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Playa Del Carmen - A newcomer to the Riviera Maya, the Riu Playacar is playful and fun! This exquisite All-Inclusive resort is decorated with the tropical treasures of the Caribbean -bamboo, rattan, hand painted murals of birds, and banana trees. A smaller, more intimate style of resort, Riu Playacar offers pastel colored villa-style blocks of rooms immersed in tropical gardens. Sago palms, thatched-top restaurants, flowers, and a large beachfront pool create an atmosphere of Hawaiian flavor mixed with Caribbean spice. Ideal for the free-spirited traveler who values beach, casual but appealing surroundings, and relaxation. 396 air-conditioned rooms.
Set within the exclusive Playacar development near the 18-hole Playacar Golf Club, Riu Playacar is situated beachfront only 3km from the small town of Playa del Carmen. A commercial center with a Kawachi - Japanese restaurant. Reservations required.
CALLE CHACA, 33 SUPER MAZANA, • PLAYA DEL CARMEN • MX
Barber / Beauty Salon Boutique Shops Car Rental Currency Exchange Disco / Nightclub Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (100 m)
Pools: Number of Pools: 2 Outdoor Pools: 2 The lovely outdoor fresh-water pool area features a comfortable poolside sun terrace with lounge chairs, sun-umbrellas and towel service, as well as a separate area for kids. Take advantage of the free scuba lesson, or enjoy a cool drink at the pool bar.
Golf: • NEARBY • Cancun Hilton Golf Course- Mayan Palace Golf Course- Mayakoba Golf Course- • Playacars championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen. • Holes: 18 • Caddy: Mandatory
Tennis: • Number of Courts: 2 • Outdoor Courts: 2 • Lighted Courts: 2 • Court Fee: Complimentary.
Health Club / Spa: • Aerobics: Complimentary • Jacuzzi: Complimentary • Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Riu Playacar is a comfortable beachfront All-Inclusive resort with a main building surrounded by 2-3story bungalows and 15,000 square meters of tropical garden area. Each air-conditioned room featuresa ceiling fan, mini-bar, private balcony or terrace.
The Mexican Street offers a vast array of shops, services and boutiques. Guests can also enjoy food nd beverage service until 2am, free entrance and drinks at two discos, and the use of all bars DINING the Riu complex (except those at Riu Palace).
Beach: Riu Playacar is situated on a white sandy beachfront dotted with lounge chairs, perfect for relaxingbeneath the warm Caribbean sun. Enjoy complimentary towel service, and explore the crystalline wNightly Activities & Entertainment: atersports.
Check-in: 3:00 pm Check-out: 12:00 noon Total Rooms: 396 Year Opened: 0
Credit Cards: • Visa • Master Card • Diners Club • American Express • nt program for child
HONEYMOONERS: SPARKLING WINE, SURPRISE GIFT AND SMALL BOTTLE OF TEQUILA, MEZCAL OR A BOTTLE OF WINE.
Men are required to wear longs pants at the a-la-carte restaurants. Dinner dining is not included in the exchange privileges. No spring breakers; during Mar-Apr each room must have one guest at least 21 years old to check in (May-Feb 18).
STANDARD ROOM King or 2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE King or 2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Living area, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite
Other Information: • Cribs available on request basis at no charge.
Riu Playacar features 1 meal plan option:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips El Porche, Turquesa Restaurant
There are 2 Restaurants at Riu Playacar: Turquesa Restaurant - A poolside grill and restaurant, the Turquesa offers cold and hot starters,meats, fish and snacks throughout the day, with special a la carte dinners during the evening (advance reservations for dinner are required). Men are required to wear long pants. El Porche - The main dining room, offering delicious buffet meals and on-the-spot cooking. Sample one of the special theme buffets offered twice a week, or enjoy exclusive terrace seating overlooking the lovely landscaped grounds. There is a non-smoking area.
Activities & Entertainment
Daily Activities & Entertainment: Aerobics, Gym, Two Floodlit Hard Surface Tennis Courts, Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaks,Boogie Boards and Snorkel Equipment Nightly Activities & Entertainment: Nightly Entertainment, free entrance and drinks at the lively discos Piñata (Hotel Tequila) and the Espuela (Riu Yucatan).
There is an entertainment program for children between the ages of 4 to 12 years old several times a week. Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.
Children's Facilities PlayGround Children's Pool
Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 38 reviews)
Pool: Both pools all very clean
Beach: Very clean, plenty of room.
Food/Drink: Typical all-inclusive food. Needs to be kept warmer. Food is usually cool when it reaches the table.
Accommodations: Very clean.
Ronna said, 'We had a very nice time and everyone was very nice, travel to and from the airport was good.'
Food/Drink: food was plentiful
Tim said, 'We enjoyed ourselves, as usual!!!'
Bob said, 'Very, very good trip. Lots of beach.'
Beach: lots of beach
Food/Drink: very good
Overall: Very, very good trip.
Gary said, 'Our vacation was wonderful. We will book again next year. Service was excellent and Food was great.'
Pool: Pool was good.
Beach: Beach was
Food/Drink: Food was great.
Accommodations: Perfect room
Service: Service was excellent.
Overall: Great time
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Thomas said, 'The trip was excellent. Beautiful and clean beach and everyone friendly and helpful.'
Beach: Beautiful and clean beach.
Food/Drink: typical all inclusive
Service: everyone friendly and helpful
Pool: Clean, water was cold
Food/Drink: Food good, drinks-standard
Entertainment: we like shows
Service: Good, clean
Wilfried said, 'Very good experience, thank you! Awesome beach and very nice pool, too.'
Pool: very nice pool, too
Beach: awesome beach
Overall: Very good
Roy said, 'Best resort we've ever been to. Everything was "top knotch." Would like to go back. Dream Vacations was so helpful and kept us up-to-date on everything. '
Pool: Beautiful and very clean
Beach: Very wide; no rocks
Food/Drink: Excellent quality and quantity.
Entertainment: Best ever
Accommodations: Room very spacious and always clean
Service: Couldn't have been better
Overall: Can't say enough about how wonderful it was. When it was raining for 1 1/2 days the entertainment staff had activities constantly.
Jamie said, 'Best all inclusive food and drink I've been to. Excellent service, everything very clean and everyone very friendly.'
Pool: Enjoyed aqua aerobics and fashion shows around the pool.
Beach: Loved the beach, palms for shade.
Food/Drink: Best all inclusive food and drink I've been to.
Entertainment: Dancers were wonderful!
Service: Excellent service, everything very clean and everyone very friendly.
Beach: OK IF YOU LIKE THE BEACH
Loretta said, 'I would recommend this hotel to all my friends. The best all inclusive I've been to. Plan on going back soon.'
Pool: Water was a little cool, but spent most of my time on the beach and int he ocean.
Beach: Water was warm, beautiful color, sand was beautiful and beach was great for walking.
Food/Drink: Best I've had at an all inclusive.
Entertainment: Great talent.
Accommodations: Beds were comfortable after we asked for the foam tops.
Service: Everyone was very helpful and quick to respond.
Overall: The best all inclusive I've been to. Plan on going back soon.
Odette said, 'First time and we loved it and will go back again! The beach was the best - aswesome, so blue and clear!!!'
Beach: Awesome so blue and clear
Overall: Loved it
Tim said, 'This is our 3rd trip to the Riu Playacar and we still love it. We are planning a trip for the entire family for next year. People are very hardworking and the service level is at its best.'
Food/Drink: Very good
Service: Best level of service
Overall: Wonderful time
Pool: Nice pool
Beach: Very nice and clean
Service: Waiters and bartenders were GREAT
Accommodations: VERY CLEAN
Pool: Nice and clean
Entertainment: It was ok
Overall: Love it
Karen said, 'Best vacation we've ever had! We loved this place! We're glad we called and spoke to a real person as opposed to booking online.'
Pool: Water was a little cold!
Food/Drink: Great choices of food, drinks were flowing
Entertainment: Entertainment crew was hilarious!
Accommodations: Nothing fancy but rooms were fine.
Service: Everyone went out of their way to accommodate us
Overall: Loved it!
E a said, 'Wonderful - this is the 2nd time we've been there & will probably go again'
Beach: It was great
Food/Drink: Very good
Accommodations: Very comfortable and clean
Overall: Wonderful - this is the 2nd time we've been there & will probably go again
David & julia said, 'The Staff couldn't have been more friendly or professional. The beach was beautiful and we would go back in a hearbeat!'
Pool: Nice pool with plenty of lounge chairs
Food/Drink: Buffet was pretty good
Entertainment: Saw one show and it was entertaining.
Accommodations: Room had plenty of space and ample storage.
Service: The Staff couldn't have been more friendly or professional
Beach: very nice
Food/Drink: some of the same food every day
Entertainment: what we saw was very good
Accommodations: room had a odor to it, shower drain backed up took 3 days to get it fixed
Service: everybody was very nice
Overall: great place with just a couple of issues
Pool: very clean
Beach: a lot more beach than at our previous visit-great
Food/Drink: food good-didnt seem to be as much variety as last trip
Entertainment: fun- variety
Accommodations: nice room
Service: very friendly
Pool: Too small for so many people
Beach: Very nice, plenty of chairs
Food/Drink: Food was average at best
Entertainment: Very small area and not practiced entertainers
Accommodations: nice ....
Service: everyone was helpful
Overall: nice but will return to the Iberostar property next year
Douglas l said, 'We enjoyed everything about our vacations . Everything went as planned.'
Pool: Could use more cleaning
Overall: We enjoyed everything about our vacations . Everything went as planed .
Robin said, 'We had the best time. It was very relaxing; the entertainment and service were excellent. This resort has a very secluded, peaceful, and safe beach area.'
Pool: Love the pool
Beach: Beach is beautiful and peaceful
Food/Drink: Great food and drinks
Entertainment: Michael Jackson tribute was an excellent show
Accommodations: Air condition could be better. Everything seems damp because of the lack better air conditioning system
Service: Service was excellent. Other than cooler air conditioning, they jumped whenever you needed something.
Overall: Everything was excellent except the air conditioning was not very cold in the rooms
Beach: Spring breakers
Pool: didn't use. looked nice
Pool: I would have given it "very satisfied" if it had been heated.
Beach: More chaise lounges needed.
Accommodations: Rooms smelled mildewy and there was a cock roach in the hallway.