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Riu Playacar


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Exceptional Values!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

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!

Four restaurants include traditional Italian and Asian cuisine, and a steakhouse. The active traveler will always have something to do! With activities such as 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!

There have also been several renovations to the resort, including changes to both indoor and outdoor areas, refurbished guest rooms that evoke a modern touch, three new infinity pools that sit next to the beach, and a new children's pool with water slides and a redesigned mini-club. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

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HOTEL LOCATION
Hotel is 3 kms (2 miles) to Playa del Carmen and 35 miles (56 kms) to Cancun Internat ional Airport (CUN).
Address: Avenida Xaman-Ha, Manzana 6, Lote 6
Condominio Playacar, PLAYA DEL CARM
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Local Phone: +52-984-877-2300
Fax: 011-52-984-877-2310
Website Address: www.riucom
HOTEL 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: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Three pools and a children's pool with slides.
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
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
Spa: Additional Charge
HOTEL 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
HOTEL 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; From February to May each room must have a guest at least 21 years old to check in.
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD ROOM
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a full bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a stocked minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD CONNECTING ROOM
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Standard Room description.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
Room includes two double beds, a living room area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace. Additional features include a stocke minibar, a walk-in closet, a bathroom with a shower and bidet, and more.
2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW ROOM
Guestroom includes one king bed, a full bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace wiith ocean views. Room also includes a stocke minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Cribs available on request basis at no charge.
DINING
Riu Playacar features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-El Porche, Turquesa Restaurant
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Playacar:
Anana - Lobby bar
Turquesa - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse.
Traviata - Italian cuisine served a la carte. Open for dinner only.
Jade - Asian cuisine served a la carte. Open for dinner only.
The Palms - Restaurant with terrace.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Aerobics, Gym, 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
Entertainment program for ages of 4 to 12 years old several times a week. A children's pool with water slides and a re-designed miniclub is also available.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool

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2436 Recommend
2436 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Playacar to their friends and family



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Viva Mexico
nene184, London, United Kingdom
Tue Sep 19 15:35:20 EDT 2017
OMG l am only 6 days into my 14 day holiday and could not wait to write about this fabulous Hotel and Location. From the moment of arriving at the Hotel Lobby its been 5* all the way. The room is beautifully kept clean and beautifully presented and that standard has been maintained during my stay with a minibar replenished on a regular basis . The choice of food in the Buffet Restaurant you will be spoilt for choice. The added bonus of an Asian(Chinese and Sushi) Restaurant plus an Italian Restaurant and if thats doesnt suit your taste buds there is a Steak House and/or Mexican Restaurant which serves a 3 Course a la carte menu. **Delicious** Am l gushing well yes but it cant be helped. The staff from Reception,Restaurant ,Bar,Pool,Facilities, Gardening,Maintenance carry out there duties beyond the call and provide an excellent service they all really are an asset to the Rui Organisation. Well cant stop there for every holiday needs entertainment and this hotel has a real gem of a troupe. From early morning till late evening every day these guys and dolls give there all to keep a party atmosphere which is not easy when catering for a very varied age range but my goodness do they try. Every evening there is a live show and they have been tremendous. The head of entertainment and compare is Valentino omg he is funny to make people laugh in one language is hard enough and he does it in two. The whole troupe work well together and make each night a pleasure. So if you are planning a vacation as a couple, family or friends put Rui Playacar Mexico top of your list start saving your Pesos it is money well spent.. ps you also have the added bonus of the facilites of two other Rui Hotels just a few minutes walk down the way the Yucatan and the Tequilla. Before l say Adios Amigos if you read the 100 or so dislikes to this Resort ignore them my word is my honour 5* Hotel 10* Service. Got to go my Tequilla Sunrise is waiting...

Not as good as last year but still great
ryhopeman, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Tue Sep 19 10:43:01 EDT 2017
Drinks, staff, cleanliness,rooms and food still excellent, only letdown was the evening entertainment, certainly went slightly backward but otherwise excellent.All staff were extremely helpful and polite, only rude customers in the bars and on the beach made things embarrassing for the majority, customers taking cans of beer down onto the beach and demanding bags of ice and then left all the empty cans lying around, no regard to anyone.

Great holiday in Mexico
Jess B, Bolton, United Kingdom
Sun Sep 17 18:23:06 EDT 2017
This was our first time staying in Mexico and we loved it. The hotel is great and you cannot fault the staff who bend over backwards for you. I am a vegetarian and other than one lunch time there was always plenty of choice. The range of cocktails included on the all inclusive is amazing and the air con in the room is a life saver. The other great thing about this hotel is there are plenty of sunbeds on the beach and by the pool. There are a couple of things which meant it didn't quite get 5/5. - some of the items in the room (shower, lamps and around the mirror) are looking a bit rusty. We also had to call to get out shower fixed on the first day, which was fixed in a couple of hours. The USB plugin also didn't work - I know bugs/mosquitos is something you can't avoid however the bar in the evening it is hard to avoid being bitten as well as tiny bugs in the room. It felt like small citeronela candles at the bar or plug-ins in the room would have helped - there are lots of people selling cigars, jewlery etc. on the beach. With no attempt by the hotel to stop it, with it being a private hotel beach I wasn't expecting it or at least life guards to be moving them along. All in all it was a great hotel and by far the best all inclusive I've been to.

Another Awesome holiday!
Jackie123Verwood, Verwood
Sun Sep 17 07:14:12 EDT 2017
Just returned from another fabulous holiday at this hotel and can't say enough good things about it. We were in block 7 (as we requested) we had a super view of the glorious beach and pools. Thank you to Samuel for keeping our room pristine. Once again the food was plentiful, varied and of excellent quality. I cannot speak highly enough of the hotels staff from the cleaners, keeping everything spotlessly clean, to the bar staff, gardeners, waiters etc: they are all extremely hard working, take pride in what they are doing and happy at their work. The animation team do a fantastic job they are full of energy and enthusiasm (especially Fernando and Gabriel), it doesn't matter whether you are young or old, they include everybody; But there is no pressure if you don't want to take part. The only slight criticism I have is of some of the night entertainment shows, most were very good but a few were disappointing. My husband done a 'sky dive' (he still won't stop talking about it!) and he would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Alex from Scuba Caribe for organising it with 'Sky Dive Playa' in Playa Del Carmen, Michel the pilot and Igor, who dived with him. They were awesome!! And so is the video they took - well worth the money. Special thanks go to Jeronimo for serving us with drinks on the beach, Alberto (at the top bar) for once again making the best margarita's and the animation team, Fernando, Gabriel, Valantino, Jesus etc for keeping us all entertained.

A repeat vacation!
FIRMSPHANTOM, Windsor, Canada
Fri Sep 15 13:12:59 EDT 2017
Good food. Wonderful staff everywhere! The best beach to walk or play in, be careful as waves can get rough, stay near shore ,bonus it has a sandy bottom. A smaller resort There are no elevators and 3 floors so keep that in mind when booking. We've been twice in 14 months! A first for us. Good for couples and family's.



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