinner and sample the succulent cuisine. There's a dress code here.
- Additional bars and restaurants
You’ll be able to use the selection of bars and restaurants at the nearby Riu Playacar and Riu Yucatan hotels. This excludes breakfast and evening meals.
- Sports bar
Day or night, this bar is open 24 hours.
- Lounge bar
Opening Times: [18.00-24.00]
The lounge bar Maguey, has an outdoor terrace where you’re able to enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
- Italian restaurant
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The Renova Spa has a long menu of massages* and treatments*, like mango body wraps*.
Don’t’ forget your workout gear – there’s a fully-equipped gym here if you want to break a sweat.
- Renova Spa*
You'll find the spa next to the Riu Yucatan, where you can choose from a range of beauty treatments. Arrange a massage, or turn up the heat in the sauna. Whether it's a special occasion or you'd just like to treat yourself, choose from a range of services at the hairdresser. You need to be over 18 to use the sauna.
You'll need to be over 18 to take advantage of the gym. Plus don't forget your sports shoes, as you'll need these if you'd like to use the equipment.
There are group fitness activities in the RiuFit area.
After dark, you can head to Pacha nightclub to show off your moves. Or there are a fistful of bars for chilled-out drinks. One of them has a lounge area with a terrace, while the sports bar shows all the big games.
You’ll find bars and clubs of all sorts in Playa del Carmen, as well as beach parties going on until the small hours.
- Riu evening programme
There's a variety of nightly shows and live music to keep you entertained
- RiuLand entertainment programme
If you're aged between 4 and 7 or 8 and 12 you can take part in the fun-packed entertainment programme. Enjoy the handicrafts and activities with the other kids, plus it's a great way to make new friends and push your creativity to the max.
- Pacha nightclub
Four pools make up the pool scene, plus you'll be able to grab drinks from a swim-up bar. You'll find sunbeds rubbing shoulders with thatched umbrellas by the waterside.
Kids, meanwhile, can look forward to a brand spanking new pool with waterslides.
- 4 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.
- Children's pool
- Pool towels
- Money exchange
Just ask at reception.
- Reception area
- Free Wi-Fi
There's free Wi-Fi for two devices per room.
- Laundry service*
- Cash machine
- Gift shop
- Internet area
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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