Riu Playacar

Rating: 4 of 5

beach

pool

wifi

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gym

  • Overview
  • Room Types

Hotel details

Sit back and relax in this all-inclusive, beachfront retreat, surrounded by lush landscaping and swaying palm trees. The Riu Playacar, located in the Playacar golf community and near the charming town of Playa del Carmen offers much for families, friends, and couples, including a beautiful free-form pool and children’s pool, 4 delicious restaurants, live music and entertainment, as well as exchange privileges during the day at 2 other neighboring RIU Resorts. 

Location — Playa del Carmen / Playacar

Avenida Xaman-Ha, Manzana 3, Lote 6  
Playa del Carmen, QR 77710
MEXICO

Property Information 

Year Built: 2000
Last Renovation: 2015
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 390

Airport — Cancun International Airport - CUN: 36 miles

Amenities

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • All-inclusive meal plan
  • ATM / Cash machine†
  • Babysitting†
  • Bell staff / porter
  • Boutiques / stores†
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Elevators
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Internet services
  • Laundry / Valet service†
  • Live entertainment
  • Lounges / bars
  • Luggage service
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pool
  • Restaurant†
  • Spa†
  • Tour / sightseeing desk†

Business Services — Internet Access†

† Fees may apply 

All-Inclusive Amenities
This all-inclusive program includes the following amenities:

  • All meals and 24-hour snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • 24-hour room service
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • WiFi in the lobby for 90 consecutive minutes per day
  • Use of floodlit hard surface tennis courts
  • Use of loungers, sun umbrellas, and towels in the pool and beach area
  • Use of windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body board and snorkeling equipment
  • Use of spa, sauna, and whirlpool (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Use of gym
  • Table tennis, workout, volleyball, 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Daily daytime entertainment program for adults
  • Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at RiuLand
  • Nightly entertainment including live music and Riu theme shows
  • Entrance to La Piñata nightclub and drinks. Located at Riu Tequila. Open every night.
  • Exchange privileges during the day (including lunch) at Riu Tequila and Riu Yucatan
  • All taxes and gratuities

Dining

Onsite Dining

Grill & Steakhouse

A la carte favorites. Open for dinner.
Attire — Long pants and shirts with sleeves for men.

Jade
Asian specialties served buffet style. Open for dinner.
Attire — Long pants and shirts with sleeves for men.

The Palms
International buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Theme dinners twice a week.
Attire — Shirts with sleeves for men.

Traviata
Intalian, a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner.
Attire — Long pants and shirts with sleeves for men.

Turquesa
Steakhouse and Mexican cuisine with buffet starters and dessert and a la carte entrees. Open for dinner.
Attire — Long pants and shirts with sleeves for men.

Various Lounges/Bars

Anana — Lobby bar, open 24 hours
La Plaza Bar
La Cumbia — Lounge bar
Las Olas — Poolside bar and swim-up bar

Activities

Onsite Recreation

  • Beach
  • Children's program — RiuLand for children 4-12. Children are divided into 2 groups: ages 4-7 and 8-12, and each group has its own entertainment team and programs.
  • Fitness center
  • Motorized Water Sports†
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports — Windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body board, and snorkelling equipment plus 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Pool — 2 pools
  • Sauna — Located at the spa; restricted to guests 18 years of age and older.

† Fees may apply

Onsite Recreation, Cont.

  • Shopping†
  • Sightseeing tours†
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court — 2 floodlit hard surface tennis courts
  • Volleyball
  • Whirlpool 

Offsite Recreation

  • Golf†
  • Nightclubs — Enjoy entrance to and drinks at La Piñata night club. Located at Riu Tequila and open every night.
  • Spa† — Renova Spa with sauna, 2 whirlpools, body treatments, and massages

Offsite Attraction 

  • Playa del Carmen: 2 miles

Policies

Hotel Policies

  • Check In — 3:00 PM
  • Check Out — 12:00 PM
  • Minimum Check-In Age — 18 (At least 1 person 21 years of age or older is required in every room during March & April. The hotel may require proof of age upon check in.)

General Policies

  • Hotel Deposit — A credit card and photo ID are required upon check-in for incidentals.
  • Hotel Taxes — Room taxes are included in the price.
  • Internet — Complimentary throughout hotel.
  • Service Charges — Maid and bellman service charges are included in the price.
  • Spring Break — Spring Breakers (groups or individuals of any age traveling to celebrate their Spring Break) are NOT allowed at any RIU hotel and RIU hotels will use any means at their disposal to identify and cancel suspected Spring Break groups. Any Spring Breakers arriving at any RIU hotel will not be admitted on property, with no refund. RIU hotels have a zero tolerance policy with regards to this issue and are in no way responsible for the consequences or lawsuits that may ensue.

Kids Stay Free PolicyA maximum of 2 children, ages 0-1, stay free when sharing room with a minimum of 2 adults and using existing bedding. Children 2-12 pay child rate.

Pet Policy — Pets not allowed

Hotel information is as accurate as possible and we aim to keep all information up to date. We are not responsible for any inaccuracies that may occur due to hotels making changes to their property or policies without our knowledge.

Riu Playacar Room Types

Double Room

Double Room

All-Inclusive

Decorated in rich tropical colors and traditional furniture, rooms feature a balcony or terrace and a convenient liquor dispenser.

View — Resort
Bedding — 1 king or 2 doubles
Occupancy — 3 adults, 2 children / 4 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower only
  • Telephone
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Double Room Ocean View

Double Room Ocean View

All-Inclusive

Located next to the pool, these lovely rooms feature a convenient liquor dispenser and a balcony or terrace with ocean views.

View — Ocean
Bedding — 1 king
Occupancy — 2 adults, 1 child / 3 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Seating area with sofa / chair
  • Telephone
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

All-Inclusive

Decorated in rich tropical colors and traditional furniture, each room features a balcony or terrace, living area with a sofa, and a convenient liquor dispenser.

View — Resort, courtyard, or pool
Bedding — 1 king or 2 doubles
Occupancy — 4 adults, 2 children / 4 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Seating area with sofa / chair
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Double Room Connecting

Double Room Connecting

All-Inclusive

Two Double Rooms connected by a door. Each room is decorated in rich tropical colors and traditional furniture and features a balcony or terrace and a convenient liquor dispenser.

View — Resort
Bedding — 1 king or 2 doubles in each room
Occupancy — 6 adults, 4 children / 8 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower only
  • Telephone
  • TV

† Fees may apply

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