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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!

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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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

Local Phone: +52-984-877-2300
Fax: 011-52-984-877-2310
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
Website Address: www.riucom
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (100 m)
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Three pools and a children's pool with slides.
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
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
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).
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
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

Cribs available on request basis at no charge.
Riu Playacar features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-El Porche, Turquesa Restaurant
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Playacar:
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.
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).
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
Children's Pool

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Couples holiday
coljo21, Durham, United Kingdom
Thu May 19 14:36:29 EDT 2016
Visited this hotel 1/05/2016 -10/05/16 .what a fantastic first experience of Mexico.we were in block 7 above the Mexican restaurant. Our suite was immaculate very quiet no smell whatsoever (and I have a very sensitive nose) ..food was great a variation of every sort at every meal..no fighting for sun beds and a beautiful beach footsteps away ..drinks were plentiful and the bar staff were very accommodating. Entertainment staff involved all guests and tried there hardest to speak in all languages which is a hard task for anyone they worked very hard..as a self confessed fusspot I could not find one thing to complain about it is a fabulous hotel in a beautiful setting. We did trips to get the Mexican feel however cosmopolitan this hotel is the minute U step onto the beach there is no forgetting where ur at.would definitely recommend More>

best holiday we have had for a long time
richard s, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Wed May 18 11:56:21 EDT 2016
the room was very clean and kept so furniture was adequate the maid service was good everything changed every day food was well cooked and enough variations every day and every meal .the hotel ran a bus to the beach from 0800 to 1800 twice every hour and back on the quarter hour. the food athe beach was pleasant (not as many choices as at the hotel but free to wrist band and drinks of all kinds were available. More>

Holiday at Riu Playacar hotel
David O, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Wed May 18 09:41:25 EDT 2016
Came home 6th May,4th time,first time since renovations.We will never go back,let was traditional Mexico before and has been spoilt.The food is poor,meat,veg are not cooked,even in th e steak house,and very spicy,which was not the case before.This is possibly. Why there are very few English there,which wasn't the case before.Very few of the staff speak any English.Most of the guests appear to be Argentinian.The hotel has a lot of Mexican guests,by 3pm it looks like the local lido,at one point I counted 35kids all in the pool,there are no pool rules,and no adult only pool,as there was before.It seems ok to sit around the pool and breast feed your baby.We saw a woman change a dirty nappy,take baby in the pool to wash of the remains of same.The room we had smelt of damp,we found the bed was damp,our clothes were damp in the wardrobe.There was little point joining in the pool games ,or going to shows,as it was nearly all in Spanish,as previous,it was in several languages.On the whole we feel we have paid a lot of money for a very poor holiday.Some the old staff told us they didn't like it now.If you want any peace at all don't go ,the noise is awful,also the Jakusi has been taken away.The weather was lovely but go to another hotel.I hope this helps you find a nice relaxing hotel. More>

What a fantastic place
bessied12016, Bristol, United Kingdom
Wed May 18 09:29:28 EDT 2016
We stayed as a couple in May the hotel is beautifully refurbished staff friendly and very helpful, this is our first time in Mexico but won't be our last xx thank you Rui playacar for a wonderful, enjoyable holiday More>

Very modern and quiet
Derwentrocker, Grantham, United Kingdom
Wed May 18 06:01:08 EDT 2016
I was actually staying at the Riu Yucatan, however with a red Thomsons band was able to venture into this hotel and the Riu Tequila. I will start by saying, I did not sample the food. Ok, prior to the refurb, this hotel had no ambiance, it felt like eyes down for bingo. However since visiting three years ago, wow this hotel ticks all the boxes. The greys and silver ensure a stylish upgrade, in fact I didn't recognise this hotel. Certainly lots of work has gone into the face lift. The lobby I love as unlike the Riu Yucatan, the bar is to the side, so the lobby/reception has a relaxed feel and you can sit on leather sofas and chairs. You could not hear clatter from the bar and can actually hear reception staff. Well thought out and large. What impressed me most was the resort and hotel is flat . Meaning exceptional to guests with difficulty walking, children or wheelchairs. There are numouous ramps and you can get into the pools easily and as its beach side, guests will be spoilt for choice with shady and sunny areas, plus ample sun loungers. I particularly liked the swim up bar, which when we were there ( May 2016) was virtually empty and quiet. We did have a wonder over to Playacar Hotel several times and saw some shows. So this wasn't a one off. The court yard where the stage is wasn't crammed packed at 6:30 pm unlike The Riu Tequila or the Riu Yucatan. Maybe more popular shows will be packed, but it wasn't when we spent the evening having drinks. Staff seemed friendly and what we saw of the hotel rooms they look the same as other Riu hotels, that being said, some of the rooms here are actually sea view !! Everything was spotless. I gave this hotel 4* only because I did not sample any food. However I don't doubt that it wasn't good as other Riu's are fantastic. I would not hesitate if the price was good, I enjoyed it, especially the lay out. I will post some photos for you. We went the end of April until May 13 th 2016, weather fantastic and factor 50 sun screen as kept burning, it is intense. Enjoy More>

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