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Get an overview of this hotelRiviera Maya family-friendly hotel, near golf and Playa del Carmen

Adjacent to beach

This Yucatan resort is located just off the beach and within the Playacar complex on the Riviera Maya.

Pool, nightclub

Riu Tequila offers a conference center, and a nightclub. Family-friendly amenities include children's pool and club, a playground, and supervised entertainment activities for children.

Terrace or balcony

Each of the 664 guestrooms at Riu Tequila features a private terrace or balcony, and a minibar and liquor dispenser.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

Activities and facilities/equipment

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Motorized water sports
  • Personal motorized watercraft
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball


  • Aerobics

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Hotel Amenities

This village-style, All-Inclusive resort is part of the Playacar complex of resorts and is located within 3 km (2 mi) of the ferry to Cozumel and downtown Playa del Carmen. The beach is 800 m (.5 mi) away, accessed by a garden path or complimentary shuttle. Beach/pool umbrellas are available around the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Lush gardens surround Riu Tequila, and an 18-hole golf course is adjacent. The resort includes a children's pool and playground, and a sauna. A conference center is also available. The resort has fitness facilities, beauty services, body treatments, and massage treatments available. Guests can take advantage of 90 minutes complimentary wireless Internet access in the lobby. An arcade/game room is onsite.

Just outside the resort is Mexican Street, home to a fitness center, medical center, jewelry shops, and photo studio and lab (surcharges). Guests have exchange privileges for the recreational amenities and restaurants at Riu Yucatan on Mexican Street and Riu Playacar.

  • Marina on site 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Children's pool 
  • Sauna 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Nightclub 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 664 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Conference space 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Health club 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Conference center 
  • Shopping on site 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Fireplace 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Climate control 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Jalisco - Main restaurant with a terrace. Buffet and cook-to-order menu. Theme dinners twice a week. Reservations required.

Bamboo - An Asian restaurant. A la carte menu.

Grill and Steakhouse - A poolside restaurant. Reservations required.

La Lupita - A poolside restaurant and snack bar.

Mexican - A poolside restaurant.

Beach Club - A beach restaurant and snack bar.

La Piñata - Night club. Entrance and drinks included. Open every night.

Maguey Lounge - A lobby bar.

El Kiosco - A pavilion bar.

Sports bar - Serving snacks and beverages 24 hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests at the Riu Tequila receive one complimentary introductory scuba-diving lesson in a pool. On-site recreation includes two swimming pools (684 and 645 square meters; 818 and 771 square yards) with an artificial beach, a children's pool (16 square meters; 19 square yards), a spa tub, and a playground. The beach is 800 m (0.5 mi) from the hotel, and complimentary shuttle service is available. Windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling are among the many water sports included.

The 18-hole Playacar Golf Course (surcharge) is located 1 km (0.5 mi) from the resort. Riu Tequila guests receive recreational exchange privileges at Riu Playacar and Riu Yucatan. A complimentary fitness room is located on the village's Mexican Street.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Parasailing on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 

Spa Services

  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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