Mazatlan

Riu Emerald Bay


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All Inclusive    

2018 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 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts)
Family: Kids 12 & under Stay and Eat Free (valid 1/02-4/30/18).

True to the RIU tradition, guests can expect exceptional dining, friendly service, comfortable accommodations and exciting entertainment at the fabulous Riu Emerald Bay. The charm of Mazatlan is nearby, with world-class fishing, fantastic golf courses, and excellent dining.

This family-friendly resort has many activities and excitement for kids. Children will enjoy their very own swimming pool and playground. RiuLand Mini-Club has numerous children's activities. Adults can relax with a refreshing treatment at Renova Spa or lounge with a tropical drink at the swim-up bar. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

Dining choices include buffet, Asian, Mexican, and Italian. A full American breakfast buffet, on-the-spot cooking stations, and a continental breakfast are available in the morning. A wide selection of pizzas, pastas, salads, and hot and cold buffets are served for lunch. Unlimited domestic drinks are included, as well as a stocked minibar and liquor dispenser in each room.

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HOTEL LOCATION
The hotel is 7.5 miles (12 kms) to town and 20 miles (32 kms) from General Rafael Bue lna International Airport (MZT).
Address: Calzada Camarón Sábalo Cuartel 25,
Colonia Cerritos, Mazatlan
SIN

MX
Fax: 610-359-6625
Website Address: www.riu.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 3

Swim up bar and a children' pool with slide
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Riu Emerald Bay, a beautiful & recreational hotel where you can delight in luxury & a ccommodations that have characterized RIU along with first-class service. The Riu Emerald features four retaurants, five bars, spa and disco. Beach:
Total Rooms: 716
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JR STE OCEAN VIEW ADULTS ONLY
Other Amenities -
SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW ROOM
Other Amenities -
STANDARD PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW
2 story strandard, 2 sofa beds on 1st floor, King on second floor, Balcony or terrace, Partial ocean-view, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite TV on each floor, Bathroom on each floor, Bathtub, Shower, Double sink, Vanity mirror, Amenities kit
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SUITE OCEAN VIEW W/JACUZZI
King bed, Ocean-view, Balcony or terrace with jacuzzi, Split-level living room with sofa (no sofa bed), Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, In-room safe, Walk-in closet, Hydromassage bathtub, Shower cabin, Bidet, Vanity mirror, Amenities kit.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW FAMILY
King and 1 double, Slightly larger that the Standard Room, Balcony or terrace, Ocean-view, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, In-room safe, Bathtub, Shower, Double Sink, Vanity mirror, Hairdryer, Amenities kit, Iron/ironing board.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JR STE OCEAN VIEW ADULTS ONLY
King bed, Larger balcony or terrace, Ocean-view, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, In-room safe, Bathtub, Shower, Vanity mirror, Hairdryer, Amenities kit, Iron/ironing board.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
King bed, Larger balcony or terrace, Ocean-view, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, In-room safe, Bathtub, Shower, Vanity mirror, Hairdryer, Amenities kit, Iron/ironing board.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW ROOM
King or 2 doubles, Balcony or terrace, Ceiling fan, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, In-room safe, Bathtub, Shower, Vanity mirror, Double sink, Amenities kit, Iron/ironing board, Hairdryer.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD ROOM
King or 2 doubles, Balcony or terrace, Ceiling fan, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, In-room safe, Bathtub, Shower, Vanity mirror, Double sink, Amenities kit, Iron/ironing board, Hairdryer
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
Riu Emerald Bay features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Four Restaurants/Five Bars
There are 9 Restaurants at Riu Emerald Bay:
El Estero - Lounge bar
Las Tres Islas - Buffet restaurant and live cooking stations. Special evenings with themed buffet 3 times a week
La Plaza - Bar
El Cerro - Lobby bar
Tabasco - Mexican restaurant, buffet starters and dessert
Playa Bruja - Poolside bar/swim-up bar
Las Gaviotas - Italian buffet restaurant
Sports Bar - Open 24 hours
Bamboo - Asian restaurant, buffet starters and dessert
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Disco, Liive Music, Live Shows
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Daytime entertainment program for children at RiuLand (daily)
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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135 Recommend
135 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Emerald Bay to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great time for a great price!
Mike6572,
Tue Sep 18 12:52:11 EDT 2018
We first went to RIU Emerald Bay late October of 2015, then the same time in 2016, 2017, and will be back Nov 2 2018! I am writing this review to counter some of the other reviews in here that have been negative to the point that they are laughable! Some criticism is good but I will sum up why we have come back to the RIU since 2015. - First and foremost, you cant beat the price for All-Inclusive. You can book other hotels in Mazatlan for $2-300 less per person but they are not All Inclusive. Even if you only eat breakfast, lunch and drinks at night here, you still can go out for dinners or see the town and STILL come out ahead! -Food is really good! I dont understand where some of these reviews came from about the food! Breakfasts have everything from fruits, mexican food, omelettes, bacon (although it goes fast!), donuts, pastries, yogurts, cereals etc etc. Lunches have great mexican fare, pizzas, so so hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, pasta etc. Dinners have tons of options, again, great mexican food, fish, seafood, soups, salads, western style food, and on and on. you can really try something different everyday and not repeat for a week! You will get tired of the food if you only eat burgers, hot dogs, fries and chicken nuggets! The a la carte restaurants are good, only been to the mexican and asian ones once and had no complaints, just found the buffet food as good. We also got our reservations around 9AM. - The pools do get busy but the Eastern one stays not too bad. Friends of ours like the pool bar but we seldom go. They do get crazy when we are there and with kids around since we go in November when there are a lot of local visitors during the weekend, which is great, but EVERYTHING is busy from Fri to Sun!lol - The rooms are good. They could use a little upgrading in places but nothing to whine about. We stayed in the jacuzzi suite last year and it was great! We never have had problems with the AC, never had problems with cleaning staff daily or our bar fridge being stocked every 2 days. You dont have to leave a tip but we always feel its the right thing to do. The beds are harder and the pillows arent the best but again-not worth whining about. - Elevators are not fun on the weekend especially and do take patience. They are not air conditioned but who cares-cool down in your room, the pool or the ocean! lol - The bars were good with great people working them! The purple lounge at the lobby is warm but the staff are awesome. Jose and Rango are great bartenders and keep a person entertained! The bar beside the pool is great for evenings and hopefully you get Eduardo as your bartender, he is great as well! The shows are not big production like but are better for families and kids. Only went to the disco once, fun but super packed! The sports bar is the coldest for AC and is lacking on big TVs if you are actually there to watch sports. The pool tables cost money and are in OK shape. The snacks in the Sports bar are not great at all! We would grab the sandwiches when we were off fishing for sustenance....and thats all I will say about that! - The staff have always been nothing short of professional to me and my wife from cleaning staff, front desk, to the bartenders and waiters. They are always cleaning and the hotel reflects that. There are some wear and tear spots here and there but you have to really be that person to make it an issue! You do not have to tip but we always tipped the room cleaning, the guy who fills the room fridge every 2 days (put a note with what you want and a tip, you will get it!), the waiter at breakfast, and the bartenders every couple of drinks. It didnt add up to alot for us by the end of the trip but we know it means alot to them, its about respect for a great job done! -We love the security and never have had issues with thefts or anything. Centro and the Golden Zone are a little distance away but the Hotel posts rates for the pulmonias and the trucks if you have more than 4 people in your party. It doesnt cost alot. -My Lionsos down the beach is really good for seafood, Roys at the strip mall up there is great too. We always go to the beach up there around 11 to get fresh oysters coming out of the water....dont be taken aback by the little dirt floor eateries up there- the seafood is as fresh as you are going to get, it comes off the boats right there! I hope this helps whoever is thinking of heading to the RIU Emerald Bay. We have always had a great time with great people their and will continue doing so! Peace!

Really good hotel for all inclusive vacation in Mexico
tsahar482, Canada
Mon Sep 17 16:56:22 EDT 2018
This hotel accommodated our family of five. We cake to this hotel eight years ago was a couple when it first opened up. We were very impressed and had a great vacation. We looked at other locations in Mexico when we were booking a vacation as a family of five. They couldn’t accommodate a family of five at the other other locations we were looking at, so we decided to come back to the same location. We really had a great time. The kids were entertained and happy with the food and activities available. Our room was great and we were so happy they put us in one room. This was the perfect end to our incredibly long winter.

A beautiful place to stay!
Elaine S,
Thu Aug 09 14:17:37 EDT 2018
The rooms are beautiful, each one with an ocean view! Beds are comfortable, and the food and drinks in all of the restaurants and buffets are great! There is always a huge selection of pasta's, seafood, meats and sides, in the buffets, and the restaurants also offer wonderful meals! The bars and lounges have great cocktails and drinks! There is one bartender in the Sports Bar that makes the Absolute Best Caesar ever! None of the other bartenders in any of the other areas can even come close to his Caesars. We had a wonderful time there. The only complaint we had is it is so far from the Golden Zone, and the downtown of Mazatlan. If you've been to Mexico before, and know how to use the bus system, it's great, for only a few pesos you can take the bus to the Golden Zone, or take a taxi. This is a great place to stay, and I'd stay there again, anytime!

Beautiful hotel
T6316ZWmich, Winnipeg, Canada
Tue Aug 07 10:17:36 EDT 2018
Stayed here in March 2018. The hotel is spotless. If there was a spot on a window, someone was cleaning it. There were even a couple of times I checked to see if there was even a glass there. The rooms are very nice & spacious. All rooms are ocean view from what we saw. The fridge was stocked daily & there is a liquor dispenser in the room. The staff is very friendly. At this time, names elude me, but some terrific buffet staff. The young men working poolside work hard cleaning chairs, etc. They were so grateful when we offered them a tip. The food was very good. If you go hungry here, there may be a problem. Pleanty of fruits & vegetables/salads. Pizza, fries & burgers for those who like to play it safe. I'm not usually a chicken nugget person, but these are awesome. The drinks were good. The bars by the theatre were always busy. Bartenders there rarely leave your glass get empty. There is a book/magazine exchange cart poolside. Very nice idea since that is usually when you are looking for something to read. The pools aren't that big, but the one was never very busy. It was a very enjoyable trip. We did get a good deal at that time. We will definitely return at that price.

Fantastic Hotel
seanperry2016, Houston, Texas
Mon Aug 06 13:58:47 EDT 2018
This is by far one of the nicest hotels in Mazatlan. The service was great, food was very good and the location is close enough to town. The beach area is huge and the pools are wonderful. Highly recommend this hotel.



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