Riu Yucatan

Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya
All-Inclusive • Family Friendly
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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 sprinkle... Read More

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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.



Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call

Shopping Mall Nearby (5 km)

Number of Pools: 3
Swim-up Bar
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).

Room Types

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

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


Riu Yucatan features 1 meal plan option:

All Meals, Drinks & Tips

There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Yucatan:
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.
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.

Activities & Entertainment

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).

Children's Programs

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

Children's Facilities
Game Room

Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hour
Cribs available on request basis for a small fee.

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Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 9 reviews)

Heather ~ Union Grove, WI

Pool: Nice, but a long way from room.
Beach: Excellent
Food/Drink: Best buffet ever
Entertainment: Not enough. Poolside music could be much more.
Accommodations: Nothing special
Service: Just great, very accommodating
Overall: We were moved to the palace and it was nice

Barbara ~ Kirkwood, MO

Pool: Rainy weather, so water was cold. Kids pool away from the the adults was a nice remodeling choice.
Beach: Padded chairs and umbrella service would be awesome. My husband and I would be willing to pay extra.
Accommodations: Clean. Towels and water well stocked.

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.'

Pool: The pools were wonderful. I loved the swim up bars.
Beach: What a view. The ocean was amazing and the color of the water was beautiful.
Food/Drink: Eating at the resort was good most of the time.
Entertainment: I loved being able to watch the shows at night. We had a awesome view from out patio.
Accommodations: they were good.
Service: I couldn't have been more pleased with the service. The workers at the Riu Yucatan were wonderful.
Overall: I would love to come back to the Riu Yucatan and i would recommend it!!

John ~ Overland Park, KS said, 'Would return to the RIU Yucatan in a heartbeat. The entire family had a great time.'

Pool: Two-bars! Very clean, fun activities.
Beach: Beautiful. Kept very clean as well.
Food/Drink: Great variety, well organized meals, not "world-class" food, but certainly very good.
Entertainment: The entertainers worked extremely hard to put on good shows every night.
Accommodations: Everything was clean and well cared for. Looks like they keep it in very good condition all around.
Service: The entire staff was very friendly and helpful.
Overall: Would return to the RIU Yucatan in a heartbeat. The entire family had a great time.

Andrew n ~ Richfield, MN

Pool: Very warm
Beach: Nice activities
Food/Drink: Drinks kept me buzzed
Entertainment: Good dancing
Service: Very Helpful
Overall: Will Go back
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