Riu Lupita

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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).

A brand well-known for their excellence in service, RIU Hotels & Resorts bring their all-inclusive vacation experience to beautiful Playa del Carmen with the 5-star Riu Lupita hotel. Set aside a beautiful stretch of private beach in the heart of Riviera Maya, this remarkable property has everything needed for the perfect getaway for friends, families, and couples.

There is always plenty to do at Riu Lupita. From laying out on the sun loungers beside the beach, to cooling off with a dip in the unique pool, there is something for everyone. Daily activities include windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, tennis, and much more. Plus, kids can enjoy the RiuLand club for kids, which features arts and crafts and a kids pool. Meanwhile, adults can relax in the Renova Spa , grab a drink at one of the bars, or enjoy a workout in the gym.

Explore the variety of culinary experiences that await at Riu Lupita. Authentic Mexican cuisine is served up daily at the Maria Bonita restaurant, while Dante offers classic Italian favorites. The Cozumel steakhouse restaurant features grilled favorites served by the beach. After dinner, the fun continues with outstanding nightly entertainment, including live music and access to the Pacha nightclub.

Each of the 300 guestrooms include great views from the private balcony or terrace, an in-room safe, and a minibar. Unique to Riu Hotels & Resorts, every room also features a liquor dispenser, among other elegant amenities.

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The hotel is 3 kms (2 miles) to Playa del Carmen, 55 kms (34 miles) to Cancun Interna tional Airport (CUN) and the nearest beach is 3.5 kilometers (2 miles) away.

Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Shopping Mall Nearby (1.2 miles)
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
A pool on the beach, a pool with a poolside bar, and a pool for children.
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Lighted Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
Health Club / Spa
Facials: Additional Charge
Surrounded by tropical gardens and a championship golf course, this property offers a relaxing atmosphere for friends, families, and couples. Just two miles away from a gorgeous beach (transportation provided), the Riu Lupita features three pools, a night club, a lavish spa, a club for kids, and 24-hour access to food and beverages. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Total Rooms: 300
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
ATM available in the hotel to withdraw Mexican Pesos. No US Dollar exchanged at the h otel.
Family room includes one king bed, a bunk bed for children, a comfortable bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace. This room also features an in-room safe, a minibar with a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a comfortable bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a minibar with a liquor dispenser, an in-room safe, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Riu Lupita features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Lupita:
Adelita - General restaurant with a terrace.
Tequila - Poolside bar/swim-up bar
Cozumel - Steak and grill restaurant located on the beach, next to Riu Palace Riviera Maya.
Dante - Italian restaurant open for dinner only.
Maria Bonita - Mexican specialty restaurant.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Table tennis, volleyball, basketball, tennis, multi-purpose sports area, windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, snorkeling, access to a spa and gym, and much more.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live nightly entertainment, shows at the stage, "Pacha" nightclub, and more.
"RiuLand" offers supervised, daytime entertainment program for children.
Applicable Ages: 4-12

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Holiday!
Sarah B,
Sun Jan 07 10:44:16 EST 2018
We had an amazing Christmas at Riu Lupita. The Animacion team are exceptional and worked tirelessly to keep everyone amused, there were plenty of activities, sports and games for all tastes. The staff were all very happy and friendly and always willing to help. Three pools, one small kids pool, quiet pool and main pool, we used the main pool which was great. We knew when we booked it that there would be a shuttle bus to the beach, that's why it's the cheaper of the hotels, it really wasn't a problem, you could hire bikes or walk, we enjoyed walking sometimes to get to know the local area. Loads of wildlife, coatis, agoutis, woodpeckers, deer, iguanas and terrapins at the hotel and neighbouring golf course. Food beautiful, so much on offer and enough variety even for me as a vegetarian and my husband who's vegan. We did lots of sightseeing locally, just jumped on the local collectivo minibuses and went to some great cenotes, absolutely stunning, unforgettable. This was a fab holiday and I thoroughly recommend the Lupita.

Good value for money
giannis180, Rhodes, Greece
Sun Jan 07 07:57:19 EST 2018
We came a group of 8 pax , we had a lovely week in that hotel , is all inclusive , the staff is very polite and friendly , buffet is descent . We got a very good price deal for a week with tui . I would recommend Riu hotels .

Disappointed, and some reviews are not right!
Wed Jan 03 05:20:50 EST 2018
Just came back. We spent entire week for Christmas and were really disappointed!! 1. Limited 2 Wifi access per each family. And NO WIFI in the room! You have to stay out of your room in order to use wifi! We have to use our own data in order to get connection in the room, and use hotspot for our kids even when outside of the room since only 2 WIFI connection are allowed. It really sucks and tells me how cheap hotel is. 2. You cannot use their sister hotels' facilities, even not allow you to use the pools. Some reviews said you can use. I guess you can try, if not caught. I saw some people with different colour wrist band were playing in their sister hotel pools ( especially the ones close to beach). But the real answer is NOT allowed. 3. The room smells. The smell of humidity stays and reminded me every time when I got in. What kind of hotel it is? 4 stars? Kidding me. 4. Far away from beach. Although every 30 minutes there are shuttle bus services, it takes 25 minutes to get there. The bus service stops after 6:45 PM, if you want to come back, yes, you need to take taxi. BTW, you have to carry your own towels and make sure bring them back. There are no exchange services. It depends on how many people take the bus, You may have to stand and hold the arms, carry towels, walk another 100-200 meters to the beach.... 5. The hotel swimming pool (seems only one is okay to use, although they said they have kids one) is really small, the same as the gym. Only one treadmill in the small room, they don't even have yoga mat. Plus another one machine which you can lift weights, one bike, another small machine... 6. The food is okay, not fancy. Only Thursday night ( I guess once every week?) plus the Christmas Eve, the food is better. No lobster, guaranteed. 7. Overall, this hotel sucks. Won't go back definitely. Another review said it is 3 stars at the most, cannot agree more. Hope you can find a better hotel and read more reviews before you book your trip.

Fabulous Christmas.
Chris K, Stockport, United Kingdom
Thu Dec 28 02:13:00 EST 2017
We have just got home from Riu Lupita and we wish we were still at this fabulous little hotel. We stayed in room 1515 which was very close to reception and the dining areas, just as we had requested before we arrived..The hotel is located in Playacar a gated community just south of Playa Del Carmen and we felt very safe with security for the whole area.We did go into town on 5th avenue and had no problems whatsoever with good bars and restaurants..We both agreed that the food on offer at the hotel was very good with Christmas eve dinner the highlight, with an extravaganza of foods and ice sculptures in the dining area.The rooms had everything we needed and a mattress topper supplied to make the bed a little softer. The cleaning staff were excellent with our room made up every day. Entertainment was on every night with all tastes catered for and the animation team always on hand for a chat or to answer any questions, Maya and Robert had lunch with us during our stay. .The beach club which is a short bus ride away was excellent and the sand so soft and white. We will certainly recommend this hotel to our friends and we will be back again, Thank you all for a memorable holiday....

Okay for the low cost.....but I wouldn’t go back
abusymomof3girls, Little Rock, Arkansas
Wed Dec 27 19:32:23 EST 2017
My husband and I took only our youngest daughter on a very last minute spring break trip and chose this place since it was an all inclusive resort. Plus we got a very good deal on Priceline! So I really shouldn’t complain.....but I will a little. Food wasn’t too good...rooms weren’t too nice. On the bright side, and on a more positive note - the best thing about this resort is the nightly shows and entertainment for kids and family. They were amazing. And the staff are all great! Those things made it very enjoyable. But the rooms made me feel a little sad and so did the food. But in their defense - you can only offer so much at that price. So it was only okay. One important note - the website mentions a “kids area” to check kids into if you want alone adult time (we never do this our daughter won’t leave our side) - but I still checked it was sad and pitiful. It’s a little brick building with a fence around it and a sweet staff person there with one of two kids and a small little water slide and dipping pool inside the fence. Not what we are used to seeing at resorts or other vacations that offer a “kids camp”. I would have never left our daughter even if she wanted to. Looked boring and rundown and not fun at all.

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