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Get an overview of this hotelAll-Inclusive beachfront resort in Playacar complex

Playa del Carmen

Beachfront resort completely refurbished in Summer 2013 located in the heart of Playacar complex and 2 miles away from Playa del Carmen downtown.

All-Inclusive Resort with Exclusive Exchange Privileges

Enjoy our sister properties' facilities within the Playacar complex. Restaurants and bars, non-motorized water-sports equipment, daily activities, and nightly entertainment are all included in the room rate. A kids club at Riu Yucatan offers supervised activities for ages 4-12.

Liquor dispensers

Hacienda-style guestrooms at this Playacar Rui resort have balconies or patios, replenished minibars and liquor dispensers, and TVs with cable. Other amenities include air conditioning and ceiling fans.

Renovations & Closures

During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities

Not included

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

Hotel Amenities

This All-Inclusive resort is part of the Playacar resorts complex and is located within 3 km (2 mi) of the Playacar Golf Course and downtown Playa del Carmen. Guests have exchange privileges at Riu Playacar and Riu Tequila, including complimentary entrance to and drinks at La Piñata (a nightclub at Riu Tequila). The Riu Yucatan has 3 outdoor pools, a children's pool, sauna, fitness equipment, and several dining options on site. Guests can take advantage of 90 minutes complimentary wireless Internet in the lobby. Additional Internet access is available throughout the hotel at a surcharge. The 10,591 square feet (983 square meters) of conference and meeting rooms are available for reservation, and wedding services and packages are available. Spa services and shopping are also available on site.

Daytime activities are offered for younger guests age 4-12, and a separate set of activities cater to adult guests. Live music and evening entertainment is offered daily.

Just outside the entrance to the resort is Mexican Street, where guests will find a fitness center, a medical center, jewelry shops, a photo studio and lab. Roundtrip airport shuttles are available to guests at a surcharge (advance notice required).

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Children's club 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10591 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 953 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 507 
  • Wedding services 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Children's club (free)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
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Where to Eat

La Hacienda - Main restaurant with terrace seating. Buffet and cook-to-order menu. Theme dinners twice a week. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Reservation is not required for dinner.

Sicilia - Italian restaurant. Dinner. Reservations required.

La Margarita - Poolside restaurant and snack bar. Buffet lunch.

Shanghai - À la carte Asian cuisine. Buffet-style dinner. Reservations required.

La Piñata - Nightclub, offering dancing and drinks.

Mezcal - Poolside bar.

Tequila - Poolside bar.

Cozumel - Swim-up bar.

Tulum - Poolside and swim-up bar.

El Templo - Lounge.

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Nearby Things to Do

The majority of on-site recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

Guests of the Riu Yucatan receive one complimentary introductory scuba lesson in the pool. On-site recreational opportunities include an outdoor pool with an island and spa tub, children's pool, and fitness equipment. Water sports equipment includes catamarans, windsurfers, and kayaks.

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

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Kayaking 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 
  • Ecotours nearby 
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Spa Services

  • Facial treatments 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Massages 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body treatments 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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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