Ever since it opened as the original RIU Resort in Riviera Maya, Riu Yucatan has been a leading choice for families and couples! Themed in an early Mexican Colonial style, the resort features a lobby modeled after an authentic Mexican town with hand-painted frescos of flowers, angels, and clouds. Relax beneath one of the many palm trees sprinkled along the white sand beach, or enjoy the array of watersports in the clear waters of the Caribbean.
Four restaurants feature a variety of dining choices. The Hacienda Restaurant extends to a terrace amidst jungle greenery, offering a great variety of tantalizing buffets and on-the-spot cooking. Guests are sure to enjoy the informal atmosphere of Margarita's specialty restaurant, as they dine alongside the large pool area and take part in the delightful theme nights. Shanghai, the Asian restaurant, serves amazing buffets. Snacks are available 24-hours a day and the five bars, including two swim-up bars, serve unlimited drinks.
Activities abound at this non-stop resort! Play tennis on one of three lit courts, partake in kayaking or body boarding, or venture over to the 18-hole golf course nearby! For a soothing experience, sip a sunset cocktail in one of four bars or pamper yourself at Renova Spa. Every evening, live entertainment, and music provide the perfect show right before heading off to bed. Riu Yucatan has exchange privileges with Riu Tequila and Riu Playacar (dinner dining excluded), so entertainment is never in short supply!
The resort is located beachfront in the Playacar resort development, 3 km from the picturesque town of Playa del Carmen. The sea, gardens and natural surroundings are a haven of peace and tranquility,forming an ideal location for rest and relaxation.
CALLE CHACA, 33 SUPER MANZANA, 23 • PLAYA DEL CARMEN • MX
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (5 km)
Number of Pools: 3
Recently rennovated, Riu Yucatan offers three freshwater pools!
• Cancun Hilton Golf Course Mayan Palace Golf Course Mayakoba Golf Course
• Playacar`s 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
• Lessons Available
• Number of Courts: 3
• Outdoor Courts: 3
• Lighted Courts: 3
• Court Fee: Complimentary.
Water Sports On Site:
• Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
• Snorkeling: Complimentary
• JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
• Waterskiing: Additional Charge
• Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available:
• Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa:
• Aerobics: Complimentary
• Jacuzzi: Complimentary
• Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
• Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
• Facials: Additional Charge
Riu Yucatan is a deluxe beachfront All-Inclusive resort with a Mexican Hacienda architectural style & a privileged location in the exclusive Playacar complex. Air-conditioned rooms feature a balcony or terrace in a relaxed, easy going environment.
The Mexican Street offers a vast array of shops, services and boutiques. Guests can also enjoy food and beverage service until 2am, free entrance and drinks at two discos, and the use of all bars within the Riu complex (except those at Riu Palace).
Beach: The resort is nestled along a beautiful stretch of pristine white sand beach dotted with tropical palms and comfortable lounge chairs. There is complimentary towel service, and guests will enjoy a variety of non-motorized watersports.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 507
Year Opened: 1997
Credit Cards: • Visa • Master Card • Diners Club • American Express
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).
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 dbl beds, Balcony or terrace, Living room area, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Phone, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer,
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite
Riu Yucatan features 1 meal plan option:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Yucatan:
La Margarita - An informal specialty restaurant situated by the pool area, guests are sure to enjoy delightful theme nights. Men are required to wear long pants for diner, reservations required.
The Hacienda Restaurant - An International buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Hacienda offers terrace dining in an enchanting atmosphere enclosed in jungle greenery. Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
Sicilia - An Italian a la carte offering buffet-style starters. Men must wear long pants, and reservations are required.
Shanghai - Serving fine Asian cuisine buffet-style. Men are required to wear long pants for dinner, and reservations are required.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily activities by the pool and beach areas, with Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaks, Boogie Boards and Snorkel-Equipment.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music several times a week, and Two Discos (on-site and at Riu Tequila).
The property offers an integrated children`s swimming pool, Mini-club and playground,and several times a week there is entertainment for children from 4 to 12 years.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary
Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hour
Cribs available on request basis for a small fee.
Barbara (Kirkwood, MO)
Nicole (Blaine, MN) said, 'I had an amazing first time at the Riu Yucatan. The service was wonderful, and i would recommend it to others. Thank you Dream Vacations and the Riu Yucatan for a wonderful first time out of the US.'
John (Overland Park, KS) said, 'Would return to the RIU Yucatan in a heartbeat. The entire family had a great time.'
Andrew n (Richfield, MN)
George j (Superior, WI) said, 'Would use Dream Vacations again and wood go back to Riu Yucatan and would recomend both. '