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Riu Playacar

Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Temperature Average
80°
Price Average
$144*
A smaller, more intimate resort, Riu Playacar offers pastel colored villa-style blocks of rooms immersed in tropical gardens. This resort is colorfully decorated with tropical treasures of the Caribbean, including hand painted murals of birds and banana trees. Ideal for the free-spirited traveler who values beach, casual appealing surroundings, and relaxation, this playful hotel is truly a tropical paradise! Three restaurants offer five dining options including an International buffet, Grill Steakhouse, Mexican, Asian, and tasty snacks. The active traveler will always have something to do! There are two tennis courts on-site, pool volleyball, windsurfing, body boards, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba lesson in the pool - the fun never stops! The staff at Riu Playacar is outstanding, catering to guests' every need. Just lie down, relax, and enjoy the warm weather and stunning atmosphere of Playa del Carmen. Guests staying at Riu Playacar have exchange privileges with Riu Tequila and Riu Yucatán (dinner dining excluded). Be sure to explore all these hotels have to offer!
“We had a very nice time and everyone was very nice, travel to and from the airport was good.”
- Ronna ~ Virginia Beach, VA
“We enjoyed ourselves, as usual!!!”
- Tim ~ Gansevoort, NY
“Our vacation was wonderful. We will book again next year. Service was excellent and Food was great.”
- Gary ~ Decatur, IL
“Very, very good trip. Lots of beach.”
- Bob ~ Warrensburg, IL
“The trip was excellent. Beautiful and clean beach and everyone friendly and helpful.”
- Thomas ~ Charlestown, MA
“Very good experience, thank you! Awesome beach and very nice pool, too.”
- Wilfried ~ Westfield, MA
“I would recommend this hotel to all my friends. The best all inclusive I've been to. Plan on going back soon.”
- Loretta ~ Linneus, MO
“Best all inclusive food and drink I've been to. Excellent service, everything very clean and everyone very friendly.”
- Jamie ~ Marshall, MO
“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. ”
- Roy ~ Slater, MO
“First time and we loved it and will go back again! The beach was the best - aswesome, so blue and clear!!!”
- Odette ~ Schaumburg, IL
“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.”
- Tim ~ Gansevoort, NY
“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.”
- Karen ~ Virgina Beach, VA
“Wonderful - this is the 2nd time we've been there & will probably go again”
- E A ~ Denver, CO
“The Staff couldn't have been more friendly or professional. The beach was beautiful and we would go back in a hearbeat!”
- David ~ Cincinnati, OH
“We enjoyed everything about our vacations . Everything went as planned.”
- Douglas L ~ Ft. Worth, TX
“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.”
- Robin ~ Austin, TX
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Description

A smaller, more intimate resort, Riu Playacar offers pastel colored villa-style blocks of rooms immersed in tropical gardens. This resort is colorfully decorated with tropical treasures of the Caribbean, including hand painted murals of birds and banana trees. Ideal for the free-spirited traveler who values beach, casual appealing surroundings, and relaxation, this playful hotel is truly a tropical paradise!

Three restaurants offer five dining options including an International buffet, Grill Steakhouse, Mexican, Asian, and tasty snacks. The active traveler will always have something to do! There are two tennis courts on-site, pool volleyball, windsurfing, body boards, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba lesson in the pool - the fun never stops!

The staff at Riu Playacar is outstanding, catering to guests' every need. Just lie down, relax, and enjoy the warm weather and stunning atmosphere of Playa del Carmen. Guests staying at Riu Playacar have exchange privileges with Riu Tequila and Riu Yucatán (dinner dining excluded). Be sure to explore all these hotels have to offer!

Location

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

Facilities

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.

Water Sports On Site:
  •  Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
  •  Scuba: Additional Charge
  •  Snorkeling: Complimentary
  •  Paddle Boats: Complimentary
  •  JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
  •  Waterskiing: Additional Charge
  •  Wind Surf: Complimentary

Other Sports Available:
  •  Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
  •  Jogging Trail: Complimentary

Health Club / Spa:
  •  Aerobics: Complimentary
  •  Jacuzzi: Complimentary
  •  Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary

Details

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  

Restrictions

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).

Children's Programs

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 45 reviews)


Bryant ~ Woodbury, MN

Pool: Very dated. Small space.
Beach: Amazing. 9 rows of palm trees provide great shade.
Food/Drink: Lunch and snacks was very limited and quality was very low. All other meals were good
Entertainment: M. Jackson was amazing. Mariachi was good. Circus night was average.
Accommodations: Clean. Nothing exceptional.
Service: Great staff...keep them happy and well paid.
Overall: I would recommnd.

Thomas ~ Charlestown, MA

Pool: Always clean
Beach: some seaweed this year but ok
Food/Drink: average
Accommodations: rooms are tired but comfortable

Mary ~ Westbury, NY

Pool: nice
Beach: beatiful
Food/Drink: modest, good for the price
Entertainment: fairly good
Accommodations: simple, pretty and clean
Service: escelent
Overall: satisfied

Thomas ~ Charlestown, MA

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 ~ Virginia Beach, VA

'We had a very nice time and everyone was very nice, travel to and from the airport was good.'

Food/Drink: food was plentiful

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