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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!

Three restaurants offer five dining options including an International buffet, Grill Steakhouse, Mexican, Asian, and tasty snacks. The active traveler will always have something to do! There are two tennis courts on-site, 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.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Set within the exclusive Playacar development near the 18-hole Playacar Golf Club, Riu Playacar is situated beachfront only 3km from the small town of Playa del Carmen. A commercial center with a Kawachi - Japanese restaurant. Reservations required.
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: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5     
The lovely outdoor fresh-water pool area features a comfortable poolside sun terrace with lounge chairs, sun-umbrellas and towel service, as well as a separate area for kids. Three new infinty pools are also available next to the beach.
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
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary.
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
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, Diners Club, American Express, nt program for child
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; during Mar-Apr each room must have one guest at least 21 years old to check in (May-Feb 18).
ROOM TYPES
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
Kitchen
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
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
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

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 2 Restaurants at Riu Playacar:
Turquesa Restaurant - A poolside grill and restaurant, the Turquesa offers cold and hot starters,meats, fish and snacks throughout the day, with special a la carte dinners during the evening (advance reservations for dinner are required). Men are required to wear long pants.
El Porche - The main dining room, offering delicious buffet meals and on-the-spot cooking. Sample one of the special theme buffets offered twice a week, or enjoy exclusive terrace seating overlooking the lovely landscaped grounds. There is a non-smoking area.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Aerobics, Gym, Two Floodlit Hard Surface Tennis Courts, 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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2177 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Playacar to their friends and family



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Quite a pleasant surprise!
larryg916, Gatineau, Canada
Wed Feb 10 12:23:47 EST 2016
Having already spent a vacation at the Riu Yucatan last year, I was more impressed this year with the Riu Playacar. The lobby and rooms are newly renovated, and the staff were extremely friendly. Normally, the Riu chain is not my first choice when I travel, but after seeing how much my wife and I enjoyed the experience, I am planning to return. More>

very hospitable! beautiful renovation
christina g, Dale City, Virginia
Tue Feb 09 09:20:16 EST 2016
We just got back from our four trip. We loved this resort. They just went through a renovation. The resort is gorgeous. Everyone is very friendly. Had a great time. We would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Mexico. More>

More caution with room
Yonluiszx,
Tue Feb 09 05:48:32 EST 2016
Ive stayed 4 days. The facilities are excelent. Client satisfaccion is good Food is acceptable The only thing, is about the room where i stayed, the pilows smelt like enclosed, and there was a little spaces with mold humidity. That was the only bad thing, the all others things were very good. I recommend this hotel. More>

Best staff in mexico
Stanner26, Stockport
Mon Feb 08 09:59:18 EST 2016
Just got back from the recently renovated riu playacar. It's new modern look is stylish the rooms are lovely airy and spacious. We stayed in one of the new blocks 7319 excellent room. The hotel is spotless The room is cleaned every day no faults with the maids or fridge man. Food is excellent always some where to eat and a good variety though my husband thought there was more variety before the refurb. The staff at this hotel are the best I've ever met from the gardeners to management. A special mention to Ivette on reception and the best 2 barman I have ever had the pleasure to meet Troy and Alberto truly a credit to this hotel. We shall be returning again later in the year for our 7th time to this hotel. More>

Rejuvinating!
JohnAleQuaffer, Wilton, North Dakota
Sat Feb 06 07:55:35 EST 2016
Beautiful smaller property that maintains the culture of the Caribbean. Friendly staff, and excellent service. The food (especially breakfast) was very good. The pool bar and lobby bar were excellent with great drinks. The beach was paradise. It is on par with other Riu properties with out the pretenses. Close enough to walk to Playa Del Carmen with a small shopping mall right across the street. The only down falls were the extremely hard beds and the lack of a gym (gotta get swoll) on the property. While I was able to use the gym at a neighboring Riu property, it was just a little inconvenient. Overall the Playacar was just right. We had a great time. More>



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