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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!

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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: CALLE CHACA, 33 SUPER MAZANA,
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
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Local Phone: 011-52-984-87...
Fax: 011-52-984-877-2310
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
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: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
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. Take advantage of the free scuba lesson, or enjoy a cool drink at the pool bar.
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 ROOM
King or 2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
King or 2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Living area, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
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
There is an entertainment program for children between the ages of 4 to 12 years old several times a week.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool

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Glad I went
Winterpeg880, Winnipeg, Canada
Tue Apr 22 18:04:52 EDT 2014
After much research we finally settled on this little gem. Things I liked about it was the easy layout, beautiful grounds, the relatively small size of the resort (under 500 rooms, I think) the... More>

riu chain of hotels
Lisa923,
Tue Apr 22 16:13:13 EDT 2014
Have been fighting for 2 years for money they owe us for double booking us and refuse to admit fault. Stayed at Riu Palace Riviera Maya and loved it. The following summer booked Riu playacar to... More>

Great Hotel
coopered,
Tue Apr 22 13:53:39 EDT 2014
We stayed at the hotel for a week at the beginning of April and the weather was great...no rain until the day we flew home. We stayed in block 6 and although the room was a bit dated it suited us... More>

Great Resort. Too bad it's going Bye Bye
Curtis K, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Fri Apr 18 10:01:35 EDT 2014
Another great stay at the RIU Playacar Hotel. Unfortunately it will be our last stay at this wonderful resort. And that is not by our choice. RIU Corporation has decided to close this resort at the... More>

Great Week at the Riu Playacar. Amazing staff.
Jason B, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mon Apr 14 17:25:54 EDT 2014
To start, I was the guy that read about 100 reviews of the Riu Playacar before I got there, and I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. Not sure how anyone could have many negative things to say... More>



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