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This Playa del Carmen hotel is part of the Riviera Maya’s Playacar complex, 1.5 kilometers from the Xaman Ha Aviary and 4.3 kilometers from Xcaret Eco Theme Park.
At this all-inclusive property meals and beverages at on-site restaurants and bars, taxes, and gratuities are included in room rates. Recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. There may be charges for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Family-friendly Riu Tequila All Inclusive has a marina, conference center, two outdoor pools, a children's pool, a tennis court, and a sauna. Riu Tequila All Inclusive has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a nightclub, and a poolside bar. Guest parking is complimentary. Guests can take advantage of 90 minutes complimentary wireless internet in the lobby. High-speed wired Internet access is available throughout the hotel at a surcharge.
Amenities featured in guestrooms include air conditioning, climate control, fireplaces, minibars, and complimentary bottled water. Wireless Internet access is available (surcharge). In-room safes accommodate laptops. Bathrooms provide hair dryers.
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Still small enough to explore on foot, Playa del Carmen has a relaxed, yet cosmopolitan feel, with a variety of hotels, shops, and restaurants ranging from causal to upscale. European-style sunbathing is common on beaches. Playa is a popular jumping-off point for day trips to Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Tulum, and other peninsula attractions, and a passenger ferry makes frequent runs to Cozumel.see all hotels in Playa del Carmen
"One of the best hotels I have stayed at."
We stayed here from the 15th August till 23rd August 2013. I really cannot find fault with anything at the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel,good for families with kids ."
We spend a week at Riu and we had a most wonderful time. It is close to the beach.The food was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for the price!"
If you don't mind walking (or riding a golf cart) 300 yards to the beach, this place is great. It's not a five star resort, but for the price it's excellent. I was with a group of six. We tried the steakhouse and asian restaurants. They were both very good. We were split evenly about which was better. The food on the buffets were good (not great). There […] is a very large selection, so everyone found something they liked. We discovered that if you sit close to the lobby in the buffet, you can receive the free Wi-fi signal. This was especially nice in the mornings while we were waiting on all of our party to arrive and eat. The grounds were well maintained. The staff was helpful and very friendly. The rooms were nicer than I expected. There was also a liquor dispenser. The fridge had water, soft drinks a four Dos Equis Lagers. They are stocked every other day, but if you ask they will gladly give you more drinks. The bars only served Dos Equis, but that was fine with me. I read some reviews that claimed the drinks were weak. We didn't find that to be the case. The pool was nice, but seemed a little dirty. There were a lot of lounge chairs around the pool, but everyone layed out towels early to reserve them. I would recommend using the pools in the Yucatan and Playacar resorts. They are on the beach and you can eat and use all the facilities at those resorts. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Week long family vacation."
We just got back from our vacation at the Riu Tequila. My family and I had a wonderful time. The hotel was beautiful and the staff were AWESOME!!! I was amazed at how well they treated us and every guest we encountered. The entertainment staff was excellent, they worked all day and gave outstanding performances at night. That was another plus about […] this hotel; we enjoyed a different performance each night. The stroll to the beach only takes a couple minutes or you can take the shuttle which my son loved to take. My family and I would definitely return, no complaints here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Friendly and Beautiful"
Right from the start you are greeted with a smile. The customer service is excellent. This is out second RIU we have stayed. One was in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and this time at Playa Del Carmen, MX. Really enjoy staying at this Hotel. Everyday there's a variety of food to satisfy any person's desire. Everything is so clean and tidy. The environment alone […] is beautiful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
very nice hotel with a lot of food and drink, all for free.Beach is 5 minutes walk from the resort and they have a shuttle.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great family vacation"
We had a great time at the Riu Tequila. The accomodations were great, we had a junior suite. The resort was nice, the food was fanastic, there was something for everyone and even the pickiest eaters. The pools were great, although, difficult to get a close seat because people would save seats with towels all day. The beach was gorgeous and there were […] more than enough chairs to accomodate the people staying at the hotel. There is a golf cart that runs every ten minutes to take people to the beach, but the walk is a nice 5-10 minute walk depending on individual. During the day there are beach and pool activities for everyone.The entertainment in the evening was great! There is a kids show every night and then family show afterwards with interactive audience participation. The staff was nice. There is also a sports bar on site with pool tables, foosball, airhockey, a few video games, computers for internet. Overall a great family resort. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"We will definitely be back!"
Relaxing, a true vacation after a very long winter in the medical field in Colorado. Staff and entertainment team caring and superb.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Had a great stay!"
Rooms were comfortable, staff was friendly and helpful, and the food was very good. The steak house wasn't worth getting up early for the reservation need to go there. That was the only complaint. We were very happy with everything else. I would recommend a stay at the Riu Tequila.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great time had by all"
Outstanding all inclusive experience. The Staff was top notch especially the entertainment folks. The food was good and the facility and tropical setting was very nice. Would definitely stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Family or couple! It's fun either way! Done both!"
The people are just friendly and always there to help. Service all around was great!!!! The shows are also very entertaining.Genuine Expedia guest review
"When can I return to the Tequila?"
Keeping in mind that the meals are served in buffet style, with a steak house and a Asian restaurant in addition, the meals have an outstanding array of different foods to suit the many backgrounds of people staying at the Tequila. The hotel grounds are beautiful and hotel staff is beyond friendly. You have the ability to use the beaches of the RIU […] Playacar and the RIU Yucatan, to include lunches and drinks. A shuttle is there to take you from the Tequila to the Yucatan on a continious cycle. I have stayed at the Tequila 12 times and will return as often as possible. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"family hotel in the jungle"
We got a free upgrade to a suite with Expedia. The room was great and had a balcony overlooking the jungle. The beach was across the street with a shuttle. The food was excellent. To get the restaurants at night you have to go downstairs at 7 am and reserve them, which we didn't find convenient. The shows were fun. The service was ok, but we've had […] better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for Maya Riviera activities"
We loved the Riu Tequila. It is a lovely hotel: grounds, lobby, rooms, swimming pool, and the restaurants. The short walk to the beach was not a problem and it was also a short walk to Playa del Carmen and the ferry to Cozumel. We enjoyed the night entertainment. Although we did not try snorkeling, the body surfing in the warm ocean was great. We […] used it as a central location to go on day trips to Cozumel, Coba, and Selvatica Park. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great food, great service, having to make arrangements for anything to do is a downfall. Standard drinks were pretty good, would like more beer choices. Room was always clean and overall very nice. I would recommend this place if you are looking for an all-inclusive. It is off the beach but it is within very close walking distance, and you can eat and […] drink at the sister resort right at the beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for families"
We had very good experience with Riu Tequila. Nice hotel, very good and helpful staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best resort in Playa del Carmen"
Very nice resort!The food was very good!Beach is 5 min walk bud wonderfull.We are will be come back ther.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for families"
It is a very nice hotel. It's not in front of the beach, but you get there in a five minutes walk or you can get there driven in a golf cart. Kids enjoy ALL the activities, they have always something to do. Food is great. The only bad thing, is that people smoke a lot.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for experiencing the Mexican culture!"
Everthing was wonderful! The location was extremely safe and the proximity to playa del Carmen was a real plus! We absolutely will return!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel, will definitely be back."
Clean room, very friendly staff. Excellent relaxing vacation. A short 5 minute walk to the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for families"
The hotel staff were all very friendly and the grounds are kept up beautifully.Genuine Expedia guest review
THIS IS MY 3 STAY AT RIU HOTELS AND THE STANDARD IS GOOD FOOD AND DRINKS NICE POOL. THIS LOCATION IS WALKING TO THE BEACH ONLY IF YOU DONT CARE FOR THE BEACH YOU WILL LOVE THIS RIU STAFF FANTASICGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel"
Great hotel, nice food, excellent service, friendly staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for a family."
We had a wonderful experience at the RIU Tequilla. The staff were wonderful, the rooms were spotless and everyone was really friendly. This is a wonderful place to stay, especially for families.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Will keep going back."
This is our 2nd stay at the RIU Tequila an that says a lot in itself. The staff is friendly and go out of their way to may your stay pleasant. The activities are fun and the food is better than most inclusives we have stayed at (and we have stayed at many). The area is safe and a short $8 US drive to center of 5th Ave to shop. N,o its not directly on […] the beach, but who cares?? The covered walk is across the street directly to the beach or take the golf cart guy. You have access to food and drive at the beach resort. The nightly shows are the best we ave seen and the dance club is lively. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel, for families and couples."
Great hotel, for families and couples. Food was excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"All around great stay!!!"
All the staff are very friendly, always say hello and go out of their way to make you feel at home. The rooms are very clean, and well maintained. The bartenders are great be sure to say hello to Rosie and Nancy at the pool bar, they are both great!!! The walk to the beach is not a big deal at all, just a few minutes and you are there. The beach is […] beautiful, we never had a problem with getting a lounger no matter what time we got there. The food was good. The steak at the steak house was great, very tender and cooked just right. The buffet had so many choices that no one should go away hungry. We would recommend this resort to everyone, there were singles, couples, and families all there and everyone was having a good time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fabulous hotel, fabulous staff, fabulous location!"
We can't say enough good things about the Riu hotels and our stay in Playa del Carmen. The resort was beautiful, well maintained and we never felt crowded. The food was awesome and the service was even better. Staying at the Riu Tequila, we had a short walk down a paved path under the trees down to the beach. Once at the beach, we had privileges at […] the Riu Yuccatan, so we were able to get drinks or something to eat on the beach. The hotel provided entertainment each night as well as speciality restaurants. You could do as little or as much as you'd like. We like active vacations and booked a snorkleing tour to Akumal through the hotel. The excursion went very smoothly, delivered on its claims and with excellent tour guides. We had the time of our life cave snorkeling with Underwater Technical World. We will definitely be back for our anniversary next year! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"GREAT HOTEL WITH FABULOUS FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT"
Riu Tequila was an extremely nice hotel with the most amazing food! The entertainment day or night, sun or rain was unbelieveable. The front desk staff was ALWAYS willing to help. I was assisted in having a flat tire on the rental car changed by a staff member. I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Overall a great hotel"
This is the second time I have stayed at one of the RIU hotels and it absolutely did not disappoint!! Some reviews mention the walk to beach but it is really just a block away!! And the shuttle runs constantly for those that don't want to walk. Food was great as always....... And the entertainment crew was wonderful!!! Also I had no problem accessing […] the fitness center at the yucatan at all. Overall this is a great place to stay! I WILL stay at this hotel again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"What a great place!"
We enjoyed Riu Montego Bay so much in Jamaica, that we decided to just keep trying Riu's! It doesn't disappoint. The Riu Tequila was our favorite of the 4 that are in the same location, because it is so laid back. The Riu across the street on the beach always has crazy loud obnoxious music playing at the pool, but the tequila is totally quiet and relaxed. […] The food is great, and the bar service is usually excellent! The only bad thing I could say about the entire place is that the coffee is awful, and as a person that LOVES coffee, it took some getting used to. But hey, for such an amazing experience, I guess I'll sacrifice the coffee :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
i absolutely loved the entertainment staff, the food was excellent , wonderfulGenuine Expedia guest review
Very friendly staff. The food was excellent. Everything is always clean. There is always a wide variety of fruits.Genuine Expedia guest review
Amazing Hotel! Amazing Staff! Amazing Experience!!! I would highly recommend this resortl!!! Our experience was wonderful. The staff was wonderful and always so friendly! The location was AWESOME! The resort itself was great! We really enjoyed the option of being able to visit the other Riu Partner Resorts!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Would Go Back"
The hotel was very nice and I rated it accordingly. Please note there are a number of Rui hotels at this location and you may be upgraded on arrival to a different (but nicer) hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful property and grounds Visited"
We loved the Riu Tequila!!! It was the perfect resort for my family. While we were there we went to visit the other Riu resorts close by, and we were so glad that we had picked Riu Tequila because it was our favotirte, by far. Excellent staff and the property is absolutely beautiful. We visited Christmas 2011 from Dec. 19th-29th. It was very nice being […] there for Christmas and the Christmas Eve dinner was exceptional. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great family hotel and service"
Great hotel, great service/staff. Good food, good location. Highly recommend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We very much enjoyed our visit to the Riu Tequila. The rooms and common areas were exceptionally clean and well kept. The food was great and the service even better.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great trip overall. Do excursions while you're out there, the Cenotes caves, ziplining, and Tulum ruins are amazing! Totally better than CancunGenuine Expedia guest review
I like really much the service and the condition in the hotel, the food was excellent for any taste.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Vacationing with Family and Friends"
My wife and I first experienced vacationing at Riu Resorts last year at Los Cabos. It was a great experience and wanted to travel to a new location, but this year with family and friends. We stayed at Riu Tequila for 7 days and enjoyed every minute of our vacation. The adults had a good time and the kids had a wonderful time and were complaining of […] not being able to stay longer. Rooms were very comfortable, food was good, service staff were great, friendly and helpful. Riu entertainment staff did a decent job with entertainment during the day and evening shows were fun and entertaining. The beach was lovely and clean with plenty of beach chairs. The only place it was difficult to secure chairs was at the pools. People got up early to reserve chairs, which your are not allowed to do, but leave it to people to do whatever they want to do. Overall it was a great vacation and Riu will be one of our choices next time we are planning a vacation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No words to define the great service of this Hotel"
Service excelllent, food greatGenuine Expedia guest review
"My Family and I had an amazing time!!! Would go back in a heartbeat!!!!"
The staff was amazing!!!!! My family and I were treated with respect and waited on hand and foot by these people. Everyone from the cleaning to the BAR staff were so kind!! You got an odd ball here and there but nothing you can not overlook. The entertainment was also very good!!!! The staff at the swim up bar was my favorite, Marbis and Avimael were […] the BEST and always had a drink ready for you even the last couple of days that the hotel was a maximum capacity!!! The beds were a little hard and the room had a damp smell to it, it was raining several days, hot and humid probable the contributing factor!!! I would defenitaly recommend this for family and singals alike!!! The daily activities were awesome the staff alaways had something going on!!!! The food was really good especially the steakhouse one of the best ribeye steak I had in my life!!!! Try this place, you will not be dissapointed. 6 dollar cab ride to shopping areas and ferry or a 10-15 walk through the complex to get there. Security was great aswell!!!! Never felt threatened by voilance in Mexico!!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Although it is not on the beach, it is within walking distance or you can hop on the golf cart that goes back and forth to the beach and hotel lobby every 5 minutes all day. The food was great. The asian restaurant was excellent (also included, along with the mexican and steak house). We expect to return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel, good food. Nice place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"GREAT TIME at RIU TEQUILA!!!!"
We just got back from our stay at Riu Tequila, overall it was a GREAT family trip! We were very impressed with the food, the only downfall is if you are not an early bird like me, it may be hard to get reservations as the lines begin at 6:45 am in the Lobby. The staff all were great, rooms were cleaned daily and even a fun surprise left on the beds! We […] traveled here with 3 families and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for families!"
We traveled as a family of 11 people of all ages (6-56). We have visited the Riviera Maya several times before, this being our first stay at the RIU Tequila. It is a great value. The hotel and grounds are in great shape. The food was very good and the service was exceptional. We never saw a frown by any employee, ever!! We even requested more sand in […] the volleyball pit, and withing 24 hours, it was done. The pools were always clean. The RIU has the best beach we have seen on the Mayan coast. The rooms themselves were on the small side, but we did not go there to spend time in the room. They were clean and comfortable. We will be returning to the Riu next year, and expect to enlarge the number from our family going. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Would very much like to go again."
There are five Riu Hotels in Playa Del Carmen. In the Riu Tequila price range, I consider that the Riu Yucatan is better located than the Riu Tequila because it is directly on the beach. An additional advantage was that I could eat in any of the three Riu that I choose. I was very impressed by the service at the restaurants; sometimes the chef would […] bring us special food ( lobster, srimps, salmon, etc. ) outside the ordinary menu available. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A real value in a safe and friendly environment."
Our stay at Riu Tequila was outstanding! The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. This statement does not do justice to how wonderful the bartenders, waiters, other food service people, housekeeping, beach staff, and front desk were. The "Entertainment People" were present to get us involved without being pushy, and the activities were varied […] and plentiful.The food was a highlight!. The buffet was huge and had a varied menu which changed daily. The other restaurants were also very good. Having access to the other two resorts was a great benefit. We spent a lot of time at the beach, where it was clean and spacious. Each evening, the beach was raked and the chairs neatly aligned for the next day. The walk to the beach was a very pleasant stroll under a canopy of trellis and shade trees. We felt very safe during our stay. Our only minor negatives were that the bedding( linens) could have been upgraded a bit, and even though the liquor was plentiful, the top shelf was not available. But for the price, these were minor issues. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Can't Wait to Go Back"
I was very impressed with the hotel from the time we arrived until we departed. The service was fantastic, the rooms were very clean, the grounds and pool were exceptionally clean. The food was very good and plentiful and all the staff worked very hard to make our stay enjoyable.Genuine Expedia guest review
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